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Vaping and Orthodontic Treatments

Vaping and Orthodontic Treatments

The correlation between smoking and poor oral health has long been understood. Because of the lower health risks thought to be associated with vaping, many people have turned to it as an alternative to regular cigarettes. But it turns out that vaping may also cause damage to your teeth and gums. Vaping may, in fact, ruin your chances of successful…

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How to Pack Teeth Healthy Lunches 
How to Pack Teeth Healthy Lunches 

Feeding your children and staying within a budget can be difficult. Packing a lunch for them is often a suitable alternative. Your pocketbook and your children’s teeth can both take a beating if you eat out or run through the drive-through frequently. Packing a lunch for your kids gives you more control over what they are eating. It’s not a…

Who Needs to Go See an Orthodontist for Treatment?
Who Needs to Go See an Orthodontist for Treatment?

Orthodontist treatments cover a lot more than just braces. Although that is mostly what they are known for, and a large part of what the dental professionals do, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. They can provide treatment for a wide variety of conditions and reasons. Oftentimes, they do diagnose problems and traditional braces, or modern…

Will I Need Retainers?

Most of us want to keep our straight bright smile after we’ve had a successful dental treatment. As a result, many of us question if the results of dental treatment will be long-lasting. Many of us also wonder if there will be additional measures we will need to take to maintain our straight smiles such as wearing retainers. The short…

Can an Orthodontist Correct a Deep Bite
Can an Orthodontist Correct a Deep Bite

Causes of a Deep Bite The definition of a deep bite or overbite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed. A shorter lower jaw is usually the cause., However, missing lower teeth or unusually strong biting muscles caused by clenching or grinding the teeth can also be the…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective

Oral health traverses the borders of perfect pearly teeth. It’s little wonder that the Surgeon General has said that your mouth is the window to the health of your general body. In essence, your dentist could play a significant role in picking up early signs of yet-to-fully-develop health complications. Obstructive sleep apnea is one example. What about sleep apnea? Sleep…