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Enjoying Summer Vacation with Braces from Smith Orthodontics in Ripley and Parkersburg WV

Enjoying Summer Vacation with Braces or Invisalign

Whether you’re going on a cross-country road trip or a family vacation to the beach, it’s important that you keep your braces on your mind while you’re traveling. Summer vacation may feel like the time to forget about oral hygiene practices and eat foods you’re not supposed to eat, but this can lead to problems while you’re trying

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Here's what to do if your child knocks out a tooth in Parkersburg WV

What Should I Do If My Child Knocks Out a Tooth?

Kids love to explore, play, and roughhouse. While you certainly take steps to make sure your kids are safe, they could end up knocking out a tooth. If this happens, it will understandably be unnerving. However, if you follow the right steps, you can minimize the damage.  Knocking out a Baby Tooth Your kids should lose their baby

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What is a braces emergency? Orthodontist in Ripley and Parkersburg

What Is a Braces Emergency?

Accidents happen. From a face-first fall to a lapse in dental hygiene or eating something you shouldn’t, sometimes oral issues suddenly rear their head. If you’re unsure of what warrants an extra trip to your orthodontist and what can wait until your next appointment, check out this handy guide. Discomfort Is Usually Not a Braces Emergency Discomfort with

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how to treat injuries from braces Smith Orthodontics in Parkersburg and Ripley, WV

How to Treat Injuries from Braces

Obtaining an injury to your face or mouth can be scary because even the smallest cut can produce a lot of blood. The gums, tongue, and lips have a larger blood supply than other areas of the body, which can cause these areas to bleed heavier than an arm or leg injury. This means even the smallest injury

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