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Diastema
Jul 17, 2018, 7:42 PM
Diastema is the official name for the distinct gap between the two front upper teeth. This is the most common gap and is experienced by around 50% of children under 6. This gap will usually close on its own by the age of 8, but not always. And if the…
Child holding nose due to bad breath
Jun 26, 2018, 2:22 PM
It may surprise you to learn that halitosis (which is chronic bad breath) can avoid people of all ages, including children! You can mask the symptoms by using mouth sprays, mouthwash, minty gum, and breath mints, but these won’t help to cure the…
Mouth with braces flossing
Jun 19, 2018, 4:56 PM
Braces can be tough to keep clean! Bacteria can hide around the brackets, it takes a few extra steps to properly floss, and food debris often gets stuck in the wires. If not properly cleaned, it’s common for those with orthodontic treatment to have…
Woman's mouth with tongue sticking out
May 24, 2018, 4:34 AM
Receiving an oral cancer diagnosis can be scary, but the prognosis is often much better the earlier the cancer is caught. Because of this, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of oral cancer as well as how to perform an oral cancer…
Mouth with missing tooth
May 11, 2018, 4:52 PM
If you’ve ever had a tooth knocked out, you know that it can be painful and scary. Luckily, there are ways that a knocked-out tooth can be saved and reinserted into the mouth, but proper steps will quickly need to be taken first. Below are the…
Sad child
Apr 28, 2018, 4:35 AM
Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is the medical term for a condition that causes the gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, or throat to feel like they’re burning. No cause for this condition has been found and, unfortunately, there is not a way to test for it. BMS…
Two kids
Apr 12, 2018, 10:11 PM
Gum recession can be a concern for those who are worried about how it may affect the aesthetics of their smile. However, gum recession can be the result of certain bad habits or health conditions. It can also serve as a symptom for much more…
Group of kids
Mar 29, 2018, 5:17 PM
Toothbrush
Mar 16, 2018, 6:48 PM
Archeologists have recently discovered ancient twigs that have frayed and chewed edges. This has indicated to them that even though they were quite primitive, even our ancient ancestors recognized the need to care for their teeth.
Lip sore
Feb 28, 2018, 8:36 PM
Canker sores are always uncomfortable, but they can be even more painful and irritating when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is because the metal wires and brackets of your braces can rub against canker sores, making them worse and…

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