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Dating with Braces – Dos and Don’ts

Date night should be a fun experience, don’t let your braces hold you back from making the most of it! Fortunately, your braces don’t have to be a source of worry. Instead, you can focus on what to wear, where to go, and what to talk about. With a few simple tips you can flash your beautiful smile at your date as many times as you want without being worried about leftovers being hidden in your brackets. Read on for some advice from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics.

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What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. There is a lot to know about dental implants, and it is crucial that you find a qualified professional to educate you and help you to decide if dental implants are right for you. Keep reading to learn more about dental implants from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics

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How to be the Best Tooth Fairy!

We all remember the excitement of losing teeth as a child. Losing teeth often isn’t the exciting part, but the visit from the Tooth Fairy is! Nowadays, there are a lot more things you can do beyond slipping some money under a pillow to create wonderful memories your child will never forget. Keep reading for some ways from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics to make your child’s visit from the Tooth Fairy a lot more exciting!

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How to Make Flossing Simpler!

Flossing often gets skipped after brushing one’s teeth because it is viewed as a nuisance and an unnecessary extra step. In fact, flossing is just as essential to your oral health as brushing. Flossing helps to eliminate the accumulation of harmful bacteria and plaque, which is a result of food particles that get trapped between the teeth and under the gum line. These are places that the toothbrush can’t always reach! Below are 3 secrets from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics to make flossing simpler.Read More

A Smile A Day

A smile a day does a lot more than just make you appear happy, it can actually have positive benefits for your overall health! Your dentist and orthodontist are hard at work helping you create and maintain teeth that will keep you smiling for a lifetime. While smiling can seem very superficial initially, a beautiful smile can actually have a positive impact on your overall well-being in addition to making you feel great. There has actually been a proven link between the act of smiling and feeling happy! Continue on for some advice from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics about why smiling is important.

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