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The dos and don'ts of an orthodontic retainer

6 Tips for Effective Orthodontic Retainer Use

Proper orthodontic retainer use ensures your child gets the most from their braces. If your child is nearly ready to get their braces off—congratulations! This is an exciting time for your child, and we know both you and your child have worked hard throughout the course of their treatment. Now you’ll both get to see…
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Early orthodontic evaluation helps prepare for the future

What to Expect During Your Child’s Orthodontic Evaluation

Preparing for your child’s first orthodontic evaluation Children grow at an incredible rate, hitting new milestones almost before you have finished wrapping your mind around the last one. When it comes to dentistry, one of the really big milestones for your child is their first orthodontic evaluation—and it comes earlier than many parents expect!  Nowadays,…
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Laser dentistry for kids

You Would Not Believe the Magic of Laser Dentistry!

Common dental procedures can often be a stressful undertaking for children. Even with a dental anesthetic to prevent pain, the sensation of having even a simple filling done might be overwhelming. Laser dentistry for kids has made numerous advances that can make dentistry for children easier for both kids and their parents. What is laser…
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What to do for your kids' tooth health

6 Tooth To-Dos for Kids

Top Tips for Kids’ Tooth Health Once your adult teeth come in, you have them for life. Taking proper care of your teeth should be a top priority. Starting out with the right habits can help kids build a solid foundation to keep their teeth healthy as they continue to grow. Even children who still…
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Orthodontic treatment for children

Orthodontic Treatment: How Long Does It Last?

And 7 Other Questions About Orthodontic Treatment for Kids As your child’s adult teeth begin to arrive, you’re probably starting to think about future orthodontic treatment. You might be wondering whether or not your child will need braces and how to even tell if orthodontic care is really necessary. You’re eager to help your child…
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Preventive measures are best when it comes to oral health

4 Reasons To Be Proactive, Not Reactive With Your Child’s Oral Health

A Healthy, Cavity-Free Smile for Your Child Has your child had a few cavities or even needed an extraction because of a battle with tooth decay? Or, perhaps, your child has had a cavity-free history so far and you want to be sure it stays that way as they grow older. Whatever your goal may…
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Guide to healthy teeth for baby-to-be

Mom’s Guide to Healthy Teeth for the Baby-To-Be

Baby is on the way—and it’s exciting for everyone. It’s time for throwing baby showers and gender reveal parties. It’s time for clothes shopping and setting up the baby’s nursery. As you prepare to welcome a new little one, you’ll find yourself putting time into caring for your health and learning how to raise a…
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Tips for taking care of baby's oral health

8 Tips for Promoting Good Oral Health from Babyhood

How to Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Smile Every parent wants their child to have a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts through to their teenage years and beyond. You can help your child achieve this level of optimal oral health by prioritizing dental care from babyhood, even before they get their first baby teeth.…
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Learn about 2 phase orthodontic treatment

Introduction to 2-Phase Orthodontic Treatment Plans

Understanding Phases 1 & 2 of Kids’ Orthodontics Quick! What comes to mind when you think about orthodontic care? Braces, right? Most adults are often surprised to learn that these metal brackets or their counterpart, clear aligners, aren’t the only orthodontic treatments available for kids. Two-phase treatment is a specialized orthodontic treatment that combines teeth…
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Orthodontics brings on the smiles

How to Make Your Child Smile Again

Signs You Should Take Your Child for an Orthodontic Checkup No child wants to be the kid with buck teeth, especially not in the age of selfies. And while orthodontics is not primarily a self-esteem treatment, it can make a big difference. Let’s take a look at what kids’ orthodontics is all about, signs your…
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