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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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Why do I need a braces adjustment so often?

When you have braces, your wires will need to be replaced with new ones regularly. It is the slow, steady pressure placed on your teeth that move them into their desired positions, so these adjustments are a vital aspect of your treatment. We have set out a specific treatment plan to achieve your optimal results, …

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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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Dr. Boyd O. Whitlock, reminding you to protect your mouth this winter

With winter sports under way for a lot of our patients, Dr. Boyd O. Whitlock thought it would be a good time to remind our young athletes wearing braces to take care of both their mouth and appliances while participating in contact sports (and non-contact sports) this winter. More than half of the seven million …

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Ask Dr. Whitlock: What’s the deal with all those Halloween treats?

With Halloween arriving tomorrow, our staff at Whitlock Orthodontics know a lot parents here in northwestern Arkansas are worried about their kids going overboard on candies this weekend. All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth, as well as braces! Did you know sour candies …

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Whitlock Orthodontics, supporting Smile for a Lifetime

Dr. Boyd Whitlock and Whitlock Orthodontics are proud partners with Smile for a Lifetime, an outstanding program that changes lives every single day by providing free braces for children whose families could otherwise not afford them. Dr. Whitlock is one of three doctors in Northwest Arkansas who is involved with the Smile for a Lifetime …

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What are our patients saying about Whitlock Orthodontics?

Whitlock Orthodontics, serving Springdale and surrounding communities here in northwestern Arkansas, are always glad to hear from current and former patients of ours. Check out what some of our patients have said about our office and service! “I was cared for with such dignity and care. Coming into the process at age 40+, I was …

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