Peter G. Lemieux DMD, PA
(407) 644-2700

1185 Orange Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Select Fridays: 7:00am – 11:30am

The Doctor's Blog

Great Reasons to Consider Adult Orthodontics

When people think about braces, it’s common to think about head gear, retainers, and middle school; but, as many adult patients discover, adult orthodontics can be a critical tool for improving the health of your mouth. It’s easy to appreciate the cosmetic benefits of braces when crooked or crowded teeth are straightened, but what’s equally as important are the underlying functional benefits of braces. Simply stated, teeth that fit together

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Elements of our New Patient Exam – Bite Evaluation

As important as it is to check for cavities and gum disease, it is equally necessary to conduct a thorough evaluation of a patient’s bite, or occlusion.   The way the teeth come together affect how the teeth function, feel, and wear. When we evaluate a patient’s occlusion, we check for crowding, spaces, and cross-bites. We evaluate how the teeth touch, and which teeth contact when rubbed together.   We note when

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Elements of our New Patient Exam – The Patient Questionnaire

One of the most valuable features of our New Patient Exam is the time we spend with our patients reviewing their Patient Questionnaire, which we hand out to patients when they come in for their first examination. Before we even look into their mouths, we are very interested to learn about a patient’s dental history, their home care habits, motivation for coming in, long-term goals, and personal barriers to care.

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Antibiotics are not Always the Answer

A few weeks ago, we had a patient come into our office with a concern for some irritations inside his mouth, and he was eager to receive a prescription for an antibiotic. Inside his mouth were several small sores on his gums, which are common sign of a virus infection. Given a few days, they typically heal on their own, but require some follow-up. As the patient had been in

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