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I spent some time on this website to soar through the information. I am planning to apply for UW later this year, but registration doesn't open until December 1.

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Fastweb : Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges

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This website contains so many scholarships to apply for! Most of them are fun, crafty, and some require community work. I read one scholarship where applicants can make two birthday cards for the homeless children to be entered for the scholarship. There are also scholarships that require essays and further analysis about school overall. I will be spending most of my senior year applying for scholarships.

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Teeth Whitening

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Over time, and for a variety of reasons, your teeth may start to lose their natural color. There are many factors that play a part in this deterioration. Some have to do with the foods we eat, others come from the natural course of time. There are how however some things that you can do to restore the natural color to your teeth, this will bring vibrancy back to your smile and give you more confidence.

There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration of teeth. The biggest factor is time. As you get older your teeth will naturally begin to age just like the rest of your body. In doing so they will lose a lot of their natural white color and become darker. What accelerates this process are a lot of the things that teeth are exposed to over the years. The drinks we have play a big part. If you drink soda, coffee or tea in excess this often is the biggest factor due to the colors and dyes that are often added to them. Smokers are also highly susceptible to yellowing of the teeth due to the tar and other chemicals in cigarettes. These are just some of the major causes that will lead people to want to whiten their teeth. How you go about doing that depends on what kind of system you want to use and what budget you are on.

If you decide to go ahead with a whitening procedure it is important to talk to your dentist first and go over the best options that are available. Light-accelerated whitening is the most common in-office method to whiten teeth. It takes advantage of newer technologies like LED, Plasma Arch and Halogen lights to trigger a reaction on the surface of the teeth accelerating the average whitening time compared to that of in home treatments.

In-home whitening is much less expensive then your professionally done treatments but it takes much longer to achieve the desired results. There are plenty of options that you have out there including gels, strips, toothpastes and gums. All of these require you to make them part of your regular brushing and flossing routine. Most at-home whitening systems take around 4-6 weeks to start seeing noticeable results.

While teeth whitening may not be for everyone, it is something that will help restore your teeth to their original luster. You need to make sure that you are careful with any of the methods listed above. As long as you do it right, you will be on your way to a new and stunning smile.

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I chose this article because it relates to orthodontics. The majority, if not all people who get their braces off are very eager to get their teeth whitened to enhance their smiles.  This article explains to us the reasons why our teeth yellow over time.

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Saxe Ortho – What Are The Different Types Of Braces Made Of?

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There are several different types of braces that you can choose from if you happen to need them. A lot of the materials are custom fit to the patient and are designed to make sure your experiences with them are as comfortable as possible. But what are the different types of braces actually made of?

 

The most common type of braces are those that consist of brackets and metal wires. These brackets are stainless steel and are adhered to the front of the teeth. The wires, depending on availability and preference of the patient, can either be stainless steel or titanium. Regardless of which material is used, the wires are what get attached to the brackets and aid in the resetting of the teeth.

 

Another type of traditional braces are those made entirely of titanium. In some cases, patients may have an allergy to nickle, an element commonly found in steel. For them, titanium is a perfect alternative and still gives the reliability of traditional braces. Another advantage is that the metal is lighter and much stronger, so the risk of damaging the braces is much less then that of regular steel.

 

Some of the more progressive style of braces that have emerged in the last decade are made of entirely different materials. The biggest alternative to traditional braces would be Invisalign. Invisalign braces are constructed of a plastic resin that is able to be custom formed at very high temperatures. This flexibility allows for perfect customization throughout the teeth straightening process. The biggest advantage about Invisalign is the clear material makes them look virtually invisible to onlookers. This takes away the intrusiveness of traditional braces and allows you to remove them when you have meals. The disadvantage that some people have found is that they tend to break if exposed to too much damage. Because they are clear, they tend to get lost more so than other alternatives as well.

 

With these and other forms of braces out there, it can sometimes be confusing as to which ones will benefit you better. No matter which ones you choose, as long as you work with your orthodontists to pick the best ones for you, that beautiful smile will be yours in no time!

 

 


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This article talks about the many types of braces that are available today. Invisalign is the most recent kind and it's clear, so adults really like it. No matter what you choose, they all work the same way, but it depends on the orthodontist who plans the treatment.

Not all orthodontists look at the whole face structure to plan the adjustments. When I become an orthodontist, I want to be professional in my job by thinking further than just straightening out the teeth. I want to make sure that my patients get the best smile proportional to their face.

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Advice On Taking Care Of Your Teeth To Possess A Beautiful Smile

Many individuals think children as young as eight yrs old need orthodontics. However, braces could affect a child's capacity to eat. Let your child's mouth grow to near adult size before worrying about correcting them, they could even correct themselves, which could help you save significant amounts of money. A soft bristled brush that suits your mouth is necessary for proper tooth cleaning. Minimize bacterial growth by allowing the brush to dry thoroughly. Your toothbrush needs to be stored upright to allow it to air dry properly. Sensitive formula toothpaste may help alleviate the pain sensation due to heat and cold. Before changing to your sensitive teeth toothpaste, make an effort to make a scheduled appointment to see your dentist. Sometimes there is an underlying problem creating the sensitivity including an exposed root that ought to be treated immediately. Should you be over 50-years-old, you should utilize a mouthwash which has no alcohol. People who are older will often have sensitive teeth and this will make things sting when alcohol is exposed to them. The best choice is actually a mouthwash without alcohol which has fluoride. For best results, apply it two times each day. Your toothbrush should be clean. Thoroughly rinse your toothbrush when you find yourself finished. Employ a vertically standing toothbrush holder to maintain the pinnacle in the toothbrush from coming in contact with other stuff. Don't keep the toothbrush within a closed container where bacteria can grow. Replace your toothbrush regularly. Should you be worried that you simply aren't effectively removing plague, try using a disclosing mouthwash or tablet. Prior to starting brushing, swish or chew the merchandise. Your trouble areas shows up, stained blue or pink. But make certain you leave yourself ample time to brush each of the product off prior to deciding to venture outside. They're not great when you have to leave in a big hurry. Should you typically wear lipstick, you can easily use kinds of it to conceal tooth discoloration. Pick a light red or coral shade to boost the whiteness of your own teeth. Lipstick that is certainly lighter could have the exact opposite effect. They are able to make clean white teeth look yellow. When you read inside the above article, plenty of parents feel their child needs braces even as young as elementary school. But, you should understand that a kid of this age remains growing. Enable your kid's mouth to cultivate, and you could revisit the orthodontic issue even closer to adulthood.


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I like this page a lot because I 100% agree with how wrong it is to give small children orthodontic treatment. I noticed that most of my friends who wore braces in elementary school are having to wear them a second time because their teeth shifted over the years. On average, it takes a person about 18-20 years to fully develop. It makes more sense to wait the treatment until the teen years, when the teen's teeth are growing at a much slower rate.

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(EN) - A dictionary of dental terms | bracesinfo.com

(EN) - A dictionary of dental terms | bracesinfo.com | Senior CE Project 2014 | Scoop.it

Definitions Of General Dental Terms. Names Of Individual Teeth; Parts Of A Tooth And Your Mouth; Other Dental Terms. Definitions Of Orthodontic Terms

 

We have assembled a factual list of common dental and orthodontic terms. When browsing our website you will see many of these terms used. This dental dictionary is updated often, so be sure to check back for the latest dental terms and definitions.

 

Definitions Of General Dental Terms
Names Of Individual Teeth
Parts Of A Tooth And Your Mouth
Other Dental Terms
Definitions Of Orthodontic Terms
Parts Of Your Braces
The Orthodontist's Tools
Orthodontic Procedures
Other Dental and Orthodontic Gadgets and Materials


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During my career shadow, I heard the workers speaking these terms, except they used abbreviations for them. One of the assistants explained to me that it's a "universal dentist code" and that most, if not all offices use the same codes.

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This is an awesome chart. Now if I need to go back to my <a href="http://drmar.ca">orthodontist in Edmonton</a> I'll know a little more what they are talking about.
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medicinedentistry.pdf

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This is just what I need. It provides me with information on how I can achieve my goals for dentistry school. This file gives me a guideline of what courses I need to take, the prerequisites that I should look out for, and an overview of the career. I will be using this as I start my journey of dentistry school.

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This page helps me figure out what courses I need to take to fulfill pre-dentistry credits. 

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Proper Oral Hygiene With Braces

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Now that you have braces, it is more important than ever for you to have proper oral hygiene. You have worked this hard to get a brand new smile, you wouldn't want everything you worked for Part of having a good smile is making sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. In order to do that there are several things that you are going to need to do every day in order to keep that smile looking good. The success of this is entirely up to you. No one else is going to help you. They may be able to remind you, but you are the one that needs to make sure it gets done properly. As long as you follow these steps regularly, you won't have any problems having a healthy smile.

 

The first and most important thing you need to remember is to brush your teeth after every meal. Now that you have braces there is an increased chance that food is going to get stuck between the wires and your teeth. Because of this you need to make sure that everything stays as clean as possible. There is a different way that you need to approach brushing, especially when you have braces. You need to make sure that you get the teeth and the brackets. Fiest thing you do is make sure you brush your gums and the base of your teeth. After that you want to gently brush the tops of your brackets, carefully move to the edges of your teeth and eventually the bottom of your brackets. Finally you are going to want to brush on the insides of your teeth and of course be sure to brush your tongue too. After this you are ready to go to the next most important step,

flossing.

 

Flossing is just as important as your brushing. With flossing you are removing any food and plaque that have built up in between the brackets and wires. There are special floss threaders that you can use to get in between the wires. There are also special bristle tipped tools that you can get from your orthodontist that will help you with flossing as well. You need to make sure these areas stay as clean as possible. If too much stuff gets built up, you could do some serious damage to your teeth and gums.

 

Now that you have cleaned your teeth, flossed between your wires you need to rinse your mouth out to make sure any residual bacteria or plaque has been removed. You can use any kind of over the counter oral rinse. Just make sure you swish it around your whole mouth. This will ensure that every last part of your mouth is clean.

 

As long as you do the above steps you should have no hygiene issues come check-up time. You have to keep up with it though. If you forget too much, you may cause yourself a whole new set of dental issues. Remember to keep smiling and brush those teeth!

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Hygiene is a BIG component during orthodontic treatment. When I got my braces on, my orthodontist told me to take good care of my teeth to prevent teeth stains after removal. I was not allowed to eat sweets, drink coffee, eat hard foods, etc. This article went into further depth on how exactly to clean the teeth. 

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Nanotechnology: Smiles all round

Nanotechnology: Smiles all round | Senior CE Project 2014 | Scoop.it

A smile can say more than a thousand words, the saying goes. Orthodontics can help improve the appearance and position of people's teeth and jawbones, for better functioning teeth and more attractive smiles. In recent years, dental correction orthodontics has used braces made from clear plastic polymer to good effect, but now they are hoping to improve on this with help from nanotechnology. A Spanish university has patented a breakthrough new process, producing smiles all round. Orthodontic treatment is carried out using braces, which generally fall into two broad categories: removable braces (or retainers), and fixed braces (or train tracks). They may be made of metal, white porcelain or clear plastic. Braces made from a clear plastic polymer have a better aesthetics when compared to metal braces, but they do come with their own set of problems, such as wear and tear within the mouth. This is where advances in nanotechnology could provide solutions.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-11-nanotechnology.html#jCp


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When I had a consultant with my orthodontist, she gave me the option between the "metal mouth" option or the "Invisalign" option. The metal mouth one is the one that looks like train tracks and it's easily recognizable. Invisalign is what the name says it is-- it's a clear plastic molding that can be worn and taken off easily. It's amazing to see how at one point, metal braces were the only option, but to see that there's an option for "invisible braces" and more advances in nanotechnology, that's crazy! I wonder if metal braces will still be an option decades from now.

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Faces Orthodontics Announces Availability of AcceleDent Technology that Cuts Braces Time in Half

(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 12, 2013 )
Scottsdale, AZ -- Scottsdale orthodontist Dr. Shawn M. Bader is excited to announce that Faces Orthodontics is now providing the new AcceleDent System technology to their Scottsdale and Peoria Arizona patients.

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My uncle's wife's brother is a dentist, and she told me that he can reduce braces treatment by half the time compared to regular treatment. He might have used the AcceleDent Technology. I wish I had known about this earlier because my treatment is an expected 30 months.

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