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Help Children Remain Cavity-free (10 AMAZING FACTS)

Help Children Remain Cavity-free (10 AMAZING FACTS)

Help Children Remain Cavity-free. Oral hygiene for kids is vitally important so that they can have healthy primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth. In addition, taking care of the mouth and gums can prevent problems such as halitosis or gingivitis. However, most parents are concerned about helping their children remain cavity-free. This is because the decay in a tooth will…

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What Makes Invisalign Unique [Among Others?]

What Makes Invisalign Unique [Among Others?]

The Invisalign system has come a long way since its inception in 1997. It is the most widely recognized brand of clear aligners in production today. It is offered by orthodontists in more than 40 countries, and more than 2.5 million patients have used it for their orthodontic treatment, according to industry experts. The statistics may make you wonder what…

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Why is a Dentist Not an Orthodontist?

Why is a Dentist Not an Orthodontist?

A lot of people use the terms “dentist” and “orthodontist” interchangeably – but did you know that the two names, in fact, refer to very different professions? Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics wants to help you learn how to distinguish between the two fields, and learn a few things about your own dental needs along the way! Firstly, let’s take a…

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How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

How Can I [Properly] Care for My Retainer?

LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Ever wondered why it seems like everyone and their best friend had or has had orthodontic work? Well, nowadays orthodontic improvements have made the possibility of orthodontic treatment possible for a much greater number of people than once received it. As little as three decades ago, orthodontic treatment was much more involved. Nowadays, we would…

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Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 Archaeology has given us a look into ancient orthodontic practices, unearthing mummified remains with teeth encased in metal bands, and writings by Hippocrates and Aristotle dating back to between 400 to 500 B.C. contain thoughts on how to straighten teeth and fix other dental problems. In the 1700’s writings are devoted to appliances and methods…

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Smile; Because a Smile Is a Universal Welcome

Smile; Because a Smile Is a Universal Welcome

  When You Have Straight Teeth   Max Eastman believed that a smile is a universal welcome despite the differences of our world’s languages. If you are traveling in a foreign country, then take the time to smile at other people who speak a different language, and they will probably smile back. Unfortunately, if you have crooked teeth, then you…

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray?

Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray?

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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Damon System versus Traditional Braces

Damon System versus Traditional Braces

LAST UPDATED: JULY 29, 2016 Many years ago, getting one’s teeth straightened meant that one had to go through a long and tedious and painful process. At that time, braces meant a mouthful of wires and discomfort. While the results were worth the struggle, is it not better to have the same effect having gone through less strain? Faster, better…

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You’re never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

You’re never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

Can you imagine going through life without smiling? Yet so many people try to hide their smiles because they are embarrassed about their teeth. When you have crooked, uneven teeth, it is easy to feel self-unconscious about your smile. The act of smiling actually triggers chemical reactions in your brain, helping you to feel better, so when you do not…

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