Do You Need Treatment for a TMJ Disorder? [QUIZ]

You may never have heard of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which connect your lower jaw to your skull. But a TMJ disorder (TMD) may be the cause of your chronic sore jaw, earaches, headaches, and muscle pain. Though the causes of a TMJ disorder can vary, studies show that misaligned bites, uneven tooth surfaces, and jaw problems can all play a role. Thanks to their expertise and ...

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Which Teeth Straightening Option Is Best for Me? [BLOG]

As recently as 20 years ago, your only teeth straightening option was traditional metal braces. You know, the system of metal wires, brackets, and rubber bands. Today, however, your possible choices at Smiles by Dr. W and Dr. R include: less conspicuous versions of braces, including clear ceramic braces and lingual braces Invisalign, which uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal ...

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Teeth Whitening 101 [VIDEO]

Many patients of our Boca Raton, FL orthodontists like to further beautify their straight smiles when their braces come off. One way they can do that is with teeth whitening treatments. We offer our patients a choice of two teeth whitening treatments: a one-hour teeth whitening treatment in our office from Zoom, or a treatment from Opalescence that you can use in the convenience of your own ...

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6 Top Tips for Brushing and Flossing with Braces

While brushing and flossing your teeth are always important oral hygiene habits, they become absolutely essential when you wear braces. As bacteria in your mouth consume bits of food, they make acids that eat away at your tooth enamel and cause cavities. Bacteria cause other problems too, from bad breath to gum disease. The less food bacteria can consume, the fewer dental problems you’ll ...

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Brush and Floss with Braces to Beat Bad Breath [VIDEO]

If there’s one thing that can make you self-conscious, it’s bad breath. And if you’re already feeling a bit self-conscious because you wear braces or other orthodontia, the last thing you want is to feel even more embarrassed. Bad breath, or halitosis, can have a number of causes. This video from the American Dental Association explains several of them. The most common, though, is ...

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Welcome To Our New Website! [BLOG]

At Smiles by Dr. W and Dr. R, we’re pretty excited about our new website and blog! We hope you’ll check here frequently as we plan to use our blog to keep you informed about the latest orthodontic treatments and offer advice on improving your family’s oral health.Of course, you can also call us anytime at 561-327-6775 or visit us in person at our Boca Raton, FL or Coral Springs, FL ...

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