Caring for Your Braces at School


If you're wearing braces, then you've already taken your first steps to achieving the perfect smile. But, as always, it's important to keep your teeth--and braces--clean during this time. After all, clean teeth and braces will help keep you and your teeth healthy and strong. We know it can take a bit more effort at [...]

Caring for Your Braces at School2019-07-18T14:44:56-04:00

Athletes with Braces: Mouthguards and More


If you are playing sports with braces, especially any kind of contact sport, it is very important that you are protecting your mouth. One of the best ways to do this is by wearing a mouthguard. People generally have questions when it comes to athletes with braces, and it is important that these questions are [...]

Athletes with Braces: Mouthguards and More2019-09-18T08:50:35-04:00

Why Early Childhood Dental Intervention Is Important


It's never too early to start thinking about your child's teeth, and babies can get their teeth in early. The American Dental Association recommends you make an appointment as soon as their first tooth comes through but no later than age 1. Starting early is the best way to help a child's overall dental health. [...]

Why Early Childhood Dental Intervention Is Important2019-07-08T14:13:23-04:00

Announcing the Winners of the Dr. Walter B. Parrish Scholarship for 2019!


Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce the winners of the Dr. Walter B. Parrish Scholarship for 2019! These scholarship recipients represent the the wonderful, giving spirit of the late Dr. Bo Parrish. The winners of the Dr. Walter B. Parrish Scholarship are: James Motter, a resident of Raleigh, NC who will be attending The University [...]

Announcing the Winners of the Dr. Walter B. Parrish Scholarship for 2019!2019-07-18T14:44:09-04:00

Timing of Wisdom Teeth Extractions and Why They are Necessary


Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to erupt in your mouth. As their name implies, wisdom teeth typically present when you are older. For most patients, the third molars do not break through the gums until they reach their teen or young adult years.  Dr. Ken Benson of Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry [...]

Timing of Wisdom Teeth Extractions and Why They are Necessary2019-08-06T14:08:18-04:00

Don’t Skip Your Summer Treatment!


Summer vacation is a time to relax, have fun, and avoid the strict schedules that plague students throughout the year. However, this doesn't mean you should take a break from your orthodontic treatment. Skipping appointments with an orthodontist is like forgetting to take your medicine. When you don't take your medicine, your condition doesn't improve. [...]

Don’t Skip Your Summer Treatment!2019-07-18T14:41:06-04:00

Dental Hygiene Habits For Kids


Wake Pediatric Dentistry wants your child's teeth to last all of his life, so it is important to teach him or her good dental habits. As your child grows, caring for his teeth will become a natural part of his daily routine. Good oral hygiene habits can limit or prevent problems such as cavities, gum [...]

Dental Hygiene Habits For Kids2019-05-29T11:12:44-04:00

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign!


Isn’t it great when life gives you options? Especially when it comes to creating a healthy, beautiful smile in a virtually invisible way. That’s one of the many reasons Wake Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry offers Invisalign as an option to straighten teeth for our patients of all ages. Our orthodontists' experience make a powerful difference; [...]

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign!2019-05-29T11:08:18-04:00

What You Should Know About Invisalign Teen


What Is Invisalign? Invisalign provides a clear set of aligners that are designed to help straighten a person's teeth. The process is done without the individual having to wear metal braces. Invisalign Teen is an entire line of straightening trays that are designed with teens in mind. Invisalign Teen was designed to allow teens to [...]

What You Should Know About Invisalign Teen2019-04-08T17:27:16-04:00

What’s An Oral Surgeon?


Taking your kids to the dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and checkups is part of establishing a healthy routine for dental health, and for the most part, that twice yearly trip is all you need. But since kids are kids and things happen, there's a good chance that your child's going to need [...]

What’s An Oral Surgeon?2019-04-08T17:18:58-04:00