Labial Frenectomy After Braces: Is It Necessary?

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  • Labial Frenectomy After Braces: Is It Necessary?

    Labial Frenectomy After Braces: Is It Necessary?

    A frenulum is a piece of tissue that is attached to the tongue and lips. While frenula are naturally occurring, depending on its structure, this tissue can potentially “tie” the lip, tongue, or cheeks down. This restriction reduces the mouth’s natural function, further affecting feeding, breathing, sleep, speech, and maintenance of oral health. The labial…

  • Can Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?

    Can Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities?

    Compared to other teeth, our molars are more difficult to completely clean of food debris and plaque, especially for children. Sealants create a smooth surface area that shields the pits and grooves from being able to collect food and bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these treatments prevent 80 percent of…