5 Items To Have On Hand In Case Of an Orthodontic Emergency

Most of the time, our teeth are strong and durable enough to handle the wear, tear, and activities of our daily lives. However, accidents happen and sometimes things can go awry. Yet, by keeping a few simple items with you at all times, you can be prepared for any orthodontic emergency that comes your way. Keep reading for some advice from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics about what items to have on hand in case of an orthodontic emergency.Read More

5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Brush

Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day, but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making brushing teeth a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. Below are some tips from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics for making sure your child knows how to effectively and properly clean their teeth.

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10 Chipped or Cracked Tooth Treatments

Chipping or cracking a tooth is a terrifying thing to think about. However, if you can be prepared, it might not turn out to be the nightmare you expected. Read on for our best solutions on how to handle a chipped or cracked tooth and avoid dental distress from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics.

First, you need to identify if you have a cracked or chipped tooth. While it’s pretty easy to notice a broken tooth at the front of your mouth, here are some other symptoms you should be on the lookout for, especially for those teeth you can’t easily see:Read More

A Smile A Day

A smile a day does a lot more than just make you appear happy, it can actually have positive benefits for your overall health! Your dentist and orthodontist are hard at work helping you create and maintain teeth that will keep you smiling for a lifetime. While smiling can seem very superficial initially, a beautiful smile can actually have a positive impact on your overall well-being in addition to making you feel great. There has actually been a proven link between the act of smiling and feeling happy! Continue on for some advice from Dr. Amir Davoody at Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics about why smiling is important.Read More

Tooth Decay – Less Is Better

Tooth decay…Did you know that for over a century dentists removed both healthy and diseased portions of tooth structure when treating patients as a preventative measure to avoid future decay? However, in the 1970s, a new treatment option emerged, in the dental field known as “Minimally Invasive Dentistry” (MID) attempts to preserve as much of the healthy structure as possible.

Before MID, dentists offered a treatment protocol developed in the 19th Century where dentists remove healthy structures considered vulnerable to decay. This practice resulted in reducing the tooth’s volume and by today’s standards, created larger than necessary fillings.

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Floss Like A Pro

Using floss is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain good dental health. It is the process of cleaning between your teeth to remove debris and food from areas a toothbrush cannot normally reach and an important part of your daily routine to keep your pearly whites sparkling and healthy.

When wearing braces, it is even more important to floss regularly since food collects and sticks more easily around the brackets and wires. At Davoody & Hablinski Orthodontics it is critical for our patients to know that when they do not floss, the result is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria that can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth, around the braces, and can cause puffiness and bleeding of gum tissue. Even if you are wearing Invisalign aligners that are removable when eating, it is still important to floss on a daily basis to maintain good oral hygiene.

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Bite Problems – Sleep Tight, And Don’t Let The Baby Teeth Bite!

A child will normally start to lose their primary (baby) teeth, and gain their permanent set of teeth when approaching the age of 6. When this all goes according to plan, the front teeth will erupt in the correct position. Specifically, the top teeth will be slightly overlapping the lower teeth and will be coming in straight without crowding.

However, there are cases where this does not happen the way it’s supposed to. In these situations, a child can develop a bad bite (malocclusion). Don’t panic. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, all children should be seen by an orthodontist by the age of 7. Below are some of the issues that an orthodontist will check your children for during a standard evaluation.Read More