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Early orthodontic treatment is not just about crooked teeth

Key Benefits to Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment will set your child up for success. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all kids see an orthodontist before they turn seven years old. By age seven, kids have a mix of baby and adult teeth, which helps the orthodontist catch problems early on. Crowded teeth, trouble breathing through the nose,…
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Prevent orthodontic issues with an early evaluation

8 Ways You Can Prevent Serious Orthodontic Issues for Your Child

Early intervention can reduce the risk of your child needing intensive orthodontic treatment. Did you know that you can potentially prevent your child from needing braces and other orthodontic issues? Diet, oral hygiene, and oral-related habits are all factors that influence your child’s tooth alignment. Even if your family has a history of needing braces,…
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Plan some fun activities with your kids

10 Fun Things to Do With the Kids

Break out of your weekend routine with fresh ideas. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief when the weekend rolls around; even if you love your job, it’s nice to get a bit of a break. Whether you fill your weekend with errands or relaxing, it’s always a good idea to set aside a few hours…
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Braces may cause your child pain but you can relieve it

Cure Braces Pain: 5 Easy Tips for Parents

How you can help your child feel comfortable and confident during their journey with braces. Braces are a big milestone for kids and their parents. As a parent, you view your child’s braces as an investment towards their future. A great smile and optimal oral health mean more confidence and success in college, careers, and…
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Facts about molars for your kids

Dear Dental Diary: When Do Molars Fall Out?

Molars on the Move It’s perfectly natural for teeth and molars to fall out as a child grows up. Our baby teeth eventually need to make room for adult teeth so they can come in bigger and stronger. However, many people don’t know when baby molars fall out, how they fall out, and what happens…
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Importance of a healthy body image

Defining Beautiful: Developing a Healthy Body Image

A healthy body image is critical for self-esteem and development. In today’s digital era, social media has become a key source of daily news and information. Related to that, today’s teens, especially teenage girls, often rely on social media, specifically Instagram and YouTube beauty influencers, to keep up with the trends. There have been numerous…
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Moms talk about braces for kids

Moms Know Best: 4 Mom Bloggers With Something to Say About Braces for Kids

Braces for kids just got easier! One thing is for sure: moms know best. Sound like an adage, or think we are confused with that other line, “Father knows best”? Not necessarily the case. The truth is moms trust other moms, and modern mothers are taking to Facebook and other social media platforms to seek…
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Braces for children

A Parent’s Guide to Braces for Their Child

A Treatment With Lifelong Benefits Over the years, braces have become so common that it’s almost a rite of passage for young teens and preteens. It’s easy to see why they’re so prevalent, as they provide a wide range of lifelong benefits for your child. Straightening your child’s teeth and correcting their overall bite not…
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Difference between pediatric dentistry and orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry vs. Orthodontics: What’s the Difference?

Understand the terms that help you care for your child’s oral health as they grow. Parents work hard to make sure their children are happy, healthy, and thriving. It’s a rewarding job where you get to make countless memories, from moments that are genuinely hard to moments that are joyful or hilarious. Despite this, parenthood…
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Child Need Pediatric Cosmetic Dentistry?

Why Would a Child Need Pediatric Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for adults. Did you know that cosmetic dentistry is an option for your child or teen? Cosmetic dentistry is a category of dental care that focuses mostly on improving the look of a patient’s smile. It is is very popular for adults, but many parents aren’t aware of how it can…
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