A smile is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart

 

TDO-8-April2015

It has often been said that “a smile is a key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart”. In other words, your smile makes a huge difference not only in your life but also to the lives of those around you. Today, though, many people are unhappy about their smiles. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem. Whether you want to correct an overbite or simply need your teeth straightened out, braces can get the job done.

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I have a tickle in my brain and it keeps making the corners of my mouth point towards the heavens

TDO10-Feb

Your smile should be something that you show off proudly. However, for many people, this isn’t the case. Individuals are often embarrassed by their smiles because of some dental issues like missing a tooth or yellow teeth. However, one of the most common reasons why people hide their smiles is because they have crooked teeth. With the help of braces, though, this doesn’t have to be a problem anymore.

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Five Tips in Caring for Your Braces during Orthodontic Treatment

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Braces can create significant positive changes in your life. They can improve overlapping or crooked teeth, reduce cavities because they reduce the chances of food becoming trapped in between crooked teeth, and they can also elevate your self-confidence by enhancing your smile. However, you need to take proper care of them during your orthodontic treatment so as to have good results after treatment.

There are three main types of orthodontic braces. These are:

  • Metal Braces— Today, the most common types of braces are new and improved metal braces. They are made of high-quality stainless steel, and they correct teeth alignment using their metal archwires and brackets. Many young people use colorfully decorated elastic bands to enhance their smiles.
  • Ceramic Braces— Clear ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces. These types of braces are highly favored by patients in their late teens and young adults. Since ceramic orthodontic appliances are less flexible and larger in size than metallic ones, they need greater attention to maintain proper dental hygiene.
  • Invisible Braces— Invisible (clear) braces such as Invisalign, straighten the teeth by means of easy-to-wear, invisible, and removable aligners. Since they are removable, you won’t have to worry about anything you eat. You can enjoy your meals and snacks without fear of clogging or damaging your braces with different kinds of sticky or hard foods. When you remove your braces, you can easily brush and floss your teeth as usual. These types of braces don’t cause scrapes, irritations or cuts because they don’t contain metallic parts.

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[Don't cry] because it's over; smile because it happened

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The smile quote in the title may have little to do with the smile itself. It is more about the emotions behind the smile as related to a pleasant memory that evokes it. However, the fact that the word “smile” is used in the quote is just one example of how important a smile is in a person’s life. As such, it can be a major problem when a person has issues with his or her smile, such as gaps in the teeth or crooked teeth thatcan cause self-consciousness.

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Every tooth in a man’s head is worth more than a diamond

TDO9-Feb

If you look at the title of this article and think that it cannot be taken literally, think again. Although the sentiment may be heartfelt, every tooth is actually worth around the price of a small diamond to you. If you lose a tooth because of a lack of care for that tooth, the amount of money that you will have to pay in order to repair the subsequent damages will total up to about the price of a diamond.

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Every Time You Smile at Someone, It’s an Action of Love, a Gift to that Person, a Beautiful Thing!

TDO8-Feb

Smiling for someone truly is the action that can move mountains. No matter how bad of a day you’re having, if you can take a look at a wonderful smile from a person who is truly wishing you well, then you will be more likely to smile at someone.

However, if you do not feel as though your smile is truly beautiful, then you will not be able to express the love and happiness that is in your heart to someone else. If you are not confident in your smile, then make the necessary actions to change it! This is something that can be easily fixed, no matter how bad you think your smile maybe.

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Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

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Lasers have several potential applications in dentistry and can greatly reduce the time required for your orthodontic treatment. Depending on the specific condition you need treated, your orthodontist may decide to use lasers in orthodontics for a variety of circumstances. There are many reasons an orthodontist may choose to use laser treatment; talking with them about treatment options should help alleviate any concerns you have. In general, an orthodontist may choose to use such treatment to make the patient feel more comfortable when removing structures affecting the teeth and gums as well as getting rid of swollen tissue. One instance where using lasers dramatically shortens treatment time is in the removal of gum tissue when attaching braces.

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Begin a New Day With a Simple SMILE

TDO7-Feb

Late great comedienne Phyllis Diller said a lot of funny things, but one smile quote she gave had a lot of wisdom to it as well: “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” When you begin your day with a smile, it sets you on the right track to happy hours filled with productive work and fun. If you see a dull, crooked or unattractive smile in the mirror, it can make it more difficult to feel motivated to move forth with joy.

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