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What is the Right Age For Braces

What is the Right Age For Braces

It seems like a pretty straight-forward process: getting braces will straighten out your teeth. But there’s really more to it than that. Braces can also help jaw alignment including overbite and underbite, teeth crowding, teeth overlapping, as well as crooked teeth. If you have any of these problems you could probably benefit from braces, but the real question is, what is the right age to address these issues and actually have braces put on?

Cold Weather Effects Your Teeth

Cold Weather Effects Teeth

You know that point in your semi-annual teeth cleaning visit where the dentist runs his metal scraper along your gum line and he eventually hits a point that makes you jump in the dental chair? That’s called a “zing” and with cold winter weather droning on and on your teeth may also be feeling the zing from the outdoor air.

Healthy Snacks On the Go Tips

Dentist approved healthy snacks Family Smilecare Center Cedar Rapids

Anyone who has ever had a child knows how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy diet, including snacks, when it seems like you and your child are always on the go. It’s much easier to hit the Drive Thru window to grab a quick meal or snack rather than having to plan ahead and remember to bring healthy meals and snacks wherever you have to be.