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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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Dental Hygiene Tips

You brush, you floss, you’re good to go. Simple as that, right? Nope – dental hygiene is a very important part of your daily life that must be taken seriously. Make sure you read these tips to keep your smile healthy! Good Oral Hygiene Takes Time A white smile doesn’t happen overnight. Several small positive…

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Gap Teeth are Alright!

Some patients seek orthodontia treatment specifically to get rid of a gap in between their two front teeth. While sometimes this can be a sign of a larger dental issue, if it’s purely cosmetic, maybe take a moment to embrace it! Many top models and other celebrities have chosen to keep their gap teeth, so…

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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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