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Why Braces are bad for you

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Orthodontics

By Dr. Nathan Coughlin Braces have many downfalls, and even though I’m an orthodontist, I wanted to cover a question I get asked a lot, which is “why braces are bad for you.” Orthodontic brackets have been used for over one hundred years. Braces have been used on millions of patients, and I have personally […]

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Why do braces cost so much?

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Orthodontics

By Dr. Nathan Coughlin Have you ever wondered why braces cost so much? Have you thought that the braces seem so small, so why does it cost so much to get them? This is a thought I have heard online many times and I’m here to walk you through why it seems braces cost so […]

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Wisdom teeth extraction tips and recovery

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Emergency Dental

Wisdom teeth are third molars that are the last to grow in, around 17-21 years. Most people have to get their wisdom teeth removed if there isn’t enough room in the mouth or if these molar are growing in incorrectly. These pesky molars can cause pain due to impaction or other problems such as decay […]

Toothpaste: The best and worst ingredients

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Dental Questions

“What’s the best toothpaste?” This is the number one question patients ask me. Unfortunately, conventional toothpastes contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to our health. This includes fluoride, which is toxic in large amounts. So it’s important to know what’s in the toothpaste that you put in your mouth every day. In this article, I’ll […]

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How to find the best “Orthodontist near me”.

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Orthodontics

Ok, I’m a little bias because I think we have the best orthodontist, but if I was a patient and searching for “the best orthodontist near me,” this is what you should be looking for. What is an Orthodontist? First off, we need to make sure you know what an orthodontist is. An orthodontist is […]

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What is the Cost of Invisalign?

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Orthodontics

By: Dr. Nathan Coughlin How much does Invisalign cost? Invisalign is a powerful way to move teeth without the need for metal braces. Invisalign has been around for multiple decades and continues to improve its technology, yet many people are still wondering “what is the cost of Invisalign?”. Although Invisalign is one of the most […]

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Teething: What to expect, teething relief

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Dental Questions

When your little one suffers with teething pain, this can be frustrating for you and baby. But knowing the signs and symptoms to look can help you sooth your baby with the right remedies. When your baby refuses to eat or sleep and is fussier than usual, this may be a sign of teething. You […]

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Ceramic braces vs. Metal Braces

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Orthodontics

Ceramic braces (aka clear braces) are a more aesthetic version of traditional metal braces. They are more discreet and blend in more with your teeth than metal braces. In this post, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of each type of braces, the costs, and what to expect. What are ceramic braces? Ceramic braces are […]

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How to get your kids to brush their teeth

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Dental Questions

Getting your kids to brush their teeth… it’s one of the trickiest things parents have to deal with. But also one of the most important. How do you get a toddler to stay still? Let alone, get them to brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day? Well, you’re not alone in this struggle, […]

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Dental Bridge: Cost, Procedure, Types, & Alternatives

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Dental Questions

Think you might need a dental bridge? It’s one of the most common dental procedures for replacing a missing tooth. It’s an excellent solution that should last you many years if you maintain it properly. You might have lost a tooth due to trauma, gum disease, tooth decay, or a failed root canal. Missing teeth […]

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