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The Real Effects of Sugary Snacks

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If you are wondering “what are the causes of sugary snacks in your teeth?”, there are many answers to this. Sugary foods can be the catalyst for dental decay and gingivitis, so they should be avoided as often as possible. While it isn’t always practical to avoid sugary foods and beverages all the time, severely limiting your consumption of these products can do wonders for the health and overall wellness of your teeth. This is especially true for patients who wear orthodontic appliances and are looking to achieve a bright, straight and nearly flawless smile.

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Hawley Retainer (All You Need to Know 2019)

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Hawley Retainer?

When an orthodontic treatment has been completed, it is common for a Hawley retainer to be fitted and used. If you are unfamiliar or new to orthodontic work, then you may be wondering what is Hawley retainer? Knowing more about this retainer along with listening to your orthodontist will help you in deciding if this is the right retainer for you or your family.

What is Hawley Retainer?

A Hawley retainer is a piece that is placed inside your mouth after orthodontic treatment has been completed. The retainer will help to keep your teeth in place in order to keep the high quality work that has been done. It can also help in completing any minor movements that may need to be done.

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Effects of Vaping on Teeth

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Tobacco smoking is harmful. It also increases the risk of various diseases including stroke and heart disease. This is according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) which also reported that smoking tobacco is the leading but preventable cause of death in the US. In addition to that, it is also the leading cause of lung cancer and related deaths.

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Why Retainers After Braces are Epic Important {in 2019}

 

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It’s the moment of the big reveal. After all the time and expense, the braces are finally coming off. All parties involved including mom, the orthodontist and the fortunate subject of teeth straightening are anxious to see this ideal smile without the hardware, and what a beautiful smile it is! So, what is with this retainer, and why does it have to be worn every day after all this time spent in wires and brackets?
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Top Celebrities with Braces

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You want a smile that will make heads turn everywhere you go. You want to light up a room and have pictures that are unforgettable (and of course, gram-worthy). But, you do have a problem right now. Your teeth are holding you back. You don’t have those beautifully aligned pearly whites that can draw people in. You tend to smile with your mouth closed because you are self-conscious about the way your teeth look. Well, good news! You don’t have to blame yourself for this. The dental field provides you with a variety of treatments for you to choose from depending on your case. One of these is orthodontic treatment. Braces can make a difference for you, especially when your concern is of teeth alignment and esthetics. This is an option available for everybody—young and old. It isn’t too late to seek orthodontic treatment. Be inspired by these testimonies from top celebrities and famous people who underwent braces.

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7 amazing ways (on How to Maintain Your Braces)

 

Maintain Your Braces

Many people end up needing orthodontic care at some point in their lives. If your dentist has recommended that you see an orthodontist correct a problem like crooked or crowded teeth, you may need braces or Invisalign, a clear set of plastic aligners that can be removed. However, if you get the more traditional option that involves a mouth full of metallic wire, you will have to know how to properly maintain them. Here are a number of helpful tips on maintenance.

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7 Important Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Teeth

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Just like all organs in the body, teeth have its own blood supply and need to be nourished. They require a certain amount of specific vitamins and minerals to be healthy. What vitamins are essential for healthy teeth? How do minerals prevent tooth decay? These are the 7 vitamins and minerals that you need to supplement in your daily diet in order to give your teeth what they need. Plus, it will also provide you a beautiful smile that you can confidently wear!

Which vitamins and minerals are good for me?

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is vital for a lot of processes in the body. It is mainly responsible for maintaining the connective tissues in the body including the gums. Gums are responsible for holding the teeth in place. When there is a lack of vitamin C in the diet, the gums may start bleeding and become weaker. The more they recede, the less they are able to hold the teeth in their place and could further result to gum disease.

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What Guidelines Will Help Children Remain Cavity-Free?

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Dental health begins in childhood, even before the permanent teeth have appeared. Children will be using these baby teeth for years before the adult teeth are ready to take their place and caring for them now as a habit lets your child avoid cavities.

All teeth are subject to plaque, a bacterium that grows on the teeth is fed by food especially sugary snacks. This plaque sticks to the teeth and creates an acid that breaks down the enamel. This is what causes cavities to form. The plaque can also harden into tartar, making it more difficult to keep teeth clean.

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Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?

Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?

We all want the best for our kids, and we worry about their ability to socialize and fit in with their peers. When we think of braces, we often think of the process of straightening up a crooked smile for the aesthetic reward. While this is an intended result, it’s not the only effect. So, what are the other benefits of braces? There are more than you probably realized. braces for kids
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Why Should I Visit the Dentist During My Treatment?

Why Should I Visit the Dentist During My Treatment?
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Your teeth take on greater importance during orthodontic treatment, and it’s normal to find yourself dealing with questions that you never worried about before. For instance, you may find yourself wondering is it really necessary to visit my dentist when I’m already having someone examine my teeth regularly. You may also feel like your teeth are doing great now that you have increased your focus on maintaining proper oral hygiene. While you may like cutting corners by skipping your basic dental exams, the truth is that you need to continue to see both your dentist and your orthodontist on a regular basis. To help you understand why you can read through these common questions that arise regarding how orthodontic and dental care work together. Is It Really Necessary to Visit My Dentist? Read more