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When to Start Orthodontic Care

Knowing when to start orthodontic care for your children can be a tricky dilemma. The timing of orthodontic care can be crucial to a child’s social development as kids will often exclude others based on any physical differences, including orthodontic devices and abnormal placement of teeth.

There is no simple answer to when to start orthodontic care for children. Each child must be assessed by an orthodontist in order to determine the proper course of treatment. The initial orthodontic assessment usually begins with your pediatric dentist, who will identify the orthodontic problem and refer your child to a local orthodontist for further treatment.

Knowing when to start orthodontic care for your children can be a tricky dilemma. The timing of orthodontic care can be crucial to a child’s social development as kids will often exclude others based on any physical differences, including orthodontic devices and...

5 Tips for Caring for Braces and Other Orthodontic Devices

Finding reliable tips for caring for braces and other orthodontic devices starts with visiting your orthodontist.

Even if you hear about a tip or trick for caring for braces and orthodontic devices from a reliable source, such as another person with braces or orthodontic devices, you should still check with your orthodontist before trying our anything new.

With that in mind, here are a few tips for caring braces and other orthodontic devices.

Finding reliable tips for caring for braces and other orthodontic devices starts with visiting your orthodontist. Even if you hear about a tip or trick for caring for braces and orthodontic devices from a reliable source, such as another person with braces or...

Are Electric Toothbrushes Good for Kids?

Many parents wonder if electric toothbrushes are good for kids. As long as you are purchasing a children’s version of an electronic toothbrush, they are perfectly safe for use on your child’s teeth. In fact, an electric toothbrush is probably better for your kid’s teeth than a manual toothbrush. Here’s why:

* Many electric toothbrushes designed for kids include some sort of appealing character or color scheme that makes the toothbrush, and therefore using the toothbrush, attractive to kids.

Many parents wonder if electric toothbrushes are good for kids. As long as you are purchasing a children’s version of an electronic toothbrush, they are perfectly safe for use on your child’s teeth. In fact, an electric toothbrush is probably better for...

Recommendations for Dealing with Fear of the Dentist

Dealing with a phobia of the dentist in your kid can be an emotional process.

Fear of people they don’t know, pain, discomfort, odd noises and sensations can be quite overwhelming for a small child, and convincing them that their fear is misguided is complicated when quite a few dental procedures involve a modest amount of discomfort and odd sensations.

You can help your little one overcome his fear by scheduling a consultation session before the actual dental care appointment.

Dealing with a phobia of the dentist in your kid can be an emotional process. Fear of people they don’t know, pain, discomfort, odd noises and sensations can be quite overwhelming for a small child, and convincing them that their fear is misguided is complicated...

Three Reasons Why Flossing is So Important

Have you ever wondered why flossing is so important? Perhaps you’re one of those people who hate to floss, and don’t see the point. Only dentists, supermodels, and neat-freaks floss every day, right?

Well, the plain truth is that flossing is important if you plan to keep your natural teeth throughout your life. (And, you don’t have to be a dentist, a supermodel, or a neat-freak to make flossing a part of your hygiene routine.)

Have you ever wondered why flossing is so important? Perhaps you’re one of those people who hate to floss, and don’t see the point. Only dentists, supermodels, and neat-freaks floss every day, right? Well, the plain truth is that flossing is important if...