How to Combat Dental Anxiety

Like the fear of heights, fear of the dentist – sometimes call dentophobia or odontophobia – is a common anxiety. However, it’s one that can have a serious impact on your health if it causes you to avoid going to the dentist. Whether it be for the dentist or the orthodontist, here are some helpful tips that can help reduce your dental anxiety.

Bad Habits to Break Whether You Have Braces Or Not

Everyone has a bad habit they would like to break, whether it’s biting your nails or smoking. Some bad habits are especially bad for your teeth, and can interfere with orthodontic treatment or even make braces necessary when you didn’t need them before! Keep on reading to discover our top five bad habits you absolutely must break to preserve the health of your teeth.

Don’t Put It Off! Why Early Treatment Matters

Posted | Blog, Braces, Pediatric Orthodontists

If you have young children, it’s easy to keep putting off the trip to the orthodontist. After all, you may want to avoid the stress, time, and cost of braces for as long as possible. However, bringing your child to the orthodontist early — the American Association of Orthodontists recommends around or before age seven…

Making Braces Fun: Ways to Help Your Child Feel Good About Their Braces

Posted | Blog, Braces, Pediatric Orthodontists, Uncategorized

While braces are a standard part of many children’s dental treatment, sometimes, they can cause embarrassment. If your child is feeling frustrated about having to get braces, it is important to help them find ways to feel good about them; after all, they will see them every time they look in the mirror for the…

Fluoridation and the Effects (on my Child’s Mouth)

Posted | Pediatric Orthodontists

Last Updated on March 6, 2019 Your child’s dental health is important if you want their teeth to remain healthy throughout childhood and adolescence. While making sure that your child brushes and flosses regularly should keep their teeth healthy, a type of mineral that can be very beneficial for your child’s dental health is fluoride. Which…

What Kind of Training (Do Pediatric Orthodontists do?)

Posted | Pediatric Orthodontists

Last Updated on March 6, 2019 If you are thinking about taking your child to an orthodontist but are wondering about how qualified pediatric orthodontists are, you should be aware of the extensive amount of schooling and degree requirements that are necessary for an orthodontist to obtain. With this information in hand, you should be more…

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