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You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

January 23, 2023

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Woman in blue sweater smiling while holding Invisalign

You know clear aligner treatment comes with discreet trays, no dietary restrictions, and fewer check-in visits, but how long does Invisalign take, exactly? Well, that depends! Since no two smiles are the same, no two treatment plans are identical either. Of course, there is an average treatment time with Invisalign, which is another benefit of this teeth-straightening solution. To learn more about it, read on!

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5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Baby Is Teething

December 19, 2022

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Infant in yellow shirt chewing on blue toy

While you may love your infant’s gummy smile, it won’t be long before their chompers begin to break through their gumline. Since each child develops a little differently, this can happen as early as three or four months or around their first birthday. Therefore, it’s important to keep an eye out for the common signs of teething. To learn what they are, as well as how to take care of your baby’s pearly whites, read on!

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5 Braces-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 1, 2022

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Holiday stockings hung on the fireplace

Are stockings something your child looks forward to each holiday season? If your child has braces, then you may be thrown for a loop on what to include. After all, candy canes, popcorn, and other popular treats are a no-no during orthodontic treatment. So, if you’re a bit stumped, keep reading to learn a few fun braces-friendly stocking stuffer ideas.

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The Best & Worst Holiday Foods for Braces

November 7, 2022

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Table with holiday foods safe for braces in Clinton

Are you ready for the holiday season? For many people, a large part of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other winter holidays is to enjoy some traditional festive foods. If you’ll be straightening your smile with traditional braces in Clinton during this year’s celebrations, it’s important to keep in mind that some foods can harm your orthodontics. You’ll need to avoid some traditional treats, but there are still plenty of delicious holiday items on the menu! Read on as we go over which snacks you can enjoy, which you should limit, and a few tips for keeping your orthodontic treatment on track this season!

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A Quick History of Pediatric Dentistry

October 22, 2022

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Child, family, and dentist smiling from pediatric dentistry

Did you know that the earliest traces of dentistry can be found all the way back in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome? Fortunately, caring for our teeth and gums has come a long way since those days! As oral health techniques improved and different materials were utilized, an incredibly important advancement was made: pediatric dentistry. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when experts began to develop specialized dental care for kids to address their unique oral health needs. Since then, pediatric dentistry has evolved quite a bit. Read on as we go over a quick recap of the history of pediatric dentistry and why it matters for your little one today.

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6 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Decay-Free This Halloween

October 6, 2022

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Children smiling while trick-or-treating with friends

During the Halloween season, there’s probably one thing on the forefront of your child’s mind: sugar, sugar, and more sugar. As a parent, you may naturally be wondering how you can keep their teeth healthy and decay-free with cavities looming around every corner. For a few helpful tips on how to prevent cavities this Halloween, keep reading!

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Sports and Braces: Does One Affect the Other?

September 16, 2022

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Closeup of kid smiling in hockey uniform

Did you know that roughly five million teeth are knocked out each year? Since many smile-related injuries like this are the result of participation in sports, you may naturally wonder if the beginning of your child’s orthodontic treatment means the end of their time on the field, rink, or court. Don’t worry – that’s not the case. It is important, however, to be aware of how to protect your child’s teeth and their braces in the meantime. So, keep reading!

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You Asked, We Answered: Is Thumb-Sucking Bad for Your Child’s Oral Health?

August 16, 2022

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Closeup of child sucking their thumb

Does your child suck on their thumb? Although this habit is very common in youngsters, you may begin to worry that your child’s oral health is at risk. After all, won’t thumb-sucking result in open bites, misaligned teeth, and the like?

Yes and no. Up to a certain point (around two or three years of age) it’s normal. Beyond that age though, it can begin to take a toll on your child’s oral health. To learn more about why it’s a damaging habit, tips for breaking it, and how their dentist can help, read on.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: What It Is & How to Prevent It

July 18, 2022

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Mother holding baby while they drink a bottle of milk

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research recently reported that nearly 25% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 have untreated cavities. Yikes! The reality is that from the moment your child’s first tooth emerges, they are vulnerable to a phenomenon called “baby bottle tooth decay.” Don’t worry though – there are several ways you can help keep their smile cavity-free throughout the years. To learn what they are, keep reading!

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Here’s What Happens If Your Child Doesn’t Get Braces

June 20, 2022

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Closeup of child experiencing jaw discomfort

Overlapping teeth, an uneven bite, and difficulty chewing are just a few common signs that your child may benefit from orthodontic treatment. But what happens if your child doesn’t get braces? Will their teeth eventually straighten out? Will their bite properly align with enough time?

Questions like these are completely natural and quite common. To learn the risks of not starting orthodontic treatment when your child needs it, read on!

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