8 Early Signs Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatment

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When you think about orthodontia, you may picture the awkwardness of puberty and classic metal braces. While many patients do not start orthodontic treatment until adolescence, the signs that this procedure is needed are often evident much earlier.

In fact, many orthodontists provide preliminary consultations to patients as young as six or seven. In this blog, we list eight characteristics that may indicate that your child will likely need braces or another form of orthodontic treatment to achieve their best smile.

 

6 Common Questions Adults Have Before Getting Braces

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Lady with Braces - Crest Hill Family Dental in IL If you are unhappy with the state of your smile, your dentist may recommend braces to achieve the straight, properly aligned teeth you desire. While you may think of braces as a treatment reserved for children and teens, you can get them at any age, and the number of adults getting braces is on the rise.

Before you commit to braces, learn all you can about this treatment. To that end, take a look at these six questions adults commonly have about getting and living with braces.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Patients With Anxiety

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So many children have fears of going to the dentist, which can make dental appointments difficult for parents when they take their kids in for visits. If your child fears the dentist, you should talk to your family dentist about laser dentistry. This newer form of dentistry makes procedures less painful and less traumatic, and it could help your child overcome his or her fear of the dentist.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is something that dentists have used for several decades. However, laser dentistry is not something that all dentists offer. With laser dentistry, dentists use a laser and water to perform a variety of dental procedures. Lasers are commonly used today for many types of medical treatments, and they offer a lot of benefits over traditional forms of treatments.

Do Your Kids Fight Flossing? These 3 Tips Can Help

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Do you have a hard time getting your kids to floss or worry that they’re not flossing correctly? Lots of kids resist flossing or just don’t do a good job of it. As your dentist could tell you, lots of adults have the same problem.

Get your kids in the habit of flossing correctly while they’re young so that it becomes a lifelong habit — one that they keep up with when they reach their adult years. If the daily battle over flossing is getting the best of you, don’t give up. There are ways to ensure cooperation from your kids and make sure that they’re flossing effectively.

Crest Hill
Family Dental

2410 W Caton Farm Rd, Suite C
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Phone: (815) 439-1111
Fax: (815) 439-9709

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