Monthly Archives: July 2017

Early Orthodontics: Braces for Children

Blog Highlights:
  • Orthodontic treatment can be performed on children as young as age 6
  • Some conditions require early treatment to avoid long-lasting issues
  • It is important to help children take good care of their teeth while they have braces
Orthodontic treatment is usually reserved for older children, teenagers, and adults; however, in some cases, young...
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Early Orthodontics: Other Procedures

Blog Highlights:
  • Other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is still young
  • The palatal expander is a device that helps expand a child's upper dental arch
  • Space maintainers can help keep proper teeth alignment
In addition to early braces, other early intervention orthodontic treatments may be used when the child is...
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Secondhand Smoke and Children’s Teeth

Blog Highlights
  • Based on recent research, secondhand smoke may cause cavities
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cavities are one of the most prevalent diseases among children
  • More research needs to be conducted to confirm the link between secondhand smoke and cavities
It is commonly known that smoking can have a negative impact...
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Effects of Smoking on Teeth and How to Break the Habit

Blog Highlights:
  • Smoking can make it nearly impossible to maintain a healthy, white smile
  • A dental patient who smokes is more likely to get oral cancer
  • It is never too late to quit smoking and work towards oral health
In recent years it has become common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but...
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Anesthesia: Safety and Side Effects

Blog Highlights:
  • Anesthesia is safe, but, as with any form of medication, there can be some side effects
  • Typically a local anesthetic lasts for only a few hours
  • It is important not to mix certain medicines with anesthesia as there can be adverse reactions
It is common to receive anesthesia before undergoing dental procedures such...
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Different Types of Anesthesia

Blog Highlights:
  • Anesthesia is used whenever a dental procedure has the potential to be painful
  • Local anesthesia is the most common form of anesthesia used in a dental office
  • General anesthesia is used for procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction
Anesthesia is used whenever a dental procedure might be too painful. It is used to...
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How Much Do Adult Braces Cost: Different Factors

Blog Highlights:
  • There are several factors that affect the cost of adult braces in addition to the type of braces you choose
  • The length of your treatment will certainly affect the overall cost of your braces
  • Visit different offices and practices to learn about their prices
Adults choose to get braces for several reasons, such...
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How Much Do Adult Braces Cost: Consider the Type

Blog Highlights:
  • Before you commit to braces, it is important to understand how much adult braces cost and what affects the price
  • The price of adult braces can vary considerably
  • There are several different types of braces to choose from
The American Association of Orthodontists states that the typical age of braces patients is between...
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