Jan 2019

Sports Injuries and Mouthguards – What Parents Need to Know

When putting children into a sports program, the type of mouthguard they should have may only be an afterthought. Most youth end up wearing an “over-the-counter” mouthguard found at the local grocery store. Parents may not realize that any child playing a contact sport is at risk for serious dental and concussive injuries. Investing in the right kind of mouthguard for your child can help...

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Dec 2018

What is an Orthodontist?

The word “orthodontics” comes from two Greek words: “orthos,” meaning correct or straight, and “odons,” meaning teeth. The field of orthodontics deals explicitly with preventing, diagnosing, and treating misaligned teeth and irregular jaw issues.   Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry. All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Orthodontists undergo 3-5 additional years of specialized training after they complete their dental...

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Nov 2018

Common Orthodontic Problems

ORTHODONTIST   Orthodontists deal with many different dental issues, both medical and cosmetic. Below are a few of the most common orthodontic problems encountered by an orthodontist in San Clemente, CA:   CROWDED TEETH Crowded teeth occur when the patient does not have enough space in his or her jaw to accommodate their teeth. In such cases, the teeth will force their way forward or...

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Sep 2018

Is a dental cleaning safe during pregnancy?

Orthodontist | Dana Point, CA Expectant mothers are understandably protective of their unborn babies, but sometimes it can be confusing when it comes to knowing the possible dangers of what would otherwise be routine healthcare. This may include concerns about whether or not a dental cleaning is safe when the patient is pregnant. During your exam you can learn more about the safety protocols we...

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