5 Reasons for Bad Breath in Children

2019-09-19T14:41:27-04:00

Your kid’s breath stinks. He brushes--twice a day for two minutes each time--so what gives? As it turns out, there’s more to fighting bad breath than simply brushing (although brushing is still important!). While it could be a combination of reasons, here are some common causes of bad breath in children.   Food Food indeed. [...]

5 Reasons for Bad Breath in Children2019-09-19T14:41:27-04:00

5 Desserts for Braces that are Safe to Eat

2019-09-19T13:38:02-04:00

Braces certainly affect what you can and cannot eat, and desserts are no exception. Eating the wrong type of food can damage not only your braces, but your teeth as well. Fortunately, we’ve come up with five types of desserts that won’t break your braces!   Cake No, the cake is not a lie. Cake [...]

5 Desserts for Braces that are Safe to Eat2019-09-19T13:38:02-04:00

5 Types of Toothpaste to Consider

2019-09-18T14:19:09-04:00

  Five types of toothpaste are commonly listed in western countries. Each type of toothpaste is good for general use but each has special value for certain dental issues. Anti-decay toothpastes contain fluoride compounds such as sodium fluoride or stannous fluoride. Fluorine, which has been shown to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce tooth decay, is [...]

5 Types of Toothpaste to Consider2019-09-18T14:19:09-04:00

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

2019-08-19T14:52:03-04:00

With the weather cooling off, that can only mean one thing...it's National Orthodontic Health Month! During October, orthodontists around the country work to promote awareness about the benefits of orthodontic treatment and celebrate the far-reaching advantages of a healthy smile. If you're looking to improve your child's (or your own!) oral health game, it isn't [...]

October is National Orthodontic Health Month2019-08-19T14:52:03-04:00

Caring for Your Braces at School

2019-07-18T14:44:56-04:00

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

2019-09-18T08:50:35-04:00

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

2019-07-08T14:13:23-04:00

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!

2019-07-18T14:44:09-04:00

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

2019-08-06T14:08:18-04:00

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!

2019-07-18T14:41:06-04:00

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