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Mind the gap – although it does save on floss


August 7, 2010
by ken

Science Daily – August 3, 2010 – Mark this one down as a parental nightmare.

First,your child gets her tongue pierced. Then,as if you needed something else, she starts “playing” with the tiny barbell-shaped stud, pushing it against her upper front teeth. And before you know it, she forces a gap between those teeth — a fraction-of-an-inch gap that may cost thousands of dollars in orthodontic bills to straighten.

How and why this happens has been documented in a case study by University at Buffalo researchers published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.

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Image via WikipediaHow and why this happens has been documented in a case study by University at Buffalo researchers published in the July issue of theJournal of Clinical Orthodontics.

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