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Fear Of Having Braces Fitted | 5 REASONS NOT TO BE SCARED

Some people know their children need braces, but they don’t get braces because they’re scared. Also, most kids are scared to get braces because of fear. There are many different reasons that parents and children are afraid of getting braces. When the only thing that lies between your child and a beautiful smile is a fear of having braces, there are a few ways you can help them conquer their fears. In this post, we’ll show you how to overcome your fear of braces. Let’s get going.

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Oral Health in 2020 | DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR MOMS | EPIC READ

Oral health. When it comes to your oral health, it is all about keeping your teeth in great shape. And seeing an expert when needed. Unfortunately, a lot of people forgo routine oral health and care. So they find that their teeth just aren’t in the shape that they need or want them to be. If you have always wanted a straight and beautiful smile, you first need to care for the teeth. But you may also want to consider having orthodontics done for your own benefit. In this post, we’ll give you a definitive guide to oral health. Let’s get cracking.

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Invisalign for Children is Popular in 2020 | FAST FACTS

As our knowledge of orthodontics advances, more and more parents seek earlier intervention for their sons and daughters. The technology available today allows orthodontists to accurately project how a child’s mouth with grow and the appropriate steps necessary to correct issues. Treatment plans rapidly advance to meet the needs of people at all stages of life, including kids. Sometimes early intervention is the key to an easier, more effective solution. In this post, we’ll show you that Invisalign for children is now a ‘thing.’ So, let’s get cracking.

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Choose and Mold Mouthguards for Braces | 5 Hacks

Your child’s braces are an investment that is designed to give them the most beautiful smile possible to enjoy in their future. While your child should already be involved in the care of their braces by brushing their teeth and avoiding certain foods, you may need to help them take additional steps to protect their metal brackets and wires. In this post, we’re going to show you all you need to know about mouth gaurds. Let’s kick things off with #1
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What EPIC Guidelines in 2020 Keep me Cavity-Free?

If you want your child’s teeth to remain strong and healthy throughout their adolescent and adult years, it’s important that they learn how to properly brush, floss, and maintain proper oral health care. In the event that your child doesn’t take care of their teeth during their formative years, cavities are more likely. Which can be very detrimental to the quality of your child’s teeth. If you want your child to be cavity-free, there are a number of guidelines that you should follow.

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How to Alleviate Discomfort (after Putting on Braces)

How to alleviate discomfort. The pain from braces can sneak up on you. When you first get your wires tightened, your teeth just feel some intense pressure on them. It’s not too uncomfortable. But soon, very soon, a more intense pain starts to set in. And that’s just the pain from the tightening. That doesn’t even touch the bone pain you may feel in your chin bone or the rub of the brackets and wires against your inner mouth.

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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

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Do Parents Worry if Their Child’s Baby Teeth Aren’t Falling Out?

Losing Baby TeethWhen parents visit Papandreas Orthodontics, it is not uncommon for parents to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues which require professional attention, but in general, what should parents expect when their kids start losing baby teeth? Read more

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Braces and Nail Biting – Does Orthodontics Break the Habit?

Nail biting and bracesSome parents at Papandreas Orthodontics ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Orthodontist Dr. Samuel Papandreas feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best interest. Read more

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Averting a Plaque Attack…

Gum disease can become a big problem for people as they grow older. Luckily, it doesn’t just happen by accident, and if you know a little about what causes it, you’ll be better able to avoid it in the long run.

As unpleasant as it may be to think about, our mouths aren’t the cleanest places in the world. As food is eaten, the remnants left on teeth form a sticky substance known as plaque, which is full of bacteria. If you brush your teeth and flush regularly, most of this plaque is removed. (A quick word of caution about brushing: be gentle with your gums when you brush, because overly vigorous brushing can actually contribute to gum disease over time!) However, if you aren’t regular with your brushing and flossing, the plaque collects near the gum line and hardens into tartar, the next step on the road to gum disease. If your teeth are crooked or crowded, it may be too difficult to remove the plaque the way you should, and the tartar can develop in hard to reach places despite your best efforts. Regular dental cleanings are very important to remove any tartar that has built up for whatever reason, since brushing and flossing alone can’t take care of it. Read more