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How long should you wear retainers after getting braces off?

So you have been to your orthodontist or dentist, had braces or invisible aligners and have been given a removable or fixed retainer. Here are some common questions we are asked by our patients. Why do I need orthodontic retainers? Orthodontic retainers are used to hold your teeth in proper alignment after orthodontic treatment is [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Dental Health, General, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Have Tonsil Stones and Bad Breath

Quite often we have patients who see us with concerns regarding tonsil stones they have developed. Most have had a tonsil stones for a number of months to a number of year but a common complaint we hear is the bad breath associated with them. In some cases there may be associated discomfort with the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Dental Health|0 Comments

Is There an Alternative to Flossing?

You may have heard all about it before, "You need to floss more". Yes, flossing can be time consuming and awkward, but it does get easier with practice. While flossing with string floss or dental tape is the "gold standard" for keeping in between your teeth clean and your gums healthy there are alternatives out [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|Dental Health|0 Comments

Sensitivity After a Filling

Experiencing sensitivity following a recent filling is a common experience for many patients following routine dental treatment. The sensitivity may vary in severity from person to person and from individual tooth to tooth. What are the symptoms? The symptoms can vary from sensitivity to pressure, biting, air, hot and cold foods and drinks, or to [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Dental Health|0 Comments

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