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Can Braces Damage Teeth?

Maybe you’ve just decided to embark on a journey to a straighter smile and you want to have a better understanding of what you’re getting yourself into. Braces themselves are unlikely to cause damage to your teeth, but wearing them does add to the importance of your personal responsibility for oral hygiene. Traditional braces can […]

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What Happens If You Leave a Cracked Tooth Untreated

Say you bit down on that ice cube or piece of hard candy and cracked your tooth. It hurt at the time, but maybe the pain went away. Perhaps you felt discomfort when you sipped your morning coffee (or tea), but you figured it was manageable. You might be tempted to just ignore your cracked […]

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Start Your New Year with Healthy Dental Habits

While the holidays are a time of family, friends, and a little self-indulgence, the New Year is a time for goal setting. The top New Years’ resolutions are always dominated by self-improvement like: Get healthy Get organized Get fit Read more Stress less Although many people set New Years’ resolutions, 80% of them fail by […]

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Is Dental Amalgam Harmful?

The term “amalgam fillings” might sound unfamiliar, but you probably know them as silver fillings…maybe you even have some! These kinds of fillings are made from dental amalgam, but many people wonder if that compound material is actually safe. History of Dental Amalgam Since the mid-nineteenth century, amalgam has been made from mercury, silver, copper, […]

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Do Different Toothpastes Really Do Different Things?

Shopping in today’s modern world means having the ability to choose from tons of different brands for one single type of product. Sometimes, however, the amount of choices on the shelves can leave you scratching your head trying to decide what you actually want or need. This is no exception when it comes to purchasing […]

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Types of Braces

Wildflower Dental & Orthodontics offers two different types of orthodontic work: traditional braces and ClearCorrect™ aligners. While both types of braces have the same goals, there are several differences between the treatment options that may make one more appropriate for some smiles. Both traditional braces and ClearCorrect™ aligners treat the following orthodontic issues: Crowding Overbite […]

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What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown

You may require a dental crown for a number of reasons including when your tooth (or teeth) are weakened from cavities and require a large filling; when you’ve had or need a root canal; a combination of the both a root canal and a large filling; or cosmetic reasons like discoloration. While getting a crown […]

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ClearCorrect™ vs. Braces

While you might want orthodontic work for cosmetic reasons, like helping you feel confident in your smile, straighter teeth with a correct bite are healthier teeth too, because they’re easier to clean and wear less easily than crooked teeth. Wildflower Dental & Orthodontics is proud to offer our patients options with traditional braces and ClearCorrect™ […]