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Should I Floss or Brush First?

Should I Floss or Brush First? Most likely you’ve heard that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth daily. However, should brushing come before flossing or vice versa? According to recent studies, researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the most effective way to remove dental plaque. This sequence also makes your tooth enamel stronger

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4 Warning Signs Your Child May Have Sleep Apnea

Quality sleep is a must at any age. Unfortunately, your child may have sleep problems, such as sleep apnea. According to The American Sleep Apnea Association, roughly 3% of children will develop OSA. Thanks to help from sleep specialists, pediatricians, and orthodontists specializing in kids braces, you can get your child help for this condition. Here are some

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How Are Invisalign Aligners Created?

Many kids, teens, and adults love Invisalign for its ease of use and near-invisibility. In fact, according to Invisalign, 47% of surveyed teen patients had a boost of self-esteem in the process of treatment. But how exactly are Invisalign aligners made? Your Invisalign aligners not only have to fit your bite like a mouth guard but they also

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Are Your Teeth Holding You Back From Making New Connections?

Confidence is crucial for making connections in both your personal and professional life. The connections you make, meanwhile, can have a massive impact on your career and overall happiness. If you have a crooked smile, it could reduce your confidence, leave bad impressions, and potentially result in missed connections. Fortunately, with the right orthodontics, you can correct and

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What’s the Connection Between Children’s Mental and Oral Health?

Your child’s dental health should always be one of your top priorities as a parent. Not only can their dental health impact their overall health but it can also impact their mental health and wellbeing as well. In fact, there’s a surprising connection between children’s mental and oral health. To learn more about this connection, let’s dive into

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How Do Braces Fix Your Smile?

If your dentist said that you or your child could use braces, they might have noticed something about the position of your teeth. Catching this issue can help improve your quality of life and dental health in the future. Fortunately, orthodontic treatments like braces can help. Let’s take a deeper look at how orthodontics can fix your smile!

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Don’t Miss These Warning Signs of TMJ

There’s a joint in your jaw that plays a large role in its ability to open and close. It’s known as the temporomandibular joint, and there are times when it doesn’t work as it should. The result is called TMJ or sometimes TMJD for temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial

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Common Misconceptions About Orthodontics

There are many misconceptions about orthodontic treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there are an estimated 4 million Americans who are currently wearing braces. Many of these people likely had doubts about a few misconceptions. Let’s look into a few of the most common ones. Orthodontic Treatment Is Strictly Cosmetic While orthodontics can give you the

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Ceramic Braces 101: Are They Right for You?

If you’re looking to achieve a straighter smile, you may be considering wearing braces. Most people who wear braces wear metal ones. However, these can be noticeable and may make you self-conscious. If you don’t want to wear metal ones, there is an alternative; ceramic braces. Ceramic braces blend in with your teeth, making them far less noticeable.

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What Significant Health Problems Can an Orthodontist Help With?

Most people think that an orthodontist can simply help by straightening your teeth. While this is something that they do, they can also help to align your teeth, correcting overbites and underbites. According to a recent study from the World Health Organization, approximately 20% of the population has some level of significant facial growth deformity. That means 20%

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Combatting OSA With Orthodontic Treatment

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a condition that blocks the airway when the throat muscles become too relaxed. According to The American Sleep Apnea Association, it is estimated that about 3% of children will develop OSA. While an orthodontist cannot diagnose and fully treat this condition, orthodontists and orthodontic treatment can play a beneficial role in detecting

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Orthodontic Care at Every Age: From Children to Adults

Some folks think that orthodontists work primarily with children, and while that is sometimes true, an orthodontist can provide assistance no matter the patient’s age. From young children to adults, orthodontic care can improve health and quality of life. Whether you’re looking for adult or teen braces, or correcting biting issues among adults (and kids!), working with an

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