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YOU’LL NEED THESE EXPERT TIPS FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITH BRACES

You have braces and can’t wait to see your new smile. But, if you want impressive results, you must take care of your teeth and braces. This means brushing properly and following the advice of experts who know how to help you achieve a great mouth. When you have braces, brushing your teeth is more difficult and can take […]

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

When should I schedule my child’s first trip to the dentist? Should my 3-year-old be flossing? How do I know if my child needs braces? Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities, but they don’t always know the best way to do so. […]

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Braces and orthodontics

Around a third of children need orthodontic treatment. Find answers to some common questions about braces and orthodontics. Why have braces? The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes straightening your teeth so you’re able to care for your teeth and gums more easily, and improving your bite so […]

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10 Signs You May Need Braces

There are many reasons people get braces, some are obvious and others aren’t as obvious. If you have any of the following issues, it may be time to see an orthodontist and find out if you need braces. 1. Top teeth overlap bottom teeth We should all have a little bit of an overbite where your upper […]

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Braces-friendly diet & habits There are foods that can loosen, break or bend wires and bands when you are wearing braces. Avoid hard foods such as nuts and hard cookies. Foods such as apples and carrots should be chopped into small pieces before eating to reduce the stress on your braces. Avoid sticky foods such […]

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Taking Care of Your Teeth with Braces

Getting new braces may be scary because it’s new and different, but with a few simple tips on how to care for your mouth given your change in dental health, the transition should be easier. Braces, of course, are used to straighten crowded or crooked teeth, or to correct other dental issues such as an […]

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5 TIPS FOR HAVING BRACES AT SCHOOL

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 home. Bring a small baggie […]

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

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 possible. Why Should My Child […]

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Life With Braces for kids

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 teeth, so don’t worry if […]

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Children and Orthodontics

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 taking acetaminophen (Tylenol). Also, if […]

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