Oral Care

Best Mouthwash

How to Choose the Best Mouthwash

As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These three practices in combination will help you avoid tooth decay and keep bacterial infections at bay. At Hildebrand Orthodontics, we’ve noticed that it’s usually not the …

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Mouthwash Usage

Which mouthwash should you use?

Although using mouthwash is certainly not the equal of brushing and flossing, it does have benefits for your dental hygiene. If you use mouthwash regularly, you should find out which type is best suited for your needs. Here are some things to think about the next time you’re at the store. The first item to …

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What Are The Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment

You might be surprised to see one of your second grader’s friends with a dental appliance. Isn’t orthodontic work just for teenagers? And, if not, should your seven-year-old be sporting braces right now? The answer to both of those questions is “Not necessarily.” Two-phase treatment is a process designed to correct issues that arise during …

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I Only Have One Crooked Tooth. Should I See an Orthodontist?

I Only Have One Crooked Tooth. Should I See an Orthodontist?

Your smile is just about perfect. There’s just that one tooth that’s out of place. So, do you really need to see an orthodontist? Absolutely! Why? There are several good reasons. First, let’s check to make sure there is no physical problem causing that turned tooth. A crooked tooth might result from an early oral …

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Does Your Valentine Wear Braces

Does Your Valentine Wear Braces?

The Valentine shopping list is traditional and simple: Flowers. Candy. But if your Valentine is in braces this year, suddenly your choices become more complicated. No need to worry! Dr. Jed Hildebrand and our Arlington, TX team have some sweet suggestions that are both braces-friendly and Valentine-approved. First, let’s look at some options where Cupid’s …

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Time to Replace Your Toothbrush

Five Clues That It’s Time to Replace Your Toothbrush

Your dashboard lights up when your car needs an oil change. Your family smoke detector beeps when you need to switch out the batteries. But when it’s time to replace your toothbrush, you’re on your own. Luckily, there are several not-too-subtle clues that you should be shopping for a new model. Fraying Is your toothbrush …

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