Fluoride & Your Teeth
Fluoride & Your Teeth
06/18/2018
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is essential for tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay. Most of us have access to fluoride in our drinking water; however, it may not be a sufficient amount. That's one reason why we may recommend a fluoride supplement and/or the use of toothpastes and other dental products that contain this important mineral.
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Wisdom Teeth & Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth & Wisdom Tooth Extraction
04/30/2018
Your third molars are more commonly called "wisdom teeth." Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, wisdom teeth often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction.
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Orthodontic Headgear
Orthodontic Headgear
04/13/2018
Sometimes braces alone aren't enough to move teeth into a better position, or correct a problematic bite or misaligned jaw growth. In those situations, your trusted Edmonton and Leduc orthodontists may recommend the use of special appliances, such as orthodontic headgear. Orthodontic headgear is worn partly outside the mouth and applies just enough force to move the teeth properly and guide the growth of the face and jaws.
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Braces & Your Oral Hygiene Routine
Braces & Your Oral Hygiene Routine
03/16/2018
Braces can make maintaining thorough oral hygiene difficult. However, there are some best practices and special tools you can use to make your oral hygiene routine easy and efficient!
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Thumb Sucking & Tongue Thrusting
Thumb Sucking & Tongue Thrusting
02/01/2018
Thumb and finger sucking habits are a perfectly natural way for babies and toddlers to soothe themselves. However, as a child grows there comes a point when this comforting habit can cause more harm than good.
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Pregnancy & Your Child’s Developing Teeth
Pregnancy & Your Child’s Developing Teeth
01/21/2018
At Smile Worx Orthodontics, it’s our mission to offer efficient and effective services that help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. As part of this commitment, we’re always happy to share information on how you and your family can maintain great dental and oral health. For example, for all those soon-to-be parents out there, did you know that there are steps you can take during pregnancy to ensure your child develops healthy teeth?
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Importance of Lifetime Retainer Wear
11/07/2017
When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are excited to be free of the appliances you’ve had to put up with—brackets, wires, aligners, and so on. However, while it is certainly important to revel in the freedom of your new smile, equally important is taking the necessary action to retain it. And that comes down to one word — retainers.
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Sleep Apnea
10/05/2017
Most people don’t associate teeth with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). However, a 2012 study revealed that many children who are diagnosed with ADHD don’t really have the condition. Rather, their behavioral problems are actually due to sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), such as sleep apnea.
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Dry Mouth
08/22/2017
Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your dry mouth persists long past the norm, you may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.
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Tooth Sensitivity
06/27/2017
We believe everyone deserves a smile they feel proud of, and our trusted orthodontists, Dr. Crichton and Dr. Burke, and their highly trained staff work with you to customize a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the needs of your lifestyle. Aside from orthodontic treatment, there are many other aspects of dental care that we want to keep you aware of. One issue that is very common, for example, is tooth sensitivity. Learn more about tooth sensitivity on our blog today.
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What is Gum Disease?
06/07/2017
Periodontal disease—more commonly known as gum disease—ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.
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Mouthguards
04/04/2017
Orthodontists and dentists alike often stress the importance of protecting teeth from the internal harm of decay and disease. However, it is just as important to protect your teeth from external force and trauma—everything from teeth grinding to obtaining an injury during a sporting event.
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Tooth Decay Prevention
03/06/2017
At Smile Worx Orthodontics, we work hard to provide high-quality orthodontic care to families. Dr. Crichton, Dr. Burke, and their highly-trained staff want to make every patient feel at home in our office.
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New Smile for the New Year
01/04/2017
If you’ve been thinking about investing in a more beautiful smile, 2017 is a great time to start orthodontic treatment. With Smile Worx Orthodontics’ Invisalign treatment, you can attain a gorgeous grin without sacrificing your appearance in the process.
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Preparing for Life with Braces
11/29/2016
Dr. Crichton & Dr. Burke of Smile Worx Orthodontics care about the health and well-being of your smile. So if you’re from Edmonton or one of our neighboring communities like Parkland County, Whitecourt, or Sherwood Park, we hope you’ll consider us for all your orthodontic needs. To help you prepare for life with braces, our orthodontists have created guidelines on some of the key aspects to be aware of for orthodontic treatment care. These include: brushing, flossing, and watching what you eat.
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Minding Your Mouth Guard
10/12/2016
Fall is here, which means schools all across Edmonton and Parkland County are bustling with the sports of the season. And we at Smile Worx Orthodontics are excited to be cheering them on. Of course, as we root for your victory, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you about wearing your mouth guard.
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Clear Smiles Worth Your While
09/14/2016
Say goodbye to stress over your school picture, presentation at work, or even about eating that last piece of caramel—with Invisalign, orthodontic treatment is nothing to worry about.
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The Early History of Orthodontic Treatment
08/16/2016
Modern braces weren’t officially invented until the 1700s. However, people have been experimenting with the concept of orthodontic treatment for much longer. As far back as 400 B.C., aspirational orthodontists have been tinkering with the idea of moving teeth to improve smiles and fix jaws, beginning in Egypt.
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Adult Orthodontic Treatment
07/27/2016
At Smile Worx Orthodontics, we offer a full range of services designed for adults. Whatever type of treatment you decide on, we will work with you to achieve the results you want.
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Braces-Friendly Summer Recipes
06/14/2016
At Smile Worx Orthodontics, our mission is to help our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile to call their own. We know that sometimes braces can make it difficult to enjoy certain foods. So, with summer upon us, for this blog we're going to list a couple of our favorite summer recipes that are perfectly safe to enjoy with braces. Try these out and we're sure you'll be smiling all season long!
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Damon Braces: A More Convenient Way to a Beautiful Smile
05/10/2016
At Smile Worx Orthodontics, we're proud to help our patients attain healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. It's incredibly rewarding to see the look on a patient's face when he or she achieves a brand new grin. However, we're always looking for ways to make the process of getting there easier and more convenient too. That's why we're excited to offer Damon braces—an alternative to braces that promises the same reliability and durability of treatment but makes the experience more comfortable and convenient than ever before.
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