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Will My Teeth Have White Marks After Orthodontic Treatment?

White spots on teeth are called decalcification. Per the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), decalcification is the very beginning of a cavity.[1] While they can occur at any time in a patient’s life, white spots are a problem for some patients when they have...

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Halloween Candy and Braces: OK in Moderation

Image by Anne Karakash from Pixabay When it comes to Halloween candy and braces, the news is more trick than treat. The sugars in candy are harmful to the teeth and hard, sticky, or chewy candy is terrible for the brackets and wires. So, sadly, Halloween candy during...

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Will You Stand for The Silent?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bloom Orthodontics in Long Beach and other orthodontists across the nation with the backing of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) are supporting a movement to Stand for the Silent. We want to work with our comm...

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What You Should Know About Adult Braces

Photo by Andrew Robinson on Unsplash   Think you are too old for braces? Think again. More adults than ever before are seeking a straighter, healthier smile with modern orthodontic treatment.   The prevailing attitude is that it is never too late to get the...

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Is Two-Phase Orthodontics Right for My Child?

Image by Michael Larsson from Pixabay   The American Academy of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children have their first orthodontic appointment by age 7. But did you know that some children might begin their treatment then, also? Modern orthodontic trea...

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Let’s Take a Hard Look at the Soft Diet

Braces and other modern orthodontic treatments are more efficient and effective than ever before. They even look better than they used to, too.   However, no matter how much they have improved, it’s reasonable to have a little discomfort when you first get braces...

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Affording Treatment: Can You Afford Braces?

  Braces are an investment in your smile. Depending on your case and your budget, it can affect how much of an investment you make. However, with today’s modern orthodontic practice, you can often find ways to make the price tag more affordable. It is difficult t...

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5 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Braces Anymore

You might have heard some of the following about braces:    Only teenagers get braces.  Until you have all your adult teeth, you don’t need to see an orthodontist. It takes years and years for braces to get results. Braces are painful, ugly, and expensive. You ...

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Fixing Bites is More Than Cosmetic

Many people have the misconception that modern orthodontic treatment is purely cosmetic. However, fixing your smile is more than superficial. Malocclusion is a common problem that creates bite problems, which, if left untreated, can lead to problems later on.    W...

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7 Oral Healthcare Tips for When You Have Braces

Taking care of your teeth while you have braces has many things that are business as usual, and many things that are not. During orthodontic treatment, there are a few things to bear in mind about your oral health that will get you to the end of treatment and minimize t...

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