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How to Buy The Right Toothpaste

When choosing which toothpaste to buy, the most important thing you must look for is that it has the American Dental Association seal (ADA). The reason we recommend this is because that while the FDA does require manufacturers to meet certain guidelines, they do not test all of these products for compliance. The American Dental Association, however,…

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Teeth Brushing 101

You might think you know how to brush your teeth, but if you still get cavities or don’t feel like your teeth are truly clean, then maybe you need some pointers. -Brush the inside of the teeth, the surfaces that face the tongue and the palate. Just because you can’t see it in the mirror…

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Reasons to Consider Orthodontia

Have you considered orthodontia? If you have any of these conditions, it might be time to make an appointment for a consultation! Braces or Invisalign could be a great option for you. Overbite, sometimes called “buck teeth”— where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth Underbite— a “bulldog” appearance…

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the newest innovation in teeth straightening, that uses custom plastic retainers to straighten your teeth. They are practically invisible, and can be done in just a few months for some cases! Many adults prefer Invisalign because they are less obtrusive and less visible. Here is some more information about Invisalign: Every patient is…

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What is TMD – And How To Treat It

TMD is a common condition that describes a series of issues with jaw and face muscles. It stands for Temporomandibular joint disorders. It results from a problem in in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is a hinge that connects the temporal bones, in your skull in front of each ear, to your jaw. The joint enables you…

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Common Braces Terms – And What They Mean

Getting braces comes with a whole dictionary worth of new words to learn. Don’t get overwhelmed. These are the most common terms you’ll hear at the orthodontist, and what they mean. Braces: Metal brackets, bands, and wires that straighten your teeth. Braces are attached to the teeth, so they are not easily removable. Spacers: Small plastic rings…

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Summer Braces Tips

Summer is a fun time for travel, treats, and adventure. But you want to make sure your braces survive the season! Follow these tips for a fun and safe summer with braces.   Visit us before you travel If you’re about to embark on a long trip or summer camp, make an appointment to make…

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Are Braces Right For Your Child?

You may be considering getting braces for your child. If you’re not sure if it’s time for them to visit an orthodontist, here are some tips to let you know you should make an appointment. Your Child Hides Their Smile If your child is self-conscious of their smile, they might hide or with their hand…

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Don’t Stress About The Cost of Braces!

When new patients come into our office, they are often worried about how expensive the braces will be. While the price can vary greatly based on type and length of treatment, but at SmileOn, we never want finances to stand in the way between you and a gorgeous smile! We offer affordable treatment that fits…

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Oral Health FAQs

Keeping your pearly whites healthy requires a little more than just brushing twice a day and flossing. You need to do it right! Here are some common questions we get about oral health. Why is it so important to floss? When gum tissue becomes infected with bacteria from dental plaque and tartar, bone loss and tooth…

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