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What Are the Signs that Braces May Be Needed?

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Orthodontic problems, if not early addressed can pose a great danger to a person’s oral health. It comes highly recommended that one does regular check-ups to determine whether there are any impending problems, especially in children. If through consultations with your doctor, you realize that you or your child are experiencing signs that braces are necessary, then it is time to pay a visit to your orthodontist for a solution.

How to know if braces are needed is something that has eluded many. Should you be wondering what the signs are, below are a few that will help you go and get your beautiful smile back.

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How to Take Care of Your Retainers [Orthodontic Guide]

Taking Care of your Retainers

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Your dental care will not end when you finally remove your braces. Retainers are essential for the stabilization of your new teeth arrangement. Braces force teeth to move back into the mouth, and this involves the absorption of bones in the back of the oral cavity. To keep your great appearance, you will have to use retainers for a period that is stipulated by your doctor. In many cases, patients have to use these products for the rest of their lives. Depending on some factors, the period can even be as short as three months. Retainers are worn only part of the time, usually three to five times a week for those using them in their entire lifetimes.

These products are usually designed to serve you for between 3 to 10 years. Taking care of dental retainers will make them last for that entire period without causing dental conditions on you. Taking care of dental retainers can be done by:

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Invisalign Unique

What Makes Invisalign Unique among Others? 

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Once upon a time, those who dreamed of having their teeth straightened by an orthodontist had no choice but to undergo a straightening process using metal braces. Although metal braces straighten teeth properly, they aren’t exactly known for being visually discreet. Many adult patients especially do not want to spend up to three years wearing metal braces in order to achieve the straight teeth that they desire.

Thankfully, today’s orthodontists offer an alternative to traditional metal braces that is becoming increasingly popular among orthodontic patients. Invisalign treatment is an extremely innovative method for straightening teeth that use advanced computer technology to deliver results without the obvious appearance of metal braces.

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 8: Apple-Raisin Salad

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Sometimes, you might have a craving for something sweet, but you need to think about your teeth in the process. You don’t want a lot of sugar in the foods that you eat as it will settle on the teeth, deteriorating the enamel and causing cavities to develop. A delicious tooth friendly recipe that can be altered depending on the flavors that you enjoy is an apple-raisin salad. This healthy salad isn’t like a traditional dish that includes lettuce and vegetables. It includes fruits, yogurt and nuts that are ideal for the spring and summer. You can add a few spices for a winter treat.

The first thing that you need to do when preparing this salad is to cut five apples into cubes after the seeds are removed. You can use any kind of apple that you enjoy, but red apples work best for the sweet flavors that you desire.

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black bean rice burger

Tooth-Friendly Recipe 7: Black Bean Rice Burgers

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If you are a mom, you probably already know the importance of keeping your family’s teeth clean by brushing twice a day. However, you might not be aware that the food you cook can also impact your family’s dental health. Certain foods are better for your teeth than others. Here is a tooth friendly recipe you can add to your family’s meal plan. These black bean rice burgers are great tasting and can help keep your family’s smiles bright.

This meal comes together quickly, and is easy enough to make on a weeknight. Because brown rice is less processed, it is better for your teeth than white rice. White rice is higher in simple carbohydrates, and can stick to your teeth. This can lead to dental decay. This is why we recommend using brown rice in this recipe for rice burgers. You can cook the rice in advance to save even more time.

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Tooth Friendly Recipe 6: Banana “Ice Cream”

banana ice cream

Getting your kids to eat healthy can be an uphill battle. Getting them to enjoy food that is healthy for their bodies and teeth can seem impossible. There are so many foods in stores today that are loaded with sugar and fat. Unfortunately, these seem to be the only foods that kids gravitate towards. Now, there is no need to worry!
If you are looking for a healthy ice cream alternative, check out our tooth friendly recipe for banana “ice cream”. Yes, it may look and taste like ice cream, but it does not include any added sugars that can cause cavities. You can now satisfy your child’s (and your own) sweet tooth without damaging your teeth. Follow this simple recipe and your children will be happy and healthy all year long.

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 5: Avocado Yogurt Dip

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Make This Yummy Recipe In Only a Few Minutes

Avocado yogurt dip tastes delicious as a sandwich spread on whole-wheat toast, and it is easy to prepare in only a few minutes. When you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is vital to eat soft foods. It is essential to consume numerous minerals and vitamins to keep your bones and teeth healthier throughout your orthodontic treatment. Avocados are tasty, and this food also contains these nutrients:

• Vitamin B6
• Potassium
• Vitamin K
• Zinc
• Folate
• Magnesium
• Riboflavin
• Vitamin E
• Iron
Niacin

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 4: Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Enjoy a Tooth Friendly Recipe to Strengthen Your Bones and Teeth

While you are wearing braces or aligners, you need to eat nutritious food in order to keep your teeth, bones and gums healthy. Your orthodontist will provide a list of foods that you cannot eat to avoid damaging the brackets or wires of your braces. It is not a good idea to chew hard or sticky vegetables or potato chips but soft cooked foods are an excellent choice for a meal. Broccoli cheese soup is a great food to have for lunch or dinner, and it contains numerous vitamins and minerals, including:

• Calcium
• Vitamin A
• Zinc
Vitamin K
• Manganese
• Vitamin C
Folate
• Riboflavin
• Vitamin B
• Protein

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celery root soup

Tooth-Friendly Recipe 3: Celery Root Soup

celery root soup

Make Hot Nutritious Soup On a Cold Winter Day

Celery root soup is the perfect lunch or dinner on a cold winter day, and your orthodontist will recommend consuming soft foods that are easy to chew. Fresh vegetables offer numerous nutrients that can keep you energized during your orthodontic treatment. Celery root contains these vitamins and minerals:

• Phosphorus
• Vitamin K
Manganese
• Vitamin B6
• Iron
• Vitamin C
Riboflavin
• Thiamin

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eggplant pizza

Tooth-Friendly Recipe 2: Eggplant Pizza

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Prepare a Tooth Friendly Recipe for Lunch or Dinner

If you are wearing braces, then your orthodontist will tell you not to chew on hard pizza crust because it can break your wires or brackets. Fortunately, there is a simple eggplant recipe to make tasty pizza. You need to buy several ingredients to make this delicious healthy pizza. Put these items on your shopping list:

• Olive oil
• Parmesan cheese
• Eggplant
• Tomato sauce
• Basil
• Fresh spinach
• Fresh tomatoes

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