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Sports Mouthguards: What You Need to Know

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Does your child play sports? Any active sport, regardless of the level of contact involved, could result in damage to the teeth. It is a good idea to wear a mouthguard for most sports, including football, baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, gymnastics, martial arts, and many more. Even low contact sports can result in a fall that could hurt the mouth. Mouthguards go a long way toward preventing serious dental injuries.

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What is the Typical Cost of Getting Braces?

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Does your child need braces? If so, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions that tends to come up right away is, “How much will braces cost?” It is true that braces can seem costly, but when compared to other medical and dental treatments they are really on the low end of the spectrum. Here’s an overview of what you can expect for orthodontic services.

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Retainers After Braces: What You Should Know

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Braces are common among teenagers and adults as a way of correcting the alignment of teeth. Proper orthodontic care is an important part of maintaining your long-term dental health and correcting problems that affect other areas of your life. Although braces are a big focus for many people, retainers are just as important.

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Do School Lunches Provide the Nutrition Your Child Needs?

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If you’re like most parents, you probably figure your child’s school lunch isn’t exactly the best when it comes to nutrition, but that it’s not the worst either since it’s required to meet government guidelines. Generally speaking, this is an accurate take, but what you may not know is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been moving the goalposts, allowing schools to serve less healthy foods and still meet USDA standards. Since dental health and overall health are intrinsically linked, we want to share what this means for your child’s school lunches.

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Upper Jaw Expansion: What You Should Know

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Upper jaw expansion, also known as palatal expansion, is one of the most common treatments used in Phase 1 orthodontics. Unlike the orthodontic treatments of decades past, which waited to correct problems only after they emerged, the goal of Phase 1 treatment is to influence the jaw as it grows and develops in early childhood. To do this, we use palatal expander devices, or PEDs, to apply gentle, constant pressure that increases the width of the upper jaw.

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Top 10 Braces Question and Answers

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Is your child or teen in need of braces? This is quite common. In fact, between a quarter and half of all people require orthodontic care. If it turns out that your child is one of them, you probably have some questions. Here are the top 10 questions and answers about braces.

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Special Needs Dentistry for Children

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All children need dental care, even extraordinary and exceptional children for whom visiting the dentist may be a challenge. Children have fears, may have difficulty being still, and sometimes require a strict adherence to a specific routine to feel at ease.

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How to Calm Children’s Dental Fears

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Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? Whether this is their first visit or the fear is a recent development since the last visit, it can be difficult to know what to do. Dental appointments are absolutely crucial for oral health and are a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Easing a child’s fears now can eliminate dental anxiety for the rest of their life. Try these strategies for calming your child’s fear of going to the dentist.

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