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Top Tips for Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a nickname for tooth decay that happens in babies and toddlers. While this type of decay can happen to any teeth in your child’s mouth, it’s most common in the upper front teeth. Prolonged exposure to sugar causes baby bottle tooth decay, meaning that when your child consumes sugar over a period of [...]

By | January 12th, 2021|

Can an Orthodontic Retainer Prevent Teeth Grinding?

If you grind your teeth, a condition also known as bruxism, your dentist may have recommended that you wear a mouthguard at night. However, many people who have had orthodontic work done need to wear their retainers nightly as well—orthodontists now recommend that their patients wear their retainers nightly for life to prevent teeth shifting. Can your orthodontic [...]

By | December 8th, 2020|

How Misaligned Teeth Affect Your Oral Health

Misaligned teeth can be caused by either genetic or lifestyle factors. While some people have crooked teeth due to their genetics, others will develop crooked teeth due to childhood habits such as thumb sucking. Crooked teeth affect more than just your appearance. When teeth don’t align together properly, they can cause oral health consequences that impact your smile. [...]

By | November 11th, 2020|

How Long Do You Have to Wear Retainer After Braces?

Whether you’ve completed your orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth straight. A retainer could be a metal framework with plastic molded to fit your teeth, or, you may have an Invisalign clear retainer that’s not as noticeable. Regardless, wearing your retainer is an essential step [...]

By | October 8th, 2020|

What Is the Best Age for Your Child to Have Braces?

As your child’s permanent teeth begin to come in, it could be time to consider if they need braces. For some children, crooked teeth are obvious signs that orthodontia is necessary, while for others, a misaligned bite or crowded teeth won’t always be noticeable. While there’s no one best age for your child to have [...]

By | September 10th, 2020|

Treat Your Jaw Pain With Surgical Orthodontics

If your teeth or bite are misaligned, you’ll need orthodontic treatment to correct them. For some people, crooked teeth or an improper bite are only cosmetic concerns, but for others, they affect their everyday jaw function and impact their quality of life. For some patients who have bite or skeletal problems with their jaw that [...]

By | August 11th, 2020|

5 Ways You’re Hurting Your Teeth (And Don’t Know It!)

Our teeth aren’t immune to damage even though ideally, they should last us a lifetime. To take the best care of your teeth, it’s imperative to brush, floss, and visit your dentist as recommended. However, what happens when you do all these things and yet still experience damage to your teeth? Here are five ways [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|

It’s Never Too Late for Braces: Check Out Your Options

If your teeth are misaligned or you have jaw pain, it might be time to consider orthodontic treatment. You’re never too old to have braces—in fact, today, one in four people receiving orthodontic treatment is an adult [1]. You have modern options besides traditional metal braces if you’re concerned about your appearance while receiving treatment. [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|