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October 27, 2014

Malocclusion – “Bad Bite”

Malocclusion simply means that a person’s teeth are not properly aligned. “Mal” is the Latin root meaning bad, poor, ill, or incorrect and “occlusion” refers to …

September 8, 2014

Test your savvy

By: John Swartzberg M.D.   Questions   Which of the following foods/beverages can help cool you off? (a) Hot Tea, (b) ginger, (c) chili peppers, (d) cold …

June 18, 2014

Orthodontist Mark Sayed Donates to National Charity League

Orthodontist Mark Sayed was excited to donate a gift certificate for a free Phase I treatment at his San Juan Capistrano office to the National Charity League.  The …

June 18, 2014

MSDMD Supports Local Schools

Sayed Orthodontics Supports Mission Viejo Christian School

June 2, 2014

Celebrating 20 Years in Practice by Giving Away Free Braces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Giving Back To the Community Local orthodontist celebrates 20 years of business by giving free Braces. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA- San Juan Capistrano orthodontist …

April 9, 2014

Tot Toothbrushes Promote Good Brushing Habits in Our Youth

Brushing Your Children’s Teeth Many parents don’t know that children’s teeth must be cleaned as soon as they start coming in. What they also may not know is that traditional toothbrushes may not be safe for toddlers to use themselves because they can be over inserted in the mouth or even swallowed. Orange County orthodontist Mark Sayed knows the importance of promoting healthy dental habits from an early age. Today, safer toddler toothbrushes are available that prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria. Using toddler toothbrushes can help children establish good oral health habits at an early age. A dental hygienist designed and introduced the first toddler toothbrush in 1993. It resembles an oblong shaped teething toy, with one wide end for easy gripping and a narrow end with a small head of bristles. The shape prevents it from being over inserted in the mouth or swallowed, and some models have bumps around the gripping end on which infants can teeth. Even before children’s primary teeth come in, parents should start promoting oral health in infants by wiping the baby’s mouth with a washcloth or gauze pad to prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria. It’s never too early for parents to encourage their youngsters to start using toddler toothbrushes. “As soon as they’re reaching and grabbing for things, they’re ready for it,” says Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Bob Roesch, DDS, MAGD. “It familiarizes children with having a toothbrush in their mouths, and they like to mimic their parents.” …

April 9, 2014

One-Third of American Adults are Unhappy With Their Smile

Never Too Old For Braces According to a new study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and conducted by Wakefield Research, more than one-third of American adults …

April 9, 2014

40% of All Sports Injuries Involve the Face.

Mouth Sports Guards Helmets, knee pads, shin guards…if you’re an avid athlete, or the parent of one, you know the importance of proper protective gear. But …

April 9, 2014

Mouth Breathing: Adverse Effects on Facial Growth, Health, Academics, and Behavior

A vast majority of health care professionals are unaware of the negative impact of upper airway obstruction (mouth breathing) on normal facial growth and physiologic health. Children whose …

April 8, 2014

Dr. Sayed Participates in the Ocean Institute’s “Adopt a Class”

Orange County orthodontist Mark Sayed was one of the sponsors that helped ninety-five fourth graders from San Juan Elementary School participate in the Ocean Institute’s “Adopt A Class.” Ninety-five …