Tag Archives: Orthodontics

Yet More DIY Dentistry

Is this really A Thing?! We’d like to think “tens of thousands” of YouTube views doesn’t necessarily mean all or even most viewers tried it at home. We hope. Who hasn’t watched more than one video for the sheer OMG … Continue reading

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The Bully (Not the Teeth)

Picture the typical bullied child. What do you see? Glasses? An odd haircut and unfashionable clothes? Awkward posture? How about their teeth? A study published last fall in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics found that teeth were … Continue reading

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The Importance of Breast Feeding on Dental-Facial Development & Health

Lately, so much of the talk about breastfeeding these days seems to center on the mother’s right to breastfeed in certain public spaces – as with this recently viral video. But as important as those conversations are, we shouldn’t lose … Continue reading

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Brace Yourself…

Your dentist recommends braces, so you get them. You make your ortho appointments every once in a while but not as often as you should. A year goes by. You still have braces. Another year. You still have braces. How … Continue reading

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Putting an End to Thumb-Sucking

Actually, surgery is more like a last resort – and then, only in certain, specific cases. Most times, an open bite caused by thumb-sucking or similar oral habit can be corrected through a combination of myofunctional therapy and dental orthopedics … Continue reading

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Veneers Instead of Braces? Seems the Push Is On

Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot more tweets like this one: Veneers are a cosmetic treatment. They may be done for practical reasons – to restore a chipped or discolored tooth, say – but their main purpose is to improve … Continue reading

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To Err Is Human, but…

Well, this is a little unsettling. According to a study recently published in the European Journal of Orthodontics, of nearly 1300 panoramic x-rays analyzed by the research team, 96% – 96%! – had between one and five errors. The most … Continue reading

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