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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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When you have braces, one of the most common issues that you should be on the lookout for is a brace coming loose or a bracket fell off and possibly fell out of your mouth. There is a myriad of reasons as to why this can occur. If the brace that fell off was located towards the back of your mouth, it’s possible that a loose wire could scrape against your gums and cause your mouth to bleed. As such, it’s essential that you’re fully aware of what to do when you experience this orthodontic problem so that your response to the situation is the right one.

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Many people wear braces to straighten and correct teeth. Even though they aid to make a dental correction, they can also have a negative effect. For instance, each time the braces are tightened, the patient tends to feel a lot of pain. Additionally, the greatest issue is the development of ulcers of the mouth which are caused by hygienic issues. Ulcers can develop due to the rub caused by braces in the mouth. These sores can be painful, but there are ways in which you can prevent or manage the ulcers in the mouth.

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When people think of orthodontia, usually a mouth full of braces, a strategically-placed rubber band or two, and possibly some headgear comes to mind. However, at the end of a person’s orthodontic treatment comes an orthodontic retainer, which may seem like an afterthought.

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When it comes to resolving issues related to malocclusion of the teeth, clear aligners leads the way in terms of prescribed treatment. In fact, Invisalign has been hailed as the most remarkable innovation in orthodontics in the 20 years. So what are clear aligners, and how does this dental technology work?

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UPDATED 28-11-18

Will braces help my severe TMJ? It’s normal to be a bit nervous when you first go to an orthodontist. Here at the Schulhof Center, we make it easy for you to relax and enjoy the time that you spend here with us. Certainly, Dr. Adam Schulhof has a love of orthodontics, and you’ll be able to see that every time that you come in for an appointment. By combining cutting-edge technologies with skill and expertise, the Orthodontist can provide you with care and treatment options that are customized to your specific concerns.

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Are lingual adult braces worth the Trouble? Are lingual adult braces worth the trouble? As an adult, if you are unhappy with your smile, you probably know this question all too well! It can feel daunting to seek orthodontic adult treatment, whether this is your first time or you have prior experience.

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Take a braces quiz with Dr. Adam Schulhof, DMD. He is an orthodontist who graduated with honors and has worked to provide the best orthodontic care since he began his career. As a result, he loves to see his patients become more confident with their perfect, healthy new smiles. He can act as quiz master for you, so you can find out if you need braces or not. Alas, we present the braces quiz.

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UPDATED 24-10-18

Braces are a blessing in so many ways. Earlier on, if your teeth were set a particular way; that was it. Luckily for us, however, we have these wonderful inventions that can help straighten our smiles and thus enhance our quality of life. For some folks, however, they represent a massive burden of psychological discomfort. They are scared of having a metallic smile, impaired speech, and god forbid; being laughed at.

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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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