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The age of the cavity. Scientists have long since proven that excess sugar can be terrible for teeth. These days, sugar seems to be in everything that you eat and drink. If that wasn’t bad enough for adults, the real danger is to children. Teeth that prematurely lost in children can come at a terrible price. They may develop a speech impediment due to the lack of teeth. It’s even possible that their adult teeth will grow in incorrectly. Protecting your child’s baby teeth is just as important as teaching them good habits for their adult teeth. In this post, we’ll take you through the ways for children to remain cavity-free. Let’s get into it.

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Many people equate braces with wealth and prestige, so it comes as no surprise that fake and DIY braces are one of the newest trends. With their inexpensive cost of about $100, not only do fake braces not fix any malocclusion issues, they can damage the enamel on the teeth and lead to open sores. In this post, we’ll show you why the DIY braces craze is dangerous and should be avoided. But first, let’s get cracking with what are fake DIY braces.

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Brushing your teeth with braces. Congratulations! With your new braces in place, you are on your way to a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. But to keep your smile at its healthiest during the time you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is important to understand how to properly brush your teeth during treatment with orthodontics. While brackets and wires do present some unique challenges and require some changes to your daily home routine for dental hygiene, these changes are easy to implement and will ultimately result in a beautiful, healthy smile. In this post, we’ll show you the best way of brushing your teeth with braces. Let’s get brushing.

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How Do Dental Sealants Work? Teeth are fascinating. We often think of them as little bones inside our mouths because they seem so hard and tough. Enamel may be the hardest substance found in the human body, but it is highly susceptible to the tiniest of attackers. We must do our part to help the enamel protect the teeth and prevent cavities. In this post, we’ll take you through what Dental Sealants are and why they can help protect teeth.

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What are the risks if I remove braces myself? Going for orthodontic care is a costly affair and in some cases may also be painful, these factors depend on the treatment plan and the amount of work that needs to be performed. Usually, at a single visit, braces may be removed entirely, and removal often takes about an hour. We’ll answer the question in this post – what are the risks if I remove braces myself? And the answer is stark. Let’s investigate.

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Accordingly, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. What you do to it directly affects the rest of your body. Most people think that the only risk is tooth decay and cavities. That is not the case—poor oral hygiene can expose you to gum infections, weak bones, and even mental and behavioral conditions. It is, therefore, imperative to mind the oral health of you and your family.

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It’s not unusual to see a baby or toddler sucking their thumb as they go through their day. This innocuous and self-comforting habit can start as early as in the womb. And can continue once that child is born. Some babies may be transitioned to sucking on a pacifier for self-comfort. A habit which is more easily broken than sucking their thumbs. Some children persist in solely using their thumbs and may continue doing so for many years.

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Have you ever wondered if sugar was actually bad for your teeth? Unfortunately, it is as bad as you’ve been told. Here at the office of Dr. Adam Schulhof, DMD, we are passionate about helping our patients have the healthiest teeth possible. We are experts in the industry and able to help you keep your teeth from decay. Here’s what you need to know about the effects of this on your teeth.

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Often referred to as halitosis, Bad Breath is a common and treatable condition. It has been reported that 25% of individuals living worldwide will experience a foul, smelling odor on their breath in their lifetime. Unfortunately, individuals with braces can put themselves at a great risk of developing halitosis while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Like any visit to a health care professional, a patient may be embarrassed talking about this condition. Speaking up can be a team approach when it comes to addressing the causes and prevention of halitosis.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as many as half of all adults may have some level of periodontal disease. That is a lot of people suffering from what is arguably the most serious chronic oral health condition in the country today – and most don’t even realize they have it!

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