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Detect Oral Problems Early On In Your Child’s Life With A Free Orthodontic Exam

Life is hectic, to say the least, and each day brings along new challenges that are both good and bad. Time seems to be an enemy to parents and children alike because there just never seems to be enough of it to go around. However, we often go out of our way to complete tasks… read more

Porcelain Is Perfect For Dental Care

Humans have been using porcelain for a very long time. At its heart, porcelain is nothing more than a kind of ceramic, a kind of clay that you bake until all (or nearly all) the water is gone and so you’re left with a smooth, hard stone. Porcelain makes use of a lot of different… read more

Early Orthodontics Exams Are Critical

Having an orthodontist look at a seven-year-old can sound like overkill. What’s the point of looking at the teeth and jaw of a child who still has so much growing to do and so many baby teeth to lose? But the fact that the mouth isn’t finished yet is exactly the point: orthodontists can spot… read more

3 Options For Correcting Teeth

Crooked and misaligned teeth aren’t just a vanity problem, they’re a health problem. Teeth that don’t match up when you clench them together can wear each other down, make it hard to chew, or possibly even push against each other to create a permanent toothache and force you to remove more than just your wisdom… read more

Preparing Your Child For Their First Orthodontist Appointment

Seeing an orthodontist is something that many parents don’t really think about until their children are approaching those pre-teen years. However, the recommended age for a child’s first orthodontist appointment is 7, and that means even when their mouths may still be majority baby teeth. It’s during this time that some adult teeth are beginning… read more

5 Flossing Tips For Great Oral Care With Ceramic Braces

Those with ceramic braces still need to take ample care of their oral health, and this means learning to floss while your braces are on. With how braces are worn, it can seem really difficult or strange learning how to floss in spite of the braces, but a few tips can help you to better… read more

5 Advantages Of Using Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Straight teeth aren’t just cosmetically beautiful teeth, they’re also healthy teeth, and Invisalign has taken a whole new approach to creating healthy straight smiles. Invisalign works by using trays worn for around 20 hours at a time, taken out only to eat and practice oral hygiene, which shifts the teeth gradually into their rightful place… read more

5 Ways To Stop Your Ceramic Braces From Staining

Ceramic braces are a great alternative to traditional metal braces for those who want a perfectly straight smile. What sets ceramic braces apart from metal braces are often tooth-colored wiring and clear brackets to make the look of your braces much less noticeable. Because the braces are clear or tooth colored, staining can occur throughout… read more

How Does Invisalign Work To Straighten My Teeth?

There are many benefits of straight teeth that go beyond the cosmetic benefit of a flawless smile. According to the American Dental Association, straight teeth actually have a huge impact on your overall state of oral health. Straight teeth ensure that all bite surfaces are used evenly, it keeps gums healthy and comfortable, and it… read more

The Pros And Cons Of Ceramic Braces

While investigating ceramic braces, it’s only natural that those looking to straighten their teeth with this method will want to see what they’re potentially in for. If your orthodontist decides that ceramic braces are a good option for you, reviewing the pros and cons of wearing ceramic braces are always a good idea.