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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
The Doctors of CCFD

I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMJ?

You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching, and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a… (Read More)

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Posted August 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology
The Doctors of CCFD

Silver Diamine Fluoride: An Affordable Filling Alternative

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic topical liquid solution brushed onto teeth to halt the progression of tooth decay. Research has shown the effectiveness of SDF in cavity prevention and arrest, and it has been used safely and successfully worldwide with patients of all age groups. Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry uses silver diamine fluoride… (Read More)

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Posted July 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Technology
The Doctors of CCFD

Brace Yourself: It’s Time for a New Menu

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, over four million people in the United States are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time, and about 25% of those people are adults. These statistics include different types of orthodontic treatments, such as clear aligner systems that have become increasingly popular in recent years.  Clear aligners can… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services
The Doctors of CCFD

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites

Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth.  The most severe cases may require surgical… (Read More)

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Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care
The Doctors of CCFD

Toothbrush Timers Can Make Brushing Fun for Kids!

Many parents wonder how to get—and keep—their kids interested in brushing their teeth. A wall chart with stickers may be enough, but some kids get bored more easily than others (especially in today’s digital age).  While you may wish at times that your kids didn’t spend so much time online, technology does offer some positives… (Read More)

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