Are Permanent Retainers the Right Choice for You?

Retainers are appliances you should wear once you remove your braces. They are either permanent or removable.  A permanent or fixed retainer is, basically, a piece of metal wire attached to the inner side of your teeth. The metal wire is glued to your teeth to hold them in place so that they don’t move back to their pre-braces position.  Your orthodontist may advise you to use a removable retainer for the upper teeth and a fixed retainer for the lower. As fixed retainers are more convenient, they are becoming popular, especially among people with

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Hydroxyapatite Vs. Fluoride: How Do They Compare?

Dentists have recommended fluoride toothpaste for stronger cavity-resistant teeth for decades.1 It is still considered the “gold standard” in dental schools, despite its safety concerns. But there’s a new ingredient in town proven to be just as effective as fluoride and completely non-toxic. It’s called hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite toothpaste has replaced fluoride toothpaste as what I recommend to all of my patients. But what is hydroxyapatite toothpaste? In this blog post, we will learn about hydroxyapatite and take a look at how fluoride compares with it.  How Does Fluoride Toothpaste Work? Your teeth have an outer

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ACTEON Group excited for ADF 2021

PARIS, France: The ACTEON team is very happy to be able to meet its partners and customers once again at the 2021 French Dental Association Conference and Exhibition (ADF 2021) in order to share its latest innovations with them and to interact with the dental industry. The company will showcase several innovations related to the workflows that dentists, surgeons, hygienists and assistants use in their daily practice and will explain how these workflows make daily procedures more efficient and effective. Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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