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Why Are My Teeth Shifting After Having Braces?

September 21, 2020

Uh oh! It’s been a few years since you’ve completed orthodontic treatment and you’re wondering why your...

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Braces Friendly Halloween Candy | Candies to Avoid

September 16, 2020

One of the biggest questions kids with braces have in October is, “Can I eat Halloween candy?”...

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5 Daily Habits that will Boost Dental Health

June 3, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to boost your dental health, look no further! Here are some daily...

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Halitosis and Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

April 1, 2020

Halitosis is the clinical word used to describe chronic bad breath. It is estimated that 25% of...

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February is American Heart Month | Take Control of Your Health!

February 21, 2020

February was proclaimed American Heart Month by president Lyndon B. Johnson on December 30th, 1963. He did...

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What Is an X-Ray and How Is It Used in Orthodontics?

January 2, 2020

An x-ray, also called a radiograph, is an imaging test regularly utilized in medical and dental fields....

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month | Celebrate Your Smile

October 15, 2019

Since October is national dental hygiene month, we’d like to express extreme gratitude to all the hard...

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All About Your Wisdom Teeth | How They Affect Your Oral Health

August 28, 2019

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last of your teeth to erupt in your mouth....

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What You Need to Know About Wearing a Sports Mouth Guard with Braces

August 1, 2019

Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth from damage or injury in contact sports, especially for people...

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The Benefits of Rinsing with Warm Salt Water

June 11, 2019

Many Orthodontists and Dentists suggest rinsing with warm salt water 2-3 times a day during the first...

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Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

June 6, 2019

We all know that brushing your teeth is very important in order to maintain good oral health,...

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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

April 24, 2019

We all know that our tongue helps us chew and swallow food properly, but did you know...

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Emergencies vs. Non-Emergencies in Orthodontics

April 18, 2019

Knowing what is considered an emergency and non-emergency with braces will potentially save you unnecessary trips to...

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Expose and Ligation Procedure on Impacted Teeth

April 3, 2019

Sometimes teeth do not form properly and can end up getting stuck or “impacted” below the gum...

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Dental Cleanings Before, During, and After Orthodontic Treatment

March 28, 2019

It is a common assumption while a person is undergoing orthodontic treatment that they do not need...

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The Importance of Fluoride in Toothpaste & Mouthwash

February 27, 2019

What is Fluoride? At Cardinal Orthodontics, we recommend the use of any toothpaste or mouthwash that contains...

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How to floss with braces
Keeping Good Oral Hygiene While in Braces

January 29, 2019

Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces can be difficult, but not impossible. There are many different...

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Periodontal disease
What is Peridontal Disease

July 31, 2017

Periodontal disease is a very common condition which affects the gums and periodontal structures in the mouth....

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what age do i need to get braces
What Age Do I Need to Get Braces?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get in our practice, and perhaps the...

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How to floss with braces
How Do I Floss with Braces?

June 16, 2017

Practicing oral hygiene like flossing with braces is essential to keep teeth healthy and to prevent plaque...

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