Whitlock Orthodontics - Springdale & Fort Smith, AR

February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

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THE CDC REPORTS that 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings. In honor of Children’s Dental Health […]

Independence Day Facts, Tips, and Party invitations!

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It’s hard to believe, but July is already here and half of 2012 has already passed! As July 4th approaches, our team thought it would be fun to share some facts and safety tips for celebrating our country’s independence day. Fun Facts: • Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag in May […]

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, […]

Getting social with Whitlock Orthodontics

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At our practice, we embrace technology, whether it’s through the innovative treatments we offer, our high-tech web site or our Facebook fan page. As you can probably tell, we love connecting with our patients online, whether it’s by sharing news on our blog or communicating ideas on our fan page. For social media to work, […]

Wishing you a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

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Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember and honor the men and women lost while serving for our country. Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer, and for many folks getting out of town for three days after being cooped up in the classroom or the office spells sweet, sweet relief. What about […]

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

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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 […]

May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month!

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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 […]

Foods to Avoid During Your Orthodontic Treatment

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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 […]

Spring is here! Do we have your current contact info?

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Spring is in the air! As you probably know, you can always connect with us on our Facebook page, but we invite you to please contact our office with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so that we may be able to reach you. We also encourage you to call us and let us […]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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Visiting your dentist during your orthodontic treatment will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy while you have braces, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. The fact is, every hour of every day in the U.S., someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth-most common diagnosed form of […]

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