G&G Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Blog

4 Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

June 18, 2024

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child at the dentist to get dental sealants

Maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing and flossing is crucial for keeping your child’s teeth healthy and preventing dental issues, such as cavities and gum disease. Children, especially, may find it challenging to learn proper dental care techniques, making them more prone to problems. Fortunately, dental sealants can provide added protection to help children maintain a healthy smile. Read on to discover answers to four frequently asked questions about dental sealants.


How to Tell If Your Child Needs Braces

June 4, 2024

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child wearing braces and smiling

Is your child struggling to chew food or frequently complaining about biting their cheek? These could be signs that braces are needed. Orthodontic issues such as teeth crowding or bite misalignments can increase the risk of cavities and impact overall oral health. Straightening teeth not only enhances dental health but also boosts your child’s comfort and confidence in their smile. Here are some indicators that can help you determine if your child might benefit from getting braces.


Make a Splash this Summer with Invisalign

May 6, 2024

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Woman under water with pool floaty

Winter is for hibernation, spring is when things start to wake, and summer? Summer is when things start to heat up! School’s out, the water is warm, and it’s the perfect time for some fun in the sun. It’s also a great time for a new look. Few things are as satisfying as rolling up to the vacation Air B&B with a full-on glow up. And you know what could complete the picture? A dazzling smile, straightened with Invisalign aligners.

Skeptical? That’s understandable. But Invisalign treatment isn’t the chore you might think it is! Keep reading to see what we mean.


Living Unrestricted: The Advantages of Invisalign Treatment for Kids and Teens

April 19, 2024

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Young patient smiling with their Invisalign aligners

For kids and teens, braces can seem like a big challenge. Traditional metal braces often come with restrictions that can affect their everyday life. Thankfully, Invisalign offers a modern solution with fewer limitations. Read on to learn all about how these clear aligners change the game when it comes to everyday life with orthodontics.


My Child Needs Braces! How Much Will They Cost?

April 9, 2024

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Picture of a child with braces

There’s a lot that you’ll have to think about when it comes to getting orthodontics for your child. While any good orthodontist will work hard to ensure that their treatment is as easy as possible, making it to appointments and helping them adhere to necessary guidelines can sometimes be a challenge.

However, the main thing on most parents’ minds when it comes to orthodontics is the cost. It can sometimes be difficult to know precisely what braces are going to cost without meeting your child first—however, there are some things that are worth keeping in mind if you’re attempting to budget for your child’s dental care. Here are a few examples of factors that can affect the cost of orthodontics.


Smile Stars: Celebrating Braces in Pop Culture History

March 15, 2024

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Katy Perry smiling with braces in T.G.I.F

From all corners of the web, there has been a call for representation of all kinds. As studios and artists listen, screens around the world have been gifted with all types of characters. It’s important for a child to be empowered regardless of their circumstances, even with something as simple as braces. If your young one is having a hard time finding a silver lining with their braces, they may need inspiration. Read on to find great characters and moments where “metal mouths” took center stage.


Understanding Why Teeth Shift & How You Should Correct Them

February 24, 2024

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Someone with a crooked smile

Have you ever noticed subtle changes in the alignment of your teeth over time? Perhaps you’ve experienced teeth shifting after wearing braces or just naturally as you age. Shifting teeth can be a cause for concern, impacting not only your smile but also your oral health. Understanding why teeth shift and the options available to correct them is crucial for maintaining a healthy and confident smile.


Teeth Talk 101: Is Fluoride Safe for Kids?

February 9, 2024

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As a parent, ensuring your child’s dental health is one of about a hundred top priorities. It can be difficult to find time to get to them all, which is why preventive care is so important!  Among the many ways you can protect your little one’s pearly whites, fluoride treatments are one of the simplest. However, many still aren’t sure of fluoride and its safety for kids.

If you want to learn more about fluoride and how it can safeguard your child’s smile, continue reading.


What’s the Best Way to Brush My Child’s Teeth?

January 19, 2024

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Chlid smiles

Practicing proper oral hygiene habits early on can make the difference between a lifetime of excellent oral health and decades of painful dental problems. While it’s easy for adults to brush their teeth in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed, it may require no small amount of effort to convince a toddler to take proper care of their teeth. Here’s a brief guide to what you can do to encourage your child to adopt proper oral hygiene habits and maintain a healthy smile for life.


How Can I Prevent Orthodontic Emergencies?

January 12, 2024

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Woman has oral pain

Orthodontic treatments have helped many people have straighter, healthier smiles while also resolving neck pain and headaches caused by poor teeth alignment. While orthodontic emergencies happen from time to time, they are rare and can be avoided with the proper precautions. Here’s a brief guide to what constitutes an orthodontic emergency, how they can prevented, and how they can be dealt with if they happen.

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