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A beautiful smile without any reason is the smile of the existence! – Mehmet Murat ildan

smileA Beautiful Smile

There are many reasons for existence, but some may not know that smiling is definitely one of them. An orthodontist knows how important a smile can be, which is one reason why orthodontic care is encouraged. Parents have a lot to worry about concerning their family, but thankfully, your dentist helps maintain everyone’s oral health. Still, you should know a few things about caring for your family’s oral health and know when it’s time to seek out help.

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Smile is the vainest thing you can wear without costing you anything

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Smile is the Vainest Thing You Can Wear Without Costing You Anything

Smiling is something we naturally do from birth until about age 13. That is when we start realizing our smile may not be perfect. Missing teeth or misaligned teeth may cause embarrassment. Some people start smiling with their mouth closed. They may hide their laughter behind their hands. Instead of letting self-consciousness rob you of your smile, do something about it.

Orthodontists can fix your teeth.

Braces can straighten teeth back into their proper positions. Conventional braces are brackets placed on the teeth. Wires are woven through the brackets. Over time, with regular visits to the orthodontist, your teeth will begin to shift back into a beautiful smile. A team of professionals will make sure that the teeth are going in the right direction. They will instruct you on good oral hygiene, which is so important while you wear orthodontia. A plan will be tailored to your specific needs. The end result will be a dazzling smile that you will be proud to display.

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if you feel happy, Smile with all your heart. if you’re down, smile with all your might – Paul Ian Guillermo

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Smile With All Your Heart

Paul Ian Guillermo believes that you should smile with all your heart when you are happy, but if you avoid smiling because you have gaps between your teeth, then it is time to visit an orthodontist. It is difficult to be happy about your smile when your teeth are misaligned because having a bad bite can lead to having pain in the joints of your jaw. Fortunately, it is possible to fix your malocclusions with the right orthodontic treatment. If you are the parent of a young son or daughter, then take your child to an orthodontic facility for an examination.

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How to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies

How to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies

The very nature of an emergency is that it is unexpected. While no orthodontic professional or patient ever enjoys being part of an orthodontic emergency, there is no escaping the fact that they do happen.

When an emergency situation occurs for you or a family member being treated, it is critical to know what to do. Many times, an orthodontic emergency will relate to a malfunction in the orthodontic hardware itself. At other times, the emergency may be situational in nature, such as an injury during an athletic activity.

In this article, learn more about how to handle orthodontic emergencies before they actually arise.

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Words of Wisdom No.10: “Conceal with Color“

colorWear Lipstick to Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

If you have teeth that aren’t perfectly white, then you can make the enamel look better by wearing certain colors of lipsticks. Makeup artists recommend avoiding lipsticks that have a brownish tone, but you can choose a blue-based red or pink lipstick to help your teeth look whiter. While wearing certain colors of lipstick can make your teeth look more beautiful, it won’t help your teeth look straighter. The only way to have aligned teeth is by wearing plastic aligners or braces that will shift your teeth into better positions.

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Words of Wisdom No.9: “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night“

teethKeep Your Breath Fresh Throughout the Day

You know that after waking-up in the morning, it is important to brush your teeth to freshen your breath while removing the bacteria from your tongue and teeth. It is also essential to brush and floss your teeth in the evening before going to bed. These habits can prevent having halitosis in the morning that can offend other people. While brushing your teeth twice a day is the standard recommended by experts, it is okay to brush your teeth more often to avoid having bad breath or developing cavities. If you wear braces, then make sure to follow an orthodontist’s guidelines concerning brushing your teeth.

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Words of Wisdom No.8: “Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut“

flossingPractice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut

Prevent Cavities and Halitosis

If you practice flossing your teeth with your eyes shut, then it is easy to remove food debris in any location. When you are on an airplane, you can floss your teeth after consuming a meal. If you have a picnic at the park, then you can remove the food that is stuck between your teeth before stopping at the public library. After you brush your teeth, your mouth may seem clean, but there is a good chance that there is plaque stuck along the base of your teeth. By learning to floss your teeth without a mirror, you can prevent halitosis or cavities.

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.9: Not Letting the Toothbrush Dry


mcdermott-tbm9Not Letting the Toothbrush Dry

Brushing our teeth is so common that we seldom think much about it. We put a dab of toothpaste on the bristles and brush, then return the toothbrush to its storage place. While it may seem that toothbrushes require little care, the truth is that your toothbrush should be dry when you put it away. Allowing it to be stored while damp encourages the growth of bacteria, which will then be applied to your teeth at the next brushing. Those who wear braces for orthodontic treatment, even Invisalign, which is nearly invisible, must be extra careful to brush safely, as wired teeth are harder to clean, giving bacteria in hard-to-reach areas an extra boost to grow harmful organisms. If your orthodontist hasn’t already explained how to dry your toothbrush, here are three suggestions.

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Tooth Brushing Mistake No.8: “Not Following Up With a Rinse”

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It may be hard to believe, but there are mistakes in brushing your teeth that can have a negative impact on dental health. The mistakes are learned in childhood and keep getting repeated until proper oral hygiene is demonstrated and enforced. Sure, that sounds tough, but it is necessary to help keep teeth healthy for a lifetime. A common mistake is not rinsing after brushing, and it includes more than just a water rinse.

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How Is Invisalign Different from Traditional Braces?

How Is Invisalign Different from Traditional Braces?

When the Invisalign system of aligners first became available in 2000, it opened up new possibilities for patients to achieve the straightest, healthiest smile with less impact to their daily life during treatment. Before that time, the only option for patients with crooked teeth or bite issues was traditional metal hardware.

Today, the aligner system has become one of the most popular choices for orthodontic care nationwide. In particular, professional adults and teens tend to favor aligners because they are less visible to colleagues and peers. However, traditional orthodontic treatment also continues to be a popular choice and offers some types of benefits no other system can yet provide.

In this post, learn how Invisalign and traditional braces are different and how to select the treatment approach that best serves your needs or the needs of your child or teen.

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