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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...

Mouth-Changing Wisdom About Your Daily Dental Care Routine

Mouth-Changing Wisdom About Your Daily Dental Care Routine

Brush in the morning. Brush at night. Floss. Sleep. Repeat. Your daily dental care routine is probably pretty simple. In fact, the habits might be so ingrained, you don’t even think about them anymore. But what if there were some simple changes you could make to your...

DIY Orthodontia: A New and Unfortunate Fad

DIY Orthodontia: A New and Unfortunate Fad

DIY is great – for certain things. While do-it-yourself has a place in the home, it doesn’t have a place when it comes to orthodontic care. Unfortunately, DIY orthodontia is a growing trend that’s doing more harm than good. Here’s what you should know about DIY braces...

Cutting Down Time in Braces: Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

Cutting Down Time in Braces: Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

“How can I make treatment go faster?” This is a common question from people undergoing orthodontic treatment. After all, no one likes wearing braces. What they want is the result at the end. Is there any way to make that happen faster? Yes, there is! Accelerating...

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