kids teeth

Taking Care of Kids’ Teeth

By Dr. Amy Smith

Taking care of kids’ teeth seems straightforward enough, but it can easily get lost in the shuffle of day-to-day life. There are also facets of tooth care for your child that you may not be aware of. For example, the importance of early orthodontic treatment.  Early treatment catches tooth problems that might be difficult and…

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Brace Yourself: A Beautiful Smile Sans Metal

By Dr. Amy Smith

Very few of us are lucky enough to be born with a dazzling smile. Proper oral hygiene and dental cosmetics take hard work. You can whiten, you can clean, you can be cavity-free—but you still might have some things to straighten out. No one particularly likes the idea of braces; we associate this heavy-duty orthodontic…

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right toothbrush

Are You Using the Right Toothbrush for Your Braces?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Choosing the right toothbrush for your needs is not always as easy as it may look at first glance. There are many factors to pay attention to before you choose your perfect toothbrush. Many people wear braces for beauty and health reasons and it is important to keep your gums healthy during treatment.  What You…

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Avoid bad breath with braces with these tips from the best orthodontist in Ripley WV

Braces and Bad Breath

By Dr. Amy Smith

One of the unfortunate truths about having braces is that they can cause bad breath. Children and adults who wear braces are more prone to having bad breath because of the bacteria that grows from any food remnants left in your teeth that can get trapped by braces. Bad Breath and Invisalign Patients receiving orthodontic…

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mouthguards for kids

Why Mouthguards Are So Important for Your Kid’s Smile

By Dr. Amy Smith

While teeth are pretty strong and durable, they can still get damaged. They’re also incredibly important and very much worth protecting. Sometimes, keeping your kids’ teeth in good condition requires the use of a mouthguard. Here’s why mouthguards are an essential item to have on hand in some circumstances and how they help protect your…

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Do retainers wear out?

Do Retainers Wear Out?

By Dr. Amy Smith

Just as important as correcting your smile with orthodontic treatment is making sure you keep your new smile. After all, it would be a shame to put the time and work in only to have your teeth start to move back. Thankfully, keeping your teeth straight after completing orthodontic treatment is fairly straightforward (no pun…

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