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An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

Maybe you have a child that’s having trouble chewing their food or playing an instrument due to an over or underbite. Maybe you have a cavity that needs to be checked out. Or you might need something more than just a regular visit to the dentist. Who do you go to? It may get a little confusing at times to know…

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Dental Care (for Children With Chronic Health Challenges)

Dental Care (for Children With Chronic Health Challenges)

Maintaining good oral health and dental care is vital for our mouths. However, there are many who fail to understand that our oral health can be affected by how we take care of ourselves holistically. This is because a number of chronic health conditions and conditions have been linked to poor oral health, so much so that the two are…

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Direct-to-Consumer Clear Aligners (TRUTH ALERT 2019)

Clear Aligners, like braces industry leader Invisalign, have become very popular in the dental world.  Their accessibility is so widespread that you no longer have to go to your local orthodontist to get them. Unfortunately, there is great public debate on whether or not Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) aligner trays are a safe way to have this treatment done. Share Post Twitter…

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What if Our Water Supply is Fluoridated (PROPER FACTS)

What if Our Water Supply is Fluoridated (PROPER FACTS)

Yes, it is a good idea to drink water with fluoride and to use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoridation in the water supply varies from community to community, and extra fluoride provides more protection for your son or daughter’s teeth. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities, a form of tooth damage. In this article, we will discuss the importance of fluoride, and when…

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7 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ ON)

7 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ ON)

Having a bad dental experience is horrible. It can be uncomfortable, frustrating and sometimes even painful. Dental fears lead to people avoiding dental visits.  This leads to dental problems, causing patients to feel embarrassed in public due to ugly teeth. But dental visits don’t need to be scary, especially not orthodontic visits.  Orthodontists are dentists who have 2-3 years of…

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? [6 ANSWERS]

Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? [6 ANSWERS]

After recently having X-rays of their teeth done at the dentist’s office, it is understandable that some patients are baffled when they learn their orthodontist also wants to take an X-ray. However, if you or one of your children needs to correct a tooth misalignment, more X-rays will most likely be required. X-rays are a very important diagnostic tool during…

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The Cause of Extra Teeth Growing in the Mouth! (FACTS)

The Cause of Extra Teeth Growing in the Mouth! (FACTS)

What is the cause of extra teeth growing in the mouth? Extra teeth, also known as supernumerary teeth and hyperdontia, affect more than 2% of adults and 3% of children. This is generally characterized by an extra tooth or teeth developing just about anywhere in your mouth, including the palate or the roof of the mouth. It can also result in…

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Can an Orthodontist Treat Cleft Lip and Palate PPT? {5 Answers}

Can an Orthodontist Treat Cleft Lip and Palate PPT? {5 Answers}

Can an orthodontist treat cleft lip and palate PPT? Are you wondering if your child needs braces? Maybe your child has an overbite or a few crooked teeth on the top and bottom rows that need to be aligned. Or, perhaps, your child has a more challenging situation such as a cleft palate. A qualified orthodontist can assist with these…

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Ideal Bite – What does it look like? {ANSWERS}

Ideal Bite – What does it look like? {ANSWERS}

An ideal bite. What is it? We all have a different dental structure, and this makes it hard to say that there is a normal smile. But if we want to identify an ideal bite, then we need to assess it on the basis of the 32 teeth that are in an adult’s mouth. We also have to add the…

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Orthodontic Elastics (Rubber Bands): What And How?

Orthodontic Elastics (Rubber Bands): What And How?

If you’re considering or have decided to use braces to straighten your teeth, one of the most important aspects of this treatment is the use of what are known as orthodontic elastics, which are basically rubber bands. These elastic bands may seem like a small part of your treatment. But in reality, they play an integral role in straightening your teeth…

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