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5 Fast Facts About Braces and Their Impact on Your Teeth

Get the Scoop From Our Omaha Orthodontist Braces are the most popular form of orthodontic care and something we’re all accustomed to seeing on the smiles of kids and adults. But if you haven’t had first-hand experience with wearing braces, they can seem like a foreign object! If you’re about to begin your straight-smile journey…
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answering gum contouring questions

Top 7 Questions We Get Asked About Gum Contouring

Your gummy smile can be contoured to get the smile of your dreams.  Gum contouring is a great cosmetic dental option for dealing with a gummy smile. A cosmetic dentist can sculpt and shape your gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile and boost your self-confidence. Here are some of the most common…
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gum contouring

You Can Get a More Proportionate Smile with Gum Contouring

Do you think you might show a bit too much of your gum line when you smile? Well, you’re far from alone. Every year many patients choose gum contouring to achieve a more proportionate smile. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is safe, effective, and could be the right choice for you to improve your smile. What…
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Adult orthodontics is in style

Adult Orthodontic Treatment: No One Is Too Old to Smile Big!

Adult Orthodontics Treatment Braces aren’t just for kids or teens! Orthodontic care is an essential field of dental care that helps people of all ages achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. You’re never too old to straighten your smile and reap the rewards of wearing braces or clear aligners. If you’re an adult…
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Orthodontic care FAQ

Why Do I Need a Retainer? And 6 Other Orthodontic FAQs

Answers to Your Braces-Related Questions Whether you’re currently wearing braces, have a child that might need braces, or you’re an adult considering straightening your smile, chances are you have some questions on your mind. Orthodontic care is very popular, but it’s also a form of dentistry that can feel a bit overwhelming when you don’t…
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Replace lost teeth with dental implants

The New Way to Replace Teeth: Dental Implants

Though they have gained popularity in recent years, dental implants have been around longer than you might realize. Back in 1952, an orthopedic surgeon tried fusing a titanium cylinder with the femur bone of a rabbit as part of a study on bone healing and regeneration. He believed that this type of fusion could be…
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Implant-supported dentures can give you back your confidence

Get Back the Confidence You Had Before You Lost Your Teeth

Losing your teeth can be a life-changing experience, and not in a good way. Missing teeth can affect the aesthetics of your face, not to mention your smile. It can also make it difficult for you to chew, and even to speak properly.  But perhaps worst of all, losing your teeth can have dire consequences…
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How to gently stop your child's thumb sucking habit

The Tooth Doc’s Top Tips for Stopping a Child’s Thumb-Sucking Habits

Is thumb-sucking all that bad? If you’re reading this, your child probably still sucks their thumb. And maybe you’re concerned because they’re developing pacifier teeth or you’re aware of how they may fare socially, especially as they start school. We are born with a strong, healthy sucking reflex. Babies need this to survive. And sucking…
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Dental anxiety doesn't have to keep you away from the dentist

How Can I Get Over My Fear of Going to the Dentist?

You can overcome your dental anxiety. Going to the dentist twice a year is just one of those things we need to do as adults. Taking care of our teeth and oral health is essential to our overall health. Unfortunately, for some adults, the idea of going to the dentist creates anxiety.  Dental anxiety is…
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Space maintainers can help your child's teeth

How Space Maintainers Can Help Prevent the Need for Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic Care with Space Maintainers Baby teeth will eventually fall out, but what happens when a baby tooth is lost before it was naturally shed? Injuries from an accidental fall or roughhousing with a friend can result in a baby tooth being knocked out before it was ready to leave. Unlike adult teeth, baby…
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