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What Your Orthodontist Can Tell By Looking In Your Mouth

Orthodontists aren’t just here to help you straighten your teeth. A quick examination of your mouth can reveal a lot more about your oral and overall health than you think. The Orthodontist may even discover some of your quirky habits!Here are a few things...

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How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

DID YOU KNOW THAT STRESS can have an effect on your oral health? As if you needed any more on your plate! Knowing how stress and oral health are connected can help you combat any problems that might arise.Stress May Contribute to Teeth GrindingBruxism is the technical...

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It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

CHEWING ICE MIGHT SEEM refreshing in the moment, but it’s not doing any favors for your teeth in the long run. Today we’re going to take a look at why ice chewing is such a common habit despite the dangers it poses, as well as what someone with this habit can do to...

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How Braces Can Improve Speech Problems

THE ABILITY TO SPEAK and enunciate clearly is based on a variety of factors. A speech disorder could be the result of hearing difficulties, genetics, or a cleft palate, but did you know that the position of the teeth can be part of the problem or even the cause? This...

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Bullwinkel Brings Familiar Name to Summerville Orthodontics Practice

The building is the same, as is the staff inside, as well as the orthodontist helping to bring brighter smiles and increased self-confidence to patients. There’s a new name and a new logo, but everything else about what had been the orthodontics wing of Summerville Pediatric Dentistry remains comfortably unchanged.

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

IN HONOR OF DR. KATIE’S UPCOMING ADDITION, we thought we’d do a blog post about pregnancy and oral health.  You can always expect your body to go through a lot of changes when you’re expecting, but did you know that some of those changes are to your oral health? The...

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