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What is Bad Breath (Explained in 11 Steps)

How Common Is Bad Breath? Halitosis is a common oral health issue that affects everyone at some time in their lives, but there are also individuals who have chronic halitosis. Having a foul odor from the mouth can lead to embarrassment, and it can also make the food or beverages that you consume taste awful. Approximately 25% of adults have a major problem with halitosis, and many of the individuals with the condition seek professional help for the problem. When you have halitosis frequently, you should visit an orthodontist to learn more about the causes & treatments for the condition.

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Tooth brushing Mistake No.7: “Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”

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Forgetting to brush the inner surfaces of your teeth is a major mistake that can lead to you having bad breath, gum disease or cavities. The best way to correct this bad habit is to begin your daily oral hygiene by brushing the interior surfaces of your teeth first before switching to the front surfaces of your teeth. You may need to practice in front of a mirror in order to turn the toothbrush in the correct direction while brushing. In addition, make sure that your children also brush the interior surfaces of their teeth by placing a mirror at a lower level on the wall in their bathroom.

Straightening Your Teeth Makes Daily Oral Hygiene Easier

If you have crooked or closely spaced teeth, then brushing the interior surfaces of your teeth is difficult. Schedule an appointment with an orthodontist to determine if you have mild, moderate or serious malocclusions of your teeth. When you have misaligned teeth, an orthodontist will recommend Invisalign aligners or braces. The amount of time required for orthodontic treatment varies depending on your problems and the type of devices that you must wear. While wearing orthodontic devices, you must continue to brush both the backs and fronts of your teeth to prevent decay and halitosis.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

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14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585
https://drpapandreas.com/

Tooth Brushing Mistake No.7: “Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”

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It’s a competitive job market and candidates want to have every edge that they can. Apart from a strong resume and experience, there are soft skills that employers looks for that most people may not be aware of. “There have even been studies that indicate lasting impressions are made within the first three seconds of seeing someone,” said Dr. Michelle Callahan, a TV host, relationship expert, coach, and developmental psychologist. “Many adults are concerned about how their smile might affect their chances for employment or advancement in a competitive job market.

A great smile is the best accessory anyone can wear. In fact, a recent study by Invisalign found that people really value straight teeth — and it affects their opinion of others. In the study, 1,047 respondents were shown images of people with varying tooth issues and asked to give their honest opinion about them, unaware that they were comparing people with straight teeth to crooked teeth. Results indicated that Americans perceive people with straight teeth to have more desirable qualities than those with crooked teeth, including attributes such as being happy, surrounded by loved ones, and professionally successful.

Among the many findings, they found that straight teeth had the following impact on hiring managers: Read more

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Mouthguard – A Germ Infested Breeding Ground

Germs on Mouthguards Can Cause IllnessMost adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during orthodontic treatment. A mouthguard protects the braces and serves as addition protection, further reducing the possibility of tooth and jaw injury.

It is not uncommon for athletes to remove their mouthguard when playing sports and set it down, hold it in their dirty hands, or toss it into the case or Gym bag when the game is over. Do you or your kids clean your #mouthguard before popping it back into the mouth the next you play? Who knows what germs are breeding on the mouthguard when stored away that can cause illness and oral health issues? Read more

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TMJ Jaw Pain Can Be a Mouthful

Papandreas Orthodontics N Royalton Brunswick OH TMJ painLiving with aching or clicking jaws can be hard to swallow! Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also commonly known as TMJ or TMD, is a joint disorder that affects the opening and closing of the jaw, and can have many side effects that relate to the teeth, head and neck.

Like other joints, the relationship between the bone and disk will affect how well the joint works. The jaw is used thousands of times a day for talking, eating and laughing. When a disorder is present in the joint, your lifestyle can be dramatically changed. Read more

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Celebrities Embrace Wearing Braces

wearing braces Katy Perry Papandreas Orthodontics wants you to know that braces aren’t just for kids. Even celebrities enjoy the benefits that orthodontic treatment can offer and embrace traditional braces rather than invisible braces to correct their problems. Not every patient is a candidate for Invisalign or braces behind the teeth. Below are a few recognizable names who have chosen show off their treatment, even though they are in the spotlight.

Katy Perry – recording artist and pop idol Katy Perry chose metal braces and smiles proudly during photo shoots and performances. Read more

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Valentines Day Smile Makeover at Papandreas Orthodontics

Papandreas Ortho North Royalton OH Valentines DayLooking to treat yourself or someone you love to a Smile Maker for Valentines Day? There is no way to measure the magnitude of a healthy, beautiful smile. If you are looking for that special gift that allows someone to become the best possible version of themselves, orthodontic treatment is a great way to show how much you care.

The look of your smile can affect ones level of satisfaction and happiness in life. If you are uncomfortable smiling because of crowding, spacing, or are embarrassed how your smile looks … it can affect your self-esteem and impact your daily life both personally and in the workplace. Read more

Straight Scoop on Whitening Teeth – What you Need to Know

Teeth Whitening Teeth whitening kits are available everywhere today; online, over the counter, and from your dentist. Studies report that bleaching or whitening products can improve the color of teeth that stain over time. But before you decide to embark on a whitening program, Papandreas Orthodontics would like to review some facts about these products and what results you can expect. Read more

The Truth About Sugar – Are Your Ready to Take a Stand?

Sugar in DrinksThe consumption of sugar will always be an issue for dental professionals, medical professionals, nutritionists, and health buffs everywhere. As long as sugar remains a large part of the American diet, we will continue to hear about all the negative effects sugar can have on the body. But do we listen?

At Papandreas Orthodontics, we feel it is our mission to provide important information regarding the epidemic problem of sugar consumption in our country today and understand how the over consumption of sugar may cause many health problems in the future, especially for our children and generations to come.

You may think… Is this concern exaggerated? Read more

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Mouth Guards Should be Mandatory for Sports…Protect Your Teeth

Sports InjuryYou may not realize it but mouth guards are worth their weight in gold. If you think about it, the use of mouth-guards and the reasons for using them isn’t that far removed from orthodontic technology and the principals at Papandreas Orthodontics we employ to create a beautiful and healthy smile for our patients! Read more