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Why You May Need Teeth Extracted Before Orthodontic Treatment

Getting braces isn’t as simple as just putting them on your teeth as they are. In fact, there are several steps one must go through prior to getting the actual appliances on your teeth. First, you will need a thorough tooth cleaning to make sure there is a clean, healthy surface. In some cases, more extensive preparation is necessary – like a tooth extraction. While tooth extraction may not be necessary for every patient, some patients will require this. Read on to learn more about tooth extractions from Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics.

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How Orthodontics Can Help Jaw Alignment

Braces are a great option for correcting several dental issues. These issues include overcrowding, misalignment, spacing, and overbites and underbites. A lot of people like braces because of the aesthetic change that they can make, however, braces can also fix non-aesthetic issues that are pertinent to the health of your teeth and jaw. Braces help to bring your teeth into proper intercuspation, which means that your teeth will align properly over one another. Read on to learn more about how orthodontics can help jaw alignment from Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics.

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3 Orthodontic Tips for Cold & Flu Season

With cold and flu season well underway, cough drops, tissues, and hot tea have probably become daily staples. Chances are your teeth and braces are probably the last things you’re thinking about! However, there are some things related to the cold or flu that can affect your oral health. Keep reading to learn some tips from Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics.

Make Sure to Keep Bad Stuff Off Your Teeth

Did you know most cough drops are loaded with sugar? Go for sugar for sugar-free cough drops and be sure not to bite down too hard! Cough [...] Read More

3 Secrets to Making Flossing Simpler

Flossing may not be everyone’s favorite, but it is IMPORTANT! Flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth to prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. Flossing helps to eliminate the accumulation of harmful bacteria and plaque, which is a result of food particles that get trapped between the teeth and under the gum line. These are places that the toothbrush can’t always reach! Below are 3 secrets to make flossing simpler from Dr. Eric Wu at Redwood Shores Orthodontics.

Be Generous! – Flossing isn’t as simple as one would think, which is probably why so many people [...] Read More