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Wemmer Family Orthodontics - Okeechobee
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Thumb sucking can be a natural reflex to comfort infants. However, if it persists, it can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and tooth alignment. Which can cause bigger problems down the road. If your child still sucking her thumb after the age of 3, please ask us about some steps we can take to help her stop.
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Bad breath can come about as a result of cavities, plaque buildup, or mouth sores. To help avoid bad breath remember to floss regularly and brush your child's tongue! Good dental habits go a long way! #2min2x
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If you see visible plaque or debris on your retainer, you can remove it with a soft toothbrush. Be sure to use only water or mild dish soap and never use abrasives or the finish can become scratched. Calcium deposits may not come off with brushing but we are able to use tartar removing solutions to professionally clean your retainer in our office.
‪#‎OrthoTips‬ ‪#‎DentalFAQ‬
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When should you start using toothpaste with your little one? As soon as you see teeth! You should use a small smear of fluoride toothpaste, twice a day, to clean baby teeth as soon as they are visible. #dentalfaq
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Smoothies anyone?? Kiwis contain more vitamin C than any other fruit for their size, including the Vitamin C packed orange. But just in case, we’ve added an orange to this recipe as well! Research has shown that high levels of vitamin C is essential for healthy gums and helps to fight off periodontal disease. This smoothie is great for maintaining healthy gum tissues because of the high levels of Vitamin C found in the kiwi and mixed berries. ‪Just throw these ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth:
1 Kiwi
1 Banana
½ Cup Frozen Berries
1 Cup Strawberries
½ Cup Orange
8 oz. Greek Yogurt
#ToothLove
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A knocked out tooth can frequently be saved if you get to the dentist soon enough. If you aren't able to keep the tooth protected by gently placing it back in the socket, try using a glass of whole milk!
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Pulp therapy deals with the treatment of the central core material in a tooth. We try to take a preventative approach by avoiding cavities in the first place, but pulp therapy is a great next step in maintaining a long lasting, healthy smile. #DentalFAQ
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Chewing sugar-free gum can help prevent cavities! The act of chewing increases the saliva in your mouth, which helps neutralize acid and wash away food.
While not a substitute for brushing and flossing, studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay. #DentalFAQ
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Everyone who has ever had braces knows that your lips, cheeks and tongue can be sore, especially as they become accustomed to the new surface of your braces. Ortho wax can be a life saver! Like if you've used ortho wax! #ToothLove
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Development of orthodontic technology means there's more options for braces than ever before. We'd love to show you some options that could help you! #ToothLove
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