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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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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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Links Between Your Oral Health And Heart Disease

by Dr. Gemmi on September 15, 2011

HERE AT ORTHODONTICS LIMITED, PC IF YOU’RE LIKE OUR OTHER PATIENTS, you want to take the very best care of your heart, right? Of course! Did you know that your lowly toothbrush could rank right up there with your gym membership in keeping your heart healthy? Yes, it’s true! According to Dr. Gemmi and Dr. Middleberg, “There are a number of recent studies that suggest gum disease—and other oral health issues—are DIRECTLY related to heart problems.” In a recent American Academy of...

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Regular Dental Checkups Are Important During Your Orthodontic Treatment

by Dr. Gemmi on July 28, 2011

HOW  DOES PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE on your teeth and gums relate to orthodontic care? There are several ways. Here at our practice we want to make sure you've got the straight teeth you deserve, but we can't give you proper orthodontic treatment if your teeth are decaying! Devoting small amounts of attention to your teeth and gums will help you keep your smile for your entire life. We want you to be proud of the teeth you flash to the world each time you smile! But it isn’t...

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Links Between Obesity And Gum Disease

by Dr. Gemmi on June 20, 2011

OBESITY-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS HAVE BEGUN REACHING EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS over the last 20 years—and the trend doesn’t appear to be reversing itself. According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than tripled since 1980, and 67% of adults in the United States today are considered “overweight.” Here at Orthodontics Limited, we understand it’s no secret that obesity is associated with a variety of medical problems including diabetes, heart disease, and...

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