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Blog Posts in November, 2019

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  • What to do When You've Broken a Bracket
    What to do When You've Broken a Bracket

    Don’t Panic! It’s not uncommon to experience a broken wire or a loose bracket when you have traditional braces, so there’s nothing to panic about. The first thing you should do is schedule an ...

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  • How to Keep Your Retainer Clean
    How to Keep Your Retainer Clean

    When To Clean Your Retainer If you’ve recently had your braces removed, chances are you have a shiny new retainer to keep clean. Here are a few cleaning tips to help keep your retainers clean and your ...

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  • Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid When You Have Braces
    Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid When You Have Braces

    If this is your first Thanksgiving with braces, you may find yourself wondering what foods you can and can’t have this holiday season. While most traditional Thanksgiving foods are ...

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  • How Smoking Affects Oral Health
    How Smoking Affects Oral Health

    Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health Most people are aware that smoking and chewing tobacco can have adverse effects on their overall health—it should be no surprise that tobacco use can also negatively ...

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  • Thumb Sucking and Oral Health
    Thumb Sucking and Oral Health

    Sucking on a thumb or finger is a common and completely normal habit amongst babies and young children, developing even before they’re born. While holding the thumb or finger in the mouth doesn’t ...

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  • 5 Things No One Tells You About Having Braces
    5 Things No One Tells You About Having Braces

    What They Don’t Tell You Before getting braces, you’ve probably heard stories of the pain after tightenings, busted brackets, and rubber bands—but, what about the rest of the experience? Here are 5 ...

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