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What to Eat after a Tooth Extraction
by Michael Abdoney - 09/28/2020 - Teeth
So if this isn't an emergency dental procedure and you are able to schedule your tooth extraction ahead of time, you should also do some planning and preparation ahead of time for what to eat afterwards. You will want your kitchen stocked with soft foods that you like and you kno...
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How to Get Rid of Tooth Pain
by Michael Abdoney - 09/15/2020 - Orthodontics
Toothaches are mainly caused by inflammation or infections and occur when the nerves are irritated. When experiencing tooth pain, it is vital to ascertain the cause of your pain. This helps to determine the most appropriate way to eliminate pain. ...
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Crucial Information about Digital 3D Printing in Orthodontics
by Michael Abdoney - 08/31/2020 - Orthodontics
Orthodontics and dental experts such as general dentists, orthodontists, and pediatric dentists take advantage of 3D printing technology in dentistry. 3D printing enhances the accomplishment of manual processes via digital dentistry. Additive manufacturing lowers the cost of equi...
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How To Brush Your Teeth
by Michael Abdoney - 07/29/2020 - Orthodontist Tampa FL
Oral hygiene and overall health are linked. Making sure to properly take care of the teeth and brush correctly will help to avoid numerous dental issues and problems later on. It's important to know what to do and what not to do when it comes to daily home dental care....
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How Is Thrush In the Mouth Treated?
by Michael Abdoney - 07/17/2020 - Orthodontist Tampa FL
Oral thrush, also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis, oral candidiasis or thrush occurs when a yeast infection develops inside the mouth. It is quite common in toddlers and infants, often manifesting as white or yellow bumps on the tongue and inner cheeks, which usually disappear...
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The New Revised Tampa Bay Riverwalk Place Tower
by Michael Abdoney - 06/29/2020 - Tampa
Tampa’s Riverwalk Place Tower will soon have a new design. The original plans were for a 50 floor hotel. In the spring of 2020, Two Roads Development announced they were going to change the plans to a 37 floor hotel. Riverwalk Place is located by 102 W. Whiting Street along the H...
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Mouth Ulcers: Causes, Treatments and Prevention
by Michael Abdoney - 06/17/2020 - Orthodontist Tampa FL
Mouth ulcers – often called canker sores – can be painful and annoying, especially when you're eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. The good news is that they are fairly common and rarely cause for concern....
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What’s better for my child: aligners or braces?
by Michael Abdoney - 02/26/2019 - Braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
So you have had your child evaluated and they need orthodontic treatment. The next question is should your child get braces or clear aligners like Invisalign? Braces are metal or ceramic brackets that are glued to each tooth with a wire running through the brackets. The force fro...
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Rising Higher | One of Tampa Bay’s Newest Condo Towers
by Michael Abdoney - 06/22/2019 - Florida, Tampa
Lately, the most popular direction to go in Tampa is “up,” in the form of condo towers of ever-increasing height. The 34-story, 80-unit Arris Tower is no exception. Named for an architectural term that refers to the sharp edge formed by the meeting of two flat or curved surfaces,...
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Tampa Museums are Opening Up
by Michael Abdoney - 05/30/2020 - Tampa
Tampa’s arts and entertainment sector will soon see several doors reopening to the public. While some local museums are remaining cautious in how and when they reopen, several have plans to reopen immediately....
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How to Stop Grinding Teeth
by Michael Abdoney - 05/21/2020 - Bruxism
Bruxism is a medical condition where the sufferer grinds their teeth. It can happen during sleep or when they are awake....
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How to Get Rid of A Tooth Abscess at Home
by Michael Abdoney - 05/09/2020 - Orthodontics
Pain in your mouth that can’t be controlled or unexplained swelling could be signs of an abscessed tooth or teeth. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do at home to treat this issue before making a trip to your dentist....
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The Tampa Riverwalk
by Michael Abdoney - 04/23/2020 - Florida
The Tampa Bay Riverwalk is a 2.6 mile long walk way that begins just north of downtown Tampa, Florida and culminates at the site of the history Museum. This beautiful riverwalk stretches alongside the Hillsborough River. The riverwalk is the site of many activities including dini...
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How to Whiten Teeth?
by Michael Abdoney - 04/23/2020 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Your teeth can easily dull and discolor as you age, especially if you have a habit of eating and drinking foods that stain tooth enamel and allow plaque to buildup on the tooth’s surface. Another common discoloring mechanism is eroded enamel, which leaves the naturally yellowish ...
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What Are Teeth Made Of?
by Michael Abdoney - 04/10/2020 - Orthodontics
Everyone has teeth or did have them before they lost them to old age or disease. Most people have a vague or perhaps basic understanding of what their pearly whites are, but what is their precise nature? What are they made from?...
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How Many Teeth do Humans Have?
by Michael Abdoney - 03/10/2020 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Teeth: In some cultures the beauty of a persons teeth are a sex symbol (except for the English), and yet so little is known about them. It’s time to give them the respect attention they deserve. Let’s review how many humans have, from infancy/childhood to adulthood, what they do ...
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Where to Stay in Tampa
by Michael Abdoney - 03/12/2020 - Tampa
Tampa Bay is a place where couples, singles, families, and seniors alike can all find a good time. The majority of the area’s sprawling tourist attractions can be found within a few central locations, and beach enthusiasts have just a short drive to nearby Clearwater....
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What causes Dry Mouth?
by Michael Abdoney - 03/05/2020 - Uncategorized
Approximately one in five individuals suffers from a dry mouth condition that can makes it difficult to talk or chew food. You might wonder what causes xerostomia , and medical experts know that this problem occurs for several reasons. Here are the primary reasons for having a mo...
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Treating Mouth Breathing Issues
by Michael Abdoney - 02/18/2020 - mouth breathing, Sleep Apnea
The healthy growth and development of small children is important for giving them a good start in life, so solving any issues that crop up can be a good way to support a child’s ability to function in the world. Making sure they get enough good sleep each night is one facet, and ...
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Top February Events Taking Place in Tampa
by Michael Abdoney - 02/12/2020 - Florida, Tampa
As Loverboy said in the ‘80s, “Everybody’s working for the weekend.” But now that it’s the weekend, you might not have anything special to do. Well, if you happen to be in the Tampa Bay area from February 21 to February 23, there are a lot of events taking place that you can chec...
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What do Orthodontists Do?
by Michael Abdoney - 02/05/2020 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Medical doctors often choose to specialize in a particular field of medicine, such as oncology, neurology, or cardiology, which requires additional training and education. The field of dentistry is similar in that dentists can choose to specialize in certain areas, such as orthod...
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What is Medically Necessary Orthodontics?
by Michael Abdoney - 01/21/2020 - Orthodontics
Kids often require orthodontic treatment, especially around the time when they attend middle and high school. Many parents are concerned to know if their insurance will cover the treatment. Children under the age of 19 are now eligible for dental coverage under the Affordable ...
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Gasparilla History
by Michael Abdoney - 01/15/2020 - Tampa
Saturday will mark Tampa’s 103rd most exciting Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Gasparilla has a vibrant history. The festival started in 1904. It was first celebrated on 2nd February 1904. In the year 1988, the festival was changed and moved to a Saturday. This created a lot of co...
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How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 01/05/2020 - Braces
One of the most popular questions that orthodontics get is, “How long do I have to wear braces?”. People’s mouths are all very individual and unique so that the answer will vary from patient to patient. On average, it can take approximately two years to get the best results from ...
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What Is AcceleDent?
by Michael Abdoney - 11/20/2019 - Uncategorized
Tired of wearing those clunky metal braces? Food gets stuck in them. They make your teeth hurt. Not to mention the embarrassment of showing off that toothy smile. Worst of all, they can take years to align teeth. What if there was a better way, a faster way, to lose those brac...
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How To Clean Your Retainer
by Michael Abdoney - 11/10/2019 - Retainers
It is never a good idea to go many days without brushing the teeth, however, there are those people who wear a retainer that will not consider cleaning it very often. This is just as important as brushing your teeth. Since bacteria can easily build up on the teeth, it is also qui...
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What is the Damon orthodontic system?
by Michael Abdoney - 10/20/2019 - Damon
A person’s appearance can promote their self-confidence during the day. A good smile is something most people immediately notice about a person. Individuals with a bad bite, crooked teeth or other dental issues may struggle to have the success they want in their career. Tradition...
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Five Reasons For Wearing an Orthodontic Retainer
by Michael Abdoney - 10/10/2019 - Retainers
If your child has dental malocclusions, then an orthodontist will likely recommend braces or plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can require a few years, but after the major treatment ends, the orthodontist will probably order a customized retainer for...
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Fun for the Whole Family in Tampa
by Michael Abdoney - 09/30/2019 - Tampa
Yes, the summer vacation time is over and the kids are back in school. But, they will have some school breaks during the year, maybe a fall break coming up, and then there’s the holidays. The beautiful thing about Tampa, Florida is that fun for the whole family is ‘open year ’rou...
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What is banding in orthodontics?
by Michael Abdoney - 09/20/2019 - Braces, Orthodontics
While most people are familiar with the brackets and wires of traditional braces in orthodontics, many don’t realize that orthodontists have a vast array of orthodontic equipment at their disposal to offer the best orthodontic treatment plan possible. Orthodontic bands, or molar ...
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What is a Transpalatal Arch?
by Michael Abdoney - 10/09/2019 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
There’s much more to orthodontic treatment than just your standard braces and archwires. Modern orthodontic practices include an array of devices and tools that your orthodontist will discuss with you. It’s always helpful to understand common orthodontic options and terms so that...
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Who Can Decide if a Tree is Dangerous?
by Michael Abdoney - 08/31/2019 - Tampa
Florida cities are battling with state lawmakers in Tallahassee. Recent tension started in a small trailer park on Grady, in Tampa. There were big Spanish trees covered with moss that overlook the park. When the tree crew began chainsawing them, word spread quickly. The city code...
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Orthodontics and the Sleep Apnea World
by Michael Abdoney - 08/22/2019 - Sleep Apnea
Don’t assume that orthodontics is something that solely revolves around the straightening of the teeth. It’s a branch of dentistry that involves more than teeth alignment. That’s because it can also potentially assist people who have to deal with a condition that’s referred to as...
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Orthodontic Treatment for TMJ
by Michael Abdoney - 08/15/2019 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
For anyone suffering from TMJ, Orthodontic Treatment for TMJ is getting more and more advanced. Orthodontists, who are well-known for straightening crooked teeth, have worked to perfect treatment for TMJ. TMJ is a symptom for many disorders of the mouth. TMJ is an umbrella term f...
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Great Restaurants in Tampa
by Michael Abdoney - 07/30/2019 - Tampa
Grab a napkin and loosen your belts because this food scene is about to take your palate on one tasty ride. From native-inspired Key lime pie, fried grouper, and chili with gator to the city’s signature Cuban sandwich that immigrant cigar factory workers introduced in the early 1...
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History of Braces and When They Were Invented
by Michael Abdoney - 07/20/2019 - Braces
How old do you think dental braces are? The answer may shock you because of the first attempts at using dental science to physically alter crooked teeth being made by the ancient Egyptians. Over the course of history, there have been many different attempts made to straighten tee...
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How do Braces Work?
by Michael Abdoney - 07/10/2019 - Braces, TRADITIONAL BRACES
Are you ready to correct your smile and wondering how orthodontic appliances can help you? It’s natural to have questions, and knowing what to expect can help you feel even more prepared to schedule your first orthodontic appointment. Here’s a look at how an orthodontist uses tra...
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Does Smile Direct Club live up to its promises?
by Michael Abdoney - 06/29/2019 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Teledentistry services like Smile Direct Club have become a popular alternative to traditional orthodontic services offered by licensed professionals. While easy, convenient, and affordable, at-home orthodontic treatments are limited in what problems they can treat and may even p...
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I-275 Bottleneck No More?
by Michael Abdoney - 06/12/2019 - Florida, Tampa
We’ve all been there. Malfunction Junction during the morning rush hour. You end up late to work, miss a meeting and the boss is angry. On the way home it happens again, this time you miss your kid’s little league game, are late for dinner and settle for fast food before you get ...
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Reasons for Orthodontic Treatments
by Michael Abdoney - 05/30/2019 - Orthodontist Tampa FL
A large percentage of teens and even adults in the US are seeking orthodontic treatment. Most of these individuals are using braces to correct several teeth disorders. Patients seek out orthodontic treatment for various reasons. Teeth straightening is a general, orthodontic proce...
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Effects and Treatments of Crossbites
by Michael Abdoney - 05/20/2019 - Braces, Orthodontics, TRADITIONAL BRACES
Crossbites can occur when there is a misalignment of the teeth, resulting in overcrowded or twisted teeth in the mouth. It is essentially a lateral misalignment of the dental arches. Crossbite mainly occurs during childhood, and if not treated early it may have severe effects on...
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Fun Things To Do In Tampa
by Michael Abdoney - 05/14/2019 - Tampa
If you are looking for fun things to do with your kids, or you are a kid at heart, there is plenty of fun and adventure in Tampa, Florida. From sports to museums to restaurants and free attractions, most activities in Tampa Bay aim to give kids a delightful experience. Review the...
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Common Side Effects of Wearing Aligners
by Michael Abdoney - 03/02/2019 - Orthodontist Tampa FL
Common Side Effects of Wearing Clear Aligners Clear aligners like Invisalign are quickly becoming a very common orthodontic option for children and adults alike to straighten their teeth. Patients enjoy aligners being virtually invisible while working nonstop to move their teeth...
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How do I make my face more symmetrical?
by Michael Abdoney - 02/18/2019 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Low self-esteem can affect anyone, particularly children and teens, and a potential cause could be facial asymmetry. Multiple studies point to facial symmetry as a key factor in perceived attractiveness. Asymmetry can be caused by many different things and it’s important to find ...
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How Much Do Braces Cost
by Michael Abdoney - 02/13/2019 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
You take your child to see the dentist for their regular check up and are told that you child may be a good candidate for braces. You may have many questions, including how much braces will cost your family. Unfortunately, there is a lot of factors that go into the price of brace...
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Why You Might Need Jaw Surgery During
by Michael Abdoney - 01/30/2019 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL, SURGICAL ORTHODONTICS
When a patient has a misaligned bite, it may not be because their teeth are crooked but could be because their upper and lower jaw are not in alignment. This can cause people to have underbites, overbites, or crossbites which can cause physical issues like headaches and jaw pain ...
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Busy Teenagers Will Love Invisalign Teen
by Michael Abdoney - 01/30/219 - Invisalign, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Teenagers these days are increasingly busy, between seeing friends, extra curriculars like band or sports practices, keeping up with school assignments, and preparing for the next steps in their lives. In the midst of their hectic schedules, feeling happy and confident can someti...
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Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners
by Michael Abdoney - 01/14/2019 - Invisalign, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Congratulations on taking the next step to achieving your dream smile! Invisalign is a great option that makes it easier to keep your teeth clean while receiving orthodontic treatment. While you may not have to learn any new brushing or flossing techniques, it is vital that you l...
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Treating Sleep Apnea
by Michael Abdoney - 01/07/2019 - Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a medical condition in which a person will stop and start breathing repeatedly while asleep. This can cause the affected to wake up several times an hour, without knowing it at all, causing restlessness. The person may also not be getting enough oxygen and will oft...
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Why Do-It-Yourself Orthodontics is a BAD idea
by Michael Abdoney - 12/29/2018 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
With the rise of Youtube and Pinterest, do-it-yourself tutorials are all the rage, with people making home decor, crafting beautiful gifts, and finding second lives for various items. Unfortunately, this trend has found its way into orthodontics with people trying to straighten t...
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Braces and Baby/Primary Teeth
by Michael Abdoney - 12/19/2018 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Parents often assume that their child cannot receive orthodontic treatment if they still have primary/baby teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists actually recommends having your child first seen at age 7 and younger patients can benefit from treatment called “two-phase ...
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How Failure of Fixed Retainers Occurs
by Michael Abdoney - 11/28/2018 - Orthodontics, Retainers
A fixed, or permanent retainer, conjures up the idea that it’s, well, permanent. Unfortunately, this is a misnomer. Orthodontists place fixed retainers after treatment to help the patient protect the positions of their aligned teeth. Fixed retainers are in addition to the removab...
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Is My Teen a Candidate for Invisalign?
by Michael Abdoney - 11/13/2018 - Braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics
Invisalign Teen is a system of clear aligners made to straighten teeth made especially for teens. Many children in middle school and high school specifically ask about Invisalign over traditional wire braces due to concerns of aesthetics and sports injuries. While Invisalign Tee...
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Benefits of Invisalign
by Michael Abdoney - 11/01/2018 - benefits of invisalign, Braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
While braces can provide you with a beautiful smile, they make it notoriously hard to keep your teeth and gums clean. Following a braces-friendly diet can assist with preventing broken brackets, but food can still become trapped between the brackets and wires leaving you with an ...
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Halloween Safety Tips
by Michael Abdoney - 10/23/2018 - halloween candy, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
It is nearly Halloween time which means trick-or-treating! If you or your child are wearing braces, choosing Halloween treats to enjoy will be a little more complicated as some candy can bend wires or even break brackets. To ensure this holiday is less trick and more treat, use t...
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Mini Screws: Temporary Anchorage Devices
by Michael Abdoney - 10/10/2018 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Hopefully the title of this post doesn’t sound too scary! Mini Screws are also named Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), which describes their function a little bit more. Mini Screws are actually one of the wonderful advancements in the field of orthodontics that allows for some...
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At Home Clear Aligners?
by Michael Abdoney - 10/10/2018 - Clear Aligners, Invisalign
You may have seen advertisements from the Smile Direct Club on various social media platforms about a more “affordable” way to straighten your teeth with clear trays. They state that you don’t even have to go into a dentist’s office to be evaluated and have moulds of your teeth t...
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Headgear: Dentofacial Orthopedics
by Michael Abdoney - 09/25/2018 - dentofacial orthopedics, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Headgear treatment used to be used very commonly in the field of orthodontics. Fortunately, there have been advances in orthodontic technology that minimizes the number of instances in which it’s necessary. However, it’s benefits shouldn’t be discounted when the treatment is indi...
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Dental Headgear in Reverse
by Michael Abdoney - 09/16/2018 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Perhaps every element of this title sounds frightening or difficult to imagine. However, treatment using a face mask can have amazing, lifelong results. Timing Only children age 7-10 (or maybe 11, depending on their physical development) are candidates for face mask treatment...
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Palate Expanders
by Michael Abdoney - 09/09/2018 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
What is a palatal expander? A palatal expander is a dental appliance that is temporarily cemented in the mouth for the purpose of widening the upper dental arch. It can be bonded to all the surfaces of the back teeth or it can be held in place by metal bands cemented around some...
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Stubborn Baby Teeth
by Michael Abdoney - 08/28/2018 - baby teeth, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Does your teen still have some baby teeth? You might even have a baby tooth… or a few! The prolonged presence of a baby tooth doesn’t always mean there’s a problem, but it is atypical. Many people assume that baby teeth have a limited lifespan in and of themselves. When you wi...
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Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Crowding?
by Michael Abdoney - 08/23/2018 - crowding, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Do you need to get your wisdom teeth pulled for orthodontic treatment? This topic has been one of controversy among dentists and orthodontists. Before discussing it, I’d like to first talk about some of the reasons why it may be beneficial to have them removed that aren’t related...
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Can Braces Cause Overgrown Gums?
by Michael Abdoney - 08/14/2018 - gingival hyperplasia, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
You may notice that some people, whether they have braces or not, have red, swollen, and puffy gums. Perhaps you notice it more often in people with braces on (braces do catch some attention!). What’s going on here? There are some subtle differences in thickness of healthy gum...
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Impacted Teeth
by Michael Abdoney - 08/06/2018 - impacted teeth, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Ever wonder why one or more of your child’s teeth haven’t come into the mouth yet? There is a range of normal dental development that doesn’t have much to do with a child’s physical development otherwise. (Medical syndromes do exist that greatly affect dental development, but the...
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White Spots on Teeth
by Michael Abdoney - 07/28/2018 - demineralization, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
You may have noticed that some people have splotchy or semilunar white areas on their teeth. Although having “white” teeth is considered beautiful in American culture, these bright white spots are rather unsightly: their uneven appearance make teeth look dirty or just unusual....
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Our Intra-oral Scanners
by Michael Abdoney - 07/23/2018 - intraoral scanner, Orthodontics
What is an intraoral scanner? It is an advanced dental technology that captures a 3-dimensional model of your teeth, gums, and palate. It consists of a specialized touch-screen computer on wheels that has a wand with a camera within it that captures pictures of your teeth at the...
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The Gap: Can Braces Fix my Gapped Teeth?
by Michael Abdoney - 07/16/2018 - gapped teeth, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Whether you have evenly distributed spaces or just a middle gap, orthodontic treatment can indeed close these gaps! However, there are several situations that complicate this process. Missing Teeth If you’ve had to have a tooth/teeth pulled due to non-orthodontic reasons, you...
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Do You have a Peg Tooth?
by Michael Abdoney - 07/02/2018 - correction of dental malformations, Orthodontics
What IS a peg tooth? It’s a tooth that formed in an atypically narrow and rounded shape. When you look in the mirror, a peg tooth appears much thinner than the teeth around it. It may appear long and thin, but usually they’re small in all dimensions. The most common tooth to have...
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How to Clean Your Retainers
by Michael Abdoney - 06/29/2018 - Orthodontics, Retainers
Congratulations on getting your braces off! Welcome to the next phase of maintaining your beautiful smile! It’s very important to faithfully follow your orthodontist’s instructions on retainer wear, especially in your first year after having your braces removed. In case you need ...
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Additional Procedures With Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 06/25/2018 - Braces, Orthodontics
Every patient at Abdoney Orthodontics receives a comprehensive evaluation of their bite and of all the aspects related to the appearance of their face, teeth and smile. Dr.s Abdoney and Cronauer often request that other procedures be done in addition to having braces. These proce...
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Can I predict if my young child will need braces?
by Michael Abdoney - 06/11/2018 - Braces, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL, Tampa
Many parents are curious whether or not their child will need braces. After all, it often requires financial planning to prepare for treatment. If your child doesn’t have any permanent teeth in yet (approximately under age 7), there are still clues that can indicate future pro...
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The Shortest Time In Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 06/01/2018 - Braces
Almost everyone that undergoes orthodontic treatment wants their beautiful smile to be complete as fast as possible. Living with braces requires more time and attention devoted to maintaining good oral hygiene; if you don’t clean your teeth and gums adequately, you can develop ca...
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Masculine vs Feminine Smiles
by Michael Abdoney - 05/29/2018 - feminine smile, Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL
Is there such a thing as a feminine vs masculine smile? If so, what are those differences and should they be reflected in my own smile? So, let’s begin by establishing whether there is a genetic difference between the teeth of women and men. In a 2009 study published in the Ar...
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Can Teeth Be Slenderized? - Interproximal Reduction
by Michael Abdoney - 05/21/2018 - interproximal reduction
Drs. Abdoney and Cronauer use many techniques to give you your best smile. A simple and painless step that orthodontists call “Interproximal Reduction” may be indicated. This quick ...
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What makes a beautiful profile?
by Michael Abdoney - 05/12/2018 - attractive profile
There are so many factors that encompass a person’s beauty or attractiveness. There’s no debate that an individual’s positivity, personality, and appearance are among the traits that can be beautiful! When it comes to facial appearance plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, and READ MORE
We 3D Print Your Teeth!
by Michael Abdoney - 05/03/2018 - 3d models
What do you think of when someone mentions “3D printing”? Many people think of technology companies making sophisticated mechanical parts. The truth is that 3D printing is used across a wide range of fields, including medi...
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Can I Fix My Gummy Smile?
by Michael Abdoney - 04/23/2018 - gummy smile
You may have noticed that you or someone you know shows what seems to be an excess of gums when smiling. There are many reasons why this condition may exist, but before this is understood it’s important to know that there is a range of what is considered ideal and that the assess...
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Clear Braces!
by Michael Abdoney - 04/17/2018 - Invisalign
Straightening your teeth doesn’t mean you have to have a mouth full of metal! At Abdoney Orthodontics, we offer two different aesthetic options for achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. Many people have heard of READ MORE
What to Expect from the Right Tampa Orthodontist
by Michael Abdoney - 04/16/2018 - Orthodontics
Smiling is something that comes natural to some and that makes others cover their mouth. If you are part of the second category, you might want to know that this will no longer be the case if you contact us today and make an appointment with a reputable READ MORE
Small Teeth?
by Michael Abdoney - 04/12/2018 - Orthodontics

Some people may be concerned that they have “small” teeth or that a couple of teeth are smaller than the others. When it comes to a beautiful smile, proportions are important! While it is true that some people have smaller teeth than others, it is a serious consideration if yo...

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Which Type of Retainer is Right for Me?
by Michael Abdoney - 04/03/2018 - Orthodontics, Orthodontist Tampa FL, Retainers
Retainers are critical to preserving your beautiful smile after the completion of your orthodontic treatment. In fact, renowned READ MORE
Orthodontic Emergencies
by Michael Abdoney - 03/29/2018 - Braces, Orthodontics
Fortunately, it is rare to experience an urgent orthodontic need. Most discomfort during orthodontic treatment comes from sore teeth and poking wires....
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Braces and Dental Implants
by Michael Abdoney - 03/19/2018 - Braces
Are you missing one or more teeth? If your dentist has discussed with you the treatment of dental implants to fill in the gap from a missing tooth, it’s wise to ask yourself and your dentist if orthodontic treatment would be aesthetically and functionally beneficial. ...
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Correct crossbite issues with Palatal Expanders
by Michael Abdoney - 03/12/2018 - Braces
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends screening children at age 7 to check for bite problems that are best treated early. Among these problems include having a “crossbite” of the permanent molars....
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I can’t close my lips: Can braces fix this?
by Michael Abdoney - 02/23/2018 - Braces
You may notice that there are some people, perhaps yourself included, that have to strain their lips to bring them together. These people often appear to have their mouth slightly open throughout the day or to have teeth that severely stick out. This may indeed be the case, in wh...
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Common Bite Problems
by Michael Abdoney - 02/14/2018 - crossbite
Many patients find overlapping/crowded or spaced teeth to be the most obvious dental problems. Besides being an esthetic concern, these conditions can cause dental health problems. Crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean and people with spaces may frequently get food stuck betw...
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What problems do Straight Teeth Prevent?
by Michael Abdoney - 02/05/2018 - Braces
If you’re thinking about getting braces for the first (or second) time or if you’re wondering whether or not your child needs braces, consider how orthodontic treatment may reduce these dental problems:...
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Are Crooked Teeth Genetic?
by Michael Abdoney - 01/28/2018 - genetics
Studies of identical twins and other family members have shown that dental irregularities of “number, size, position, as well as the timing of development” 1 are hereditary. There are a few factors that determine whether you have crowded or spaced teeth, a bite problem (malocc...
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How to Properly Clean Invisalign Trays
by Michael Abdoney - 01/25/2018 - How clean invisalign trays
How to Properly Clean Invisalign Trays...
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How Long Do Braces Take to Work?
by Michael Abdoney - 01/16/2018 - Braces
How long do braces take to straighten your teeth? Learn how long it takes to fix everything from gaps to overbites in our latest post....
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How to Reduce Pain from Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 01/03/2018 - Braces
Are you experiencing pain from new or tightened braces? Try these proven tips for reducing pain from braces at home....
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5 Tips for Getting Braces as an Adult
by Michael Abdoney - 12/20/2018 - adult braces
It’s estimated that Americans spend almost 3 billion dollars on cosmetic dental work each year. Part of this involves the use of braces to create ...
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Top 10 Foods to Avoid with Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 12/13/2017 - Braces
Knowing what to eat and not to eat can help you achieve a more beautiful smile with braces. Here are the 10 most important foods to avoid with braces...
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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
by Michael Abdoney - 12/06/2017 - Braces
Torn between braces and aligner trays for your teeth straightening? Let’s take a look at the benefits of Invisalign to help you decide....
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5 Tricks to Flossing with Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 11/15/2017 - Braces
According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the number of Americans with braces has nearly doubled in the last three decades....
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10 Benefits Of Braces
by Michael Abdoney - 10/04/2017 - Braces
Going to the dentist can be hard for a lot of us. And for some people, wearing braces can be a further daunting experience. And while braces are meant for straightening out your teeth, they actually have a number of other benefits as well. So smile big with these 10 bene...
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Can Teeth Move After Braces?
by Michael Abdoney - 09/13/2017 - Braces
It’s important to maintain your teeth once your braces are removed. Read here to learn more about how and why teeth move after braces....
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How To Brush Your Teeth With Braces And Why It's Important
by Michael Abdoney - 08/23/2017 - Braces
Dental hygiene is important, even when you have braces. Read here to learn how to brush your teeth with braces and why it’s important....
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Tips To Prevent Dental Stains
by Michael Abdoney - 08/02/2017 - Braces
White, shiny, and healthy teeth; it’s what many people want. Whitening products and toothpastes fill the supermarket shelves to brighten teeth and decrease staining. But what about preventing stains?...
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How to Find an Orthodontist For Your Child
by Michael Abdoney - 06/13/2017 - Orthodontic Care
Are you trying to find the perfect orthodontist for your child?...
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Is An All Digital Office the Wave of the Future in Orthodontics?
by Michael Abdoney - 06/26/2017 - 3D scanning services
New digital technology means some pretty big advances in the world of orthodontics. Read to learn if an all digital office is what the future holds?...
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Why you need a trusted orthodontist
by Michael Abdoney - 06/05/2017 - Braces
Choosing an orthodontist you can trust...
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How 3D Scanning Services Can Improve
by Michael Abdoney - 05/15/2017 - 3D scanning services, Braces, Florida, Invisalign, Retainers, Tampa
3D Scanning Services Improve Visits To The Orthodontist 3D scanning services are helping dentistry make really big strides. Read to learn how 3D scanning services can improve your visit to the orthodontist. Orthodontists are always looking for ways to improve their practice, to...
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Which Kind of Braces Are Right for You?
by Michael Abdoney - 05/04/2017 - Braces, Damon, Florida
There are many different styles of braces, and one of them will be right for you. Our guide here will help you find out which kind of braces are best for you. Unfortunately, many people are not born with perfectly straight teeth....
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Abdoney Orthodontics Accepting New Patients
by Michael Abdoney - 04/19/2017 - Braces, Florida, Orthodontist Tampa FL, TRADITIONAL BRACES
With the opening of a third location, Abdoney Orthodontics has a lot of room for new patients. After serving Tampa for 50 years and expanding out to Valrico, we’re thrilled to announce that our third location in Riverview is accepting new patients!...
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Abdoney Orthodontics Opening 3rd Office Location
by Michael Abdoney - 04/10/2017 - Braces
For many years, Dr. Abdoney has serviced Tampa and its surrounding areas for all their orthodontics needs. Now, we’re opening a new Orthodontic office location!...
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4 Reasons Why Adults Should Seek Orthodontic
by Michael Abdoney - 03/31/2017 - Braces, Invisalign, Orthodontist Tampa FL, TRADITIONAL BRACES
You’re never too old for the smile of your dreams! Plus, you can join the crowd! We’re sharing why adults should seek orthodontic care in this post! Maybe you never had braces as a teen or maybe you ignored mom and dad and the orthodontist and didn’t wear your retainers like you...
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5 Benefits of Going to The Orthodontics Office
by Michael Abdoney - 05/23/2017 - Braces, CLARITY ADVANCED CERAMIC BRACES, Invisalign, Orthodontist Tampa FL, TRADITIONAL BRACES
If you care about your teeth, you should seriously go to the orthodontics office! We’re sharing the 5 benefits of going to the orthodontist here! Going to the dentist’s office regularly is a big enough pain....
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How to Tell It’s Time For Braces for Your Child
by Michael Abdoney - 03/15/2017 - Braces, Florida, Orthodontist Tampa FL, Tampa
Knowing the right time to get braces for your child can make all the difference! We’re sharing how to tell it’s time for braces for your kid here! We all know that thumb sucking, pacifiers and bottles comfort babies....
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Why It’s Important to Consider Braces for Kids
by Michael Abdoney - 03/09/2017 - Braces, Tampa, TRADITIONAL BRACES
Straight teeth are important for more than just looks. Improving your child’s smile can also improve their health! Learn the importance of braces for kids here!...
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