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Dr. Gage wants all of his patients to stay informed about their orthodontic treatment. Read our blog to learn more about braces, Invisalign and commonly asked questions from our patients.

Looking Back at the Old Days of Braces

Posted Aug 15th, 2017 in blog

Braces can be painful, but if you are a teen who loves being social, the worst part about them can be their look. They show up in your photos, and you will not be able to take braces-free photos for several months, or even years. The...

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Does smoking affect oral health?

Posted Aug 8th, 2017 in blog

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral health. Smoking can have serious repercussions in this regard. To give...

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Brushing with Braces: How to Keep a Clean Mouth

Posted Aug 1st, 2017 in blog

A clean mouth is a happy mouth. And when Dr. Gage and our staff see you have a clean mouth, we are happy too. Of course, all of this should make you happy because you’re the one preventing sneaky little food bits from getting trapped...

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Anxiety, Phobia, and Fear of the Dentist

Posted Jul 25th, 2017 in blog

Not many people look forward to going to the dentist, especially if you already know that you need dental work done. A small amount of anxiety is one thing, but dental phobia, or odontophobia, is something else entirely. It is an...

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I have halitosis. What can I do?

Posted Jul 18th, 2017 in blog

Halitosis is the fancy, scientific word for “bad breath.” Dr. Gage and our team know there are several reasons why you may have halitosis; let’s look at a few:

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) – There are five...

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Stars Who Had Braces

Posted Jul 18th, 2017 in blog

Not everyone is born with a million-dollar smile, not even some celebrities. The following stars have all had their moments as a “brace face,” either as a child, teenager, or adult. You might be surprised to learn about stars who had...

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Is your child's mouthguard protecting their teeth?

Posted Jul 18th, 2017 in blog

You asked and we answered! Your top questions about mouth guard and safety during sports.

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What to expect with braces treatment?

Posted Jul 11th, 2017 in blog

When beginning orthodontic treatment, most patients ask Dr. Gage and our team a lot of questions about what to expect, while others choose to just “go with the flow” and leave it to us to build for them a beautiful smile. And for our...

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Feeling Confident at Your Orthodontic Consultation

Posted Jul 11th, 2017 in blog

How You Can Start Preparing Now

When you first start thinking about going to the orthodontist, it is normal to feel apprehensive. What will your orthodontic experience bring? Whether you have been advised by a dentist or...

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I brush my teeth regularly. Why do I need to floss?

Posted Jul 4th, 2017 in blog

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining good oral health, and perhaps the most fundamental, however, there are also other elements involved. Flossing, for instance, is also vital; some experts would...

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