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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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7 Signs Your Child Might Need Braces

December 2, 2021

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Model of traditional metal braces at orthodontistNothing is more beautiful than your child’s smile. While you see perfection, there might be subtle signs their teeth aren’t as flawless as they appear. Children can show signs of orthodontic complications early, even before their first permanent tooth erupts. Without the right intervention, bite and alignment problems can affect more than just the appearance of their smile. Misaligned teeth can compromise their oral health and development. You can save them from a future of lengthy orthodontic treatments with early intervention. Here are 7 red flags indicating your child should have a consultation with an orthodontist.

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Best and Worst Halloween Candy

October 26, 2021

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Children in costumes looking at candyHalloween is right around the corner, which means scary costumes, spooky decorations, and plenty of candy. Although it’s one night out of the year, you don’t want Halloween to come back to haunt your child’s smile. While tooth decay may not happen overnight, candy weakens the enamel. Since the enamel can’t regenerate, a toothache can pop up in a few months. Your child doesn’t have to miss out on trick-or-treating to maintain a cavity-free smile. Your orthodontist has the must-have list of the best and worst candy.

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Great Braces-Friendly Lunch Ideas for Kids

April 17, 2021

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Best and worst school lunches from orthodontist in NorthamptonYou’ll need to make a few adjustments to the foods child eats while wearing braces. A few simple changes will make a big difference during their treatment. Besides meals at home, you’ll need to pack foods for school lunches that won’t cause any unnecessary complications while on their journey to a straight smile. Your orthodontist in Northampton has a few braces-friendly snack and lunch ideas your child will love.

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Brushing with Braces for a Healthy Smile

November 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — DeMaio Orthodontics @ 4:31 pm

oral hygiene toolsBraces are an investment in your child’s future. Not only does a straight smile improve their confidence but also their oral health and quality of life. Metal braces are the go-to solution for adolescents to correct a variety of bite and alignment concerns with the help of their orthodontist. While your child is on their journey to a straight smile, their oral hygiene habits are more important than ever. Here’s what you need to know when brushing and flossing with braces.
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