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Girl with braces and painful expression holding her cheek from tooth pain.

The Shocking Truth: Why Biting Aluminum Foil Hurts Your Teeth

Have you ever accidentally chewed on aluminum foil, only to experience an immediate, sharp pain in your mouth? You’re not alone! It’s an unusual question, but one that we hear often: “why does biting aluminum foil hurt so bad?” The pain you felt is from called galvanic shock, and as you may already know, the…

Two boys running towards a soccer ball on a soccer field.

Mouth Guards for Braces

The new school year is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about school sports. While every sport has its own safety requirements, one of the most important precautions any athletes – young or old – should take is protecting their mouth. But for those working on getting a new…

Young girl shows off her smile with braces holding books in front of a school locker. Other children are in the background.

School Pictures Are Coming! Should You Smile with Braces?

It’s a new school year, and you’ve got a whole new smile – thanks to your braces. Now the big question: Should you smile with braces in your school pictures? The answer is: Absolutely! Never miss a chance to show off your great smile! Trust us – whether or not you think your school pictures…

Start Your Cleveland Summer Off with a Beautiful Smile!

Wondering what to do in Cleveland this summer? There’s so shortage of fun events, especially during the summer festival season. From the Hessler Street Fair to the Labor Day Oktoberfest, Cleveland is an exciting place to be this season, and Dr. Andy can make your summer even better with a beautiful smile through orthodontics! Finding…