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Get the Most from Your Orthodontic Treatment with Proper Oral Care

If you have crooked teeth, a trip to the orthodontist is in your future. Orthodontists specialize in correcting the way your teeth line up and fit together when you bite. Your orthodontist can take X-rays and make molds of your teeth to determine if you need to wear corrective brackets called braces,...

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Your Child’s Teething and Dental Care Timeline

A baby’s teeth begin to form inside the womb before birth, so taking care of yourself during pregnancy is an essential first step to helping your child achieve a lifetime of great oral health. If you are an expectant mother, be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet that provides all the nutrients your...

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Special Smiles Deserve Special Treatment: Finding a Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentists are specialists who provide comprehensive dental and oral health care for infants, children, and teens. While your child may receive excellent care from your family dentist, a pediatric dentist has received advanced training that focuses on the specific needs of children, including...

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Tips for Caring for Orthodontic Appliances

The joy of braces for kids. Orthodontics are a true-character building experience from the days of youth for many people—months or years of clinking metal, popping rubber bands, and tightening of braces, all in the name of a straight, shiny beautiful smile. And looking back, most people would agree...

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Pour the Milk and Slice the Oranges - How Food Can Boost Your Dental Health

When someone mentions that food affects your teeth, you probably roll your eyes and prepare yourself to hear about all the delicious things you should never eat. However, there are plenty of foods that actually improve your dental health, and most of them taste great. In fact, a healthy diet can be...

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Kids’ Dental Emergencies

While kids’ dental emergencies are a rare occurrence for the average family, if you find yourself in need of urgent dental care, you want assurance that your child is in the best possible hands. A pediatric dentist is equipped and trained to deal with all sorts of pediatric dental emergency situations. What...

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Healthy Smiles for Toddlers - A 9-Point Strategy

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent diseases in children and teenagers. In fact, by the time they start kindergarten, more than 40 percent of children already have cavities. Fortunately, tooth decay in kids can be prevented with good oral care. As soon as baby teeth appear, it's time to start taking...

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Children’s Oral Health-A Parental Priority

The proper care of the teeth and gums is a something every parent has a duty to teach their children. Beginning even before the first tooth erupts in a child’s mouth, parents need to make pediatric dental care habits a priority. Fortunately, by applying the tips that follow below and making routine...

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Young or old, it is always the right time to visit an orthodontist. Whether you are a teenager, middle-aged, or older, it is never too late to work toward a beautiful smile with braces for children or adults. But, you might be wondering if your child is too young to see an orthodontist. Typically, your...

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The Wonders of Invisalign®

You want a beautiful, confident smile, but you are worried that traditional braces will be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Good news. You now have another orthodontics option, thanks to Invisalign® from Align Technology, Inc. Invisalign uses cutting-edge technology to create custom-fitted aligning...

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