Whitlock Orthodontics - Springdale & Fort Smith, AR

Make 2013 The Year to Improve Your Oral Health!

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Many of our patients consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year that was, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2013? Because it’s never too early to start thinking about New Year’s […]

Preventing Decay While Wearing Braces

Having braces can present some new challenges when it comes to oral hygiene. Preventing tooth decay can be a big challenge simply because of the tendency for braces to trap food under the wires and between the teeth and the brackets. Here are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy while wearing your braces: […]

Braces without Embarrassment

Adults who need orthodontic care often share the misconception that they are too old for braces and would rather not deal with the embarrassment. You are probably familiar with horror stories about rubber bands snapping, mishaps with kissing, and unsightly food sticking in metal braces. Many adults believe that braces are just for children, but […]

Top ten tips for keeping your BRACES sparklin’ clean!

Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you have braces! Food bits have more spots than usual to hide in your mouth, so you must be diligent in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discolored teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during treatment, you’ll experience better results and shorter […]

Beware of those Christmas goodies!

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At Whitlock Orthodontics, we know maintaining a healthy diet over the holiday season can prove a difficult task. After all, who can resist the tasty treats of Christmas? With grandma and everybody else offering you candy, chocolate logs or Christmas pudding, you just can’t say “I’ll pass” each time. But trouble lurks: every time you […]

Breaking Bad Habits

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At Whitlock Orthodontics, we know good dental health requires only a few minutes a day. We thought we’d provide some practical advice on how to improve your or your child’s smile between your adjustment visits with Dr. Boyd Whitlock. Start by brushing your teeth twice a day. Proper brushing techniques are an essential part of […]

Ask Dr. Whitlock: What’s so bad about nail biting?

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We’ve all heard that biting your nails is an awful habit, but you many wonder- really- what’s so bad about it? Recently, our team at Whitlock Orthodontics found an interesting article that discusses how biting your nails affect your teeth and oral health. Nail biting, also known as Onychophagia, is a common habit among various […]

You’re Never Too Old to Treat Yourself to a New Smile!

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Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities […]

Your pal, fluoride

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There are so many ways you protect your teeth throughout your orthodontic treatment with Whitlock Orthodontics. You brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and protect your mouth and appliances from being damaged. But did you know there is another, often forgotten about, way to keep your teeth clean and healthy during your treatment? […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, from Whitlock Orthodontics

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With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, our team at Whitlock Orthodontics thought we’d share a few good oral hygiene tips with our patients, courtesy of the American Dental Association, or ADA. • Teeth brushing techniques: It takes only two minutes to properly brush, using short, gentle strokes and devoting extra attention to the […]

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