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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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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 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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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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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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How to fix my canted smile? Your smile is one of the first things that people tend to notice when they look at you for the very first time. It is the focal point of your face and is something that can create a lasting impression on anyone. However, not all of us were born with perfect teeth, and more often than not, we have teeth that have slight imperfections. These imperfections can cause us to feel self-conscious and want to hide it, even if it is one of our best features. A confident smile is easy to achieve, read on for the details.

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Can adults get braces? After visiting the orthodontist and learning about your need for braces, you likely have many questions. In fact, you may have thought that braces were just for children and teenagers. However, people of all ages can benefit from braces. Are braces for adults worth the trouble? In order to answer that question, you must consider a few elements.

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Avoid risks of self-removal. 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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A beautiful smile is important, and good oral health is just as important. Your oral health affects more than just your smile, though many people might not realize this. Oral health problems such as gum disease and periodontal disease can increase your risk of developing serious health problems such as cancer and heart disease. This is why it’s imperative you focus on your oral health regularly rather than just when you suspect you have a problem.

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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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