Eating become significantly more difficult after getting braces. You have to avoid certain foods because they can get caught up in your braces, causing bacteria to grow that can corrode and discolor your teeth. That doesn’t mean all is lost, there are still a number of safe food options for you even if you have braces. 

 

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A lot of different aspects of your health are more interrelated than you think. Some studies show links between your jaw alignment and sleep apnea, poor dental hygiene can cause the growth of tonsil stones, and there’s even a growing amount of scientific literature exploring the connection between your oral health and gastrointestinal problems. Even your diet can affect your dental health. Here are a few foods you can incorporate into your mea Read More...

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Everyone wants white teeth, and getting white teeth is relatively easy. If you practice proper dental care, that’s brushing, flossing, having regular dental check-ups, chances are, your teeth are fine. Now, as with a lot of daily activities, braces can complicate things. When you wear braces, a sizeable portion of your teeth is obstructed by wires, brackets, and hinges. This means that when you brush your teeth, your toothbrush isn’t getting t Read More...

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Discolored teeth are more common than you think. This happens when the outer layer of your teeth, the enamel, becomes discolored. 

There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration and staining of teeth like smoking and damaging your enamel with rough brushing, but one of the most common causes is food. 

Here is a list of food and drinks you should avoid if you want to keep your pearly whites, well, pearly. 

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Braces are a major adjustment. This discomfort is especially felt on your first week of this new treatment. Treatment time is long, it has to be to make sure that the effects of said treatment stay after the brackets and wires come off. Braces work by essentially putting your teeth and sometimes your jaw on a small but contact amount of pressure to slowly move things into their right place. Naturally, the presence of this foreign object in you Read More...

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You may wonder why braces have elastic bands. I mean. it’s fairly obvious what the metal brackets and wires do to straighten your teeth, but what about those bands? Do they serve a purpose? To put it simply, yes they do. Read on to learn more about this important part of your orthodontic treatment. 

They Connect Your Wires To The Brackets

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Obesity has been a huge problem in the United States for a number of decades now, and with the way things are, it’s likely to remain a problem for a while. You probably know that obesity is associated with other grave illnesses like arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes, but did you know that there may also be a link between obesity and your oral health? Read on to learn more. 

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Wires link all of the brackets in standard metal braces. While these wires are very durable, certain patients may have problems with them or other aspects of their orthodontic equipment. It isn’t too uncommon to break a wire, and if you do, it’s no real cause for alarm as we here at mBrace will help you through it.  

What To Do When A Wire Breaks?

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If you’re ready to start your journey to get the smile you deserve you may already be looking at some treatment options for you. The two most popular methods for correcting a crooked grin are braces and Invisalign. Some people choose not to wear braces, but they are interested in learning more about invisible aligners. Is it possible to eat a nutritious diet when wearing Invisalign? Read on to find out.

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Jaw pain refers to some form of physical irritation that occurs in the jaw. That being said, it may also spread to other parts of the face. Jaw pain is a common ailment. It usually does not necessitate urgent medical treatment. Although this is reassuring, jaw pain may also be a symptom of a more severe root problem.

Jaw pain can be triggered by a number of causes. Sinuses, ear infections, dental complications, injured nerve endings Read More...

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