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June marks National Dairy Month!

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In honor of June Dairy Month, our team would like to thank all of our hard working families in the Dairy Industry. You make us proud! In fact, dairy is important to your overall health! A 2008 study from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) found that regular consumption of dairy products, such as milk, […]

President’s Day Fun Facts!

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Monday was Presidents’ Day, a day known for celebrating of both George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s combined Birthdays. Presidents’ Day was created in 1971, when President Richard Nixon combined the birthdays of two of our most well-known presidents into one single federal holiday. Presidents’ Day also marks a hard-earned day off from work and school […]

The Myths and Facts of Orthodontics, from Dr. Whitlock

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Dr. Whitlock knows there are quite a few myths about orthodontists circulating around these days. Before you buy into those myths, he thinks you should get the facts! The staff at Whitlock Orthodontics came across a great site that helps set the record straight. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists have some excellent […]

Everybody Benefits from Braces!

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Braces aren’t just for pre-adolescents and teenagers anymore! Anyone, at any age, can benefit from orthodontic care; whether it is correcting a problem not treated in your younger years, or catching a problem early. To ensure the best overall treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic consultation as early as […]

National Dental Hygiene Month

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Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Fall is here, and Halloween is coming soon, but now it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene. All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats can damage your teeth and braces too! Did you know sour […]

Good Breath Gone Bad!

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Bad breath can be a real downer, especially when you are out on a date with that girl or boy you’ve had a crush on all semester! However, bad breath can be prevented! Bad breath, or as your doctor may call it “halitosis,” is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grows in your mouth. This bacteria […]

More About Orthodontics From Dr. Whitlock

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There are so many questions about orthodontics that we never ask, so Dr. Whitlock took some time to explain the most common concerns. At what age should orthodontic treatment occur? Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has […]

Braces 101 With Whitlock Orthodontics

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Should you need to call Whitlock Orthodontics in case you sustain any damage to your braces, we can help you more effectively if you can tell us exactly which piece is in trouble! Here’s a handy diagram and corresponding list of all the parts that make up your braces. Elastic Tie: Tiny rubber band that […]

Bottled Water May Be Behind Tooth Troubles: Whitlock Orthodontics Explains

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We at Whitlock Orthodontics want you to know that as more families turn to bottled water and away from the tap, they may be missing out on one important ingredient that most brands of bottled water fail to include: fluoride! As of 2005, bottled water is second only to soft drinks as the most popular […]

Now That I Have Braces, What Can I Eat? – Dr. Whitlock

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You just got braces and you’re supposed to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy. What does this leave for you to eat? Lettuce? Nothing? Luckily, there was someone else wondering the same thing when she first got braces! Brenda Waterman, 13, decided she was going to find a way to have her cake […]

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