Mouthguard – Worth Its Weight In Gold

Mouthguard Oyster Bay NYAny child active in contact sports should think about using a mouthguard to protect their teeth, mouth, and jaw. The use of a mouthguard is very similar to the use of orthodontic technology as they both share the ideas of keeping someone’s smile safe and intact.

At Oyster Bay Orthodontics we use these same ideas to keep our patients healthy and happy!Read more on Mouthguard – Worth Its Weight In Gold…

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The Truth About Wisdom Teeth

Do Wisdom Teeth cause crowding of your front teeth?

How many times have you heard this? Did you know this all started after a paper was written on by an orthodontist over 50 years ago?

In 1961, orthodontist Dr. Leroy Vego published an article, “A Longitudinal Study of Mandibular Arch Perimeter” which examined the role of wisdom teeth on lower front tooth crowding. This study was run over six years with patients from ages 13 to 19. He reported that there was a significantly greater degree of crowding in patients with wisdom teeth. Dr. Vego concluded: “that the erupting lower third molar can exert a force on approximating teeth.”

Wisdom teeth eruption by age

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Sensitive Teeth? Here Is Why

Sensitive teeth Oyster Bay NYSensitive teeth…Have you ever experienced sensitivity in your teeth when drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream? How about when brushing your teeth? Ever wonder why this happens? Most of the time it is due to enamel wear of teeth. When this happens, the dentin (sensitive part of the tooth) is exposed and left vulnerable to all kinds of painful experiences, depending upon how severe.

When the dentin loses the protection of hard enamel, the nerves under the tooth are less protected, triggering pain whenever it is hit with a hot or cold temperature. So, how do you fix this problem? When even brushing causes intense pain and even damage to sensitive teeth, how are you supposed to keep protected against sensitivity?Read more on Sensitive Teeth? Here Is Why…

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Should Parents Worry If Baby Teeth Aren’t Falling Out?

Baby Teeth Not Falling OUt Oyster Bay NYWhen parents visit Oyster Bay Orthodontics, it is not uncommon for them to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues which require professional attention, but in general, what should parents expect when their kids start losing baby teeth? Read more on Should Parents Worry If Baby Teeth Aren’t Falling Out?…

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