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Congratulations on getting braces! Whether you need a few tweaks or are in for a few years of treatment, braces are an excellent option for kids and adults alike to correct dental problems. Having the proper bite and straight teeth is part of having a healthy smile for life. Getting braces can be an adjustment and …

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Getting your toddler or child to brush his or her teeth doesn’t have to be hard—like most things, kids want to participate if it’s fun! It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of taking care of their teeth, including brushing and flossing. Brushing doesn’t have to seem like a chore with these …

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Many people think that tooth decay is something that happens as we age, but this isn’t true. Children are just as much at risk for tooth decay on account of all the sugar they consume. Baby bottle tooth decay is another name for tooth decay that happens to young children. Although baby teeth won’t last forever, …

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Two-phase treatment allows your orthodontist to ensure a positive result from treatment by creating the right circumstances for straight teeth and a flawless smile. While many wait until a child is a preteen or a teen to think about braces, this can lead to complications that cause a less than ideal result. Should …

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According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common health condition affecting children. In fact, for 14 to 17-year-olds tooth decay is 400% more prevalent than asthma. About 1 in 4 children aged 6-11 suffers from tooth decay. That number jumps to nearly 3 in 5 for the 12-19 age group. Why is tooth decay such a …

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While some children are excited to get braces and can’t wait, there are others that dread this event in their life! While braces have come a long way from the traditional “metal mouth”, most braces typically look and feel the same. Some orthodontists offer colorful bands, some don’t. Some offer ceramic or clear …

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When your child begins to lose their teeth around age six, it can be very exciting for them! Many children pride themselves on their missing teeth and love watching their adult teeth grow in. Children usually begin to lose their front teeth first. What do you do when your child needs help pulling their tooth out, …

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You’ve likely had a long list of things to do before your kids started school, but was visiting their dentist on there? While some kids don’t like going to the dentist, many dentists for children try to make the visit a fun experience for them. The dentist should be a regular part of your children’s lives as they …

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Pregnancy changes the way you approach normal life activities like eating, exercise and medical care. It also has an effect on your oral health, and your oral hygiene and dental care routine may need a change during pregnancy as well. Good oral hygiene is always important, but during pregnancy it is especially …

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  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing the dentist at the age of one year, or no later than six months after their first tooth has come in. This may seem surprisingly young to parents, but as soon as a baby gets their first tooth, they are susceptible to tooth …

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