What are the Benefits of Smiling and Laughing?

What are the benefits of smiling and laughing

What are the benefits of smiling and laughing? According to numerous studies, there are all kinds of benefits to both. With routine dental and orthodontic care, you can be proud to show your smile. Thus, you can reap the benefits that come with more smiles, which naturally tend to lead to more laughter. Smiles in Framingham loves helping people of…

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How to Clean My 3M Clear Aligners

How to Clean My 3M Clear Aligners

This time, we look at “How to clean my 3M Clear Aligners” in the Smiles in Framingham blog. In our previous post, we looked at how to clean retainers, a similar process. Dr. Himelhoch and the team are proud to offer top orthodontic treatment with high-quality 3M Clarity Advanced Clear Aligners, our number one choice. EM aligners are…

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How to Clean My Retainers

How to clean my retainers

Today, we look at “How to clean my retainers.” When you complete orthodontic treatment, retainers ensure that your teeth stay in place. Otherwise, teeth may relapse, shifting back to their original position. By wearing your retainer at all times, (except when eating, brushing, or playing sports), you will continue to enjoy a beautiful,…

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How Often Should a Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

How Often Should a Child See a Pediatric Dentist

How often should a child see a pediatric dentist? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a check-up every six months is recommended. With routine check-ups, your pediatric dentist can help prevent cavities and address any other oral health problems.  After a check-up, your pediatric dentist will evaluate your child’s oral…

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When Should My Child First See a Pediatric Dentist?

When Should My Child First See a Pediatric Dentist

When should my child first see a pediatric dentist? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, AAPD, it’s around a child’s first birthday. More specifically, it’s when a child’s first tooth appears. When choosing a dentist for young kids, a pediatric dentist is preferable because they have years of specialty…

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Why Do Teeth Shift with Age?

Why Do Teeth Shift with Age

This time in our blog, we answer the question, “Why do teeth shift with age?” Although we often think of teeth as firmly rooted and stationary, they are not. As we age, many changes in our mouths can cause teeth to shift.  Generally, a minor shift is a natural process and may not pose a problem. However, larger shifts can lead to serious oral…

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When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

“When should my child see an orthodontist?” In general, the answer is by age seven.  Notably, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children visit the orthodontist no later than age seven. Why this number? Because that’s when their first adult molars have grown. However, if you notice something that concerns…

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Why Choose an Orthodontist in Framingham?

Why Choose an Orthodontist in Framingham

Why choose an orthodontist in Framingham? In short, orthodontists have years of experience, tools, and knowledge to create beautiful smiles. By choosing an orthodontist, you can avoid setbacks and get faster, comfortable treatment. Using the latest technologies, orthodontists offer spectacular results and help patients stay within budget.  By pursuing…

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Mouthwash Tips for Kids

Mouthwash Tips for Kids

In this post, we’ll look at mouthwash tips for kids. In our previous post, we looked at teeth brushing tips for kids. Smiles in Framingham provides the best pediatric dental services in Framingham in the surrounding areas. Dr. Deborah A. Himelhoch, DDS MS, MMSc, is a board-certified orthodontist with over 37 years of experience. She’s…

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What’s the Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a Regular Dentist?

What's the Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a Regular Dentist

What’s the difference between a pediatric dentist and a regular dentist?  Like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist specializes in the special needs of kids. Following dental school, they receive two to three years of extra specialized training, working with kids, and their unique needs. During this time, they learn the best methods of care for: infants children teens children…

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