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Do Fillings Affect Your Orthodontic Treatment?

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Orthodontic treatment, unlike dental work, is only for a short period of time. Dental cleanings and checkups will continue throughout your life. If you have recently begun to pursue braces to correct your smile, dental and orthodontics work together to create a beautiful smile and great oral health for life.  If you have already had cavities and your dentist has …

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What To Do When Moving During Orthodontic Treatment

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Moving can be exciting and stressful. So many things to remember to do before the big day is upon you. If you are moving out of the area, out of state or even out of the country, this can be even more time consuming for you as well as your family. A complication not everyone thinks of when they plan …

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Quick Tips: Flossing With Braces

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Let’s face it, no one really likes to floss, we get that. But flossing becomes even more important for those that wear braces. The brackets and wires of the braces make it very difficult to floss the way we are all taught to during our bi-annual cleanings. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy while being adjusted will ensure that the …

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We Love Our Patients

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We love our patients and it shows with 1000 + amazing reviews we have received on Google and Facebook so far and we continue to receive more weekly! We feel every patient is unique and we strive to deliver the best care possible for each and every one of them. Take a look at just a few of our most …

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New Braces Recipe: Easy Tomato Avocado Salad

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After your braces have been applied or after an adjustment, you may be looking for some easy, healthy, and soft recipes. We found this delicious Easy Tomato Avocado Salad from Gimme Delicious for your tender teeth. Give it a try and let us know what you think! Easy Tomato Avocado Salad Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: …

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Adult Braces? How To Know If You Really Need Them

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There are many reasons why adults choose to get braces. It has been a growing trend over the last few decades, and the numbers continue to increase. Will you be one of them? Here are some common reasons we hear from adult patients as to why they decided to undergo orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic issues are often the number one reason …

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Things to Avoid With Braces

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New to braces or had them on for a few months and not sure if you remember all the “no no’s” for braces? We’ve got you covered. We have compiled a list of some of the main things to avoid now that you have braces to avoid bending or breaking them and most importantly, avoiding pain for your mouth. Chewing …

Soft and Healthy Dinner Idea for Painful Teeth

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After having your braces placed for the first time, or after an adjustment, your teeth may be very sensitive and you may find it hard to eat certain foods. We always recommend a soft food diet for the first couple days. Things such as: Yogurt Mac n cheese Pancakes Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt Mashed or baked potatoes (with only …

Why Do Kids Get Crooked Teeth?

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If your child has crooked baby teeth, most likely, their adult teeth will be crooked as well. Why is this? This is because children inherit skeletal and dental features from their parents and their relatives. Sometimes the teeth are inherited from one relative and the jaw structure from another, resulting in a mismatch in tooth size and jaw size. This …

FAQ: Can I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed While I Have Braces?

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Something we get asked by all the time by nervous patients and their parents is whether wisdom teeth are an issue with braces. We’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Typically, teen patients are finished with their orthodontia treatment before their wisdom teeth become an issue. Wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 17-25, so if you get your …

Common Question: Does Using Straws Protect your Teeth?

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With all the talk about banning plastic restaurants from coffee shops and restaurants around the country, some patients are wondering whether this could harm their teeth. Truth is, dentists used to think that using straws could help protect teeth from staining and direct contact with enamel-damaging beverages, but that is no longer the case.The usage of straws doesn’t keep staining …

DIY Popsicles

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Popsicles are not only a great treat during hot summer days, they can also be soothing on sore gums. Have you tried making your own popsicles before? It’s very easy and fun! You can customize your own flavors, and the finished product has no added sugar, compared to store-bought treats. give these a try and let us know how they …

Can I Whiten My Teeth with Braces

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If you have braces, you’re probably wondering when you can whiten your teeth. And unfrotunately, it is true that your teeth can get more stained while you have braces, if you aren’t brushing properly. While most whitening techniques need to wait until after braces come off, like whitening strips and other professional whitening services, you can do some things to …