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Invisalign with Accelerated Tooth Movement

I have been doing Invisalign for about 4 years now and one of things patients ALWAYS ask is..."How long will this take?" Well, in the last 6 months I have started using PROPEL as an option for patients if they wants to accelerate their tooth movement, and it has been amazing. Basically, if the original plan says it will take 10 months, we can cut it down to 5 months if we utilize PROPEL... If the plan is 16 months, we can cut it down to 8. Actually sometimes the time can even be shortened. Please let me know if you are interested in straightening your teeth for a healthier ...

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A New Approach To Protecting Teeth and Smiles: The Modern Night Guards

As a Dentist in New York City, I see MANY patients with worn, damaged, chipped and broken teeth, jaw joint disorders and muscle discomfort. In the general population, it has been stated that anywhere from 8 – 30% of people clench or grind their teeth. However, if you are a Type A personality, under stress, sleep-deprived, or smoke; it is more likely you will actually clench or grind. Most people are not aware of it, but it can cause damage to your teeth, recession of your gums, and pain in your jaw muscles and joints (TMJ).SIGNS AND SYMPTOMSHonestly, most people have no idea that they clench or grind their ...

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Cavities Are Contagious!

Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease, new research demonstrates. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. Parents should make their own oral health care a priority in order to help their children stay healthy. Read More from research from the University of Louisville...

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Foods That Stain Teeth

I have noticed that more and more people are concerned about the color or brightness of their teeth lately. One thing I recommend is that after eating (or drinking) anything that will stain or discolor your teeth - rinse your mouth with water (or swish it around and drink it). After 30 minutes, you can brush if you want to clean them up even further - Do Not Brush right after eating (or drinking) anything that will stain or discolor your teeth - rinse first with water. Another recommendation is to TRY to drink anything that will stain your teeth through a ...

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How Diabetes Affects Your Mouth

4 Signs You May Have a ProblemDiabetes puts you at risk for dental problems. It impairs your ability to fight bacteria in your mouth. Having high blood sugar encourages bacteria to grow and contributes to gum disease.You may have gum disease if you have:Gums that are red, sore, bleeding, or swollen, or that pull away from your teethLoose teethChronic bad breathmore: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/ss/slideshow-diabetes-dental-care?ecd=wnl_dia_020914&ctr=wnl-dia-020914_ld-stry&mb=eepzap2HajhSOBcig0bu%2f%40HnVev1imbC%40sD3WAy6XzQ%3d

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How Does Diet Affect Oral Health?

Tips for Improving Diet and Oral HealthHow Does Diet Affect Oral Health?Tooth decay and cavities are caused by acid that is produced by oral bacteria and food deposits on or in between your teeth. Certain foods – sugary, starchy, and sticky snacks – are linked to higher levels of such acid causing bacteria.What Foods are Good for Oral Health?· Protect and Make up Bone and Enamelo Calcium-Rich Foods: beans, greens, milk, yogurt, and cheese.o Research has shown that dairy products not only provide calcium, but also help reduce your risk of cavities· Helps Absorb Calciumo Vitamin D: milk, eggs, ...

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