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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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Your Family Favorite St. Louis Orthodontist | Cardinal Orthodontics

January 15, 2020

If you’re looking to improve your smile and are in need of a St. Louis Orthodontist, we’re...

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Introducing Cardinal Orthodontics’ Start a Smile Foundation

January 13, 2020

Beginning January 2020, Cardinal Orthodontics will be accepting applications on behalf of their new partnership with Start...

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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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What Are Braces Made of and How Do They Work?

December 16, 2019

As Orthodontists, we are often asked, “what are braces made of?” and, “how do they work?” The...

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Overbite, Underbite, and Crossbite… What Do These Bite Disorders Mean?

November 27, 2019

Overbites, underbites and crossbites are all different types of malocclusion or bite disorders. Most of the time...

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Do I Need Braces? | Signs That Orthodontics Will Benefit Your Smile

November 12, 2019

“Do I NEED braces?” The best way to determine whether or not you and/or your child needs...

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist in St. Louis

October 30, 2019

Knowing what questions to ask when choosing an orthodontist for you or child will make the process...

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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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Building Self-Confidence at Cardinal Orthodontics

September 30, 2019

Building self-confidence at Cardinal Orthodontics is what we enjoy the most about coming to work everyday! We...

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What to Pack in School Lunch for Children With Braces

September 3, 2019

It’s no secret that back-to-school time can be a bit stressful for both kids and parents. However,...

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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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Panoramic Dental X-rays in Orthodontics | Why They are Important

May 1, 2019

Panoramic dental x-rays are most commonly used by orthodontic specialists in the field of dentistry as a...

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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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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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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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Retainers After Orthodontic Treatment | Free Retainers For Life!

March 18, 2019

Why wearing a retainer is so important It’s not uncommon for people to go through orthodontic treatment...

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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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The Purpose of Rubber Bands in Orthodontic Treatment

February 20, 2019

Has your orthodontist recommended the use of rubber bands (elastics) in orthodontic treatment but you aren’t sure...

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Can Teenagers Get Invisalign?

February 19, 2019

Today, more and more teens are opting for Invisalign orthodontic treatment over traditional metal braces. When Invisalign...

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Cardinal Orthodontics Best of Webster Groves Award

February 6, 2019

Cardinal Orthodontics Receives Best of Webster Groves Award Cardinal Orthodontics has been selected for the 2018 Best of...

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What to Expect When Getting Braces On

Many people are unsure what to expect when getting their braces on. It can be a very...

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The Difference Between Clear and Metal Braces

January 31, 2019

What is the difference between clear and metal braces? This is a common question among new patients...

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The Purpose of Spacers in Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontists use spacers during the beginning stages of treatment to help open up a couple millimeters of...

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Effects of Thumb Sucking Habits

January 29, 2019

My child is sucking their thumb. Is this normal? Sucking on thumbs or pacifiers is a natural,...

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Keeping Good Oral Hygiene While in Braces

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

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Wearing a Retainer after Orthodontic Treatment

Did you just get your braces off? Don’t forget to wear your retainer! A retainer is a...

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What is Decalcification?

January 28, 2019

What is Decalcification? Decalcification, or “Decal” is the permanent weakening and erosion of the tooth’s enamel (the...

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What to Expect at your First Orthodontic Visit

January 23, 2019

First Orthodontic Visit Your first visit to Cardinal Orthodontics is an exciting time! It is a chance...

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When Is the Right Time to See an Orthodontist?

January 21, 2019

Parents often wonder when the right time is for their child to see an Orthodontist.  It can...

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Scheduling a Virtual Consultation at Cardinal Orthodontics

October 15, 2018

Virtual Consultations at Cardinal Orthodontics                         ...

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Braces or Invisalign?

September 24, 2018

Braces or Invisalign? Learn which Treatment Option is Best for You. Looking to straighten your smile, but...

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Cardinal Orthodontics Free Retainers for Life Program

August 17, 2017

Free Retainers for Life! In honor of our partnership with Dr. Peter Crump, Cardinal Orthodontics is pleased...

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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?

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

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