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Common Misconceptions About Oral Care LA
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Common Misconceptions About Oral Care LA

We have all been told about the importance of brushing and flossing. Yet, myths still abound when it comes to taking care of our teeth and gums. Here are some common misconceptions about oral care: You should brush vigorously. Many people assume that brushing harder is better. In fact, the opposite is true: brushing too...

December 22, 2015July 25, 2018by In Blog
How to Protect Your Braces LA
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How to Protect Your Braces LA

Congratulations, now that you have been fitted with the appropriate orthodontic appliance, you are on your way to a perfect smile! As your teeth are being straightened, Los Angeles orthodontist Dr. Nikaeen emphasizes the importance of maintenance: proper care of your braces or aligners can help prevent damage and keep your treatment on track. Here...

Can Food Stain My Braces?
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Can Food Stain My Braces?

Many people don’t realize the great role food plays in their oral health. For those with braces, consuming certain foods and drinks can be particularly devastating and cause unwanted results. There are several different foods and drinks that can stain teeth, regardless if you wear braces or not. Black coffee is probably the most common...

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Braces and Wind Instruments LA

As the school year begins and children start new hobbies, braces are the last thing on their mind. When students get braces, they may be worried about limits on their activities, specifically playing wind instruments. Although there may be some limitations or minor inconveniences, overall countless people with braces have continued to play their instruments...

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Dietary Tips for Brace Wearers LA

Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen is experienced with all major types of braces – from traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces, braces behind the teeth (lingual braces), ceramic clear braces and of course Invisalign. An estimated 45 percent of children need braces to fix any misalignment with their teeth.  With braces, it is important to uphold and maintain...

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Tips to Wearing Invisalign LA

Invisalign is a great, virtually undetectable alternative to traditional metal bracket braces. Many people love the flexibility, convenience, and confidence that Invisalign offers over traditional braces. However, Invisalign does require a full commitment from each patient in order to get the best results. Because the clear plastic trays are removable, and should be removed for...

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When to Seek Orthodontic Treatment LA

Getting braces is a common rite of childhood, and many of us remember the liberating day when we finally graduated to retainers. However, it can be confusing to determine the best time for children to get braces or orthodontic treatment in general, and there can be debates as to whether or not it is better...

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Main Causes for Tooth Crowding LA

Having crooked teeth, which are also referred to as crowding, can interfere with chewing, cause discomfort, and even alter speech. Cleaning the teeth becomes a more grueling and arduous task when crowded teeth hide parts of the tooth that cannot be properly reached. Crowding is something that many dental patients deal with. Genetics is not...

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3 Tips to Flossing with Braces LA

It is important to realize that when you have braces, flossing is still a vital part of maintaining healthy oral care. If you have braces, it does not mean you can stop flossing. If anything, flossing becomes more essential because food particles are more likely to get stuck in the braces, bands and wires. It...

Do Invisalign Trays Smell Bad?
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Do Invisalign Trays Smell Bad?

Many patients are concerned with the Invisalign trays’ hygienity. The Invisalign tray itself does not have a smell. Being in your mouth all day and night is what will cause it to smell bad. Plaque can build up on the trays (the same way it builds up on teeth), and eating/drinking with the trays on, improper teeth...