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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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Tooth Decay Is On The Rise In Preschoolers

by Dr. Gemmi on April 27, 2012

A RECENT STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES has left parents worrying about their young children's oral health. Why, you ask? Tooth decay is on the rise, especially in toddlers and preschoolers. However, even if you don't have kids this age, or kids at all, you may have grandkids, neighbors, and/or friends with kids that might find this information useful. Spread the word!! More and more, preschoolers are coming in to their bi-yearly checkups with an average of 10 cavities at a time. In fact,...

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Chewing Tobacco Can Harm Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on April 19, 2012

LET’S FACE THE FACTS...chewing tobacco may be smokeless, but it’s definitely not harmless! In fact, the effects of chewing tobacco on your teeth and overall health are very serious, so don’t stay in the dark. Smokeless tobacco just isn’t worth it. In fact, the effects it has on your teeth alone should be enough to scare anyone away! Here’s why... Increased Tooth Decay: The sugar that is added to smokeless tobacco may improve its taste, but it can also damage your tooth...

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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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What’s The Deal With Bad Breath?

by Dr. Gemmi on March 2, 2012

  A COMMON QUESTION WE GET ASKED HERE AT OUR PRACTICE IS, “What causes bad breath?” "How do we help or prevent it?" Of course, we also get asked if braces have anything to do with it. Many times the complaint is not from the offender but from a long suffering family member or friend. There are many causes of bad breath – some serious and some not. And while many people have decided to just hold their and live with it, the good news is diagnosing and treating bad breath 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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You’re Only Two Minutes Away From A Healthier Smile!

by Dr. Gemmi on February 17, 2012

EXCUSES FOR NOT BRUSHING OFTEN are all over the map! In a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the doctors surveyed said that their patients’ top excuse for not brushing or flossing is that they don’t have enough time. Fortunately, proper brushing techniques don’t require a lot of time at all! Simply brush for two minutes, twice a day...that’s only 240 seconds total. If it really is a time issue you’re dealing with, set your alarm clock back...

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All About Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on February 3, 2012

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CURIOUS about all the odd facts orthodontists like our doctors have floating around in their heads all day? Well, it’s your lucky day! Let’s switch things up a bit and devote a post entirely to random dental facts. Sound fun? Did you know... Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in a human’s body. Toothbrush bristles were originally made from cow hair. A shark goes through about 40 SETS of teeth during its lifetime. A person’s teeth set is...

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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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