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Aug
07

Why We Have Crooked Teeth and How to Treat Them?

Why We Have Crooked Teeth and How to Treat Them?
We mostly want the perfect straight smile like we see on the television. But if you take a close look at your near ones, you will see that people have crooked teeth than the perfect straight. A correct treatment in time can help you overcome these crooked teeth. What exactly are crooked teeth and its types? Crooked teeth are those which are simply ...
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Jun
04

DIETING MAY WORK for weight loss but does it help with oral health?

DIETING MAY WORK for weight loss but does it help with oral health?
Topping the list of many people's priorities is weight loss. We are currently living in the era of egotism and excess where over-consumption of food has nurtured an increasing obesity epidemic and an equally but opposite repercussion as people attempt to drop the resultant weight. Fad Diets may not be Fab for your Teeth Every day is seemingly greet...
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May
03

The Difference In Dental Health Between Men And Women

The Difference In Dental Health Between Men And Women
  The Difference in Dental Health between Men and Women There is a common saying that men are from Mars and women from Venus! This is because men and women are quite different from each other in their personality and behavior, apart from the obvious physical characteristics. Dental health and its maintenance is different in men and women. List...
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Mar
01

APART FROM THE cosmetic advantages, what’s so great about having straight teeth?

APART FROM THE cosmetic advantages, what’s so great about having straight teeth?
Not only do straight teeth make your smile beautiful and stunning, they bring your lips, face, and teeth in correct proportion with each other. So is that all? Apart from the cosmetic advantages, what's so great about having straight teeth? Straight teeth have a great contribution to our overall health. Here are few of the benefits of straight teet...
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Dec
04

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile over the Christmas Holidays

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile over the Christmas Holidays
It's December and Santa is all geared up to bring you the season's choicest blessings and gifts! Christmas is the festival of joy and happiness and a time to party with friends and family. Hence, you indulge yourself in your favorite delicacies. In this pursuit of satisfying your taste buds, we make some unhealthy dietary choices keeping our oral a...
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Nov
01

ORAL HEALTH DEPENDS ON MORE than how many times a day you brush your teeth, it also depends on your diet

ORAL HEALTH DEPENDS ON MORE than how many times a day you brush your teeth, it also depends on your diet
Brushing and flossing are essential oral hygiene measures that cleanse your teeth and stimulate your gums. To achieve good oral health, maintenance of oral hygiene is very important. Apart from that, diet plays a very important role in achieving good oral health. Nowadays, we tend to eat more of those things that satisfy our taste buds than those t...
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Oct
02

Why does my Orthodontic bracket keep falling off?

Why does my Orthodontic bracket keep falling off?
Getting braces is not an easy task as your mouth needs to get adjusted to few pieces of metal fastened onto your teeth. These braces need to stay within your mouth intact for about eight to twelve months to achieve the desired results. In your pursuit for a beautiful smile what can be frustrating than a falling bracket! Well, it is important to und...
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Aug
31

Why Lingual Braces Are Popular With Image Conscious Patients

Why Lingual Braces Are Popular With Image Conscious Patients
Lingual braces, also known as hidden braces or inside braces were first introduced in the 1970's. They are referred to as lingual braces because although the braces are like the traditional systems, there is one big difference.Instead of being fastened to the outside or front of the teeth, they are bonded to the inside or behind. Lingua is actually...
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Jul
31

Why Does My Smile Show A Lot Of Gum And How Can I Fix It?

Why Does My Smile Show A Lot Of Gum And How Can I Fix It?
Do you feel that when you smile you show a lot of gum? A gummy smile can actually make you feel self-conscious. A gummy smile does not have a set of definition and it is mostly based on perception. As such, it varies from person to person. However, it has been shown that a smile will generally be seen as gummy when a gum tissue measuring about thre...
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May
31

Do wisdom teeth make my teeth crooked and does it needs to be removed?

Do wisdom teeth make my teeth crooked and does it needs to be removed?
Is there a relationship between the emergence of wisdom teeth and the teeth getting misaligned after braces? If so, what is this relationship, you may ask? Well, just because the lower front teeth apparently start getting crooked around the same time wisdom teeth start erupting, the latter have always been thought to be a 'spoilers'. Although it is...
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May
01

What are elastics and why are they important?

What are elastics and why are they important?
Why do orthodontists use elastics with braces? Rubber bands or orthodontic elastics are used for orthodontic treatment and have a very important role in bringing about optimum teeth movement.   Types of elastics There are two types of elastics primarily- 1. Ligatures - Braces are composed of brackets (that are stuck on the teeth) and archwires...
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Apr
02

Do I Need Extractions with my Orthodontic Treatment?

Do I Need Extractions with my Orthodontic Treatment?
Do I Need Extractions with my Orthodontic Treatment? Orthodontic treatment or braces is the treatment of choice for misalignment and malocclusion. Ideally, treatments will involve the mere pushing, pulling, tipping, tilting and rotation of the teeth. Different forces are placed on them to bring them to the proper position. And sometimes, there is a...
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Mar
01

Enduring Special Occasions with Braces

Enduring Special Occasions with Braces
Orthodontic treatment with braces is the most acceptable method of correcting misalignment and malocclusion.If you have crooked, crowded, crossed or spaced-out teeth, the best solution is to bring it to proper alignment with braces. Unfortunately, treatment with braces means having to endure a metal mouth for months to a few years. This gets in the...
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Feb
02

Questions You Need to Ask an Orthodontist

Questions You Need to Ask an Orthodontist
An Orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to obtain skills in the diagnosis, correction and management of teeth alignment and occlusion. People have varying degrees of alignment and occlusion problems. You may be troubled by your crowded or crooked teeth. Perhaps, you are annoyed that your teeth have spaces in between or they ...
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Dec
01

What is the ideal bite?

What is the ideal bite?
The ideal smile is desired by almost every person, but not many people realize the importance of an ideal bite. You may be surprised to know how many people fail to realize that they have a problem with their bite. It's not until they develop a problem or are informed by an orthodontist about it, do they understand that their bite is off? So, ...
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Oct
02

What happens if I stop wearing my retainers?

What happens if I stop wearing my retainers?
This is a commonly asked question as patient are overjoyed when braces are removed at the end of their treatment plan.  So why do I have to wear a retainer right after? Retainers are needed to hold your teeth into their new positions.  After your braces are removed, teeth position will creep out as there is nothing holding them in pl...
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Aug
31

Braces for Adults - Are They Right for You?

Braces for Adults - Are They Right for You?
Middle school was usually synonymous with getting braces (which might've also induced bullying among kids). However, the trend right now sees a growing number of adults getting braces with some even starting in their 60s or 70s! If you are considering getting braces as an adult, fear not for you are not alone. According to Oral-B, around 20% of tho...
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Jun
27

Health Benefits of Having Braces

Health Benefits of Having Braces
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the payoff of getting braces is having a great smile once they are removed. However, the aesthetic advantage of braces is just one of the many benefits that might not be known to a lot of people. Correct alignment of teeth not only looks good but it also feels good to chew with them as they are more effe...
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Jun
02

Do Braces Hurt?

Do Braces Hurt?
Thinking about getting braces?  Most people's concern about braces (and most orthodontic procedures) is,  if it's going to hurt.  If you are considering getting braces, it will be helpful you can get an overview of what it will be like when you have them on,  so you won't get too surprised of how they will feel in your...
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May
01

Can you use mouth wash instead of flossing?

Can you use mouth wash instead of flossing?
Anyone who has tried flossing (and unsuccessfully prevented injuring their gums in the process) will know that it can be challenging to get into this habit. The question is if mouth wash can be used as an alternative to flossing. We hate to be a bearer of bad news but the answer is no. Many people would hands down choose mouthwash over flossing thi...
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