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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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common orthodontic problems - schulhof center ny

You know that you need orthodontic treatment. While you take excellent care of your teeth and your dental health is top notch, this will not resolve a misalignment of your teeth. Whether you are dealing with gaps or crowding that is keeping you from having your ideal smile, orthodontic intervention is needed to correct the situation.

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TOOTHBRUSH

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.

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diy stuff

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.

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Dr Adam Schulhof - Orthodontists New Jersey

When you look at your teeth, it’s obvious that there are problems that brushing and flossing aren’t going to fix. Your issues don’t have to do with oral hygiene or the health of your teeth. Orthodontic concerns are at the root of your problem. Braces are the ideal way to correct issues with gaps, crowding, and a bite that is not in proper alignment. In order to correct orthodontic problems, your orthodontist will create a treatment plan that is a good fit for your teeth. As you prepare for this next step in life, it is natural to have questions.

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bad breath

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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elastic-bands

What you need to know about elastic bands. Having a beautiful and healthy smile is one of the things that highlight the face and adds depth of character to your over all look. A beautiful set of pearly whites is something every person appreciates. More importantly, utmost care must be given to teeth because once permanent teeth are damaged; you can no longer re-growing a new one. Unfortunately, if you have crooked teeth, it takes away from your charm because misaligned teeth are unsightly to look at. Your attractiveness quotient in part rests on your sparkly teeth. Seeking help from an expert orthodontist is essential if your teeth are crooked so they can be fixed.

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woman pondering

Avoid the risks if remove braces yourself. Going for orthodontic treatment is an expensive affair which can be painful in some cases, depending on the treatment plan and the amount of work that needs to be done in your mouth. Anyone who has had a tough time expressing themselves due to their dental problems and has gone through the process of having brackets and wires fixed on their teeth to correct their dental alignment has taken an important step in improving their dental health.

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invislign in womans mouth

There is a new style of orthodontic technology that is becoming increasingly popular. It is based on the Invisalign clear aligner bracing method revolution that has shaped millions of smiles across the globe. Alas, the problem with this new fangled thing is the consumer will receive the aligners in the mail and miss out on trained analysis skills and the keen eye of an expert orthodontist. This article will take you through why direct-to-consumer clear aligners are a dangerous new step for those seeking a beautiful smile.

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girl with leaf

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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