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A growing child likely to experience thumb sucking effects on dental health

The Potential Thumb Sucking Effects on Teeth for Your Child & How to Prevent Them

Sucking on pacifiers or teethers can be soothing and entertaining for children. Even as they continue to grow, this tendency may not go away. When you take away these objects, they often transition to thumb sucking. While thumb sucking effects aren’t an issue early on, it can be a concern as they near the eruption…

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Two young girls with one wearing braces

Is It Better to Get Braces Younger or Older?

When your child may need braces, it’s a big decision for parents to make. One of the factors that plays into the equation is timing – is it better to get braces younger or older? After all, people of all ages can get braces, so is there a rush? On the flip side, are there…

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An x-ray for braces being used for orthodontic exam

Are X-Rays for Braces Safe? FAQs About Orthodontic X-Rays

Being aware of your body’s health is important in all things. From your dental health to your whole-body health, every doctor you have wants you to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself! However, many patients are hesitant when they hear they may need x-rays for braces or treatment, due to the fear of…

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A person with braces getting a braces check up at their orthodontist.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Your Regular Braces Check Up During Treatment

Everyone knows the importance of check ups throughout the year with your dentist. But the same goes for orthodontic visits during orthodontic treatment! A braces check up is part of the on-going process of correcting the position of your teeth. Skipping one could cause major problems.  What Happens at a Braces Check Up?  There are several reasons that you need to visit…

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