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Nominate a Mom this Mother’s Day for a chance to win Invisalign treatment at Cardinal Orthodontics.

April 26, 2023

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day by giving one lucky mom the gift of a beautiful smile! Nominate an...

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Preventing Gum Inflammation During Orthodontic Treatment

December 28, 2022

Gum inflammation is a result of excessive plaque buildup on the teeth and gum line – also...

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2022 Summer Contest | Transformation Tuesday’s

June 8, 2022

From NOW until August 16th, you can participate in our 2022 Summer Contest, Transformation Tuesday’s! Enter for...

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Why It’s Important to Schedule a Dental Visit Twice a Year

May 9, 2022

Did you know that scheduling a dental visit twice a year can help prevent against gum disease?...

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How To Keep Your Gums Healthy and Avoid Gum Disease

February 22, 2022

Keeping your gums healthy is a crucial part of maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing gum disease....

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Is Chewing Ice Bad for Your Teeth?

December 1, 2021

Chewing ice is a very common habit that isn’t impossible to break. Some people do this mindlessly...

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A Different Kind of Orthodontic Experience at Cardinal Orthodontics

June 2, 2021

At Cardinal Orthodontics, we strive to provide a one-of-a-kind orthodontic experience that you can’t get anywhere else....

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Your Smile is Just the Start at Cardinal Orthodontics!

Your smile is just the start to many great things in life at Cardinal Orthodontics. Not only...

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Landmarks of St. Louis | Photo Contest

June 1, 2021

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than a photo contest! Participate in our Landmarks...

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Cardinal Orthodontics COVID-19 Dental Treatment Consent Form

May 7, 2020

We are excited to announce that our offices in Webster Groves and Ballwin are back open for...

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March is National Nutrition Month | Healthy Tips and Tricks

March 4, 2020

Help us celebrate national nutrition month at Cardinal Orthodontics by learning healthy, nutritious ways to care for...

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A Guide to the Perfect Valentines Day Gift for Him or Her

February 6, 2020

With Valentines Day quickly approaching, there are a lot of people searching for the perfect gift to...

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Braces-Friendly Foods to Enjoy This Summer

July 17, 2019

Summer is a great time of year! Relaxing, vacations, and enjoying fun barbecues with friends and family....

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Our Philosophy on Permanent Retainers | Cardinal Orthodontics

April 3, 2019

Permanent (bonded) Retainers The topic of permanent retainers is a very popular one that is frequently asked...

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Common Misconceptions about Braces | Questions & Myths

March 26, 2019

There are many misconceptions and myths about braces that have been debunked time and time again. Here...

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Teeth Whitening Options

February 27, 2019

Once people are finished with treatment of braces or Invisalign, they often ask about teeth whitening options....

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Laser Procedure in Orthodontics – What’s It Used For?

February 25, 2019

What is a Laser Procedure? The laser procedure in orthodontics is helpful when a permanent tooth is...

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