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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…

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Learn the Pros and Cons of Alternative Types of Braces

Finding out that you need braces likely isn’t at the top of anyone’s wish list. Despite the health and cosmetic benefits of braces, they tend to get a bad reputation. When you think about braces, you probably think of the classic metal design. But did you know there are several types of braces available to…

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5 FAQs About Adult Braces

Can you ever be too old for braces? In a word, no. More and more adults are getting the smile they’ve always wanted by adding braces to their dental treatment. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists released data noting that 20% of orthodontic patients are over the age of 21. But are there differences…

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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…

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