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When Are Two Phases of Treatment Necessary? — Whitlock Orthodontics Explains
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When Are Two Phases of Treatment Necessary? — Whitlock Orthodontics Explains

Usually patients in orthodontic treatment already have their permanent teeth – but in some cases we have to start treatment earlier, even before the patient’s permanent teeth come in. We call this “two-phase treatment.” When we have patients with clear developmental problems at an early age, it’s best to start work when they are young, …

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When is Thumb-Sucking a Cause for Worry? Whitlock Orthodontics Explain
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When is Thumb-Sucking a Cause for Worry? Whitlock Orthodontics Explain

Lots of you have asked us at Whitlock Orthodontics about whether it’s healthy for children to suck thumbs (or, less frequently, fingers). If you’ve got a thumb-sucker in the house, you are not alone. Research tells us that between 75% and 95% of infants suck their thumbs. Is this anything to worry about? In most …

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Whitlock Orthodontics Holds Soldier Drive to Help Support Our Troops
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Whitlock Orthodontics Holds Soldier Drive to Help Support Our Troops

Help support our troops by participating in Whitlock Orthodontics‘ soldier drive! Right now and running until June 11th, bring in the following items and receive extra punches on your punch card! Plus you will be entered into a drawing to win a basket FULL of fireworks! The items donated will be used in care packages …

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Win an IPOD NANO from Whitlock Orthodontics
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Win an IPOD NANO from Whitlock Orthodontics

Don’t miss out on our new patient referral contest at Whitlock Orthodontics! Refer three people to our office and you will AUTOMATICALLY win an Ipod Nano of your choice! It’s that easy. Hurry and drop by our office to pick up your referral cards, or grab them at your next appointment. Don’t miss out on …

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Congratulations to Tanner from Whitlock Orthodontics!
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Congratulations to Tanner from Whitlock Orthodontics!

At Whitlock Orthodontics, we understand that going through orthodontic treatment is a big deal! Part of that is keeping consistent appointments and keeping your appliances clean. To reward you for all of your hard work, we hold contests with exciting prizes. For our last contest, we had a referral contest. Every time you referred someone …

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Behind the Scenes Braces: Lingual Braces Are Hidden Behind Your Teeth at Whitlock Orthodontics
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Behind the Scenes Braces: Lingual Braces Are Hidden Behind Your Teeth at Whitlock Orthodontics

Who says braces are just for kids? Certainly not the estimated 1 million adults in the United States and Canada who have chosen orthodontic treatment as the route to better oral health and emotional well-being. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there are about 5 million U.S. and Canadian orthodontic patients; of that number, …

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The Tooth Fairy with Whitlock Orthodontics
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The Tooth Fairy with Whitlock Orthodontics

Losing your first tooth, or any baby tooth for that matter, can be exciting! Your baby tooth may be gone, but in no time you will have a bigger, “grown-up” tooth in its place. So what do you do with the lost tooth? That’s simple…place it under your pillow at night and when you are …

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Smoke Screen with Withlock Orthodontics
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Smoke Screen with Withlock Orthodontics

Everybody knows that smoking causes lung cancer, but did you also know that smokers and tobacco are susceptible to a variety of oral health problems at a faster rate than non-smokers? It’s true! Smoking is responsible for almost 75% of gum disease in adults; and, similar to smokers, adults who smoke pipes and cigars, as …

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Mooooooooooooove Over Gum Disease! — Whitlock Orthodontics
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Mooooooooooooove Over Gum Disease! — Whitlock Orthodontics

Is dairy a major part of your diet? If not, it should be! A recent study from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has found that regular consumption of dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt, can lower your chances of contracting periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Gum disease is caused by …

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Top Ten Tips for Improving Bad Breath –Whitlock Orthodontics
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Top Ten Tips for Improving Bad Breath –Whitlock Orthodontics

Call it by its fancy name, “halitosis,” and it won’t smell any sweeter. Bad breath is frequently a sign that you’re not keeping up with your oral health. The source of this unpleasant odor is, in most cases, bacteria living on your teeth, gums or tongue. Follow these ten tips for a breath of fresh …

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