During orthodontic treatment, it is normal to experience some rubbing or irritation from the braces, wires, or appliances. The arch wires move as the teeth move, so you may be fine one day, and have something poking the next. If an arch wire is causing irritation to your cheeks or lips, try to push it […]
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Although most of the time a “simple fix” sounds too good to be true, what I’m about to tell you may be one suggestion that actually works. According to studies recently done at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, simply smiling will help one appear younger in other peoples’ eyes. Participants in this study were shown […]
Dogs are attracted to the saliva and the smell of the retainers. Dogs have strong mouth muscles so when they find the retainers, they are usually destroyed by the time the dog is done chewing on them. When you are not wearing your retainers keep them in a retainer case up in a cabinet or […]
Practicing good oral hygiene is very important for many reasons. Research has recently shown that good oral hygiene goes beyond fighting off cavities. It also lessens your risk of cancer. Research has found that people with low levels of dental plaque were 80 percent less likely to die of cancer than those with high plaque […]