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Posted May 16, 2012 by Dr. Randy Kunik

The Aging Dental Dentition

As a person ages their teeth narrow in the back of their jaw. As the teeth move inward the space that was previously between the teeth is compressed. This compression often causes the front teeth to twist or overlap. This twisting of the teeth into an unnatural position can cause premature wear and health issues with the patients dentition. Primarily the gums may be . . .

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Posted July 17, 2012 by David Lavine

Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Other Teeth to Crowd?

Wisdom teeth often need removing for many reasons. However studies show that extraction of the third molars exclusively for the purpose of preventing incisor crowding is unwarranted. Human teeth naturally drift forward in our mouths over time and when your teeth are not ideally aligned proximally, crowding occurs. The third molars exert very little force as they develop. Most crowding is caused by the eruption of the second molars due to a lack of jaw growth. The coincidental timing of the third molars . . .

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Posted December 5, 2010 by David Lavine

Comparing an Orthodontist vs Dentist

Your smile should be considered one of your most valuable assets. Crooked and misaligned teeth are hard to clean and maintain. If left untreated your tooth condition may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. Many dentists now offer teeth straightening as one of their many services. While some types of misalignment of teeth could be handled by a general dentist, it is often prudent to seek the advice of a trained orthodontist.

Most orthodontists offer free . . .

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