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Heart Health Connects to Oral Health

Heart Health Connects to Oral Health

It’s National Heart Health Month! Did you know that oral health can be directly linked to heart health? Delta Dental has recently provided evidence that gum disease in both moderate and advanced stages puts you at a greater risk for developing heart disease than you be with healthy gums. Regular oral screenings...

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Why A Mouth Guard Is Essential

Why A Mouth Guard Is Essential

A study done by the the American Association of Orthodontists showed that 99% of parents believe mouth guards should be a requirement for their children to play organized sports. However only 63% of those parents could attest that their own child actually does wear a mouthguard during the entirety of...

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Why Do I Need Rubber Bands On My Braces?

Why Do I Need Rubber Bands On My Braces?

What do rubber bands really do for your braces? There are many different pieces that work together to perfect your orthodontic treatment process. Rubber bands work together with your brackets and wires to move your teeth and jaw into proper alignment. Here’s a breakdown of each piece in your...

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Why Clear Aligners May Not Be Best For Children

Why Clear Aligners May Not Be Best For Children

A lot of kids need to have braces more than one time throughout their childhood. When this happens parents are often tempted to consider alternatives to braces for aesthetic purposes. Clear aligners are offered within most orthodontic offices, but sometimes they are not the best option for children that...

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Stop Your Teeth From Shifting After Treatment

Stop Your Teeth From Shifting After Treatment

As our bodies change while we grow and age, so do our teeth. Obviously we are born with no teeth at all, then grow two rounds of teeth as we mature, and those permanent teeth rarely grow in properly aligned. That’s why you need an orthodontist to transform improperly...

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The Best Ways To Floss Around Braces

The Best Ways To Floss Around Braces

It is still just as important, if not more, that you maintain good oral hygiene with braces. They need to be brushed regularly and flossed at least once per day. Just because you have a wire across your teeth does NOT mean that you can skip flossing. This will...

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