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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.

What Is the Main Cause of Crooked Teeth?
10/18/2022

What Is the Main Cause of Crooked Teeth?

Many patients long for that perfect straight smile. It seems everywhere you turn; you see people with beautiful smiles as a result of braces. If you have crooked teeth, you may feel isolated and your self confidence is lost. Not everyone is born with perfect teeth, and some people will need help in order to get that beautiful straight smile. The good thing is there are many orthodontic options to help correct crooked teeth, and get you the smile of your dreams. At Dentist X, our doctors have years of experience in orthodontics, and creating beautiful smiles is our passion.

What Kinds of Foods Are Harmful for Teeth?
10/18/2022

What Kinds of Foods Are Harmful for Teeth?

Snacking is an activity we all do and what we choose to snack on is important. Snacks that are full of sugar such as candy or cake may taste good, but are not good for our teeth. In addition to the sugar these types of snacks contain large amounts of fat. Sugary snacks if eaten regularly can cause tooth decay. At our practice, we provide our patients with guidelines for healthy eating, and always promote healthy choices to keep teeth free of harmful bacteria.

Is Invisalign Bad If I Have Cavity Prone Teeth?
10/18/2022

Is Invisalign Bad If I Have Cavity Prone Teeth?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. This treatment does not have any brackets or wires, and uses removable acrylic trays. The trays are worn in a series over time each day, and move your teeth gently into place. Invisalign trays are easily removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning. They have a blue indicator that helps to tell the patient that they have worn the tray for the required time each day. This indicator is especially helpful to younger teen patients, and helps to alert parents if the child is wearing their trays for the required amount of time.

Are There Alternatives to Invisalign?
10/18/2022

Are There Alternatives to Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular choice for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is an alternative to braces, and uses clean plastic aligners that are worn in a series over time to gently move teeth into place. Invisalign is extremely successful, and before you decide on what orthodontic treatment is right for you, definitely check out other options. 

How Effective Is Invisalign for Teens?
11/25/2022

How Effective Is Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces for both teens and adults. Invisalign has the capability to treat even severe corrections. This treatment uses clear aligners that are worn in a series over time to gently move teeth into place. The aligners are removable for easy cleaning, drinking, and eating.

How Effective Are Orthodontics in Adults?
12/10/2022

How Effective Are Orthodontics in Adults?

Orthodontics is more commonly used with treatment for teens, but in many cases adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment also.

The Adult's Guide to Traditional Braces at Fanning Orthodontics
1/6/2024

The Adult's Guide to Traditional Braces at Fanning Orthodontics

Decoding Your Smile Makeover: Clear Aligners vs. Veneers Explained by Fanning Orthodontics
1/6/2024

Decoding Your Smile Makeover: Clear Aligners vs. Veneers Explained by Fanning Orthodontics

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