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Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an ...

Maintaining good oral health can be challenging during orthodontic treatment.  Many orthodontic patients are adolescents and due to hormonal changes experienced during puberty, it can accelerate the incidence and severity of gingivitis.  This ...

A primary tooth is sometimes lost prematurely because of injury or tooth decay.  If that happens before the permanent tooth is fully developed and ready to emerge, the nearby teeth can shift or “tip” into the space formerly occupied ...

The sucking urge provides pleasure and nourishment and is a normal part of infant development.  Because sucking is also comforting, many babies continue to suck long beyond what is nutritionally necessary.  Many babies will satisfy these ...

Proper brushing is vital to good oral health. Equally important is avoiding certain foods that are particularly damaging to appliances or extremely difficult to remove by brushing. Be sure to check after rinsing, and if your teeth and brackets ...

What is an Orthodontist?An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. After graduation from college and then dental school, the American Dental Association requires an ...

Bones and muscles form the framework of the face. In a young child, they grow quickly and can develop problems quickly, too. When the bones, muscles and teeth work well together, they create a stable, comfortable bite and pleasing appearance. ...