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The Risk for Gum Disease Increases While Wearing Braces

July 9,2018

Your child has had braces for a few months and making good progress with correcting a poor bite (malocclusion), but you’ve also noticed something else: his gums are becoming red and swollen. These are symptoms of gingivitis, a periodontal (gum) disease. It’s an infection that arises when plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food […]

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Your Gums May Need a Little Extra Care While You’re Wearing Braces

June 29,2018

While braces improve your mouth function and smile by moving teeth into better positions, they may also adversely affect another part of your oral health — your gums. It’s not uncommon for the gums of braces wearers to become inflamed during treatment. There are a couple of reasons for this happening during orthodontic treatment. The […]

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