FIO BLOG

FIO BLOG

Dr. Quoc Lu will share his insight and new developments in orthodontics on his FIO Blog, and additionally is a regular contributing author on orthodontic and oral health topics and related content to the online dental publication, Your Dental Health Resource Magazine, which will be shared here as well.

(All articles re-published with permission of Your Dental Health Resource Magazine)

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Calcium and Vitamin D: Your Smile’s Best Friends

Calcium and vitamin D are not only important for your body, but play vital roles in supporting the health of your smile. But do you know exactly how much they influence your oral health, and [...]

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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, [...]

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Are Gapped Teeth Really an Orthodontic Concern?

A gap in the teeth is technically referred to as a diastema. While a diastema can refer to any gaps in the teeth, it’s most commonly referring to a gap between the front two teeth. Gapped [...]

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