Orthodontics Timeline

orthodontics history baton rouge laOrthodontics timeline…for you history buffs, did you know that archaeologists found crooked teeth in human remains dating back 50,000 years as reported by Norman Wahl in the AJODO ?

Like days of old, the aesthetics of teeth thru time has always been the primary concern when it comes to our smiles. However, it was the occlusion (bite) that gave orthodontics its scientific foundation and why it has progressed into advanced technology available today with traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners called Invisalign.

Lets Follow the Orthodontic Timeline

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Orthodontic Emergencies – What To Do When Out Of Town

Orthodontic emergencies Baton Rouge LAOrthodontic Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. School is out for most parts of the country and soon most of you will be on summer vacation. Don’t let orthodontic emergencies stop you from having some fun in the sun this summer!

Orthodontic Emergencies

When you are away on vacation, it might be tough and expensive to find an out of town orthodontic specialist. Here are some tips from Porter Orthodontics that you might need if there are orthodontic emergencies while you are away from home.

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Peyton Manning – Giving Back

Peyton Manning Baton Rouge LASports professionals in the limelight are offered the perfect opportunity to give back, especially after overcoming their own adversities or that of a close family member. Peyton Manning, famed football star, overcame a problem of his own after being born with a cleft palate.

A cleft palate is a physical deformity of the mouth, when the two plates of the skull that form the hard palate, also called the roof of the mouth, is not fully joined, causing a gap. As is the case with most children suffering from a cleft palate, Manning faced several challenges. As a baby, Manning had to use special bottles, because the hole in his palate caused the milk he was being fed to come out his nose. Read more on Peyton Manning – Giving Back…

Grinding Teeth – A Selfie Tells The Tale

Grinding Teeth Baton Rouge LAGrinding teeth and clenching is a very common problem and it has been found that 70% of people clench or grind their teeth as a result of stress and anxiety. The involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth is knows as “bruxism” and it typically occurs during sleep.

Besides stress, bruxism can negatively impact the body in many ways. It may also result from bite problems, the overuse of stimulating substances (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs), and as a side effect of certain medications.

Sometimes, simply becoming aware of the habit can help. Stress reduction techniques which include exercise or meditation are an option while a dental professional monitors the situation to see if there is improvement.Read more on Grinding Teeth – A Selfie Tells The Tale…