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Tips for Surviving Teething
10/20/2021

Tips for Surviving Teething

Teething signs are hard to miss! When babies start teething, they tend to be fussier during the day and endure many sleepless nights. Learn what to expect during this stage of development and how to keep your baby as comfortable as possible.

Dangers of DIY Orthodontic Treatments
10/20/2021

Dangers of DIY Orthodontic Treatments

In the age of social media, there are thousands of videos of people attempting to straighten their own smiles. Common trends are using rubber bands to close gaps or even ordering clear aligners online.

What to do During a Dental Emergency?
10/20/2021

What to do During a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies tend to happen when you least expect them. Knowing what to do in a dental emergency could be the difference between saving a tooth and losing one. Learn about common dental emergencies and how to handle them properly.

Ouch! What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
11/17/2021

Ouch! What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Discover what causes tooth sensitivity, common treatments, and how to prevent it. The holiday season is just around the corner! Don’t let enjoying a hot cocoa by the fire be ruined by nagging sensitive teeth.

Combat Pediatric Tooth Decay
11/17/2021

Combat Pediatric Tooth Decay

Fight Against Tooth Decay with Preventive Pediatric Dental Treatments. Cavities are the most common chronic pediatric disease. Tooth decay doesn’t have to be inevitable. Preventive pediatric dental treatments combined with excellent oral...

What is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
11/17/2021

What is Early Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment in childhood makes fixing complex alignment issues easy! The American Association of Orthodontics recommends first seeing an orthodontist at age 7.

Risky Dental Habits to Ditch
11/17/2021

Risky Dental Habits to Ditch

Maintain a healthy smile by ditching these unhealthy habits. It is never too late to start bettering yourself. Many individuals focus on improving their eating or fitness to try to live a healthier lifestyle.

Tooth or Treat?
11/17/2021

Tooth or Treat?

Keep your Child’s Smile Healthy this Halloween. Halloween is a spooky time of the year full of lively costumes, ghost stories, and sugary goodies. Sweet snacks may be part of this ghoulish holiday,

Have a Braces-Friendly Halloween
11/17/2021

Have a Braces-Friendly Halloween

Enjoy Halloween while keeping your braces safe. Halloween is a hoot for kids, teens, and everyone in between. If it is your first year enjoying the holiday with braces, you may worry that all the ghostly fun may be ruined by trying to keep your braces..

A Healthy Tongue, Makes for a Healthy Mouth
11/17/2021

A Healthy Tongue, Makes for a Healthy Mouth

Having a healthy tongue is just as important as maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Signs of an Unhealthy Tongue: White patches on the tongue Red tongue Yellow tongue Black hairy tongue Sore and bumpy tongue Tongues play a crucial role in your oral ...

To Pull or Not to Pull Baby Teeth
11/17/2021

To Pull or Not to Pull Baby Teeth

Losing baby teeth? You may want to think twice before yanking it out! Losing baby teeth is a big milestone in childhood. Some children may be nervous, while others are excited for the tooth fairy to visit them. Whatever your situation is, there are a few ...

Can Vaping Affect My Orthodontic Treatment
11/17/2021

Can Vaping Affect My Orthodontic Treatment

Nicotine products could prolong your orthodontic treatment. It has been a known fact for decades that tobacco and other nicotine products can cause serious oral health issues. Vaping is becoming an increasingly popular way to consume nicotine and is often ..

Do You Need to Get Rid of Cavities Before Getting Orthodontic Care?
8/12/2022

Do You Need to Get Rid of Cavities Before Getting Orthodontic Care?

If you are planning to get orthodontic treatment and have cavities, it is always recommended to treat cavities first. Cavities are tooth decay, and if they are not treated promptly they can grow and weaken the tooth structure.

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