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3 Ways to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

February 27, 2023

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Young girl brushing her teethShowing your appreciation and affection for those you love isn’t the only reason to celebrate in February. It’s also Children’s Dental Health Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of good oral health for children. Although their baby teeth are only in place for a few years, they are invaluable to your little one’s health and development. Research has found that good early oral habits can lead to a lifelong commitment to their smile. You can encourage great habits that will last for a lifetime by celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month with 3 exciting oral hygiene products. 


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 23, 2023

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Resolutions spelled with Scrabble tiles2023 is here, which means it’s time to focus on your goals for the year ahead. While you might plan to eat out less or exercise more often, don’t forget to place a healthy smile at the top of your priority list. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions to achieve healthier teeth and gums. 


6 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals with Braces

December 13, 2022

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Cookies and candy cane on holiday tableThe holidays are here, which means you’re surrounded by many treats and meals that will tempt your tastebuds. However, your orthodontist will recommend watching what you put on your plate to prevent food from getting caught in your braces. Not to mention, the last thing you need is a broken wire or loose bracket to interrupt the season’s festivities. You don’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite foods or risk an orthodontic emergency. Here are 6 tips for eating holiday meals while on your journey to a straight smile. 


5 Tips to Appreciate Your Smile on Thanksgiving

November 3, 2022

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Turkey on Thanksgiving tableYou have many reasons to be thankful this year. As you count your blessings with friends and loved ones, don’t forget to show your teeth a little appreciation this Thanksgiving. After all, you wouldn’t be able to eat your favorite foods or smile confidently for family pictures without them. Here are 5 tips from your orthodontist in Northampton to give your smile the attention it deserves during the holidays.


Best and Worst Candy for Your Child’s Smile

October 20, 2022

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Three children holding pumpkins and candyHalloween kick starts the holiday season. As your family enjoys the spooky decorations and creative costumes, your child will get to indulge in their favorite candy and sweet treats. However, you don’t want Halloween to come back to haunt your child’s smile. You can prevent a toothache later in the year by choosing your child’s candy wisely. Believe it or not, not all candy is equal. Your orthodontist has a list of the best and worst candy for your child’s smile. 


Can You Get Braces on Just the Top?

September 19, 2022

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Orthodontist applying elastics to bracesAlignment issues can come in many forms, like a minor gap between teeth or severe overcrowding. Metal braces have been the go-to solution for generations to treat a variety of bite and alignment concerns. If your teeth are mostly straight on the top or bottom, you might think you only need braces in Northampton for one arch. Although single-arch treatment is possible, your orthodontist probably won’t recommend it, and here’s why.


6 Back-to-School Tips for Invisalign

August 5, 2022

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Teen girl wearing InvisalignIt’s time for children to head back to the classroom after a fun summer. One thing will be different for your teen as they begin the new school year because they’ve started their journey to a straight smile with Invisalign. They’ll look their best because there aren’t any brackets or wires drawing attention to their teeth. However, they might have a few concerns about managing their treatment plan during the school day. Don’t worry, here are the top back-to-school tips approved by your orthodontist. 


5 Tips to Prevent a Vacation Dental Emergency

July 7, 2022

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Smiling woman in hat on vacationSummer is finally here, which means you can take that vacation you have been waiting for. As you pack your bags and finalize your travel plans, a dental emergency probably isn’t on your itinerary. Although you probably never expect one to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent dental care annually. You don’t have to let an unplanned trip to an emergency dentist ruin your vacation. Your orthodontist has 5 tips to keep you out of the dental chair. 


5 Reasons to Choose Invisalign This Summer

June 11, 2022

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Woman wearing a hat at the beachIf you have been waiting for the right time to see your orthodontist for Invisalign, this is it! Summer is the perfect opportunity to start your journey to a straight, healthy smile. Although you don’t want anything to interrupt your summer plans, here are 5 benefits of investing in clear aligners before the end of the season.


Best and Worst Summer Foods for Braces

May 5, 2022

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Woman with braces holding popsicleBraces have been used for generations to create straight, healthy smiles. Children and adults can benefit from the brackets and wires system to resolve even the most complex bite and alignment issues. However, you’re going to have to watch what you eat. Certain foods can damage your braces or increase your risk of complications. You don’t want to lose a day of summer sitting in a dental chair because you ate the wrong food. You don’t have to skip your summer favorites. Your orthodontist has the worst and best foods to eat with braces.


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