What To Avoid When Your Child Is Teething

what to avoid when your child is teething

Being a new parent is a daunting task. You are literally in charge of caring for a helpless baby and it can, at times, be frustrating and exhausting, especially when your baby begins teething. All you want to do is take their pain away but you feel powerless. The good news is that teething pain will go away and there are things you can do to soothe…

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Eruption Of Your Child’s Teeth

eruption of your child's teeth

The eruption of your child’s teeth is a joyous occasion for both you and your child. But from the first baby tooth to the last permanent tooth, proper care is necessary throughout all stages of development. Introducing your child to proper dental care early on helps them keep their teeth healthy and clean. It’s important for parents to understand…

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7 Tips For Keeping Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

kid's teeth

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world and part of that job includes making sure your kid’s teeth are as healthy as possible. From birth to adulthood, your child’s teeth will grow and change, requiring different kinds of care along the way. You likely already know some of the basics of taking care of teeth, but maybe you…

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Toothpaste for Braces in Massachusetts

Toothpaste for barces

New braces — new rules. Adjusting to braces can be a trying time for children and teens. Worrying about the best toothpaste for braces shouldn’t take up too much of your thoughts. You’ve probably already been using fluoride toothpaste, but if it is also a whitening toothpaste you’ll need something different. The Importance of…

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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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