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Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

Posted Nov 14th, 2017 in blog

While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand.

Mouthwash Benefits

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Not-So-Sweet Sweets: The five worst candies to eat during orthodontic treatment

Posted Nov 7th, 2017 in blog

Sticky, hard, and gooey: these candies fill your dopamine receptors with spasms of sugar-filled joy, but if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment at True North Orthodontics to straighten your teeth, then these sweets are not so swee...

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My mouth is dry. What can I do?

Posted Oct 24th, 2017 in blog

Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly unexplainable sensation that most people like to avoid. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into a panic about your health, however, a dry mouth can be ...

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Braces-Friendly Snack Ideas

Posted Oct 17th, 2017 in blog

Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you choose them carefully.

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Are you visiting the dentist during your orthodontic treatment?

Posted Oct 10th, 2017 in blog

If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day during your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Gage and our team think that’s wonderful! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every six months, or as ...

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Worst Candy for Braces

Posted Oct 3rd, 2017 in blog

Most kids love candy; actually, most people in general love candy. So when it comes time for you to get braces there can often be a natural conflict between candy consumption and maintaining the integrity of your braces. For that reason...

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Help! My gums hurt when I floss!

Posted Sep 19th, 2017 in blog

By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not flossed in a long time. However, if your gums do indeed hurt when you floss, and unb...

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Going Beyond Braces

Posted Sep 19th, 2017 in blog

At True North Orthodontics, we aren’t just concerned with straightening your teeth and giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We are also committed improving the oral health and the well-being of all our patients. Dr. ...

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Star Wars Colouring Contest

Star Wars Colouring Contest

Posted Sep 14th, 2017 in events

True North Orthodontics - Star Wars Colouring Contest - Enter today!

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How to Floss with Braces

Posted Sep 12th, 2017 in blog

The True North Orthodontics team knows that oral hygiene is important, whether you have braces on your teeth or not. But if you are a person who wears braces, caring for your teeth and gums can become somewhat challenging. Without daily...

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