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Braces: Fun Facts & Myths from Your Idaho Falls Orthodontist

Braces have been around for ages-literally. The first known braces are a crude set of metal “braces” found on mummies from Ancient Egypt and the first known orthodontic procedures were said to have happened as early as 1000 BC! Since braces have been around for so many years, they come with some baggage, namely myths

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and what better time to educate your children about proper oral hygiene, cavity protection, and when to consider getting braces? Whether you have teenagers, toddlers or everything in between it’s never too early to start practicing and discussing correct oral hygiene. This article focuses mainly on teaching accurate

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Does My Child Need to See an Orthodontist?

With all of the information floating around these days, it can be difficult for parents to find the “right” information when looking for basic advice on subjects like, what our kids should be eating, what toys they should or should not be playing with, how many hours of screen time is too much, etc. Another

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Brushing with Braces: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re a pre-teen, teen or adult who has just been fitted for ceramic or clear braces in Idaho Falls, it’s important to understand that you’ll be brushing and flossing your teeth in a whole new way than what you’re used to. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been brushing and flossing your teeth everyday for

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4 Myths About Your Child’s Oral Hygiene Debunked

As you spend hours enjoying your baby’s toothless grin, their oral hygiene is the last thing on your mind. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “one out of ten two-year-olds already have at least one cavity and by age five, nearly 50 percent of children have one or more cavities.” Reading statistics like

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Everything to Know About Baby & Toddler Dental Exams

Did you know that more than 25 percent of 4-year-olds have already had a cavity? Many parents don’t think about a child getting a cavity that young, but it’s possible and very common. How can you take preventative measures against cavities and other dental problems for your baby or toddler? Good oral care begins at

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Will Having Braces Really Fix My Problem?

It is important to have your teeth aligned because they can be harder to clean if they aren’t positioned properly. Gum disease and tooth decay are more likely to occur because of this. Also, increased pain can occur around the jaw and face if bites aren’t corrected. This is most likely because chewing and swallowing

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7 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean with Braces

Cleaning your teeth with braces can often be hassle. Elastics and wires make it harder to floss and brush. Food becomes lodged and more difficult to get rid of. And plaque seems to never stop building up. Not taking proper care of your teeth can lead to gum disease or gingivitis (inflammation of the gums),

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Are Adults Too Old For Braces?

The simple answer is no. Adults today are more likely to get braces for teeth corrections than before. The American Association of Orthodontists states that 1 in 5 patients for braces are over the age of 18. Usually childhood is when braces are introduced. This is because bites and teeth positioning can be easier to

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