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Teeth whitening

Par Dr. Normand Bach 04/10/2018

The first appointment with your orthodontist is decisive. That’s when the specialist will perform all of the tests to determine what strategy to adopt for your treatment. Orthodontists see patients of all ages and backgrounds. Every case is unique and must be treated in accordance with the patient’s specific...

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Nursing is good for babies: a known fact!

Par Dr. Normand Bach 04/09/2018

There are a lot of good reasons why a plethora of brochures from all sorts of accredited sources extolls the benefits of breastfeeding. A multitude of serious studies has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that mother’s milk contains elements that are essential to an infant’s development, including...

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Fun facts about your mouth

Par Dr. Normand Bach 21/08/2018

These days, the adoption of good habits to maintain proper oral hygiene is practically guaranteed in most of the population. We’ve all developed a routine that we implement on a daily basis without even thinking about it. The importance of tooth brushing is commonly taught in the school system...

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Wisdom teeth and orthodontic treatment

Par Dr. Normand Bach 16/07/2018

Just about any orthodontist in the world will tell you that the ideal age for a first visit is around 8 years old. Of course, everyone’s different, and the estimate may vary from one case to another. Basically, treatment with braces may not be as effective if the patient...

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Thumb-sucking is fine, but not for too long!

Par Dr. Normand Bach 21/06/2018

We’ve all been there. Thumb-sucking is a phenomenon born of instinct, forming a natural part of any child’s development. However, some children still feel the need to suck their thumb or a pacifier well beyond what many specialists consider to be the normal age. Are you the parent of...

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Everything you need to know about tooth brushing

Par Dr. Normand Bach 01/05/2018

One of the first things you have to keep an eye on while undergoing an orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign is the food you eat. It’s important to avoid certain foods that could interfere with the success of your treatment. And the topic of food leads quite naturally...

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Piercing and orthodontics

Par Dr. Normand Bach 27/03/2018

You may not see the connection between the two, but there definitely is one! This article is for anyone thinking about getting a tongue or lip piercing. If you’ve already done it, you may find some useful information here regarding your oral health! Understanding the risks Piercing entails introducing...

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Should you choose a dentist or an orthodontist?

Par Dr. Normand Bach 01/03/2018

Would you trust your general practitioner to perform open heart surgery? The answer is obvious! The vast majority of people visit their family doctor frequently and know how to tell the difference between a general practitioner and a specialist. However, we don’t always know how to choose between a...

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Busting common myths about orthodontics

Par Dr. Normand Bach 22/02/2018

Wearing braces or orthodontic appliances is very common these days. We all know someone, whether a friend or a family member, who has had them. But even though it’s a widespread practice that’s well- known to all, there’s still some false information going around about it. In this article,...

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At what age should your child see an orthodontist?

Par Dr. Normand Bach 15/02/2018

During the first few years of their life, children don’t all develop at the same speed. The first words and first steps may come much sooner or much later than expected. So the question of the first orthodontist visit is a little tricky: if children all grow at their...

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