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How To Keep Track of When Your Child’s Adult Teeth Come In

August 14, 2019
How To Keep Track of When Your Child’s Adult Teeth Come In

An odd pattern of tooth eruption can cause more orthodontic problems for a child than is seen when the permanent (adult) teeth come in several months too early or too late. If your child’s teeth do not come in as expected, his or her bite and smile could both be affected. Studies show that changes […]

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Recognizing and Treating a Child’s Misaligned Jaw

May 14, 2019
Recognizing and Treating a Child’s Misaligned Jaw

What is a misaligned jaw (malocclusion)? When a child has malocclusion, his or her upper and lower teeth do not come together correctly upon closing the mouth. For example, if a child’s upper teeth stick out farther than his or her lower teeth do, this is referred to as an ‘overbite.’ When the lower teeth […]

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Children

April 09, 2019
How Sleep Apnea Affects Children

We have all heard about the effects that sleep apnea has on adults; but what about the effects of sleep apnea in children? The impact that this disorder has on children may surprise you. Understanding Sleep Apnea in Children Just as with adults, children who have sleep apnea wake up on-and-off due to a brief […]

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Recognizing Bad Habits Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

February 11, 2019
Recognizing Bad Habits Damaging Your Child’s Teeth

We all know the importance of teaching our children how to brush and floss, but most of us don’t even think about all the other things they do that could be damaging their teeth. Recognizing and addressing the bad habits affecting your child’s teeth now can help prevent serious dental issues from developing in the […]

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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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