Should Braces Go On Before Your Child’s Baby Teeth are Gone?

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While full braces usually shouldn’t don’t go on before most of your child’s baby teeth are gone, there are many reasons why you should arrange for an initial orthodontic assessment by age 7 or 8. Identify Teeth Development Issues Early Orthodontists are not only specialists in teeth alignment, they are also extensively trained in the…

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What You Need To Know About Receding Gums

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One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. You shouldn’t have to hide it because of something like receding gums, especially as there are treatment options. Gingival recession, also known as gum recession, is what happens when gum tissue lowers its position on the tooth. When this occurs it exposes the…

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Orthodontic assessment at what age? Age 7!

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Parents often ask us at what age they should bring their child for their initial, free orthodontic assessment.  Many are surprised when we tell them the ideal time for an initial examination is at age 7.  We often hear “But they still have baby teeth” or “Our dentist told us to wait until all the adult…

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Dentist or orthodontist for treatment?

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Should I see a dentist or an orthodontist for treatment? We are often asked what the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist who offers treatment to align teeth. The term ‘orthodentist‘ is beginning to appear, in blog posts and on websites. Our patients have asked us if that term is the same as…

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Does my dental insurance cover braces? FAQs and what you need to know

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One of the first questions we are asked when we see a patient for their free examination and consultation is “Does my dental insurance cover braces?”. Most of the major insurance companies (Manulife, Sunlife, Great West Life) DO have limited orthodontic coverage under SOME of their plans.  Many of their policies, however, do NOT cover any orthodontic treatment at…

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Why choose Invisalign clear aligners over braces

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Adults sometimes want to avoid braces as they can be difficult or even embarrassing to wear and can take months of treatment to achieve noticeable results. In addition to being a cosmetic issue, teeth that are crooked or misaligned can cause serious complications and long-term health problems if they are left untreated. Fortunately, there are solutions for…

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Orthodontic treatment; do you have questions? Get answers here…

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There is much information out there regarding orthodontic treatment, braces, orthodontic appliances, etc. Do you have questions about what types of orthodontic treatments are available to you?  Are you a professional looking for an invisible option to straighten your teeth?  Are you aware that it is recommended for an orthodontist to get a baseline evaluation…

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Floss Facts!

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Check out this article by Matt Cunningham listing several reasons why flossing is so important to oral and overall health!  Take the time to floss tonight!     http://bit.ly/1gvIVbl    

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When Should a Child Start Using Toothpaste?

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EVERY PARENT KNOWS THAT TAKING CARE OF THE SMALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY IS A FULL-TIME JOB. Along with diaper changes, bath time, and medical checkups, parents also need to take care of their children’s teeth. But what are the best ways to go about caring for teeth (and baby gums!) during those early years?…

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I don’t have my toothbrush, but I have CHEESE!

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GOOD ORAL HEALTHCARE IS SOMETHING most of us are great at when we’re at home, but most of us don’t bring along our toothbrush and floss when we’re out and about… So, here are a few ways you can prevent cavities while you’re away from home…  

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