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Life After Braces: Wire Vs Plastic Retainers

After years of orthodontic treatment, it’s a big relief to finally have your braces removed. But your treatment isn’t quite over yet—actually for many people, orthodontic treatment is a life-long commitment. Braces are used to move teeth over a period of time. The moment the braces are off, your teeth take advantage of the soft tissue and attempt to return to their original positions. Before you know it, all those years of orthodontic treatment are completely wasted. To prevent teeth from shifting back to their original places, patients are required to wear retainers. Retainers are designed to hold your teeth in place post-orthodontic treatment. By wearing a retainer, you’re making sure that

Can You Benefit From Invisalign Teeth Straightening?

If you have crooked teeth and didn’t undergo orthodontic treatment in your teenage years, you may feel like there’s nothing you can do about it as an adult. Uneven and overcrowded teeth can keep you from looking your very best. Braces are still an option for adults but most people are reluctant about wearing them when they are older…this is where Invisalign alignment comes in. Invisalign was created to allow adults to straighten their teeth without being forced to wear metal braces. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a system of braces made out of transparent materials and serves as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Studies have proven that Invisalign alignment is almost as effectiv

Pregnancy and Dental Health

Pregnancy is a special time in your life. There are vitamins and special foods to take along with specific exercise regimes to stick to. Not to mention all the food that gets sent back up. During this delightful time, many women forget one very important thing that caters to the health of their baby. Dental Health. Hormones are a big factor to consider in this time because these create the biggest changes in your body along with all the mood swings and fluctuations in your appetite. Another thing they do is, make your teeth more vulnerable to gum disease which can impact the development of your baby. According to a study, pregnancy can bring problems such as Pregnancy gingivitis, tooth mobil

Signs You May Have a Dental Emergency

The number of people who visit the ER for dental problems that are not emergencies or even urgent is staggering. According to a study by the American Dental Health Association, majority of these visits to the emergency room could easily be diverted to a dental office. This saves approximately $1.7 billion per annum. We at the Waterfront believe in educating families about dental health and to prevent unnecessary anxiety, we intend to educate about what can be considered a dental emergency. Severe Pain This is one of the major warning signs. If the pain is manageable, scheduling a dental visit is easy, but if the pain is abrupt and severe, it can indicate a dental emergency. If the pain begin