Mom-Approved: Three Years in a Row!

Mom-Approved: Three Years in a Row!

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For the third year in a row, when Atlanta Parent asked their readers about their favorite oral health professionals, moms chose Dr. Hernandez and MH Orthodontics! We love this! Honestly, mom’s opinions matter more to us than anyone else’s, because no one knows a kid’s world like their mama does. We’re thrilled to have this honor, and we are proud of our doctor and staff who work hard every single day to deliver top-notch care.

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National Children’s Dental Health Month!

National Children’s Dental Health Month!

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Welcome to February! February is National Children’s Dental Health month, and we are celebrating! We’re celebrating our dentists and our staff members, and most of all, we are celebrating our favorite patients (and their adults). If you’re one of our favorite patients’ adults and you’re reading this and thinking, “Yeah, it’s another one of those made-up ‘holidays’—like Squirrel Appreciation Day,” we’re willing to agree that there’s nothing inherently magical about February. We do, however, think that the important things in life are worth taking time to notice and appreciate, so we want to highlight the value of your child’s oral health and appreciate the care that goes into maintaining a happy, healthy mouth.

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What Happens When You Eat Snacks

What Happens When You Eat Snacks

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Remember when you were a kid and snacks made the world go ‘round? Moms, y’all can definitely vouch for how quickly a fun outing becomes a disaster when you forgot the snacks at home, right? I mean, snacking is a way of life for children; they basically eat all day long. Unfortunately, many of us have maintained our childhood snacking habits, and it’s taking a toll on our teeth. How does that work? Let’s talk about it.

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Why Taking Care of Your Tongue is Important

Why Taking Care of Your Tongue is Important

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When you think of oral health, it’s really easy to focus on teeth almost exclusively and forget that there are other important players in your overall mouth health. One of the other key influencers of oral health is your tongue. In this post, we’re going to talk about how taking care of your tongue can help eliminate or prevent bad breath.

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Flossing with Braces

Flossing with Braces

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Flossing is basically no one’s favorite activity. But some oral health professionals would argue that it’s even more important than brushing your teeth. If it’s that important, then the stakes are pretty high. Flossing is a non-negotiable for healthy teeth in the long run.

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Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

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If you or your child needs braces, you’re probably trying to think through all your options ahead of time, right? We get it! This is a big commitment. It can impact your finances, image, schedule, eating habits, and sometimes even your speech or sleeping. It makes sense to want to make an informed decision. We respect that. In this blog post, we want to give you an overview of Invisalign® treatments and talk about how to know whether Invisalign® is a good option for you.

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Lunchbox Snacks That Are Safe for Braces

Lunchbox Snacks That Are Safe for Braces

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You’re heading to bed, ready to relax and catch up on some sleep, when you suddenly remember you forgot to pack tomorrow’s lunch for the kids. You head back to the kitchen and search the pantry for foods that won’t bring your kids home filled with complaints tomorrow. And as you’re placing pretzels and an apple in your son’s lunchbox, you remember his new braces. Yikes! Can he eat any of the food you’ve packed for him?

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