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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Trying To Select an Orthodontist

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Trying To Select an Orthodontist

It can be overwhelming to select an orthodontist for your family. There seem to be so many; where should you start? I’ve got the top 5 questions you want to ask when choosing your new orthodontist. Question 1: Is he or she actually an orthodontist? All orthodontists...

Why A Great Orthodontist Looks At The Bite, First

Why A Great Orthodontist Looks At The Bite, First

Orthodontists are dentists who have gone through additional training after dental school learning about the mechanics of the jaw and teeth, including alignment, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and the bite, or the way top and bottom teeth fit together. Some...

Oral Care For Kids: 5 Signs Your Child Isn’t Brushing Right

Oral Care For Kids: 5 Signs Your Child Isn’t Brushing Right

Oral care for kids can be a tricky thing. How do you know if your child is brushing his teeth correctly? You want him to learn to be self-sufficient and brush on his own, but at the same time you want to make sure he’s doing it right. Fortunately, there are a few...

How to Encourage Oral Health in Your Child

How to Encourage Oral Health in Your Child

Whether your child loves brushing his teeth or not – and many children do not – it’s an essential part of the daily routine. Oral health is too important to ignore, not just because it’s important to a healthy smile, but because it’s a critical component of overall...

Bad Oral Health Habits Parents Pass On

Bad Oral Health Habits Parents Pass On

Child see, child do. Kids are great at modeling our behavior. That’s why it’s important to model good habits when it comes to oral hygiene. When your child sees you engaging in bad habits, he may be more likely to copy them. Here are some bad oral health habits to...

Practical Advice From an Orthodontist to a New Mom

Practical Advice From an Orthodontist to a New Mom

As a new mom, you have so many things to think about. It’s likely that oral health, dental care, and orthodontics for your new child are far down on your priority list – especially when your little one doesn’t even have any teeth yet! But it’s never too early to make...

Toothaches: When To Take One Seriously

Toothaches: When To Take One Seriously

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of things including physical trauma, tooth decay, or even a sinus infection. Some occasional tooth sensitivity may be normal for you and nothing to worry about, but certain types of tooth pain warrant a visit to the dentist or...

What to Remember About Your Retainer

What to Remember About Your Retainer

The job of a retainer is straightforward: Keep the teeth in place. After orthodontic treatment, teeth have a tendency to want to move back to where they came from. It takes a while for the mouth to become accustomed to the new arrangement, and that’s why retainers are...

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