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The Dangers of DIY Braces for Your Dental Health

Woman who suffered the dangers of DIY braces.

Do-it-yourself,
known as DIY, is the way of many things. Home improvement, fashion and
more! But one thing that should never be DIY? Braces! Orthodontic treatment is
a delicate process that requires many years of study, practice and experience
to oversee. That’s why it’s important that you understand the dangers of DIY
braces and clear aligners
– a concerning
trend that’s growing in popularity.

What Are DIY Braces?

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Common Bad Habits that Damage Dental Health for Kids

A dentist teaching a parent and her daughter about dental health for kids.
Do you take perfect care of your oral health? If so, chances are you built those habits all the way back when you were young! Now that you have your own child, it’s important to teach good habits to them too. Dental health for kids is critical to start them off with … Continue Reading

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Oral Piercings and Oral Health: Know the Risks!

A woman with tooth pain due to an oral piercing.
Piercings have continued to become more and more popular among teens and young adults over the years. This includes less common piercings like tongue piercings. But did you know that oral piercings and oral health are very closely tied? You can introduce new risks to your long-term dental health!
Read on to learn about the risks, … Continue Reading

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The Connection Between Diabetes & Dental Health Problems

Man testing blood sugar levels with a glucometer and test strip.
People who are diagnosed with diabetes understand many of the associated risks to their hearts, eyes and kidneys. However, your mouth and gums are also impacted by diabetes. This risk often goes undiscussed. The connection between diabetes and dental health is a serious one. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, or know someone who … Continue Reading

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Why It’s Hard to Avoid Eating Sugar & How It Affects Your Teeth

Why it's hard to avoid eating sugar - Woman holding an apple and large lollypop in her hands.
It’s no myth that eating large amounts of sugar is unhealthy. Sugar offers no nutritional benefits, is high in calories and can be addictive. Most people take some steps to try and reduce the amount of sugar in their diet. But are you eating sugar more frequently … Continue Reading

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Dry Mouth: The Risks & Treatments of Xerostomia

Woman pouring blue mouthwash into the cap to reduce dry mouth
You’re probably familiar with many of the most common concerns for your oral health. But did you know that something as seemingly innocuous as dry mouth can lead to major dental problems? Due to the ranging experiences of those with dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, it’s not treated seriously even in cases where … Continue Reading

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The Mysterious Origins of the Tooth Fairy Legend

Young girl smiling while holding her missing tooth in her hand - Origins of the Tooth Fairy legend
From Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, there are a handful of stories and figures that spark imagination and wonder in our children. One such character is the enigmatic Toothy Fairy – the mythical creature that exchanges payment for teeth; of course, only if they’re placed safely … Continue Reading

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The Best Food for Healthy Gums & Teeth

Best Food for Healthy Gums & Teeth | Happy woman smiling while eating a healthy salad with tomatoes.
You only have one set of adult teeth, so it’s important to take care of them.  But a flawless smile requires more than just regularly brushing and flossing – your diet plays a vital role too. While you may be familiar with what not to eat, do … Continue Reading

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When Do You Need Emergency Dental Services?

Woman with toothache in need of emergency dental services.
Accidents happen. When it’s a broken arm or a sprained ankle, we all know what to do. But when it comes to injuries that involve your teeth or mouth, it can be hard to know if you need emergency dental services or not. Being prepared for a dental emergency can make a big difference in … Continue Reading

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Going on a Trip this Spring? Make Sure to Pack Your Travel Dental Kit Essentials!

Smiling teenage boy and younger brother playing together on vacation | Travel Dental Kit
Spring is here and that means you might be thinking about fun in the sun, road trips and relaxation. But bacteria don’t take a vacation and neither should your oral care routine. Keep your beautiful smile and white teeth on the go by packing the essentials in a travel dental kit. … Continue Reading

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