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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 7-Year-Old to the Orthodontist

December 18, 2018
10 Reasons Why You Should Take Your 7-Year-Old to the Orthodontist

Unless you notice that your child is experiencing an orthodontic problem sooner, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist once they reach the age of 7. By the time your child turns 7, enough permanent teeth have erupted for an orthodontist to decide if orthodontic treatment is necessary and, if so, […]

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Back to School, Back to the Orthodontist

September 22, 2017
Back to School, Back to the Orthodontist

Backpack, pencils and paper, lunch box, new jacket… is an orthodontic visit also on your child’s “back-to-school” checklist this year? If it’s not and your child is between the ages of five and seven, you may want to add it! Yes, that’s right – your child doesn’t need to be a pre-teen on the verge […]

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Why Early Orthodontic Treatment Matters

April 06, 2017
Why Early Orthodontic Treatment Matters

When most parents think about taking their children to the orthodontist, they probably imagine doing so when their children are pre-teens getting braces. But did you know that children as young as seven years old can benefit from an orthodontic check-up? As a parent, you may already be taking important steps to protect your child’s […]

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3 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Orthodontist

February 23, 2017
3 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Orthodontist

Did you know children as young as seven years can benefit from orthodontic care? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive a check-up by age seven that evaluates orthodontic health and identifies opportunities for early intervention. Choosing the right orthodontist to perform this checkup – and later provide your child with braces – […]

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How to Pick Your Child’s Orthodontist in Halifax

December 07, 2016
How to Pick Your Child’s Orthodontist in Halifax

Does your child need braces? Braces can boost your child’s confidence, support correct oral development and improve their health for a lifetime. Perhaps you’ve taken your child for an early orthodontic evaluation or been told by your pediatric dentist that your child needs braces. Deciding it’s time for your child to get braces is the […]

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Halloween & Braces: What Parents Need to Know

October 28, 2016
Halloween & Braces: What Parents Need to Know

For young kids – and all of us adults who are young at heart – Halloween is an opportunity to indulge guilt-free in our favourite treats without worrying about calories or sugar content. But if you’re the parent of a child with braces, you’ll need to keep a careful eye out on what treats are […]

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A Sticky Mess? How to Enjoy Halloween Candy with Braces

October 19, 2016
A Sticky Mess? How to Enjoy Halloween Candy with Braces

No matter how old (or young) you may be, the best part of Halloween is getting to indulge in all the candy and treats that are normally “off limits” during the year. Enjoying Halloween candy with braces, however, could be challenging, biting into a candied apple or a toffee candy bar could result in a […]

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Send Your Child Back-to-School with a Healthy Smile

September 22, 2016
Send Your Child Back-to-School with a Healthy Smile

No matter what grade your child just started this school year, back-to-school season inevitably brings with it a long list of to-do items. There are new clothes to buy, school supplies to purchase, and permission forms to complete. For many parents, this is also the time to schedule their child’s annual pediatric doctor visit. But […]

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Navigating School Lunch for Kids with Braces

September 16, 2016
Navigating School Lunch for Kids with Braces

Between endless school supply lists and new schedules shuttling kids to after-school activities, calling back-to-school season a hectic time can already feel like an understatement. If your child got braces over the summer, now you’re facing another challenge: how to pack healthy, delicious meals your child will actually eat and won’t contain food that could […]

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How to Pick The Right Halifax Orthodontist for Your Child

July 28, 2016
How to Pick The Right Halifax Orthodontist for Your Child

When we think about visiting a Halifax orthodontist, most of us imagine a slightly awkward teenager with braces. Halifax orthodontists serve patients of all ages, and that includes children as young as seven years old. In fact, if you are the parent of a young child, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends scheduling an […]

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