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Can Braces Cause Your Gums to Become Infected?

Getting the smile of your dreams is just one of the many benefits than orthodontic treatments, such as braces can help you to achieve. Aside from straightening your smile, braces can adjust malocclusions such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites which can all lead to numerous health issues down the road if not corrected properly. However,

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Am I Too Old For Braces?

A beautiful straight smile is something that many, if not most people wish that they had. While there are a lucky few that were born with naturally straight, “perfect” smiles, many of us need a little more help in this area. Even if your teeth are almost or nearly straight, there are other reasons (fewer

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Things You May Not Know About Getting Braces as an Adult

With modern advancements in orthodontic technology and systems, it’s no wonder that more adults are getting braces in order to get the smile they’ve always wanted. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, over one million American and Canadians over the age of 18 wear braces and in 2011, the LA Times reported a 24

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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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