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At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we're passionate about education!

April 30, 2024
Do You Need Power Chains for Braces? How They Can Help You

You may have gaps in your teeth before braces, but what happens when you have teeth gaps during braces? Moving your teeth is a complicated process, and sometimes, it can cause gaps to form between teeth. Don’t worry! Those gaps are an easy fix with power chains.  What are power chains, and how can they […]

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March 28, 2024
Top 5 Tips to Help Build Great Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

Great oral hygiene habits can keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. The sooner you start brushing and flossing well, the more likely you are to continue these habits for life. At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we teach good brushing and flossing habits to patients of all ages. Seeing the dentist two times a […]

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February 28, 2024
How the Different Types of Braces Create Beautiful Smiles

Braces have created beautiful smiles for decades, but today’s orthodontic treatment offers more than the traditional metal braces you’ve always known. Today, different types of braces handle all kinds of orthodontic problems.  Woodhill Dental Specialties offers the latest technology in several types of braces to straighten your teeth, as well as clear aligners, a newer […]

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January 29, 2024
Do Braces Hurt? How to Make Your Teeth Feel Better

Do braces hurt? It’s one of the most common questions we get. Patients are ready to get beautiful smiles and healthy teeth, but does it mean it will be painful? Do you have braces pain, and how do you get braces pain relief? Woodhill Dental Specialties wants to give you a healthy smile and make […]

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December 4, 2023
Adult Braces: Why You’re Never Too Old for a Great Smile!

“Am I too old to get braces?” is a common question, but at Woodhill Dental Specialties, we have patients as young as 3 and as old as 93. It proves you’re never too old to get a beautiful smile!  About 25% of orthodontic patients nationwide are adults, and about 35% of the patients here at […]

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November 15, 2023
What Does Your Favorite Braces Color Say About You?

What Does Your Favorite Braces Color Say About You? Your style says a lot about you. Did you know that you can show off your style with your braces? Choosing good braces colors for you can say a lot about your personality. What is the best color for braces for you?  Woodhill Dental Specialties wants […]

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October 27, 2023
Is a Dentist or Orthodontist Best to See?

Do you need to see a dentist or an orthodontist? What’s the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist? Woodhill Dental Specialties offers both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics because we have pediatric dentists and orthodontists in our office. What’s the difference between them, and which one should you see for certain dental issues? What Is […]

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September 28, 2023
What Is Oil Pulling, and Does It Really Help Clean Teeth?

What Is Oil Pulling, and Does It Really Help Clean Teeth People have all kinds of ideas about cleaning their teeth, from using charcoal toothpaste to apple cider vinegar. One of the homeopathic treatments regaining popularity is coconut oil pulling for teeth.  This treatment is supposed to rid your mouth of toxins, including bacteria that […]

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August 28, 2023
Puzzled About Canker Sores vs. Cold Sores? 5 Facts to Know

You have a mouth sore. Is it a canker sore, or is it a cold sore? What causes canker sores? How do you get rid of cold sores?  These two things are very easy to confuse, but they’re two very different things. Canker sores and cold sores are alike in that they can cause significant […]

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July 26, 2023
My Braces Bracket Is Broken! How Soon Should It Be Fixed?

Braces today are pretty tough. They can withstand a lot. Think about how much food you eat; your braces can handle most of it. On occasion, though, damage can occur to your braces.  One of the most common things we hear about is braces bracket breaking. That’s where the bracket either becomes loose or completely […]

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June 15, 2023
5 Things to Expect During Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

Your adorable infant has started crying lately, chewing and drooling — you know what that means. It’s teething time! You may not realize that that’s also the time to start thinking about your child’s first visit to the dentist.  You may think your child needs more teeth before a trip to the dentist is in […]

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May 31, 2023
Clear Aligners Before & After: See How They Transform Smiles

Clear aligners have transformed the field of orthodontics, offering a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Woodhill Dental Specialties specializes in providing clear aligners that correct many orthodontic issues, helping our patients achieve beautiful, straight smiles. In this blog, we’ll look closer at how clear aligners help with mild to moderate tooth movement […]

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April 29, 2023
Help! What Do I Do With My Old Invisalign Trays?

Invisalign is a popular way to straighten teeth, particularly for those uncomfortable with the “mouthful of metal” look they imagine braces will give them. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen move teeth with the power of braces but with a nearly invisible look. The treatment consists of several clear aligner trays switched out for the next set […]

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March 31, 2023
Before & After Braces: See the Amazing Results Yourself!

Braces do more than just straighten your teeth. They can also change your facial structure, giving you a whole new appearance with your beautiful smile. It may seem hard to believe, but your teeth shape your mouth. If your teeth are out of place, it can impact the look of your face, particularly the lower […]

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February 24, 2023
Ways We Can Help With Teeth Crowding

Teeth Crowding? Our Braces and Clear Aligners Can Help!  Tooth crowding is a common problem for patients who come to Woodhill Dental Specialties. We’ve seen patients with just a few teeth out of place and patients with teeth so crooked they were turned sideways. Severe crowding teeth can cause problems with eating, but it can […]

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January 27, 2023
What’s a Crossbite? 3 Case Studies Show How We Can Help

Most people are familiar with overbites or underbites, two of the most common orthodontic issues. But you may not have heard of a crossbite. They’re common, too, and they can cause all kinds of dental issues, from improper chewing to jaw pain to excessive tooth wear.  We treat crossbites often, and we know how important […]

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December 22, 2022
Forget to Brush Teeth With Braces? You Could See Spots!

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to brush and floss your teeth regularly, especially with braces. We’re dentists and orthodontists, so it’s kind of our thing. But it’s also important because we don’t want you seeing spots — and seeing red — after your braces are removed.  What happens if you don’t brush […]

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November 30, 2022
Help! When Will My Baby Start Teething? 5 Facts to Know

First-time parents have lots of questions when it comes to their child’s dental health. Some of the most popular questions are about baby teeth. When do baby teeth come in? At what age do babies start teething? What are some of the most common baby teething symptoms? What are some of the best methods for […]

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October 21, 2022
Delayed Tooth Eruption: A Parents’ Guide to Baby Teeth

Chronic or sudden tooth sensitivity is no one’s dream. Find out what could be causing your tooth sensitivity and how to get out of the ouch!

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August 26, 2022
Help! My Teeth Hurt! 5 Reasons Why They’re Sensitive

Chronic or sudden tooth sensitivity is no one’s dream. Find out what could be causing your tooth sensitivity and how to get out of the ouch!

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July 22, 2022
Loose Tooth? How to Get Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Out Safely

Getting braces makes you think of questions you have never thought of before, especially for teens with braces. We have the answers to your top asked questions!

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June 13, 2022
Help! What’s the Best and Fastest Way to Cure Gingivitis?

Getting braces makes you think of questions you have never thought of before, especially for teens with braces. We have the answers to your top asked questions!

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May 12, 2022
Is a Water Flosser Better Help to Me Than Dental Floss?

Getting braces makes you think of questions you have never thought of before, especially for teens with braces. We have the answers to your top asked questions!

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April 29, 2022
Teens With Braces: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

Getting braces makes you think of questions you have never thought of before, especially for teens with braces. We have the answers to your top asked questions!

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March 23, 2022
Cavities and Kids: How to Keep Your Child’s Mouth Healthy

Children love their sweets, don’t they? Candy, gum, fruit juice, sugary cereals are some of the things they want as often as possible. We want our kids to grow up with healthy bodies — that includes healthy teeth. Unfortunately, the diet kids crave can be counterproductive for healthy teeth. Without proper diet, flossing, and brushing, […]

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October 7, 2021
Meet Our Incredible Team!

At Woodhill Dental Specialties, our team inspires as many smiles as they treat! Our staff members see this as more than just a job — they see working here as a career they love. Their passion for their work shows in everything they do. Without question, we love our team. And we know our patients […]

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October 1, 2021
Why We Offer Tailored Financial Solutions for Dental and Orthodontic Care

One of the most important things for us before we ever initiate any treatment is this: We want the parent to be comfortable with what we want to accomplish. We believe strongly that comfort begins with communication. It’s why we do complimentary exams, even for our young dental patients. Having the parent come in and […]

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September 22, 2021
Why Did We Build a New Website?

Woodhill Dental Specialties has been around for more than 70 years, and one of the big secrets of our success is our holistic approach to dental care — and the fun we have doing it! Whether our patients call us for pediatric dental care, braces for their child, or adult orthodontics, they keep calling us […]

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August 31, 2021
Why SureSmile® Will Have You Smiling Even Before Your Braces Come Off!

Typical questions at the initial orthodontic visit include if braces or any orthodontic treatment is needed, how long it will take, and how will it feel. Well, we have been utilizing Suresmile technology in our office since 2003 because it allows us to plan more effectively for more predictable results while shortening treatment times, reducing […]

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August 22, 2021
Am I Too Old For Orthodontics?

A lot of adults think, “am I too old to get orthodontic treatment?” At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we have patients from 6 years old to 93 years old, which just shows that you’re never too old for a great smile! “I was an adult orthodontic patient myself,” Dr. Johnson said. “The most surprising thing to […]

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August 18, 2021
We Believe Education Is Key to Excellent Oral Health

We are definitely passionate about education. If we can educate and make our patients partners with us, we think that’s one of the keys to creating happy, healthy smiles that can last a lifetime. At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we’re more than just dentists and orthodontists; we are educators at heart. Many of our patients are […]

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July 7, 2021
Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols at Woodhill Dental Specialties At Woodhill Dental Specialties, your safety is our top priority. In early 2020, we enacted a set of guidelines aimed to keep everyone visiting us safe and healthy. We implemented these protocols based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), public health experts, and our federal, state, […]

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