Month: November 2012

Lake Worth Orthodontist Discusses Mouth Lesions

People often confuse cold sores and canker sores, both of which affect your mouth and are similar in appearance. Below the surface, however, the two conditions are quite different, and determining what kind of sore you’ve developed is essential for treating it. To help you understand the difference and treat your sore properly, Lake Worth… Read more »

How Do Turkeys Eat without Teeth? And Other Turkey Facts

A healthy human mouth contains 32 teeth, each with a specific purpose in the food-chewing process. Crocodiles have 60 teeth at any one time, but with all of its replacement teeth, it can grow up to 3,000 teeth in its lifetime. Sharks lose teeth every week and can grow up to 20,000 teeth throughout its… Read more »

Lake Worth Orthodontist Extols the Benefits of a Tongue Scraper

In your quest for oral health excellence, you no doubt pay plenty of attention to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but how important is your tongue in your oral hygiene endeavors? Your body’s strongest muscle does more than help you speak clearly and eat properly; it also houses much of the germs that cause… Read more »

The Inconspicuous Gift of a Straight Smile

For some children, the need for braces is inevitable. Hopefully, your child is the sensible type that understands the need for braces and accepts his/her fate without a fuss. With the stigma associated with the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, however, chances are slim that your child would exhibit such a stoic reaction…. Read more »