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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Did you know you can plan your smile before your next appointment! Check out our amazing colour chooser on our website!

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http://brace-your-smile.com/index.php/braces/colour-chooser  

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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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Deadly Fashion Braces

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Katy Perry as her nerdy alter ego. When you think of Braces what do you think? The traditional metal brace face headgear! Rest assured, that is not what braces look like in the modern days! In Thailand, and increasingly in places like Indonesia and China, braces are becoming a huge teenage fashion statement. Which is…

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There Are Lots of Benefits of Straight Teeth!

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IN TODAY’S WORLD, magazine models and movie stars flash their remarkably straight white smiles at every turn, making it apparent that we associate straight teeth with beauty. Perfectly aligned smiles bring confidence that crooked smiles can’t and many times the owners of those gorgeous smiles develop an entirely different outlook on life. It’s amazing what…

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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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Be Sure to Floss!

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FLOSSING IS RELATIVELY EASY, RIGHT? So why are there so many people who don’t do it? Here at Aurora and Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics we want to be sure you understand how important it is.  

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