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3 Ways Aging Could Dim Your Smile and What To Do About It

Know how to get the better of an age-guesser at the carnival? Smile! A recent study found that people tend to underestimate a person's age if they're smiling. If true, Read More

The Origins of Valentine's Day

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read More

Reducing Inflammation Could Benefit Your Mouth and Your Heart

February is all about hearts—and not just on Valentine's Day. It's also American Heart Month, when healthcare professionals focus attention on this life-essential organ. Dentists are among those providers, Read More

Elastics and Braces

If you’ve visited Orthodontic Associates, then there’s a good chance you’re looking to perfect your smile by straightening your teeth with braces. At some point during your treatment, you may Read More

Hey, Metal Mouth, Hey, Train Tracks! Six Funny Comebacks for People Who Wear Braces

Brace-ism: believe it or not, it’s a concept. The Urban Dictionary defines brace-ism as “acting mean to people who have braces on their teeth.” Phrases like metal mouth, brace face, Read More

Here Is What You Can Do to Help Your Kids Snack Healthier at School

In addition to daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a tooth-friendly diet can boost your kid's dental health and development. You can help by setting high standards for Read More

Your Five-Step Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay While Wearing Braces

If you’re wearing braces, then you know they are working hard to straighten your teeth. However, those hard-working braces are also preventing you from easily cleaning your teeth. It is Read More

You May Not Be an MMA Fighter Like Devin Clark, But You Might Still Be at Risk for Mouth Injury

Mixed martial artists undoubtedly carry a greater risk for physical injury than the average person—just ask Devin Clark. The star fighter with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has had Read More

When It Come to Chewing Gum, Be Choosy!

Why do you chew gum? Perhaps because it’s a habit that comes with some healthy benefits. Chewing a stick or two reduces the urge to snack between meals. It’s a Read More

Make this the Year You Stop Smoking

It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read More

Maintain Your Dental Care During Pregnancy For You and Your Baby

Hearing the words, "You're going to have a baby," can change your life—as surely as the next nine months can too. Although an exciting time, pregnancy can be hectic Read More

Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!

We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read More

Troubling Data Says Smoking Marijuana Could Worsen Gum Disease

It seems with each new election cycle another U.S. state legalizes marijuana use. It remains a flashpoint issue that intersects politics, law and morality, but there's another aspect that Read More

Does my child need two-phase treatment?

Two-phase orthodontic treatment involves two separate and distinct periods that your child receives orthodontic treatment. It allows your son or daughter to begin early treatment of bite and jaw problems, Read More

Resolved for 2022: Healthier Teeth and Gums and a More Attractive Smile

That rumble you hear is 2022 about to roar into your life on New Year's Eve—so, you better get hopping on those resolutions! And rather than go with the Read More

Helpful Hints for Dealing with Braces Pain

Your first few days with braces will feel rather odd, awkward, and even painful. The day you get your braces you will probably just feel weird, like you have something Read More

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