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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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5 tips to avoid plaque, from Whitlock Orthodontics

At Whitlock Orthodontics, we know nobody likes getting plaque on their teeth. Here are five other ways you can avoid that dreaded enemy of the teeth during orthodontic treatment, courtesy of WebMD. Let’s start with brushing regularly.. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste is vital to a healthy mouth. Make sure …

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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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Great Braces-Friendly Recipes from the American Association of Orthodontists

You just got braces at Whitlock Orthodontics and Dr. Boyd Whitlock has informed you that during your orthodontic treatment you will want to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy. What does this leave for you to eat? Lettuce? Nothing? Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, created a variety …

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A few helpful webisodes about orthodontics

Dr. Boyd Whitlock and his team at Whitlock Orthodontics would like to point you to a few interesting webisodes about orthodontics, located on the YouTube page of the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. There, they tend to post some very pertinent videos about orthodontic treatment, as well as state-of-the-art technology in orthodontia. These include …

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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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SureSmile Technology at Whitlock Orthodontics

Does the thought of having braces bring you down? The team at Whitlock Orthodontics understands that one of the biggest concerns for orthodontic patients with braces is the length of their treatment. But you’re in luck, because Dr. Boyd Whitlock specializes in SureSmile, high-tech braces that are revolutionizing the orthodontic industry. SureSmile, which combines digital …

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