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Straighter Teeth Mean You Can Have a Healthier Smile

If you are an adult who has been living with crooked teeth for a lifetime, you might have thought the time for orthodontics was well past. The good news is that there are options for adult orthodontics you might not have considered. Not only will braces improve the way your smile looks, but they can also make your smile healthier.

Talk to The Dental Care Center if you are looking for an orthodontist in Van Nuys. We can give you a straight, beautiful smile—regardless of your age!

A Straight Smile Is Easier to Take Care Of

When teeth are misaligned and crooked, caring for them becomes more difficult. Flossing can be difficult, especially ...

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4 Options to Solve Tooth Staining

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Lifestyle habits, as well as the passage of time, can take a toll on the color of your pearly whites. Although teeth normally come in many different shades, most people want their teeth to be bright white. Aside from visiting your Van Nuys, CA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Peter Suh, there are other things you can do to keep your teeth from becoming stained.

#1—Brush After Every Meal

If you are conscientious about brushing after meals (it’s best to wait about 30 minutes after you eat), you can help prevent a lot of staining from happening. If you use an electric toothbrush and a whitening toothpaste, this can also help get rid of ...

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The Biggest Mistakes Patients Make after Orthodontic Treatment

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Making the decision to straighten your teeth with orthodontics is nothing if not a commitment. It’s a commitment of time. It’s a commitment of money. It is also a commitment of following instructions from your Van Nuys orthodontist to ensure your treatment is a success—and that your teeth stay properly aligned for a lifetime.

Some people get close to their orthodontics goal, only to let up on their commitment at the end. Don’t make one of these mistakes after orthodontic treatment.

Not Following Through with Their Treatment

If you have opted for treatment with Invisalign invisible braces, you might start to go tired of the plastic aligners toward the end of your treatment. ...

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A Short History of Orthodontics

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Most people consider orthodontics to be a pretty modern invention that hasn’t been around all that long. It might come as a surprise that archeologists have found evidence of crude teeth straightening tools on Egyptian mummies. The ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans had similar tools that were meant to put teeth into alignment.

Let’s take a look at how the devices and techniques of ancient times turned into the orthodontics we know of today—right down to Invisalign invisible braces your Van Nuys, CA dentist can offer.

Orthodontics During the 17th and 18th Centuries

The first bit of progress to be made in the field of orthodontics began in around the start of the ...

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Signs That Mean It Might Be Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

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Most of us get our wisdom teeth when we are in our late teens and early twenties. For some, this last set of molars grow in and do not cause any problems. For others, the process is painful and irritating, and whether the molars fully erupt or not, they can cause problems for the teeth already in your mouth.

Wisdom teeth removal is a standard procedure in Van Nuys, CA, and you don’t have to worry about having a painful experience at the Dental Care Center. Regardless of whether your wisdom teeth are above or below the gum surface, we provide several types of sedation options to ensure your comfort.

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How to Correctly Clean Your Retainer

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Most retainers are made of porous materials that can hold on to odors. This means you not only want to make sure you clean yours regularly but that you want to take care with what you clean it with.

If at any time you have questions about orthodontics, be sure to contact your Van Nuys dentist at The Dental Care Center. Meanwhile, read on for some tips on how to correctly clean your retainer.

How to Keep Your Retainer Clean and Fresh

#1. Keep your retainer moist by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water can help keep bacteria at bay, prevent potential damage to your retainer, and combat ...

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Are Bacteria to Blame for Your Cavities...or Something Else?

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If you are an American adult, chances are you have had at least one cavity in your life. This common condition affects most people at some point in their lives, whether they are young children or older adults.

Scientists continue their work in trying to pinpoint the cause of dental caries. Is it sugar? Bad genes? Bacteria? Poor brushing and flossing? A combination of all of those?

If you’ve ever had to get dental fillings when you were visiting your Van Nuys dentist, you might want to know whether bacteria are to blame for your cavities—or if it is something else.

Were You Just Born with Cavity-Prone Teeth?

Researchers in one study took ...

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