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Can You Use an Electric Toothbrush When You Have Braces?

Braces can correct misaligned teeth and give your smile and appearance a spectacular finish. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth, especially during orthodontic treatment. In fact, proper care of the teeth can help shorten correction time. But what is the best way to care for your teeth when wearing braces? An electric...

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How to Care for Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever taken a sip of hot coffee or a bite out of an ice cream cone and felt an intense pain at the root of your teeth? If you have, then it is likely you have sensitive teeth. But, do not worry as sensitive teeth is a common dental condition and millions of...

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...

Sleeping with Your Invisalign Tray LA
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Sleeping with Your Invisalign Tray LA

Invisalign braces must be worn during the overnight hours to procure proper teeth positioning. Sleeping with a foreign device in your mouth may seem awkward at first, but before you know it, it will become perfectly natural, and you will drift off to sleep as easily as you did before you started your teeth straightening...

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Are Metal Braces Safe to Wear While Playing Contact Sports LA?

If you’re like most parents, you worry about the safety of your child playing contact sports while wearing metal braces. You have concerns about the quick-paced physical activity causing cuts to the lips and mouth, tooth loss, and damage to the braces themselves. The good news is that wearing metal braces while playing contact sports...

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Dating & Braces LA

Dr. Nikaeen to the rescue! Follow these tips to make sure first dates, which can be nerve-wrecking, are not effected by your dental wear.  1. If you wear visible braces, do not feel shy. Smile at the beginning of your date and show your braces. Sooner or later your date will find out and it...

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Finally Had My Braces Removed. Why Do I Need to Wear a Retainer?

The excitement one feels upon having their braces removed is certainly understandable. After all, you have put a lot of time, effort, and expense into creating your new, beautifully straightened teeth. In order to maintain that smile for a lifetime, it is imperative to follow up with correct retainer usage, as directed by your orthodontist,...