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Are You Using Mouthwash?

by Dr. Gemmi on February 9, 2012

EVEN THE MOST DILIGENT FLOSSERS AND BRUSHERS sometimes forget about the added benefits of mouthwash. But don't worry—even if you already brush, floss, AND rinse with mouthwash everyday, you’ll find this content useful. The affect that mouthwash has on your oral health is often dependent upon the type of mouthwash you use. So, before we get into the do’s and don’ts of choosing a mouthwash, let’s talk a little bit about why we recommend it. Not only can mouthwashes make our...

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I Don’t Have My Toothbrush, But I Have Cheese!

by Dr. Gemmi on December 2, 2011

HOLIDAY SHOPPING, NEIGHBORHOOD PARTIES, seasonal shows, and sledding are all fun winter activities. However, most of us don't bring along our toothbrush and floss when we're out and about... So, here are a few ways you can prevent cavities while you're away from home... Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots,  cucumbers, and celery can help to mechanically clean food debris and bacteria from your teeth. In addition, fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, and apples...

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Patients Beware: Halloween Candy Can Bite Back!

by Dr. Gemmi on October 6, 2011

DID YOU KNOW that October is National Orthodontic Health Month? That’s right…Halloween is on its way, and so are the sweets that may cause havoc for those trick-or-treaters who are going through orthodontic treatment. This month, in particular, we ask that you be careful about what you decide to eat. We’re not saying don’t eat any candy or treats—after all, it’s Halloween! Dr. Gemmi, Dr, Middleberg, and our team just want you to be careful not to consume things that might...

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Get Flossing! Keep Your Teeth Healthy And Clean!

by Dr. Gemmi on July 21, 2011

  FLOSSING SOUNDS SO EASY, RIGHT? So why are there so many people who don’t do it? Here at Orthodontics Limited, PC, we want to be sure your understand how important it is. Flossing removes bacteria between your teeth that—if left alone—hardens to become plaque, then tartar. Tartar buildup can be hard on your teeth and can only be removed through professional cleanings. If tartar is not removed it can cause gum swelling or bleeding, commonly called gingivitis, which is the...

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Become An Expert On The Teeth We’re Straightening

by Dr. Gemmi on July 13, 2011

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE... We all love teeth, right? You love them because they help you nourish yourself without using a blender, and they certainly make your smile less creepy than it would otherwise be. At Dr. Gemmi and Dr. Middleberg's orthodontic practice, we don’t just love teeth—we love YOUR teeth. Your teeth, your smile, and your complete oral health are interesting and important to each member of our team. Dr. Gemmi and Dr. Middleberg know that you will likely never share our...

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