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Cleaning Your Orthodontic Retainer (3 EASY WAYS)

Cleaning Your Orthodontic Retainer (3 EASY WAYS)

If you’ve recently had your braces removed following the completion of your treatment, you’ve likely been provided with some form of orthodontic retainer. The most common retainers include a temporary retainer for the upper row of your teeth and a permanent one for the bottom row. No matter what type of retainer you have, it’s important that you keep the…

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What Kind of Training (Do Pediatric Orthodontists do?)

What Kind of Training (Do Pediatric Orthodontists do?)

Seeking out the help of pediatric orthodontists is crucial to your child’s smile and their overall health and well-being. Orthodontists work on straightening your child’s teeth as well as correcting other oral-related problems that could become an issue in the future. Or already have become a problem for them in their everyday lives. Understanding the training and education that goes…

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Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE)

Dentist and Orthodontist (THE DIFFERENCE)

The difference between a dentist and orthodontist. Like medicine, dentistry has a number of sub-specialties. Among these are periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics. Each requires additional training beyond that given in dental school. Here’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Jasmine GortonDr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay Area native, graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor degrees in both…

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Puerto Rico – Dr. Jasmine Gorton (in Action)

Puerto Rico – Dr. Jasmine Gorton (in Action)

Dr. Jasmine Gorton joined with fellow members of the Hispanic Dental Association for volunteer dentistry in the homeless clinic in Santurce & San Juan – Puerto Rico. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Jasmine GortonDr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay Area native, graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor degrees in both Integrative Biology and Social Sciences and then went on to graduate from Harvard with honors for…

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What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pain (How to Treat)

What Causes Abnormal Jaw Pain (How to Treat)

UPDATED 29-9-28 Abnormal jaw pain can be an indicator of a serious health problem, especially if it occurs for a prolonged period. Some jaw pains are so intensive they cause headaches. Consider seeing a doctor if you experience abnormal jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by many factors. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Jasmine GortonDr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay…

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Traditional Expanders and Clear Aligners (The Difference)

Traditional Expanders and Clear Aligners (The Difference)

What is the difference between traditional expanders and clear aligners? Today’s orthodontic treatments are a far cry from the decades when patients had to endure ponderous hardware and lengthy treatment times! Some of the newest cutting-edge orthodontic practices are so lightweight and streamlined you may hardly know they are there! Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Jasmine GortonDr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay…

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10 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ HERE)

10 Signs of a Good Orthodontist (READ HERE)

Signs of a good orthodontist. Adults, particularly moms, between the ages of 20-45 usually have a tough time finding a good orthodontist mainly because their teeth, gum, and jawbone are fully developed and need expert orthodontic care. Share Post Twitter Facebook Email Jasmine GortonDr. Jasmine Gorton, a Bay Area native, graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor degrees in both Integrative Biology and Social…

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5 Reasons Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Health

5 Reasons Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Health

How Can Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health? Widely spaced teeth are a concern not merely for the vain or those overly concerned about their appearance. There are a number of serious concerns associated with widely spaced teeth, including Gingivitis, mouth sores, and tooth decay. In general, widely spaced teeth lead to the extra build up of bacteria including tartar…

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Straightening Your Teeth Time Line (6 FACTS)

Straightening Your Teeth Time Line (6 FACTS)

How long will it take to straighten my teeth? Straightening your teeth can be a positive move for those who have self-esteem and confidence issues. If you’ve always felt bad about the way that your teeth look, it is time to see a local orthodontist and be fitted for the right types of braces. Believe it or not, wearing braces can be…

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Hard to Break Habits (Thumb and Finger Sucking)

Hard to Break Habits (Thumb and Finger Sucking)

Sucking a thumb or finger (s) typically is not a concern for children preschool age or younger. Most children will stop on their own if you give them time between the ages of 3 to 6 years. This coincides with when a child is old enough to be able to have a productive conversation about the habit. We have found…

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