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Educational blog from Senestraro Family Orthodontics
Dr. Seth Senestraro has created this informative blog to help educate the community.

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Signs Your Toothbrush Is Old and Needs Replacing

Posted on 7/12/2021 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
Has your toothbrush seen better days? If so, now is the time to replace your brush with another toothbrush. Brushing with an old toothbrush can do more harm than good, so you should replace it immediately. When to Replace Your Toothbrush If you notice that the head...
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Times Where Early Orthodontic Intervention Can Help

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
Early orthodontic intervention refers to orthodontic treatment that is performed when a child has started to gain their permanent teeth, but still has some baby teeth present. The goal of early orthodontic intervention is to correct issues early enough so that they do...
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Best Way of Cleaning Your Brackets Without Knocking Them Loose
Posted on 6/7/2021 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
Cleaning brackets is necessary because some foods and beverages can stain them, but incorrect attempts to clean them can often cause more harm than good. From proper techniques to specific brushes, we will guide you to the safest and most effective ways to maintain...
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Do Your Bands on Traditional Braces Need to Be Replaced?

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
You do need to replace the bands on traditional braces. You just need to know when to replace them. It is important to wear bands or elastics, as they help align your bite. Replacing Rubber Bands While you should replace your rubber bands 3 or 4 times per day, you...
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How to Correct a Crossbite Using Orthodontics

Posted on 5/10/2021 by Dr. Seth Senestraro
If you have a crossbite, orthodontics can be used to correct the bite. Before you proceed, you need to learn more about a crossbite so you can see why orthodontics is a preferred solution. What Is a Crossbite? When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they...
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All Posts:

Signs Your Toothbrush Is Old and Needs Replacing
7/12/2021
Times Where Early Orthodontic Intervention Can Help
6/21/2021
Best Way of Cleaning Your Brackets Without Knocking Them Loose
6/7/2021
Do Your Bands on Traditional Braces Need to Be Replaced?
5/24/2021
How to Correct a Crossbite Using Orthodontics
5/10/2021
Difference Between Orthodontics and Dentistry
4/26/2021
How to Prepare the Mouth Before Braces Are Placed
4/12/2021
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
3/22/2021
Difference Between Traditional Braces and Damon Braces
3/8/2021
For Tips on Flossing, You Can Ask Us at Your Appointments
2/22/2021
At What Age Should You Get Braces?
2/8/2021
What Age Should Children Start Getting Orthodontic Checks?
1/25/2021
Understanding Lingual Braces and Their Benefits
1/11/2021
What to Do If Your Invisalign Aligner Breaks
12/21/2020
The Point of Wearing a Retainer After Braces Come Off
12/7/2020
Should I Wait for a Dentist to Recommend Seeing an Orthodontist?
11/23/2020
How Braces Can Correct a Crossbite
11/9/2020
Dangers of Not Getting Teeth Straightened Out
10/19/2020
Can Adults Benefit from Invisalign Treatments?
10/5/2020
Dangerous Foods for Traditional Braces
9/21/2020
Are Retainers Permanent After Braces?
9/7/2020
What You Should Know Before Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
8/24/2020
What Surgical Orthodontics Can Do to Help Improve Your Oral Health
8/10/2020
A Support Brace or Mouth Guard Could Help with Sleep Apnea Issues
7/23/2020
What to Do When Your Teeth Are Crowded and Painful
7/7/2020
Reasons Your Child May Need a Mouth Guard
6/22/2020
Fixing Dental Problems Through Tooth Extraction
6/8/2020
Should My Child See an Orthodontist Before Losing All Milk Teeth?
5/29/2020
Options To Correct A Bad Bite
5/15/2020
Do Orthodontics Correct Crossbites?
4/30/2020
Tips For Proper Flossing With Braces
4/20/2020
Help for Orthodontic Mishaps
4/1/2020
What Wisdom Teeth Could Do if You Have Braces
3/30/2020
Options When You Have Gaps Between Your Teeth
3/20/2020
5 Reasons Your Child Needs Braces
2/20/2020
The Reason Some Teeth Require Surgical Extraction
2/3/2020
Ways to Make Flossing with Your Braces Easier
1/20/2020
A Diastema is No Disasta
1/9/2020
Learn About Clear Braces
12/1/2019
10 Things To Know About Your Dental Insurance
12/1/2019
The Many Miraculous Uses Of Toothpaste
10/17/2019
Why You Should Always Floss Before You Brush
10/1/2019
The 5 Candies Kids with Braces Should Avoid This Halloween
9/30/2019
How to Tell If You Need Braces
8/30/2019
Common Oral Problems To Avoid While Wearing Braces
8/20/2019
Brushing With Braces
7/22/2019
3 Tips for Summer Safety
7/1/2019
Keeping Your Kids' Treatment on Track This Summer
6/10/2019
Soda Consumption Remains a Steady Problem for Kids
5/13/2019
The Basics About Your Child's Braces
5/1/2019
You're Never Too Old to Get the Smile You've Always Wanted
5/1/2019
Answering Common Questions About Braces
3/14/2019
What To Expect When Getting Your Braces Off
3/12/2019
How A Major Leaguer Protects His Teeth
3/1/2019
Why Braces? Health Problems Associated With Malocclusion
2/22/2019
The Case for Brushing With Fluoride
2/10/2019
Preparing for Your Beautiful Smile
2/1/2019
Tips For Adults Wearing Braces
1/23/2019
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