Foods Your Dentist Avoids

5 Foods Your Dentist Avoids

Preventing cavities and maintaining good oral health for you and your children is partly dependent on the food choices that you make. It’s no surprise that sugar-laden treats and processed junk food are bad for us, but they can seriously impede oral health too. And while visiting the dentist can help keep you and your […]

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How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

Going to the dentist is hardly on anyone’s list of favorite things to do, and it can be especially scary for children who aren’t used to regular visits. After all, dental procedures often require sharp metal objects poking around some of the most sensitive areas in your mouth. However, dental health has an impact on […]

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Do You Really Need to Brush After Every Meal?

Do You Really Need to Brush After Every Meal?

We all know we should be brushing our teeth after each meal, but is brushing after each meal really that important and should you be instilling this routine with your child? Or will a simple morning and nighttime teeth brushing session make do? Learn more about why you and your family should not be brushing […]

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Common Orthodontic Problems

Common Orthodontic Problems

The 8 Most Common Orthodontic Problems When a person’s teeth or jaws do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct the problem. If left untreated, these orthodontic problems, often referred to as malocclusions, can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel, and even increase the chance of […]

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Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

You already know that maintaining good oral hygiene is important for everyone — but when you’re having orthodontic treatment, it’s even more critical. Why? Because, while the appliances (such as braces or clear aligners) you may need to wear during treatment are very effective in correcting misaligned teeth, they can also trap food particles easily. […]

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What Can You Not Eat With Braces

What Can You Not Eat With Braces?

Foods to Avoid While you are wearing braces, please avoid eating hard foods, sticky foods, and foods high in sugar. Hard foods can break or damage the wires and brackets, and sticky foods can get caught between the wires and brackets. Minimize the amount of sugary foods you eat; the sugar can cause tooth decay […]

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Orthodontic Terminology

Orthodontic Terminology

Glossary of Orthodontic Terms Appliance Anything that is attached to your teeth that moves your teeth or corrects your bite. Archwire A wire engaged in orthodontic attachments, affixed to the crowns of two or more teeth and guides the direction of tooth movement. Band (orthodontic) A thin metal ring, usually stainless steel, which serves to […]

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