2022

  • How To Support Your Child When They Get Braces


    Getting braces can be a difficult transition for children, particularly tweens and teens who can feel a little self-conscious at the best of times. Some kids are happy to have dental problems addressed, while others are reluctant even though they understand the benefits that braces can bring. If your child is struggling with the idea of wearing braces your support can go a long way. A little encouragement and meeting them where they are with their feelings about braces can ensure they stick with their recommended treatment program and follow the care instructions they have been given to help prevent any mishaps during their brace-wearing years.
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  • What Happens If You Only Brush Your Teeth Once a Day?


    You can usually get away with skipping a shower every now and then if life gets hectic. However, skipping just one tooth-brushing session can have a very negative impact on your oral health. This goes for skipping morning brushing and nighttime brushing. Before you think about not brushing your teeth, consider the damage that you could do to your oral health. Here are some of the worst effects of skipping brushing your teeth.
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  • 6 Things That Can Damage Invisalign Aligners


    Many dental patients like Invisalign for its flexibility and simplicity. But Invisalign requires patients to practice a higher level of discipline than traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are fragile. Certain actions can damage an Invisalign aligner and render it ineffective. The success and speed of your Invisalign treatment depends on how well you care for your aligners. The following elements can damage Invisalign aligners. 1. Hard or crunchy foods Some orthodontists allow their patients to eat while wearing their aligners.
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  • Brown Stripes at the Bases of Your Teeth: What's the Cause?


    Obviously, there's a clear margin between your teeth and your gums. The white (or off-white) visible crowns of your teeth create a margin when they meet the pink of your gingival tissues (gums). Some people may have to contend with a third colour at this margin. What's causing a brown stripe at the bases of your teeth, where they meet the gums? Plaque Becomes Tartar Brown discolouration at the base of a tooth may be tartar.
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  • Getting Used to Your New Dentures: 3 Things to Expect


    Your new dentures should solve problems, rather than create new dental dilemmas. However, it's important to manage your expectations. Your new dentures will do what they're supposed to do (creating an artificial substitute for your missing teeth), but there will also be a period of adjustment. Some minor concerns may arise during this period, but it's important to remember that these concerns can be a standard part of getting used to your dentures.
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