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Pregnancy & Oral Health

Pregnancy is an amazing thing. However, there are some important things to keep in mind during this time. While pregnancy does not automatically damage your teeth, pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women, potentially resulting in gum disease and increased risk of tooth decay. Your increased hormones during pregnancy can affect your body’s response to plaque

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A Spa Day for Your Pearly Whites

Give your teeth the spa day they deserve! Your teeth work hard every day to help you to eat and do many other things. All that hard work definitely deserves some TLC. Your skin isn’t the only thing that deserves a spa day! Next time you go to the store, take a stroll down the dental aisle and

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4 Surprising Foods that Can Cause Bad Breath

Everyone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. However, you may be surprised to know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath. For some people, bad breath can be genetic, however, it could also be certain foods that may be a part of your daily routine that are to blame. Read

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Keeping Your Mouth Safe During Sports

Braces don’t hold you back from doing the sports or physical activities you love! Fortunately, braces will not keep you from any sport or physical activity. However, braces are an investment in getting your best smile, so you have to take a little extra special care of your teeth while in treatment. To be sure you’re doing everything

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Embracing Change At Lightening Speed

Life as we know it at Moss Wall Orthodontics, both professionally in the delivery of orthodontic care and personally in our lives, is changing at the blink of an eye. It is both an exciting and intimidating age we live in and it amazes our doctors and our team every day. If we are here today, where will

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Why Choose An Orthodontist In Lacey WA

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. But for the Doctors at Moss Wall Orthodontics, the correct function of your bite is far more important. A malocclusion, or bad bite, can cause serious problems over a lifetime if left untreated. Loss of tooth structure, TMJ problems and even bone loss can

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What Happened To My Orthodontic Retainers In Lacey WA?

It is no secret that dogs chew on anything and everything…. including retainers. They are fair game for “Man’s Best Friend” both in and out of the case if left out in the open. If you have a dog, never leave your retainer or Invisalign aligners on tables, bathroom counters, night stands, or any where they can jump

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5 Tips For Thumbs Down On Thumb Sucking

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex that often evolves into a comfort behavior. It is not at all unusual for an infant or child to find a thumb or finger to calm them when tired or upset as a coping mechanism. Ultrasound scans have revealed that thumb sucking can start before birth, as early as 15

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Matthew wins Puzzle Contest, Receives New Fitbit

We saw Matthew as a new patient August 13th. Later that day, Matthew and his dad, Phil, completed the puzzle together to enter the contest. Both mom and dad already have a Fitbit, and Matthew has wanted one, so this worked out perfectly! To make it even better, Matthew found out that he won on his birthday, August 27th. Talk about a great

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How Effective Is A WaterPik When Wearing Braces?

Good dental care with routine maintenance can be costly, especially if you don’t have dental insurance. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the doctors at Moss Wall Orthodontics recommend you see your dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. If you take good care of your teeth on a regular basis with proper brushing and flossing,

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