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How to Keep Mouth Guards Clean

How to Keep Mouth Guards Clean

If you tend to grind your teeth at night or if you play an intense sport, then you may have mouth guards designed to help protect your teeth. While these devices can be incredibly helpful, they require proper care and maintenance. Just like your teeth, they need to be constantly cleaned in order to avoid bacterial buildup. Keep reading to learn how best to care for your mouth guards and keep dastardly bacteria at bay.

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Does Invisalign® Hurt the First Day?

Does Invisalign® Hurt the First Day?

Whether through traditional braces or new aligners such as Invisalign, teeth straightening is never a painless process. However, any pain caused by your new aligner should not be unbearable, nor should it last longer than the first week of treatment. Luckily, there are several ways to prevent pain or to make your Invisalign stop hurting. If you experience more pain or discomfort than mild discomfort for an extended period, then you should contact your orthodontist for advice.

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SPARK Aligners vs. Invisalign®

SPARK Aligners vs. Invisalign®

For those of any age looking for a more discrete treatment plan than traditional braces, clear aligners may be the perfect alternative. But today, there are so many different aligners, and it may be challenging to choose the right one. Hopefully, this article will help you attain your future smile by comparing two top-grossing aligner companies: SPARK Aligners and Invisalign!

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Gum Recession from Braces: Is It Possible?

Gum Recession from Braces: Is It Possible?

Gum recession is a common side effect of braces that occurs when the braces pressure the gum tissue or when the teeth are forced into new positions. In most cases, gum recession will disappear once the braces are removed. However, it may persist even after treatment is completed in some cases.
Today’s blog will help you learn more about receding gums caused by braces!

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Dry Socket: What is It, and What are the Dry Socket Symptoms?

Dry Socket: What is It, and What are the Dry Socket Symptoms?

If you have ever had a tooth removed or survived the removal of your wisdom teeth, then you have probably been warned about dry sockets. You hear horror stories of your neighbor getting dry sockets after having his wisdom teeth removed, and you quiver at the thought of getting them yourself. They sound painful, but what exactly are dry sockets, and what can you do to prevent them?

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