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Dry Mouth With Braces & Invisalign (What is Xerostomia)

Your new braces are settling in and your mouth feels different. Or you have heard that getting braces means you have a dry mouth until removed. When you are new to orthodontic treatment, you will have to change your behavior to fit the new normal. Read on to find out about how dry mouth from braces will affect you and what you can do to prevent it. First, let’s look at what dry mouth or Xerostomia is. 

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Effects of Vaping on Teeth | 5 INTERESTING & FAST FACTS

Effects of vaping on teeth. Vaping has become the latest trend, allowing many people to enjoy a rush of nicotine or other legal drugs without the tar and pervasive smell of smoking. However, many people who enjoy vaping do not realize that it also can have potent physical effects. Although the smoke coming from a vape pen appears whiter and cleaner than heavy, tarry cigarette smoke, it can have part a particularly profound impact on the health of your teeth and gums. In this post, we’ll take you through the perils and effects of vaping on teeth.

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Fix a Gummy Smile Easy (7 FACTS FOR MOM)

A gummy smile is an unfortunate genetic trait for some people who are born with it that would need to be quickly fixed by going and seeing an orthodontist. A gummy smile is an excessive gingival display. Check out our blog post on what a gummy smile is and how to treat it. Let’s get going.

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What is Dental Monitoring? (3 REASONS IT IS HERE TO STAY)

During treatment and especially a global pandemic like COVID-19, keeping up with your progress is important. And ensuring your treatment stays the course is essential. Those using Invisalign aligners have an advantage over those with fixed bracket braces. Dental Monitoring is an excellent way to ensure your braces are doing what they should be doing. And you can move to your next aligner. A simple plastic device called the DM Cheek Retractor and a smartphone is all you need. Use them to send digital images to your orthodontist. In this post, we’ll explain what Dental Monitoring is and why you need it more than ever. Let’s get cracking.

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Tongue Thrust – What you Need to Know

You may have noticed your child thrusting his or her tongue. This behaviour will lead to oral health issues in the future. It is important to correct this as soon as you can. In this post, we’ll take you through tongue thrust and why you should correct it ASAP. Let’s get going.

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MIND THE GAP SIGN

Close Gaps Where Teeth are Lost | 3 QUICK FACTS

Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons, whether through inadequate care or some kind of accident. Regardless, many times patients walk into an orthodontist’s office and wonder: any chance that my teeth will move and close the gaps caused by the fact that two teeth are lost? In this post, we’re going to show you the quick facts on missing teeth. Let’s dive right in.

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Abnormal Jaw Pains TMJ and Treatment | AMAZING FACTS in 2020

When jaw pain or TMJ pain strikes, it is often difficult to perform basic actions such as chewing and speaking comfortably. Although pain from other areas of your body can be referred to the jaw, this type of pain is usually associated with either your temporomandibular joint or the muscles and tendons that surround it. Since this joint is one of the most complicated ones in your body, it is important to have even the slightest or briefest bit of pain assessed by your orthodontist. In this post, we’ll show what TMJ is and how to sort it. Let’s get cracking.

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What is a Water Pick? | Do I Need one in 2020 | FAST FACTS

Water picks (water pik brand) sometimes called “oral irrigators or a Water flosser,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. They are especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment with traditional full-bracketed braces. In this post, we’ll show you what a Water Pick is and why it isn’t dental floss and how to use it. Let’s get cracking.

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7 Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces | QUICK & EASY READ

Brushing your teeth with braces. An investment in your kid’s braces is an investment in their future. Not only are you helping physically correct an issue, but you’re also giving them a boost in self-esteem and confidence that will help them as they travel through life.  However, there’s no denying that braces are a substantial change in day-to-day life. They’ll have to learn to eat different types of foods (or avoid them altogether), maintain them properly, and remember to visit the orthodontist for regular checkups and adjustments. In this post, we’ll teach you 7 Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces. Let’s get brushing.

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Orthodontics and Whole Body Health

 

beautiful girl smilingOrthodontics and Whole Body Healthy

In recent years, many links have been established between orthodontic treatments and whole body health. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, researchers have observed that people with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease or experience difficulty controlling blood sugar than people without gum disease. While researchers continue to find associations between oral health and the overall health of the body, as of yet it hasn’t been determined whether gum disease is the sole cause of these health conditions. What can be determined, however, is that good oral health isn’t just about maintaining a healthy smile; it has an impact on the health of your entire body.

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