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Stay Cool with a Braces-Friendly Summer Treat!

Summer is here! Kids and adults alike will now be spending more time outside being active and enjoying the hotter temperatures. What’s better on a hot summer day than a delicious treat that will cool you down after doing something active in the summer sun? Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) …

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Halloween TIPS from the American Association of Orthodontists

It’s almost that spooky time of year again and Springdale and Fayetteville orthodontist, Dr. Boyd Whitlock, and our team thought we’d share some Halloween tips from our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists. Trick-or-treating safety guidelines: • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult • Carry a flashlight • Wear a light-colored …

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At Whitlock Orthodontics, October means National Orthodontic Health Month!

Happy October! For those who don’t know, National Orthodontic Health Month. This month-long event is organized by our pals at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. Dr. Boyd Whitlock and our team realize this is a great opportunity for us and to raise awareness about the importance of oral hygiene. National Orthodontic Health Month …

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Kids Getting Braces at a Younger Age

Dr. Boyd Whitlock will tell you that braces were originally considered to be best appropriate for teens. But these days, kids as old as seven are beginning their orthodontic treatment. Because preadolescent kids are typically not self-conscious, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists suggest it could be a good idea to start early. …

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YUM! Here’s a great BRACES-FRIENDLY Spring recipe! From Whitlock Orthodontics

Winter is over, and the weather is finally starting to get warmer. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) made an appetizing (and braces-friendly!) spring dish that is sure to delight. Remember, a healthy diet provides essential nutrients and helps you achieve the best possible result from your orthodontic treatment. Soy Simmered Chicken …

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A great braces-friendly winter recipe! From Dr. Whitlock

Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) made an appetizing (and braces-friendly!) winter dish that is sure to delight. Remember, a healthy diet provides essential nutrients and helps you achieve the best possible result from your orthodontic treatment with Whitlock Orthodontics. Best Baked Spaghetti Ingredients • 1 lb. ground beef • 1 medium …

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The importance of retainers, from Dr. Whitlock

If you recently completed treatment at Whitlock Orthodontics, we’d like to congratulate you! Now that your braces have been removed, Dr. Whitlock will provide—or has provided you—with retainers. After braces are removed, teeth can shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers provide that stabilization. They are designed to hold teeth in their …

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