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Cooling the Pain of a Burning Mouth
A scalding sensation on the tongue, lips, or throughout the mouth is the most common symptom of burning mouth syndrome.
Best Age to Treat Overbite Varies
In vertical overbites, the top teeth overlap the lower teeth too much. In horizontal overbites, technically called “overjets,” the top teeth protrude too much. Either can cause problems. These include the fracture of a top front tooth, painful gum cuts, or tooth decay in hard-to-clean areas.
Braces: Just for Kids?
Test yourself on the basics of braces.
How to Tell If Your Child Needs Braces
A question and answer about this subject.
If Your Child Wears a Dental Appliance
Removable appliances made of wires and plastic can be taken out of the mouth. Fixed appliances, known as braces, attach directly to the teeth.
Improve Your Smile with Braces and Retainers
Whether you’re a child or an adult, at some point in your life, you might need braces. Although most people don’t look forward to wearing them, they help achieve facial balance by straightening your teeth and bringing your lips and jaw into alignment.
Malocclusion: When Teeth Don’t Align
Only movie stars have perfect teeth. But even teeth that don’t align, or fit perfectly together, usually require no treatment.
Some Straight Answers About Crooked Teeth
True/False quiz about braces.
Myths About Braces - Exposed!
Sometime around 1,000 B.C., the ancient Greeks began experimenting with base metals and cat gut to improve on the smile provided by nature. We’ve come a long way since then. But, like the myths of ancient Greece, there are some fables that persist about braces.
Straighten Up: Caring for Your Teeth During and After Orthodontia
Straightening teeth with the use of braces and retainers isn’t only about improving your smile. In fact, straightening teeth can lead to a healthier mouth.
Space Maintainers Help Children Develop a Healthy Smile
Space maintainers are devices that fill the space left by a missing tooth. They are custom fitted to your child’s mouth, and they keep the other primary baby teeth in place so permanent teeth can come in where they belong.
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