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How to Wear Braces and Still Be an Awesome Musician

Braces are daunting for any teenager, but they can be even more frightening for trumpeters, flute players, clarinet players, and other musicians. How can you play great music with a mouth full of ...
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3 Ways to Get Affordable Orthodontic Treatment

When it comes to orthodontic care, getting any kind of treatment—whether it be braces, invisible aligners, or retainers—can get pretty pricey. For families or individuals with a limited or ...
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Orthodontic Patients: What to Pack (& Eat) on Vacation

Summer is just right around the corner, and that means vacations for a large number of families and adults. If you are one of the millions of people who wear braces or use Invisalign, you will want to ...
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Q&A: Do Sports and Braces Mix?

Question: Can you wear braces during sports? It’s a common question, asked by parents and kids all over the country who wonder if they can hit the field or run onto the court with their new ...
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The Lowdown on Braces and Bad Breath

Wearing braces to give you a great-looking smile requires adjusting your oral care habits to keep your teeth clean and prevent bad breath. Bad breath can occur when there are food particles left ...
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Smile Care! Before, During, and After Invisalign

Ever wondered what was required to wear Invisalign to help straighten your teeth and give you a great looking smile? Here at Labbe Family Orthodontics, we are pleased to provide you with an overview ...
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Tips and Tricks on How NOT to Forget Your Retainer

Retainers are important pieces of hardware people often wear following braces treatment. After orthodontic braces treatment, teeth moved into new positions may not be stable. A retainer prevents ...
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Using Mouthwash and Floss with Orthodontic Appliances

Braces, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances are there to help you, but they do put you at risk for various oral health issues. That’s why, in addition to brushing properly, it’s ...
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Braces: A Positive Change for Children

When is the right time to get braces? Children and teens who learn that they need braces may have all sorts of reactions. They might be in a hurry to get started on a better smile or they may worry ...
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Shifting Teeth Can Change Your Smile over Time

If you start to notice your teeth shifting positions over time, you’re not alone. Changes in teeth alignment are common and happen for any number of reasons, ranging from sleep position to age. ...
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A Happy Smile & A Healthy Body: The Link Between Oral Care and Health Care

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of scientific research studies resulting in more evidence that links oral care and your overall health hand in hand. The bacteria found in our ...
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When Is the Right Time to Take Your Child to Your Local Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends parents take their children to their local orthodontist for an initial assessment and visit by age seven.1 As a parent, you may be wondering why ...
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Before, During, and After Invisalign: How to Care for Your Smile

Getting the smile you deserve is possible with Invisalign if you have gaps in between teeth or crooked teeth. There are several things you need to do to determine whether Invisalign is right for you ...
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Do You Have TMJ/TMD? Here's How to Tell

Many people across the country visit their local orthodontist complaining of jaw pain, stiffness, and trouble opening their mouths. Here at our Maryland family orthodontic practice, we see it all the ...
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15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling

Have you ever thought about how smiling has a direct impact on your moods and those around you? Most people do not even realize that when they smile they are also exercising their facial muscles. Not ...
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6 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Dental Health

Dental health is key to a child’s wellbeing. From basic hygiene to kid’s orthodontic care, what they learn now will set them up for a lifetime of bright smiles, but how do you teach your ...
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How to Choose the Best Maryland Orthodontist for Your Family

How do you find the best orthodontist for your family ? What should you look for in a doctor? In the staff? In the office? What qualities set the best apart from the rest? Use these tips to find an ...
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The Hidden Dangers of Failing to Floss

Why is flossing so important, exactly? Even if you brush your teeth four times a day, there are some areas that brush bristles simply cannot reach. The areas between the teeth, for example, generally ...
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Local Orthodontist Uses Cutting-Edge Gadgets to Create Winning Smiles

Few orthodontists are equipped with their own 3D printers. Even fewer manage to make fixing teeth a fun experience. At Labbe Family Orthodontics, you get the best of both worlds: great attitude and ...
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Six Things to Avoid When Brushing Your Teeth

Whether you have braces, Invisalign or are currently braces-free, there’s a good chance you may not be brushing your teeth correctly. But don’t feel bad! Did you know that nearly 30% of ...
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Why Are My Teeth Changing Color?

It’s a fact of life: Teeth change color. If you’re like countless people all over the world, you may have noticed your pearly whites taking on a yellow tint over the years or, perhaps, ...
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Teeth Grinding & How It May Be Ruining Your Smile

Teeth grinding, also known as "bruxism," is a common problem that occurs when an individual clenches or grinds his or her teeth. In most cases, grinding and clenching occurs during sleep and ...
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The Psychological Effects of Smiling & Why It's Good for Your Health

The Psychological Effects of Smiling & Why It's Good for Your Health! Many people seeking orthodontic services focus on the physical integrity and alignment of their teeth. However, visiting ...
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How to Get Over Your Orthodontic Phobia!

Dental health knowledge is growing and options to improve smiles have advanced. People are starting to care more about the health of their teeth than ever before. They are concerned with how their ...
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