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January 17th, 2024

Maybe you’ve known people with braces and aligners—maybe you’ve worn them yourself!—so if braces or aligners are in your teen’s future, you have some idea what to expect and when to expect it. But quite often, orthodontic issues require more treatment than braces alone can provide. When misalignment affects not only the teeth but the…
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Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler

January 10th, 2024

Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes to healthy hydration. Which beverages shouldn’t have a prime spot in your cooler when you’re wearing braces or aligners? Soft Drinks You’re probably not surprised…
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Xylitol: A significant factor for improving your oral health

January 3rd, 2024

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in tree bark, plants, fruits, and vegetables. The human body also produces it in small amounts. It looks and tastes like sugar, so as part of a health regimen, most people require no willpower to use it. Xylitol is safe (approved by the World Health Organization) because only…
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Five (Easy-to-Keep!) Dental Resolutions for the New Year

December 28th, 2023

It’s a new year! A blank calendar! A traditional time to make a few changes that could change your life for the better. And while we applaud big goals like learning a new language, practicing more between lessons, or finally cleaning out that locker, Dr. Michael Willes would like to start small with a few…
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