Jacobson and Tsou Orthodontics Blog

Orthodontic Headgear
Orthodontic Headgear
12/12/2017
Sometimes braces alone aren't enough to move teeth into a better position, or correct a problematic bite or misaligned jaw growth. In those situations, your trusted orthodontists may recommend the use of special appliances, such as orthodontic headgear. Orthodontic headgear is worn partly outside the mouth and applies just enough force to move the teeth properly and guide the growth of the face and jaws.
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Importance of Lifetime Retainer Wear
11/03/2017
When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are excited to be free of the appliances you’ve had to put up with—brackets, wires, aligners, and so on. However, while it is certainly important to revel in the freedom of your new smile, equally important is taking the necessary action to retain it. And that comes down to one word — retainers.
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Jaw Surgery
10/05/2017
The dedicated orthodontists of Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics provide a wide range of high quality orthodontic services to patients of all ages in our friendly and comfortable Chicago and Vernon Hills office environments.
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Sleep Apnea
08/24/2017
Most people don’t associate teeth with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). However, a 2012 study revealed that many children who are diagnosed with ADHD don’t really have the condition. Rather, their behavioral problems are actually due to sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), such as sleep apnea.
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Dry Mouth
08/11/2017
Everybody gets dry mouth now and then. Sometimes temporary mouth dryness can be brought on by dehydration, stress, or a normal reduction in saliva flow at night. However, if your dry mouth persists long past the norm, you may have a chronic condition known as xerostomia.
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Tooth Sensitivity
07/05/2017
Tooth sensitivity is a surprisingly common problem, affecting more than a third of the US population at one point or another. Unlike normal tooth pain, which refers to the constant ache you might get from a cavity, tooth sensitivity usually occurs when teeth are exposed to certain stimuli like cold, heat, pressure, sweetness, or acidity.
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Gum Disease
06/07/2017
Periodontal disease—more commonly known as gum disease—ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease symptoms that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth.
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Mouthguards
05/10/2017
Orthodontists and dentists alike often stress the importance of protecting teeth from the internal harm of decay and disease. However, it is just as important to protect your teeth from external force and trauma—everything from teeth grinding to obtaining an injury during a sporting event.
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Early Dental Care
04/07/2017
Just because your child won't keep his or her first set of teeth forever, doesn't mean those tiny pearly whites don't need conscientious care. Primary teeth (baby teeth) serve some extremely important functions. As your local Chicago and Vernon Hills orthodontics team, we believe maintaining your child's dental health from an early age will lead to health benefits that last throughout adulthood.
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Good Foods for Your Teeth
03/06/2017
We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is critical to overall health; but did you know that diet has a huge impact on teeth? You may not realize it, but certain foods can contribute to developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, while others can reinforce the integrity of your teeth and help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
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Braces-Friendly Healthy Recipes for the New Year
01/06/2016
This is the time of the year when many of us make New Years resolutions as a way to improve upon our lives. Many people make health-related resolutions like losing weight, exercising more or eating better. If you're currently wearing conventional metal braces or clear braces in Chicago or Vernon Hills, you know that there are some foods you must avoid eating because they can damage or break your braces. That's why it's a great idea to add eating a wide array of healthy, braces-friendly foods to the list of New Years resolutions you make this year. Here are two healthy braces-friendly recipes to try that are easy to make and nutritious.
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October is National Orthodontic Health Month
10/31/2015
October is National Orthodontic Health month in the United States. This important, month-long event sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is designed to increase awareness of the positive impact orthodontic care can have both on long-term dental health and self-esteem. Throughout the month of October, orthodontists, dentists and other healthcare professionals will be reminding people of how important a straight, healthy smile is.
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Why Wear Mouth Guards? An Ounce of Prevention
07/20/2015
Summer is in full swing and fall sports are around the corner. We all want our kids to be safe and, as an orthodontist, I see too many children with damaged front teeth from falls taken during competitive sports.
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Welcome To Our Blog
07/13/2015
Our skilled Vernon Hills and Chicago orthodontists and team would like to welcome you to our blog! As a leading orthodontic practice, providing adult and kids braces in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL and the surrounding communities, we are dedicated to offering patients high quality orthodontic care.
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