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Sports and Energy Drink Consumption Damages Tooth Enamel

Posted Apr 26th, 2017 in blog

While they may sound refreshing, especially after participating in sports activities or after a jog, recent studies suggest that energy and sports drinks can damage tooth enamel, thus elevating your cavity risk. These drinks are especially popular among our younger patients.

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Top Five Best Foods for Oral Health

Posted Apr 25th, 2017 in blog

Some foods are just terrible for your teeth — think cookies and candy bars — but there are certain foods that are beneficial to your oral health

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Electric Toothbrush: How do you choose?

Posted Apr 18th, 2017 in blog

Since the introduction of the power toothbrush in the 1960s, this tool has undergone many technological advances, from design and bristle motions to rotation oscillation and sonic vibration.

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When Clear Aligners aren’t the Answer

Posted Apr 12th, 2017 in blog

Clear aligners like Invisalign® have become increasingly popular over the past several years and rightly so. They’re removable, easier to clean than braces, and hardly anyone knows you’re wearing them. They are great in treating many cases, but they aren’t for everyone.

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Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which is better for teeth?

Posted Apr 11th, 2017 in blog

When most patients ask our True North Orthodontics team this question, they’re thinking strictly about sugar content — cut out the bacteria-feeding sugar that’s present in regular soda by opting for a diet soda and it will be better for your teeth.

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Why it’s Important to Leave Us Reviews

Why it’s Important to Leave Us Reviews

Posted Apr 4th, 2017 in blog

At our office, the True North Orthodontics team do all that we can to make sure that your experience with us is the best it can possibly be. However, there’s an important role you play in this as well: leaving us reviews and feedback.

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The Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

The Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco

Posted Mar 7th, 2017 in blog

Many smokers believe that chewing tobacco is a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. This simply isn’t the case! In fact, smokeless tobacco can cause serious health concerns.

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The Invisalign® Treatment Process

The Invisalign® Treatment Process

Posted Mar 7th, 2017 in blog

Invisalign is gaining traction as a sought-after solution for orthodontic problems. Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets on teeth and the connection of unsightly wires, Invisalign works nearly invisibly (as its name suggests). Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work, Invisalign provides an attractive solution.

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Don’t brush after EVERY meal!

Don’t brush after EVERY meal!

Posted Mar 7th, 2017 in blog

This may come as a surprise, but brushing your teeth right after a meal can be one of the worst things you can do for your healthy teeth. A toothbrush can be considered an assault weapon against your smile if used immediately after eating certain foods.

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