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Many Surprising Reasons to See an Orthodontist

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An orthodontist’s job goes far beyond just creating beautiful smiles. They are an important part of the dental team for optimal dental and general health.
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The Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Metal Braces

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Here are some key advantages that make Invisalign clear orthodontic alignment devices superior to traditional metal braces for some patients.
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The Oral Microbiome and Its Links to Autoimmunity

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Recent research has elucidated the relationship between the oral microbiome and a variety of system diseases including Sjogrens, Lupus, & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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What You Need to Know About Snoring and Jaw Development

Once mostly an adult problem, even children are beginning to snore as human jaws continue to shrink due to changes in the post-industrial age diet.
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How Your Dentist Can Help with Sleep Apnea

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Snoring & sleep apnea are so common that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates ~40% of men, 24% of women & between 10%-12% of children experience it. Although you must see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis, if oral health is to blame, your dentist may be able to help with treatment.
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Everything You Wanted to Know about Wisdom Teeth

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When wisdom teeth become trapped within gums, they are considered impacted & need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth lead to issues such as misalignment of other teeth, pain or infection. In the US alone, about 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from about 5 million people every year.
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A New Look at the Oral Microbiome

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Oral health isn't only about what goes into your mouth or how your mouth looks & smells, but what's going on inside your mouth as a microbial ecosystem. Your oral microbiome is affected by a variety of factors, such as food you eat, stress, aging, genetics/race/ethnicity, gender, even the type of toothpaste you use.
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It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Have a Beautiful Smile

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Orthodontist Jacob Koch reviews the top trends in orthodontic treatment including invisible braces, self-ligating braces, clear aligners, smile designing and more. These advances in orthodontia are making it easier than ever for people to get the smile they want.
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What Causes Dry Mouth and How Can You Treat It?

Dry mouth can lead to dental caries, oral candidiasis, and problems eating and speaking. Avoiding certain medications, symptom relief, and dental care are key.
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Why Have Low Safety Standards for Dental Anesthesia?

The idea that dental anesthesia is somehow different than anesthesia for any other type of procedure is just not true. So why are safety standards lower?
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Everything You Need to Know about Invisalign

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Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces, but getting the right treatment for your teeth requires that you do your homework.
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How to Afford 4 Common Oral Procedures on a Budget

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Many people without dental insurance forgo visits to the dentist because they don't know that dental insurance alternatives are available to help them.