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National Childhood Injury Prevention Month

As September marks the beginning of fall sports, Dr. Okubo and staff want to remind you to be extra careful with your braces and appliances. September is also National Childhood Injury Prevention Month. Many of the injuries associated with sports can be reduced or eliminated by using one simple tool. A mouth Guard. (1)What Are…

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May is National Walking Month

  National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what your level of fitness is.  Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier. Join Dr. Okubo and staff this month in becoming…

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April is National Facial Protection Month

Dr. Okubo would like to remind his patients that April is “National Facial Protection Month.” As the weather warms up and we all become more active indoors and out, especially with the beginning the sports season, we need to take the time to protect ourselves from facial trauma. It is estimated that “about 2 percent…

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4 Tips for getting along with your braces.

Over the next months or years, you and your braces are going to be spending a lot of time together, so it’s important to start this relationship off on the right foot. The following 4 steps will help improve this relationship. Avoid hard or sticky foods. While these types of foods are a favorite of…

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Why, as a Dentist I refer to an Orthodontist.

[vc_row][vc_column][ult_animation_block animation=”fadeIn” animation_duration=”3″ animation_delay=”0″ animation_iteration_count=”1″][vc_column_text]“As a Dentist I refer to an orthodontist because they have an additional level of training in the movement of teeth that general dentists do not. If braces were as easy as just putting some brackets and wires on and hoping for the best everyone would be doing it. There is…

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How to Clean A Retainer: 4 Tips Straight From An Orthodontist!

If you use a retainer for teeth straightening, Midvale orthodontist Dr. Okubo has 4 professional recommendations for helping you keep your retainer clean and fresh! If your orthodontist has fitted you with a retainer for teeth straightening, you’d better make sure you understand how to keep it clean and bacteria free. Waking up in the…

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