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Bracing Moments: 4 Iconic Braces of Pop Culture

March 15, 2024

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Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls smiling with her braces

Braces are a staple of orthodontic treatment, but they don’t often make their mark on pop culture. When a braces-wearing character does appear, however, they can often steal the show! From heartwarming coming-of-age stories to hilarious comedy moments, braces have been featured in various forms of entertainment. But what beloved characters and people really rocked them? Read on to find some of the best braces in pop culture history!


Braces Survival Essentials: Tools for Success

February 9, 2024

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Child smiling with braces

For those wanting a nice, straight smile braces are a tried-and-true method to get there. They can treat even the most severe bite issues with proper planning and care. Even so, they do have a reputation for being hard to maintain, especially for kiddos. Not to worry! If you follow along with this guide, you’ll find all the essential tools your child will need to thrive! Continue reading to learn about all the essentials your child can use for their very own braces survival kit.


Dental Insurance Inquiries: What is a Waiting Period?

January 15, 2024

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Computer on a desk displaying dental benefits

If you’ve recently acquired dental insurance, you’re probably eager to schedule your or your child’s first checkup, especially if it’s been a little while since your last appointment. Before you contact your pediatric dentist, however, it’s important to be aware of all of the terms and conditions of your policy. Many insurance plans include waiting periods so you might not be able to get your checkup immediately. If you’re unsure what this is or why it’s necessary, keep reading to learn more about it!


Dental Insurance: The Secret to Alleviating the Cost of Your Child’s Braces

December 12, 2023

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a child smiling while visiting their orthodontist

These days, more and more people are seeking a straighter smile—and if you’re a parent, you might be seeking orthodontic treatment for your child! It’s easy to understand how braces can benefit one’s teeth in terms of appearance, but the treatment also comes with numerous oral health benefits. This means that in many cases, it can be covered to some extent by dental insurance plans! Continue reading below to learn more about dental insurance and pediatric orthodontic treatment, and why you shouldn’t wait to get your child braces—for the sake of their smile and the benefit of your wallet!


Everything You Should Know About Your Child’s Two-Year Molars

December 2, 2023

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a young child visiting their dentist

One of the biggest milestones our young children go through is teething, the process in which their teeth erupt from their gums and begin assisting them with biting, chewing, speaking, and more. During this process, the back teeth—also known as second molars or two-year molars—can generally cause some challenges for children; mainly discomfort. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about two-year molars and some signs that indicate their eruption, along with a few ways you can help your little one deal with any teething-related discomfort.


Healthy Smiles, Happy Kids: Why Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment

November 17, 2023

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A child in the orthodontist’s chair about to undergo orthodontic treatment

The journey to great oral health should begin in childhood. Beyond the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth, orthodontic treatment is often necessary to address underlying oral problems in kids. But what benefits beyond teeth could these treatments provide?

Continue reading to learn how orthodontic treatments contribute to comprehensive oral health.


Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for My Child?

October 6, 2023

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Child getting nitrous oxide sedation

Dental visits can be a source of anxiety for both children and parents. One approach to alleviate this stress is sedation dentistry. Understanding its safety and applications can help you make informed decisions for your child’s dental care. Let’s dive into the world of sedation dentistry for children.


Sedation Dentistry for More Than Just Anxiety

August 5, 2023

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Patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Sedation dentistry can feel like a godsend for people who are ordinarily too nervous to get necessary dental care. If you’re someone who forgoes preventive care because of dental anxiety, sedatives may make it much easier to get to regular appointments.

However, there are other benefits to sedation dentistry beyond just its capacity to deal with dental anxiety. Even if you aren’t particularly scared of the dentist, you may be able to benefit from the merits that they have to offer. Here are a few examples.


3 Reasons Your Child is Being Recommended for Tooth Extraction 

July 20, 2023

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happy young girl smiling after healing from tooth extraction

During a visit at your child’s pediatric dentist’s office, you learn that they are being recommended for tooth extraction. Shocked that this invasive procedure is being brought up in discussion, you inquire about the need for such treatment. Although it might seem as if this type of procedure would never be essential for young smiles, there are certain situations that call for the removal of one or more teeth. To find out if one of them might be the motive for your child’s upcoming procedure, here are three reasons your child’s dentist might be suggesting tooth extraction.  


What You Should Know About Nitrous Oxide Sedation

June 8, 2023

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child receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Visiting the dentist regularly is critically important to protecting your teeth, so if you’re the sort of person who is too anxious to visit the dentist, you’re probably depriving yourself of the oral healthcare that you desperately need.

Sedation dentistry, and nitrous oxide in particular, can be incredibly useful for patients of all ages who are nervous at the dentist’s office. If that sounds like something that would be interesting to you, here’s what you should know about nitrous oxide sedation before your treatment.

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