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How To Become an Orthodontist

If you want to be an orthodontist like Doc Ak, that’s great! It requires a passion for helping patients and a few extra years of school, but if you believe in yourself, you can do it. Here’s how to make it happen:   Step 1: Complete Undergraduate Requirements and Apply to Dental School Graduate with…

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3 Dental New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here! New Years’ resolutions are a great time to reflect on how you want to improve the coming year. Lots of people make resolutions to get healthier, be more organized, or improve their lives in other ways. But what about your smile? Consider these 3 dental new year’s resolutions Floss Every…

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Which Holiday Treats to Eat and Avoid with Braces

If you have a big sweet tooth, the Holidays might be tough if you have braces. Everyone is constantly eating treats, sweets, and candies all season long, and you know you shouldn’t be eating all of them. So what do you do!? First, don’t panic. There are lots of delicious holiday treats that you CAN…

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Christmas Braces Bands

The holidays are almost here! A fun way to celebrate is to customize your braces for the holidays. There are lots of options of colors you can use for the rubber bands on your braces. When you come in for your next orthodontia appointment, ask for festive rubber bands to celebrate the season.   Here…

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4 Tips On Living With Braces

You got braces! Congrats! You may be nervous, but read these five ways to embrace your new life with braces. Smile. You might be embarrassed about smiling with b races, but you shouldn’t! Rock your braces with confidence. Also, it can be a great conversation starter. Many people have braces today, and it’s not something…

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Worst Foods For Your Teeth

Though cavities are preventable, 91% of adults from 20 to 64 years old have had tooth decay, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These are the worst candies:   Lollipops, mints and even sugary cough drops present a double-dose of potential trouble. Unlike chocolate that melts quickly and may…

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How To Keep Your Smile Healthy After Invisalign

Now that you’e done with Invisalign, you might think you can just go back to business as usual. But actually, some work i still needed to keep your teeth straight and healthy. Retainers Many patients do require a retainer after Invisalign treatment. This will be based on your unique situation. If you do receive a…

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History of Braces

Braces have been around for hundreds of years, just not quite like we envision them today. A book named “The Surgeon Dentist,” included a complete chapter on methods employed in teeth straightening, was published by a dentist from France in 1728. In 1757, Ettiennne Bourdet expanded on the work of the original book with that…

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Are You an Athlete? Consider a Mouth Guard!

Whether it’s football, soccer, volleyball, or cheerleading, fall sports are here! And with these activities come increased risks for tooth damage. If you have braces or any other orthodontic device, a mouth guard is recommended to keep you (and your smile!) safe. Mouth guards not only protect your braces and teeth, but your lips and…

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Soft Foods Recipe: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

We’re back with more recipes to eat when your braces are new or recently tightened. We know eating hard foods is both difficult to do when your mouth is in pain, and also can be damaging to your braces. Try this recipe for spaghetti with meat sauce and hidden vegetable for a healthy meal that’s…

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