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We Are Proud To Provide Service For 22 Great Years!

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Sep 2015

We Are Proud To Provide Service For 22 Great Years!

We love our community! This year will mark Dr. Fornero’s 22nd year of providing the Collinsville and Metro East area with quality orthodontic care. We couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of the local community. Dr. Fornero is pleased to call Collinsville her home for both her personal life and her business. A proud member of the local community and an active...

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8 Incredible Facts You Didn’t Know About Flossing

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Sep 2015

8 Incredible Facts You Didn’t Know About Flossing

Recently, a poll was conducted for the American Academy of Periodontology, and it says that a lot of us are lying to our dentists. No, it is not about how often we brush or how much candy we eat. It seems that many people lie about how often they floss. The reason is simple: people don’t really like to floss. Apparently, they would rather wash...

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8 Dental Myths You Should Stop Believing Now

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Aug 2015

8 Dental Myths You Should Stop Believing Now

There are countless myths floating around about dentists, dental care, and teeth in general. Here are several dental tall tales and the truth about them. Myth #1: You should use a hard bristle brush to best remove food and plaque from your teeth. Fact: A hard brush will damage your gums. You should always use a soft bristle brush. Myth #2: Baby teeth are going...

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What Your Rubber Band Color Choice Says About Your Personality

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Aug 2015

What Your Rubber Band Color Choice Says About Your Personality

You might not be ecstatic to wear braces, but one of the best things about them (besides straightening your teeth, of course) is getting to choose the colors you want for your rubber bands. You can choose a single color or different combinations of colors. If you really want to, you can even place the entire rainbow over your teeth! Whether you want to show...

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Smile With Confidence On Your Big Day With Invisalign!

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Aug 2015

Smile With Confidence On Your Big Day With Invisalign!

Are you currently in the planning stages of your wedding? As you and your fiancé gear up for your big day, you may use one of the many planning guides available so you do not forget anything that is important for that special event. How many people will be attending? What will your dress or tux look like? What about flowers and attendants? Rings? But...

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Ward Off Cavities With These 6 Simple Steps!

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Jul 2015

Ward Off Cavities With These 6 Simple Steps!

When life gets hectic or we simply have a lazy day, brushing our teeth may be the last thing on our minds. But eating on the go, eating while multitasking at work, or binge snacking on the couch are the perfect moments for tooth decay to wreck havoc on our teeth. Having good oral hygiene is essential to keeping cavities at bay! Follow these 6...

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Dentist vs. Dental Specialist – What’s the Difference?

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Jul 2015

Dentist vs. Dental Specialist – What’s the Difference?

As an orthodontist, I get asked many times about the difference between a dentist and a dental specialist. I’m here to dispel the confusion about the differences between dentists and dental specialists once and for all! Let’s start with dentists first. These are the people you’ve been seeing at least once every year to make sure your teeth are in good shape. Dentists are licensed...

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Mark Your Calendars for Our Cool Patient Appreciation Event at Splash City on August 6th!

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Jun 2015

Mark Your Calendars for Our Cool Patient Appreciation Event at Splash City on August 6th!

Even though it’s only June, it’s getting pretty hot and humid out there! Then again, what else would you expect out of the summertime weather when you live in the St. Louis region? We’re pretty used to this kind of weather and know how to keep cool when things get too hot. If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer and want to...

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Regular Dental Check-Ups Can Prevent Oral Cancer!

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Jun 2015

Regular Dental Check-Ups Can Prevent Oral Cancer!

When we think of cancer, we might think of the “big” ones – lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers. One cancer that might not be thought of too often (but really should be) is oral cancer. Approximately 36,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually, and unfortunately, about half of them become victims of the disease within 5 years. The survivor rate for this cancer...

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Enter Our Summertime Contest, Win Fabulous Prizes!

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May 2015

Enter Our Summertime Contest, Win Fabulous Prizes!

School’s out, and summer is finally here! That means it’s time to pack your bags, pick a direction, and head out for a fun adventure with your friends and loved ones. While we would love to go with you on your vacation this summer, we know we can’t abandon our post here at Fornero Orthodontics. We would, however, LOVE to see your exciting vacation photos!...

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