New England Kids Blog
April 16, 2020
Is your child stuck at home because their school has temporarily closed to stop the spread of COVID-19? While practicing social distancing is the best way to keep them safe from the coronavirus, your son or daughter may be prone to develop bad dental habits without their normal routines. The last thing you need during quarantine is for your little one to get a toothache or chip a tooth! Here are seven children’s dentistry tips to help your child take care of their smile while staying home in Auburn.
March 14, 2020
If you have a loved one at home that has crooked teeth, you’re probably researching solutions. Of course, there is the traditional braces treatment, but are there any other types of orthodontics? Today, there are a variety of treatment options available, and your orthodontist will recommend the service that best meets your child’s needs. Keep reading to learn about the different types of braces and how your son or daughter can benefit from them.
February 7, 2020
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Now is a great time to make sure your little one’s precious smile stays happy and healthy. Sometimes it can feel like a challenge to convince your son or daughter to take care of their teeth. Thankfully, improving their oral health can be as easy as adding a few smile-friendly snacks into their lunchbox! Your pediatric dentist explains which foods are the worst for your child’s teeth and which ones can boost their oral hygiene.
December 15, 2019
Misaligned teeth pose a serious threat to oral health, and they can detract from your smile’s aesthetic potential. Still, you might hesitate to commit to orthodontic treatment due to concerns about cost. That is understandable, especially since braces or clear aligners typically cost thousands of dollars. Will your insurance step up to help cover the cost of your care? If your insurance does not cover orthodontics, what other resources can you use to get the treatment you need? Let’s discuss these important questions.
November 17, 2019
The colorful elastics – the rubber bands that are usually attached to braces – are the best part of orthodontic treatment for many children. But did you know that there are different kinds of elastics that can be used? While they’re often tied to each bracket individually, some are actually linked to each other. How does this affect your child’s orthodontic treatment? Read on to learn how power chains on braces can make a significant difference when correcting your child’s smile.
October 19, 2019
When your children gets braces to straighten their smile, you’re committing them – and yourself – to a treatment that could last for months or even years. How long can you expect it to last? How many trips will you need to make to the orthodontist? And most importantly, how can you make sure the treatment time doesn’t become longer than it needs to be? Here’s what you need to consider when planning your orthodontic treatment.
September 10, 2019
One of the many joys of being a parent is watching young children as all their baby teeth come in to eventually form a full, happy smile. At this stage, it may seem premature to consider whether your son or daughter would benefit from early orthodontic treatment. However, in reality, many children as young as 7 can benefit from orthodontics, and not just to achieve a straighter smile. In today’s blog, we discuss functional orthodontics – what it is and how it could benefit your child.
August 4, 2019
If your teen needs orthodontic treatment, you’ve probably done some research to see whether metal braces or Invisalign in Auburn is a better option. And while you’ve probably heard that Invisalign is a fantastic choice for many reasons, one of the first questions people have is, “How long will it take?” While the length of treatment varies from person to person, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear the answer! Keep reading to learn more about the length of Invisalign treatment and whether it may be a good choice for your child.
July 11, 2019
Your child’s teeth are invaluable to their oral health and development. Not to mention, they are influential to their self-esteem. Besides brushing and flossing at home, their smile relies on the care they receive from a pediatric dentist. Unfortunately, you haven’t found the ideal dental office yet. We understand the struggle you face because your child deserves to benefit from the best. We strive to ensure the young smiles in our community stay strong and healthy from the start. We provide the comfortable and personalized care your child needs from a convenient location. Our office is near the corner of Auburn St and Southbridge St, across from the Auburn fire department. We make it easy to help your child achieve optimal oral health.
May 15, 2019
While getting a straighter smile with traditional braces is a huge confidence-booster, they can do way more than that. If you’re suffering from crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, or a misaligned bite, there’s one treatment that can fix it all. Your board-certified orthodontist can help you improve your oral health and get your dream smile all while helping you maintain your professional image with braces. Read on to learn about 5 surprising benefits to getting braces besides a seamless smile. (more…)