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Oral Health

Welcome to the Fry Orthodontics blog, where we answer your questions and provide information about orthodontics and oral health.

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Cavities | What is a Cavity and How can It Be Prevented?

December 29, 2020

A cavity, also known as tooth decay, is a hole that can form in your tooth. Usually...

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Why Are My Teeth Shifting After Having Braces?

September 21, 2020

Uh oh! It’s been a few years since you’ve completed orthodontic treatment and you’re wondering why your...

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Braces Friendly Halloween Candy | Candies to Avoid

September 16, 2020

One of the biggest questions kids with braces have in October is, “Can I eat Halloween candy?”...

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What Is Snap on Smile and Is It the Best Option for Me?

August 31, 2020

“Snap on Smile” is a new craze in today’s society that will give people a temporary smile...

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5 Daily Habits That will Boost Your Dental Health

July 30, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to boost your dental health, look no further! Here are some daily...

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Halitosis and Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

April 6, 2020

Halitosis is the clinical word used to describe chronic bad breath. It is estimated that 25% of...

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March is National Nutrition Month | Healthy Tips and Tricks

March 16, 2020

Help us celebrate national nutrition month at Fry Orthodontics by learning healthy, nutritious ways to care for...

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Can I Get Braces While Pregnant?

December 3, 2019

Having braces while pregnant is not uncommon. In fact, at Fry Orthodontics, we have had many expecting...

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What To Do If You Lose or Chip a Permanent Tooth

October 3, 2019

It can be very traumatizing for someone if they lose or chip a permanent tooth. Ordinary everyday...

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Dental Cleanings Throughout Orthodontic Treatment

September 6, 2019

Getting routine dental cleanings throughout orthodontic treatment is an absolute must. Many people think that while wearing...

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4 Reasons Why Summer is a Great Time to Get Braces

June 5, 2018

Summertime is the perfect opportunity for children and teens to get braces. Time away from school means...

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6 Reasons Adults Get Braces

February 12, 2018

It’s common to get orthodontic treatment when you’re younger, but braces aren’t just for kids. With treatment...

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How to Prevent Gum Inflammation With Braces

January 11, 2018

Are you experiencing any gum swelling or discomfort while wearing braces? If so, consider this helpful information...

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Can I Get a Canker Sore from Braces?

December 13, 2017

Worried about getting canker sores with braces? Learn about what causes canker sores and tips to help...

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How Important is It to Wear a Retainer after Braces?

October 20, 2017

After your braces are off, teeth will naturally tend to shift. To prevent the teeth from shifting,...

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Will Braces Affect My Speech?

October 10, 2017

Will braces affect my speech? This is a common question at Fry Orthodontics. Here’s what you should...

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You, Your Orthodontist and Your Dentist

July 27, 2017

Achieving healthy, beautiful smiles is a team effort that involves the orthodontist, the family dentist, the patient...

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Tooth Fairy
Does having periodontal disease mean I can’t get braces?

July 25, 2017

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and the bone that support the teeth. A person...

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At what age should my child start seeing an orthodontist?

July 20, 2017

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents bring their children in around the age of 7. ...

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Kid thumb sucking
Thumb Sucking | Long-Term Effects and Breaking the Habit

July 13, 2017

It is common for children to use thumb sucking, finger sucking, pacifiers, and teething toys  as a...

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Drinking water throughout the day for your dental health

July 11, 2017

As a daily routine many of us stop and get a big fountain drink to sip on...

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How Does Invisalign Work?

July 7, 2017

A popular choice for both teens and adults in Lee's Summit, Invisalign corrects minor orthodontic issues and...

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June 29, 2017

Whether you just got your braces on or you have had them for several months, you know...

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Heart health related to gum health

June 27, 2017

February was Heart Health Month, as seen by the Go Red Campaign. Every week there are more...

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What Foods Should My Child Avoid with Braces?

June 20, 2017

It’s a good idea to skip foods that can damage or dislodge the braces. Avoid hard foods...

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Wisdom Teeth Care
Wisdom Teeth and Orthodontics

June 15, 2017

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked is “How will wisdom teeth affect...

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June 13, 2017

Did you know that you can get too much of a good thing? We all know that...

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How to Prevent Bad Breath with Braces

June 2, 2017

Worried about having bad breath because of braces? Learn how to prevent and treat it on our...

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Soft or hard toothbrushes…which is better?

May 25, 2017

Soft toothbrush or hard? Most dentists recommend a toothbrush with soft bristles rather than medium or hard....

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Use a Mouth Guard to Prevent Sport Concussions

May 18, 2017

If you play sports, it’s important that you consult our office for special precautions, such as wearing...

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How Do I Floss with Braces?

May 10, 2017

Practicing oral hygiene like flossing with braces is essential to keep teeth healthy and to prevent plaque...

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3 More Reasons to Drink Water for Your Oral Health

May 2, 2017

Drinking water is vital to your overall health, but it also helps keep your mouth clean and...

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Will Braces Make My Teeth Sensitive?

April 27, 2017

Most of us have experienced sensitive teeth at some point, especially when eating or drinking something hot...

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Orthodontic Treatment Sleep Apnea
Orthodontic Treatment For Your Sleep Apnea

April 25, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is a disorder that pauses breath and causes shallow breathing during sleep. Throat...

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Braces and Root Resorption

April 20, 2017

Root resorption occurs in childhood, when the roots of baby teeth are broken down by the body...

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Whoopi Goldberg Speaks about Preventing Gum Disease

April 18, 2017

Popular American talk show, “The View” has tapped into an issue that has generated much buzz in...

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Can I Get Braces if I Have Missing Teeth or Crowns and Bridges?

April 11, 2017

Missing teeth? Have crowns or bridges? Orthodontic treatment like braces can improve your teeth's alignment and correct...

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Nutrition & Oral Health

March 28, 2017

Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of healthy living and is crucial for maintaining your...

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Does Having Invisalign Mean I Need to Watch What I Eat?

March 23, 2017

Have you been tossing around the idea of getting Invisalign treatment, but are afraid you will have...

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When Do Children Lose Their Baby Teeth?

March 21, 2017

At what age should the first baby tooth be lost? When should the last one fall out?...

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How To Have a Spotless Smile

March 7, 2017

What Are White Spots? “White spots” are one of the most common problems associated with wearing braces,...

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Who Would Have Thought?

March 2, 2017

Here are a few fun facts about teeth that I bet you didn’t know.  According to the...

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How to Treat Gingivitis with Braces

February 24, 2017

Brushing with braces and other orthodontic appliances can make it more challenging to clean your teeth. Over...

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How to Properly Care for Your Teeth
How to Properly Care for Your Teeth

February 14, 2017

In honor of February being the National Children’s Dental Health month, here are a few tips on...

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How To Protect Your Teeth From Acid Erosion

February 7, 2017

Everyday our teeth are bombarded with acids from the foods and drinks we consume. Things such as;...

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What are the Different Type of Braces?

February 1, 2017

Teeth are unique, that's why Fry Orthodontics offers different types of braces to best fit your smile...

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Floss or Waterpik…or BOTH?

January 31, 2017

HYGIENE TRENDS Can I use a waterpik instead of flossing? The answer is you should try to...

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Am I Too Old For Braces?
Phantom Bites??

January 24, 2017

ARE PHANTOM BITES FOR REAL? Phantom bites; also known as Dysesthesia, is the painful/uncomfortable feeling of a biting...

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Listen up parents…it’s your turn now!

January 10, 2017

A lot of parents put their child’s needs before their own. To all you parents out there...

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A mouthwash that can specifically target bad bacteria?

January 5, 2017

Could swishing with a mouthwash everyday really prevent tooth decay?  Supposedly a new mouthwash invented by a...

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What Foods Are Best for Healthy Teeth?

December 27, 2016

Some foods, like those rich in calcium, are better for healthy teeth and help fight against cavities....

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Kid thumb sucking

Thumb sucking is a natural instinct for infants. They use their mouths to become acquainted with their...

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tips for teeth grinders
Help, I Grind My Teeth!

December 20, 2016

Fry Orthodontic Specialists treat and educate patients about teeth grinding and how it affects their overall dental...

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TMJ Disorders

Contrary to what some may think, TMJ is not a disorder! TMJ actually describes a hinged joint...

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George Washington Teeth
George Washington’s Bad Teeth

December 15, 2016

Did you know????? It is a fact that George Washington suffered from such bad dental health that...

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Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth 101…

November 8, 2016

A lot of patients ask “when is the best time to get wisdom teeth out?” Do they...

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How to Properly Care for Your Teeth
If there is a loose tooth…

November 3, 2016

If you or your child gets hit in the mouth and has a loose tooth, the best...

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-The Tossing of the tooth-

October 18, 2016

Loosing teeth is a “BIG” event for any child around the world…it lets them know that they...

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Which Toothpaste is Best for Me?

October 5, 2016

Walking down the toothpaste aisle can be intimidating. There are so many brands, flavors, and options to...

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Flossing lowers cancer risk by a huge percentage!

October 4, 2016

Practicing good oral hygiene is very important for many reasons. Research has recently shown that good oral...

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Article: If Your Teeth Could Talk

September 13, 2016

From time to time, the main stream media comes up with a great article about teeth and...

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Do Dental X-Rays Cause Brain Cancer?

August 30, 2016

There is a lot of discussion through the media and among the dental community about a recent...

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Is an Overbite Bad?

August 29, 2016

Overbites are common, and sometimes a misaligned bite can impact your dental health. Let’s consider the causes,...

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Caring for your smile with braces
Caring for Your Smile with Braces

August 5, 2016

When you have braces, it’s important to take great care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly...

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Recent Article from a Great Friend, Dr. Ben Burris from Jonesboro Arkansas

July 28, 2016

This is a recent article published by a great friend of mine and Fry Orthodontic Specialists, Dr....

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Dentist Office Braces

July 18, 2016

Infection control is of utmost importance to us and preventative measures for cross contamination are taken very...

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A mouthwash that can specifically target bad bacteria?

June 24, 2013

Could swishing with a mouthwash everyday really prevent tooth decay? Supposedly a new mouthwash invented by a...

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Article Shows the Social Importance of Straight Teeth

December 9, 2011

A British website posted this great article about the struggles of some children who have crooked teeth....

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