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The Potential Thumb Sucking Effects on Teeth for Your Child & How to Prevent Them

Sucking on pacifiers or teethers can be soothing and entertaining for children. Even as they continue to grow, this tendency may not go away. When you take away these objects, they often transition to thumb sucking. While thumb sucking effects aren’t an issue early on, it can be a concern as they near the eruption…

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Types of Malocclusion That Could Be Treated by an Orthodontist

No two sets of teeth are the same. That goes for “perfect” smiles or those with misalignments. The types of malocclusions and severity range the gamut from insignificant to debilitating. If you’ve been diagnosed with a malocclusion, you may be wondering exactly what that means. Read on to learn about types of malocclusion often treated…

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Breathe Easy: Learn Orthodontic Causes & Treatments for Mouth Breathing

Breathing through your nose comes naturally – but to some, it’s nearly impossible! When your nasal airways are obstructed, your body’s response is to find oxygen through mouth breathing. Your mouth can pull in a large volume of oxygen at a time, which is why we mouth breathe during strenuous physical activity. However, chronic mouth…

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Primary Crooked Teeth Causes & The Best Treatment Options

Are you wearing braces to straighten your teeth? Have you wondered what caused your crooked teeth in the first place? It could be one of many reasons, actually! Not every cause can be prevented, either! Learn about the most common crooked teeth causes and what you can do to stop or treat them. Common Crooked…

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