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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

Orthodontics—Gift Yourself!

It’s the season of giving and the start of a new year. What better time to gift yourself with the orthodontic treatment you’ve always wanted? Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children Read More

Victoria Beckham's "Toothsome" Collection - All of Her Children's Baby Teeth

In one respect, celebrities are no different from the rest of us—quite a few famous people love to collect things. Marie Osmond collects dolls (as well as Johnny Depp, Read More

What is a palatal expander?

Orthodontists like the doctor recommend a first orthodontic visit and evaluation for your child around the age of seven. We will evaluate your child’s jaw and facial development and make Read More

We're Improving Our Effectiveness in Treating Tooth Decay

For several decades, dentists have been saving teeth from tooth decay following a few basic guidelines: 1) Identify decay as soon as possible; 2) Thoroughly remove decayed tooth structure; Read More

Thanksgiving in North America

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving Read More

Importance of Oral Hygiene with Braces

Proper oral hygiene techniques are always worthwhile, but they are especially crucial when you’re wearing orthodontic appliances such as braces. When you don’t maintain an effective oral hygiene routine, you Read More

Diabetes Could Impact Your Oral Health

More than 1 in 10 Americans has some form of diabetes. This metabolic condition disrupts the body's regulation of glucose in the bloodstream, giving rise to health problems like Read More

Keep that candy at bay during your treatment!

Now that you have braces, it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment, as the doctor will tell you. While we trust you will Read More

Gum Recession Could Have Long-Range Consequences For Your Dental Health

We're all familiar with optical illusions, which our brain visually perceives in a way different from the actual reality. A kind of optical illusion may also happen in your Read More

Rubber Band Horoscopes: What your color says about you

One exciting part about wearing braces from Orthodontic Associates is getting to choose the colors of your rubber bands. Orthodontists place elastic bands, or ligatures, over each bracket to secure Read More

A Fun Halloween with Braces

Having teeth encased in braces can be discouraging during Halloween. If you or your child has braces, there are certain candies to avoid this holiday season—and in general—while you have Read More

Russell Wilson's Funny Video Aside, Removing Wisdom Teeth is No Laughing Matter

There are plenty of hilarious videos of groggy patients coming out of wisdom teeth surgery to keep you occupied for hours. While many of these have turned everyday people Read More

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