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5 TIPS FOR HAVING BRACES AT SCHOOL

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As the proud new owner of braces, your children may be excited yet leery about caring for them while at school. However, with a little dedication and forethought, your kids will thrive while at school and wearing braces. Check out these five tips for caring for braces while away from…

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Top Ways Braces Can Change Your Life in a Positive Way

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Most people know that braces help straighten teeth. But did you know that straight teeth can have a big impact on your health, quality of life, and self-image? If you are considering braces for yourself or your child, it’s beneficial to know the many ways in which braces can change…

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What’s the Best Age for Kids to Get Braces?

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children visit the orthodontist no later than age 7. Why is this? The age recommendation is so young because orthodontics can effectively fix teeth and other oral health issues long before they become serious – treating teeth with orthodontics can and should be done in young children, whenever necessary and…

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Emergency Care

At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It isn't uncommon to experience a bit of soreness when appliances are first put on, or some minor aches as teeth begin moving into new positions. Yet it's comforting to know that genuine orthodontic emergencies are rare. General…

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Seven Foods to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

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As a parent, you want the best for your kids. Your instinct to protect and care for your kids means you make sure they wear a seatbelt, wash their hands, and brush their teeth. You know that building good habits will benefit them for a lifetime. Especially when it comes…

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Kids’ teeth – 6 to 13 years

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From about 6 years of age, your child’s adult teeth start to appear. murphy offers advice on how to handle your children’s dental hygiene as they become more independent. At about 6 years of age, your child’s adult teeth start to replace their baby teeth. This is when children enter the…

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Life With Braces for kids

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Some kids can’t wait to get braces. Others are a little worried about what it will be like or how they will look. It can help to learn more about braces, which straighten your teeth and make your smile even better looking. Tooth Talk Lots of kids don’t have perfect…

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Questions Every Parent Has About Invisalign for Teens

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Braces have long been a staple of the teenage years. When we were growing up, most of our friends probably had them, all at about the same time. I myself had metal braces for the last two years of high school. In my group, they were so commonplace that they…

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Orthognathic surgery

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Frequently asked questions about orthognathic surgery What is orthognathic surgery? Orthognathic surgery is a specialist branch of oral and maxillofacial surgery and is usually part of orthodontic treatment. It involves the modification of the jaws in order to change their alignment and position to improve both the function and appearance…

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Dental care for children

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The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Even adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, that can lead to serious problems. Throughout your adult life, it's important to continue to: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove…

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Problems to Watch for in Growing Children

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The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later than Age 7 The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth arestill present.• While…

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Smile Gallery

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset…

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Dental X-Rays

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For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them…

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8 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

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You can keep your child from getting tooth decay by starting his dental care early. Follow these steps to prevent cavities and keep his beautiful smile healthy. 1. Get a Checkup Your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. Early preventive care saves you money in the long run. A CDC report shows that dental…

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Dental Care For Adult

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Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a sticky combination of bacteria and food. Plaque begins to build up on teeth within a few minutes after eating. If teeth are not cleaned well each day, plaque will lead to tooth decay or gum disease. If you do not…

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Children and Orthodontics

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Do braces hurt? "Hurt" may be too strong of a word. But your child may have some discomfort when braces are first put on, when they are adjusted, or when you start using a new appliance, such as rubber bands or a headgear.Any pain or discomfort can be relieved by…

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