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Lost Your Invisalign Aligner? Here’s What to Do Next

April 12, 2024

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Mother and daughter looking for an Invisalign aligner

Everyone has lost something at one time or another. Accidents happen and things get misplaced. However, losing an Invisalign aligner can feel like it’s on a whole other level! Even so, in times like this, it’s important to take the right steps to get back on track. Read on to find a step-by-step guide on what to do if you lose your Invisalign tray.


Baby Teeth: When Do They Erupt?

January 11, 2024

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Are you curious about the timing of your child’s tooth development, from the eruption of their baby teeth to their eventual loss? Understanding the sequence of dental milestones can provide valuable insights into your little one’s oral health journey. Read on to discover a comprehensive guide to baby teeth, ensuring you’re equipped with the knowledge to anticipate and support your child’s dental growth every step of the way.


Have a Child with Braces? These Holiday Stocking Stuffers are Sure to Delight

December 28, 2023

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A child with braces smiling under a holiday tree

Every holiday season is filled with bright lights, family togetherness, and warm smiles. For some children, however, this may be the first time they’ve had to deck the halls while wearing braces. It’s difficult as a kid to go through so many changes, and braces offer a unique challenge as they can stop your child from enjoying some foods and socialization they would normally enjoy.

If you’re looking for some gift ideas to support your braces-wearing child and give them some holiday cheer, continue reading.


Nurturing Truth: Debunking the Myths of Breastfeeding Troubles

November 24, 2023

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A woman and her baby smiling after breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a deeply personal and sometimes challenging experience for many new mothers. Unfortunately, there’s a cloud of myths and misconceptions that can cast a shadow over this natural and beautiful bonding process. One of these myths is that breastfeeding is supposed to be painful. But that can’t be right, can it? Your dentist may hold the answer.

If you want to debunk this and other harmful myths surrounding nursing, continue reading. Accurate information is essential to a healthy experience in parenting.


3 Benefits of Picking a Family Orthodontist

October 1, 2023

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For many individuals, visiting the orthodontist can be a little intimidating, a little inconvenient, or something else negative—but this shouldn’t be the case! However, if you’ve got a big family with a hectic schedule, or kiddos who feel anxious about receiving braces, it can become quite difficult to keep tabs on things; how are you supposed to keep track of all these logistics? By visiting a family orthodontist, of course! Continue reading below to learn more about why finding a family orthodontist for you and your family might be in your best interest—these benefits speak for themselves!


Time for Bed: 3 Ways to Help Your Teething Baby Get Some Sleep

September 25, 2023

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You’ve been caring for your teething baby all day and are officially exhausted. You’ve tried everything to help relieve some of the pain caused by these erupting teeth, and you don’t know what else to do. As bedtime nears, you long for a restful night’s sleep, but your baby continues to fuss. To help your little one get a break from the discomfort, and to help you get ample time to close your eyes, here are three things to try.


Here Are Some Back-to-School Tips for Teens with Invisalign

August 11, 2023

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Teenager smiles

Has your teen started Invisalign over the summer? While they’ve certainly had to work hard to get on board with treatment during the time off, it’s equally important for them to stick to their good orthodontic habits during the hustle and bustle of the school year. By doing so, they can ensure that their transformed smile looks its best just in time for picture day! Here are some tips to help them stay on track with wearing and cleaning their aligners.


3 Tips on Playing an Instrument with Braces

July 12, 2023

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Young woman wearing braces smiling resting her chin in the palms of her hands as her fingers point outwards in a V-shape

Most kids are required to choose between band, orchestra, and choir at some point in their school career. Similarly, many of them have to undergo orthodontic treatment during adolescence to straighten and realign their teeth or bite. When you have braces, you have to make some adjustments to your lifestyle, like your diet or oral hygiene routine. Don’t worry – you don’t have to give up playing an instrument! With these 3 tips, you’ll adjust in no time.


What Sports Should Your Child Wear a Mouthguard For?

June 30, 2023

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Young boy wearing an athletic mouthguardAs you get your child ready for the new school year, is an athletic mouthguard on their supply list? Children 5-9 years of age have the highest number of dental emergencies every year. More than 600,000 people visit an emergency room annually from sports-related dental injuries. Between 3 to 5 million teeth are knocked out every year from sports. An athletic mouthguard is a simple way to safeguard your child’s smile. If you have a young athlete, here’s when your child should wear a mouthguard.


Can You Get Braces a Second Time?

May 10, 2023

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A red-headed young woman wearing braces

If you’re a teen or an adult, perhaps you’ve already worn braces. It wouldn’t be surprising – most wear the appliance at some point. That said, maybe your teeth are misaligned again. In that case, you might wonder, “Can I wear braces twice?” The answer to that question is simple: Yes! Indeed, it’s safe to go through a 2nd round of braces treatment. To learn why, let your New England dentist explain. Here’s a summary of why some people need braces more than once.

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