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Thumb Sucking Device – Instant Cure for Thumb Sucking- TGuard Review

As a pediatric dental hygienist, I am often asked about ways to stop thumb sucking and finger sucking. I have tried and tested just about every thumb sucking product and thumb sucking device there is. Finally a parent’s prayers are answered. The TGuard is an anti thumb sucking device that helps to stop thumb sucking almost instantly and easily. Before we get into the anti thumb sucking device, let’s discuss […]

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A Guide To Orthodontic Headgear

A Guide To Orthodontic Headgear What is a headgear? Also known as extra-oral appliances, orthodontic headgear helps to support the proper growth and alignment of the jaw while correcting bite problems. Dental headgear comes in different forms and is mostly used in kids with developing jawbones. Headgear is different from braces as the patient wears them outside the mouth. This appliance is most times recommended for kids with a severely […]

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Different Types Of Orthodontic Appliances

Types Of Orthodontic Appliances Orthodontic treatment plans come in many different forms and phases. Cooperating with your orthodontist ensures successful treatment. If you don’t use your orthodontic appliances as prescribed, it will be impossible to correct any teeth or jaw problems.  But what are the different types of orthodontic appliances for correcting dental problems? This guide takes you through some of the orthodontic appliances that an orthodontist use to help […]

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Teeth Alignment – How Often To Make Orthodontist Appointments

Teeth Alignment – How Often To Make Orthodontist Appointments Many people wonder how often they should go to the orthodontist.Teeth straightening is not limited to just braces. Your treatment may include functional appliances such as separators, a palatal expander or even a Herbst appliance which will require you to make multiple visits as the treatment continues. Moreover, if you expect great results out of your orthodontic treatment, you must make […]

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Herbst Appliance for Orthodontics and Braces

Herbst Orthodontic Appliance Guide You may have come across different orthodontic appliances like elastics, retainers, and braces. But not too many people know what a functional appliance like the Herbst appliance is. You see, functional appliances are built for the transmission of gentle, consistent force with the objective of influencing how the teeth and jaws grow and develop. This is meant to correct bite problems in children and give them […]

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Palatal Expander – What You Need To Know

Palatal Expander – What You Need To Know About Upper Jaw Expansion Through a preventative approach known as interceptive orthodontics, the dental and oral outlook for young children can benefit from orthodontic treatment. At the age of 6 or 7, your child’s teeth are still in the development stages and their jaw isn’t fully matured. So, issues like bad bites and teeth crowding can be addressed easily. This is where […]

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Types of Dental Retainers- Which Will You Choose?

Types of Dental Retainers Dental retainers will always be needed even if you have partial treatment or extensive orthodontic treatment. Retainers are used to keep teeth from going back to their original position. There are different retainer options available. You can seek help from your orthodontist while selecting a retainer for your teeth. What are the different types of dental retainers? There are usually two kinds of retainers. One is fixed […]

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When should a kid get braces? + 14 Reasons Why

When should a kid get braces? Nothing is like the gift of a beautiful, happy smile. As a pediatric dental hygienist, the question I’m probably asked the most is does my child need braces? Right after that, they ask, when should my child get braces? Parents always ask about the child’s age for braces or orthodontic therapy. There are many mixed answers out there. So I am here to give […]

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Steraligner Dental Appliance Cleaner- Does it Work?

As a dental hygienist, patients seem to have a difficult time finding a good product to clean their dental appliances or retainers with. It seems as if most of them leave their clear aligners cloudy or not clean enough. I had been hearing amazing feedback about Steraligner so I tested it out for myself. Why do you need to clean aligners? Dirty aligners and dental appliances can cause lots of […]

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