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Invisalign Teen

by Dr. Gemmi on April 16, 2013

Straighten Your Teeth! Drs. Gemmi and Middleberg are Invisalign Teen Elite Providers in Philadelphia and Hatboro, PA   In need of straighter teeth but don’t want to wear braces? Invisalign Teen is the clear orthodontic solution for you! An alternative to braces Life is stressful enough.  Who are you going to take to the dance?  Is your team going to win the big football game?  Will you ace that big final coming up?  Not to mention school pictures.  Here is one less thing to...

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Regular Floss Or A Waterpik??

by Dr. Gemmi on April 10, 2012

AN OFTEN-ASKED QUESTION here at our orthodontic practice is whether or not to use regular string floss or a waterpik during daily oral care. Its true, flossing with braces can be quite difficult! So, let’s talk a little bit about the pros and cons of each... The pros/cons of regular floss: Dental floss is an effective and inexpensive way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is great at reaching those tight spaces in between your teeth, and it has the ability to scrape plaque off the...

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An Invisible Solution To Your Crooked Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on April 3, 2012

WHAT IF, ONE DAY, YOU DISCOVERED A GENIE IN A BOTTLE, willing to grant you three wishes? Would one of your wishes be for magically straight teeth? Many people long for the benefit of a straight smile without having to deal with metal braces. What if we told you that we have a way to straighten your teeth without braces? No need to go searching for a magic genie—our practice offers the next best thing: Invisalign. Invisalign is the “magic way” to straighten your teeth without...

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People Are Putting Tattoos On Their Teeth Now!?

by Dr. Gemmi on March 27, 2012

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE ODD temporary “teeth tattoos” fad that erupted in the East. Did you know that there are “dental artists” in the United States who design permanent tattoos for your teeth now too? Crazy, but true! Here's how it works... First, you choose your artwork. Then, you decide where in your mouth you want the tattoo to appear. It's up to you whether or not the artwork will be visible to the public without you intentionally showing them. Most people choose to...

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Carefully Clean Your Teeth Around Those Braces!

by Dr. Gemmi on March 19, 2012

DO YOU HAVE BRACES? Underneath all that metal, your beautiful pearly whites are shifting and inching closer each day toward an absolutely fantastic smile! Wouldn’t it be a shame, if once those braces came off, you had a bunch of cavities under there!?  It would be a shame! So, don’t let that happen!  Here at our practice, we care about your smile. All the gadgetry in your mouth—from the springs and the wires to the rubber bands and spacers— attract food AND plaque. It is...

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Go Easy On The Sugary Drinks!

by Dr. Gemmi on February 24, 2012

IT'S KNOWN BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES—pop, soda, soft drinks, soda pop—but when it comes down to its effect on your teeth, it's all the same! Sugary sodas have not only contributed a huge percentage to the nation’s obese population, but the acidic sugar byproducts and acids soften your tooth enamel, contributing to more cavities. Brushing gets even harder when your tooth enamel gets softer, creating an unwanted one/two punch. Some of you may have heard that turning to sugar-free is a...

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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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Have You Been Warned About Gum Disease?

by Dr. Gemmi on January 26, 2012

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ADVISED TO WATCH FOR SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE? Chances are, if you’ve ever visited a dentist or orthodontist, you’ve been checked—to some extent—for symptoms of this problem. Here at Orthodontics Limited, for many of our patients, a routine check typically reveals healthy, disease-free gums. We’re glad for that... But sometimes people with healthy gums forget that it’s still important to regularly look for early signs of a problem. If you have early signs of...

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Are Canker Sores Irritating Your Smile?

by Dr. Gemmi on January 17, 2012

CANKER SORES ARE NO FUN, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE BRACES TO IRRITATE THEM. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways in which the pain from these bothersome blisters can be relieved. However, before we get into the best ways to treat canker sores, let's talk a bit about the causes. Though the exact cause is unknown, one theory suggests that canker sores can result from certain mouth washes and toothpastes that dry out the mouth. Try to avoid toothpastes with the ingredient sodium lauryl...

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Happy New Year From Our Entire Team

by Dr. Gemmi on December 28, 2011

“OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW,” as they say. 2012 is almost here! How will you be celebrating the beginning of the new year? What are your resolutions for 2012? Each country has their own unique way of ringing in the new year—and some even observe the holiday on a completely different date—but we are all unified in our desire to celebrate, reflect, renew, and find joy in the season. Here are a few fun trivia facts about New Year's celebrations around the world: - In...

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