Dr. Whitlock

Month: January 2012

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February for the past 62 years, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. For …

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Ask Dr. Boyd O. Whitlock: “I got my braces. Now what?”

We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s just as important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you did prior to your orthodontic treatment. Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why Dr. Boyd O. Whitlock …

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Dr. Boyd O. Whitlock, reminding you to protect your mouth this winter

With winter sports under way for a lot of our patients, Dr. Boyd O. Whitlock thought it would be a good time to remind our young athletes wearing braces to take care of both their mouth and appliances while participating in contact sports (and non-contact sports) this winter. More than half of the seven million …

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Regular checkups & your oral health

Are you brushing and flossing daily during your orthodontic treatment? If yes, that’s great! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every 3-to-6 months in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing (and visiting Whitlock Orthodontics, of course). Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral health, …

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