Dr. Whitlock

orthodontist fayetteville AR

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Ask Dr. Whitlock: What should I expect during my initial consultation

Great question! When you first come in for your initial consultation, the Doctor will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your oral health. This will better enable us to determine the best treatment method for you. Your orthodontic evaluation will consist of an oral and facial examination to assess your oral health. We will have …

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May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month!

At Whitlock Orthodontics, we know image is everything. At an age when image is so important, the thought of having braces may intensify the already-delicate confidence of today’s teens. Well, May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and during this time, parents are encouraged to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, and improve …

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Foods to Avoid During Your Orthodontic Treatment

There are a variety of foods you should avoid while you’re wearing braces. Some foods can occasionally damage braces, but certain foods can bend the wires or even break the brackets on your braces. If you’re wearing braces, you should avoid starch, sugar and gummy foods, as these foods can be difficult to remove during …

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Which questions should I ask during my orthodontic consultation?

When you visit Whitlock Orthodontics for your orthodontic consultation, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. We want you to be prepared for your appointment and feel in charge of your orthodontic treatment decisions, so keep these questions in mind to ask when you come in for your appointment: How long will I have to …

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How do I prevent tooth decay during my treatment?

Great question! If you are brushing and flossing daily during your orthodontic treatment with, we think 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 our office, of course). Regular dental checkups are important for …

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