Category Archives: Teeth

7 Reasons Even Small Alignment Issues Can Impact Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on November 29, 2017

Orthodontic work can be expensive so you might be tempted to brush off your one or two crooked teeth or small alignment issue as merely cosmetic. That one crooked tooth gives you character, right? Crooked teeth, even the smallest of imperfections, can lead to dental problems. Here are 7 reasons even small alignment issues can impact your dental health: Harder to Clean Teeth The biggest issue with crooked teeth is that because the teeth are all jammed into one another, it is harder to...

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Why Lack of Sleep Is Dangerous to Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on November 22, 2017

Modern life is hectic. Between work, family, friends and ever present social media, it can seem like there is no down time to relax and get a good night’s sleep every night. Many of us actually wear our lack of sleep as a badge of honor proving how successful and popular we are. This lack of sleep however is actually very dangerous to our dental health. Lack of Sleep Linked to Periodontitis Studies have shown that the amount of sleep you get every night is directly connected to the...

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3 Tips for Recognizing TMJ Disorders

by Dr. Gemmi on October 12, 2017

You probably know a friend or family member who has a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, but do you really understand what it is? And most importantly would you recognize the symptoms of it if you were to experience it? How do you know if that twinge in the jaw is something serious or not? Here are 3 tips for recognizing and treating TMJ Disorders: The TMJ joints are on either side of the back of your jaw and are responsible for the proper movement of the lower mandible. There is...

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5 Tips for Improving Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on September 18, 2017

Dentists out of all the medical professions tend to get a bad reputation. People tend to associate the dentist with pain, making them afraid to step one foot into the office even if they are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort. What many people don’t realize is that with the skill of dentists today and the technology at their disposable, a trip to the dentist is not something to dread. Dentists out of all the medical professions tend to get a bad reputation. People tend to associate...

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7 Tips for Proper Hygiene While Wearing Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on September 17, 2017

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your braces? Hate wearing them, but love the idea of a more beautiful smile when you are done? Don’t let your mixed feelings about them keep you from taking good care of your braces and your teeth during treatment. Braces are a big investment and if you don’t take proper care of them and follow your orthodontist’s instructions you could end up with problems with your teeth later on. Brushing and flossing and keeping your brackets, wires and...

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What Your Bite Says About Your Health

by Dr. Gemmi on September 16, 2017

Orthodontic treatment can be expensive and you may be wondering if you really need to get them. You may be tempted to brush it off as an aesthetic issue, but the condition of your bite can forecast a lot of problems your dental health today and in the future. Orthodontic treatment can be expensive and you may be wondering if you really need to get them. You may be tempted to brush it off as an aesthetic issue, but the condition of your bite can forecast a lot of problems your dental...

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6 Tips for Managing Braces Daily

by Dr. Gemmi on August 30, 2017

Braces is a rite of passage for many of us, but that doesn’t make it any easier. To get through your treatment with the least hassle possible, there are certain things you need to know about managing braces daily. Braces is a rite of passage for many of us, but that doesn’t make it any easier. To get through your treatment with the least hassle possible, there are certain things you need to know about managing braces daily. Here are 6 tips for managing braces daily: Practice Good...

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What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup?

by Dr. Gemmi on July 31, 2017

When you think of the most common age for wearing braces, you probably picture the pre-teen and teen years. If you have spent any time in middle schools or high schools, you tend to see a lot of kids sporting one of the many orthodontic options available today including the traditional metal braces and Invisalign aligners. Orthodontic care should start a lot earlier than this though. What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup? According to the American Association of Orthodontists,...

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Why Ignoring Your Overbite Can Lead to a Slippery Slope

by Dr. Gemmi on July 28, 2017

It is truly amazing how the human body works. Every part or system in our bodies is interconnected and when one is off line you can feel the effects in more than just the initial trouble spot. Take for instance your teeth. Many people see the appearance of their smile to just be an aesthetic thing, but how your smile looks can affect not only your oral health but also your facial structure as well as your overall health. While your overbite might seem like it is just a small physical...

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8 Reasons Not to Try DIY Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on July 26, 2017

Let’s face it. Orthodontic work is not cheap. And if you and your child needs braces, you might be tempted to try this new fad in DIY braces. There is DIY everything these days, right? What exactly are DIY braces you might be asking? Simply it means that you fabricate them on your own like a college student who reached internet fame with his DIY 3-D printed braces that cost him only $60 to make. Others who don’t have the same resources as this college student have used every day items...

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