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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…

Father with son drinking through a straw from a plastic cup.

Drinking with a Straw to Protect Your Teeth & Braces

Keeping your teeth healthy and white takes a lot of work. From daily brushing and flossing to avoiding foods that can negatively impact your dental health, you take a lot of steps to earn your healthy smile. Especially if you have braces, it’s important to take good care of your mouth to prevent decay and…

Young woman smiling with metal braces on her teeth

5 Myths & Fun Facts About Braces

When you think of “fun,” braces may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, like any invention, braces have an interesting history that spans the ages. Even in just the last few decades, new developments in technology have changed orthodontic braces forever. Check out some of the most interesting facts about braces,…

Myth or Fact? Thumb Sucking Ruins Teeth

Are you one of the many parents concerned about your child’s thumb sucking habit? Sucking on the thumb (or other fingers, pacifiers, or other objects) is a very common habit; about 80 percent of infants and children do it at some point. How warranted is the concern? Is it true that thumb sucking ruins teeth?…