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3 Reasons Your Teen Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

August 16, 2022

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Teenage girl smiling at school

With each birthday, your teen may be distancing themselves more and more from anything “kiddish.” Their once colorful and toy-filled room may begin to transition into a space filled with movie and band posters. They may even want to visit a general dentist instead of a pediatric dentist. Before you accommodate their request, there are a few things you should consider. To learn what they are, read  on!

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Foods with Braces

July 6, 2022

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Aerial view of summer foods

Ice cream, popcorn, corn on the cob, fresh fruit… these are just a few summer foods that are often included at pool parties, family barbeques, and at-home movie nights. Sadly, your braces don’t love these treats as much as your tastebuds do. In fact, hard, crunchy, and sticky foods can increase your chances of experiencing an orthodontic emergency! Don’t worry – there are plenty of options that are delicious and braces-friendly. To learn what they are, read on.

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Is Your Child a Good Candidate For Phase 1 Orthodontics?

June 20, 2022

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Closeup of child with Phase 1 Orthodontics smiling

Have your child’s friends and classmates begun orthodontic treatment? Initially, you may think your little one is too young to do the same. They have to have all of their adult teeth anyway, right?

Actually, Phase 1 Orthodontics is designed specifically to help children with a mixture of adult and baby teeth correct common orthodontic issues, including spaced-out, crooked, and otherwise misaligned teeth. Of course, not every child needs braces during their elementary school years. To learn more about what makes a patient a candidate for Phase 1 Orthodontics, read on!

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Does the Start of Braces Mean the End of Sports?

May 19, 2022

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Assortment of sporting equipment on grass

Does your child love shooting hoops with their friends at your local basketball court? Do they love competitive swimming to beat the summer heat while remaining active? Maybe they love playing volleyball on the beach. Naturally, you don’t want to prevent them from burning off some of that never ending energy or spending time with their friends, but is it safe to play sports with braces? To learn the answer, read on!

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4 Reasons to Consider Investing Your Tax Refund Into Your Smile

April 19, 2022

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Man smiling while reviewing his tax refund information

Did you know that Americans spend about 6.1 billion hours doing taxes each year? Fortunately, tax day has come and gone, which means you can leave all of the paperwork behind you. Now, you can just look forward to your tax refund arriving! If you haven’t quite decided what to spend it on yet, here are four reasons to consider investing it in your smile.

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Here’s How to Make Losing Teeth Less Scary for Your Child

March 29, 2022

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Closeup of child holding baby tooth

Is your child a bit nervous about losing their baby teeth? That’s completely natural. Although you as the parent know it’s a completely normal part of growing up, your little one might need some time to digest the fact that their teeth are going to start falling out. Naturally, you want the experience to be a stress-free as possible. That’s why we are sharing # tips to help!

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Want to Shave Months Off Your Invisalign Treatment? Here’s the Secret

February 25, 2022

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Woman putting on Invisalign clear aligner

Want to shave months off of your Invisalign treatment timeline? Whether it’s because you have a special event, like a wedding, in your near future or because you simply don’t want to wait any longer than you need to for your dream smile, there is a way. Keep reading to learn a few insider tips for speeding up your time with braces!

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An Inside Look at the Effects of Juice on Children’s Teeth

January 29, 2022

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Closeup of child drinking orange juice

Does your child love drinking apple or orange juice with their breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up? While fruit juices are marketed as healthy, just 8 ounces can contain up to 23 grams of sugar – that’s just as much as soda! That’s why it’s so important to be truly mindful of how your child’s diet impacts their oral health. Keep reading for an in-depth look at the effects of fruit juice on your child’s teeth.

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A Complete Oral Hygiene Guide For Children Who Have Special Needs

December 30, 2021

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Closeup of child with down syndrome smiling

Healthy teeth are crucial – they play an essential role in smiling, chewing, and even communicating. If they are decayed and damaged, then your child’s overall health and happiness are at risk. That’s why special needs dentistry is so important! If you’re having trouble finding an oral hygiene routine that works, keep reading to learn a few helpful tips.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: What It Is & How to Prevent It

November 30, 2021

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Closeup of baby drinking bottle while lying down on bed

The moment you welcome your child into the world, you know you would do anything to keep them happy and healthy. As a result, you give them lots of cuddles, create a comfortable crib for them, read them lots of books, and give them a bottle when they are hungry. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, their feeding habits can lead to a phenomenon known as “baby bottle tooth decay.” To learn more about the causes and prevention, read on!

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