Category Archives: Teeth

shouldnt ignore crooked teeth

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 22, 2017

Crooked teeth are so much more than an aesthetic issue, but too often people think about forgoing correcting it because they don’t have the money to fix something that is just related to their appearance. When you are worried about making ends meet each month, it can seem impossible to have the resources to invest in orthodontic work for either you or your child. But crooked teeth have a way of impacting many more aspects of your life than you realize and by correcting dental issues, you...

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fix your smile

Why It’s Never Too Late to Fix Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on June 10, 2017

Maybe your parents couldn’t afford to fix your smile when you were a kid or maybe your teeth didn’t start to shift until you were older. Either way, there is no short window of time for correcting your smile. You don’t have to be a middle school aged kid to wear braces and lucky for you, there are other alternatives to the metal braces you remember your friends wearing in school. If you are self-conscious of the condition of your smile and your dentist has told you that braces...

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Why Invisalign is the Best Graduation Gift for the High School Grad

Why Invisalign is the Best Graduation Gift for the High School Grad

by Dr. Gemmi on June 5, 2017

Your teenager is getting ready to graduate high school and you still don’t know what to get him or her as a gift. Why not give them something that they will be able to enjoy for the rest of their live: A straighter, healthier smile? If your teen has crooked teeth that makes him or her feel self-conscious about smiling, don’t feel guilty about it any longer. Do something about it. It is never too late to get them proper orthodontic treatment and with Invisalign clear aligners, they...

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10 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth

10 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 1, 2017

What you eat and drink is as important to your oral health as it is to your overall physical health. While regularly brushing and flossing are important to keep your teeth healthy because it helps get rid of the food particles which causes plaque and cavities, what you eat and drink plays a role too. More and more studies are finding that there are certain foods that are good for your teeth just like certain foods are good for your heart. Here are some foods that promote healthy...

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Natural Teeth Whitening Myths That You Should Know About

Natural Teeth Whitening Myths That You Should Know About

by Dr. Gemmi on May 16, 2017

Natural is in and everyone is turning to a more natural approach to everything they do from more organic food to natural cleaners so it is no surprise that there is also a big trend in natural teeth whitening. If you have noticed that your teeth are looking a little yellow, you are probably considering what your options are for getting your pearly white smile back. There are whitening toothpastes, teeth whitening and the DIY natural approach. While it might seem like a no-brainer that the...

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Safeguard My Smile

Kids: How to Safeguard My Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on April 30, 2017

It is an inevitable situation. Your child trips and falls on the playground at school and hits her mouth. A blow to the mouth can not only crack teeth, but can also cause bruising and cuts to the gums as well. You want to protect your child’s smile, but is seems impossible with all the scrapes they find themselves in, whether simply playing or participating in sports. You only get one set of teeth once your permanent ones comes in though so you don’t want anything to happen to them....

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brushing apps

Top 11 Brushing Apps for Kids

by Dr. Gemmi on April 25, 2017

Brushing your teeth twice a daily is ingrained in most adults, but for children it can be a hard habit to form. They are too busy exploring their world, learning new things and having fun to want to slow down and do something as boring as brushing their teeth. Children tend to feel invincible and are not concerned with problems that might pop up down the road. All they care about is what is going to happen in the next ten minutes. Even older children and teens don’t always to put the...

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get your kids to brush

7 Ways to Help Get Your Kids to Brush Regularly

by Dr. Gemmi on April 23, 2017

You know how important it is for your kids to brush their teeth regularly, but getting them to do it sometimes feels liking trying to move a mountain. It is a known fact of parenthood that your child will fight you on doing anything that is good for them like taking a bath or eating their vegetables. And brushing their teeth is no different. While it might not seem like a big deal to let it slide every once in a while when your child is feeling particularly cantankerous, it can be a...

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Sucking Your Thumb Affects Teeth

How Sucking Your Thumb Affects Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on April 19, 2017

Is letting your baby suck his or her thumb really such a bad thing? Tired parents the world over would agree that sometime you just have to allow your baby to do what is soothing so you can get a minute’s respite. And while our sanity is important, it turns out that while sucking on thumbs, fingers or pacifiers can make babies feel more secure and help them soothe themselves and fall asleep, it can actually cause problems with their teeth. How does thumb sucking affect teeth? Sucking...

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Invisalign Doctor Philadelphia

Why Orthodontics Limited Is One of the Top Invisalign Doctors in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on March 30, 2017

You finally got the news that you have been dreading. You need braces. The thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for a few years is probably not sitting well with you. Not to mention the thought of the financial investment it will take as well. Orthodontic treatment can seem every daunting but with the right orthodontist and the right type of treatment, you can have a straighter, more beautiful smile in less time than you think. Invisalign aligners are a great alternative to...

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