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Foods That Improve Your Oral Health

In this blog, we spend a lot of time talking about the foods you shouldn’t eat with braces. But what about the foods we encourage you to eat? There are a lot of tasty foods that help improve your oral health, making your smile brighter and stronger long after you get your braces removed. Some…

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How To Stay Cavity-Free During the Holidays

It’s hard to avoid sweet treats during the holidays. With a cookie here and a candy cane there, you teeth can soon be in danger of cavities, broken braces, and more. Here are some tips to keep up with your dental health during the holidays. Stay hydrated – Hot chocolate and egg nog are tasty,…

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush For Braces

Brushing your teeth while you have braces is extremely important – but its also more difficult than it is without braces! Finding the right toothbrush is the first step to great oral hygiene. Your toothbrush needs to be small and flexible enough to move easily around your mouth. Remember you have several sides to your…

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How To Cut Down on Sugar

Sugar is the number one enemy of dental health. This is especially true when you have braces or other orthodontic equipment. As hard a habit it might be to kick, reducing the amount of sugar in our diets will help to reduce the damage it can cause to our teeth, with the added bonus of…

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Thanksgiving With Braces – Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

Happy Thanksgiving! If this is your first Thanksgiving with braces, you may be worried about what you can and cannot eat. Luckily, a great deal of classic Thanksgiving dishes are quite soft, perfect for those with braces and other orthodontic treatments! Here’s a quick guide: Turkey/Ham – Warm baked turkey or ham is soft on…

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Orthodontist vs General Dentist doing Orthodontics!!!

Dr Shameela Suliman Specialist Orthodontist, Windhoek,Namibia Today I shall discuss a common dilemma patients face when they are offered orthodontic treatment by their family general dentist instead of being referred to a Specialist orthodontist for their poorly aligned teeth Why choose an Orthodontist? The average non-specialist dentist simply doesn’t “know what they don’t know” about…

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Foods You CAN Eat With Braces!

Sometimes, you get so caught up in what you can’t eat with braces, that you forget about all the delicious food you can enjoy! Try not to think of it as a negative thing, and dwell on the foods you can’t eat, and think about all the great meals you can make with foods you…

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Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign

You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You still need to keep up your oral care routine, so keep these things in mind. Retainers Many patients do require a retainer after Invisalign treatment.…

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History of Orthodontics

For as long as humans have had teeth, people have sought ways to keep them healthy and make them stronger. “Orthodontics” is derived from the Greek orthos (“correct”, “straight”) and -odont- (“tooth”). According to the American Association of Orthodontists, archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with metal bands wrapped around individual teeth. Archaeologists have also discovered…

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Halloween Candy That’s Safe for Braces

Even though you should avoid eating candy as much as possible while you have braces, we know its Halloween, and its hard to not have a treat! While there are many candies you should not have with braces (see below), but there are a few that are pretty safe. Hold on to these when you…

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