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Best Foods for Your Teeth
09/17/2018
It probably goes without saying that the food you eat has an effect on your teeth. Growing up, you were most likely warned about the danger of cavities if you ate too many sugary treats or the negative effects that acidity in soft drinks has on tooth enamel — but did you know certain foods can also have a positive impact on your oral health? Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics wants the best for you and your smile, which means making sure you’re eating enough of the foods that help keep your teeth in top-notch health!
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Ortho-Fi: Affordable Orthodontics
08/31/2018
At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we believe in the highest quality orthodontic treatment, with an affordable price for all our patients. Our team of skilled orthodontists wants to provide you and your family with the smiles you’ve always dreamed of, whether they need traditional braces, Invisalign, or adult orthodontics, we can help. It has always been our mission to provide orthodontic care at an accessible price for all, and now it has become even easier. With Ortho-Fi, Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can offer customized, affordable payment plans like never before. Every family deserves straight, functional smiles; a price tag should never stop you from getting the orthodontic care you need. Call or stop by your Invisalign North Phoenix & Scottsdale orthodontist for more information today!
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How Acidic Drinks Can Damage Your Teeth
05/17/2018
At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our mission is to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. We're proud to do that by offering high-quality pediatric dental and orthodontic care to patients throughout the Scottsdale and North Phoenix areas. We believe patient education is a vital part of maintaining a healthy smile. You probably already know that daily brushing and flossing is vital to a healthy smile, but did you know your diet also plays a critical role in dental health? That includes what you drink. Sugary, acidic drinks are some of the most overlooked causes of dental tooth decay, so we've compiled the 10 best and worst drinks for your teeth!
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Importance of Orthodontic Retention
04/18/2018
At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we're proud to help kids throughout the Scottsdale, Grayhawk, & Shea areas achieve beautiful smiles through quality pediatric dental and orthodontic treatment. While most people know that appliances like braces and Invisalign are vital to achieving a new smile through orthodontic treatment, these actually only represent part of the full treatment process. Retention therapy, the phase that occurs after treatment with braces and Invisalign, is just as important to the health of your smile – and if you're considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, it's important to educate yourself about retention.
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Online Invisalign Programs
The Dangerous Truth Behind Online Braces
04/17/2018
Online braces, the newest treatment option available to those seeking a straighter smile, continues to gain popularity as an alternative to traditional orthodontic care. What started out as a few, small programs has exploded into countless new companies offering orthodontic care that you can complete without the need for an office visit, and at a fraction of the cost of what you would get with an orthodontist. Unfortunately, that lower price point and at-home convenience comes at a greater cost to the health of your smile than those programs would have you believe.
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How Diabetes Can Affect Your Child's Teeth
04/04/2018
We all know that dental decay due to poor oral hygiene can seriously harm the smile – but cavities aren't the only danger to dental health. At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we strive to be a comprehensive resource in all things related to pediatric dental and orthodontic health. While most of our work focuses on pediatric dental treatments, orthodontics, and preventive care, we also believe education is a powerful tool for oral health – and it's important for parents to understand how diabetes can impact dental health.
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Joining The APDO Family
11/29/2017
Many workplaces claim it, but at APDO, it shines through like sunshine on a cloudy day. Family. That bright, welcoming feeling of acceptance without limitations. Of knowing that there are people who always, always have your back. Of knowing that you have people to share the best times and worst times with, and that the mere sharing of either will make things better.
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APDO Dentists Awarded 2017 Top Dentist
08/16/2017
The dental community has once again chosen the best dentists in the Valley and the doctors at Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics (APDO) are at the top of the list for the 15th straight year.
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Dr. Julie Provides Dental Care for Fijian Children
07/12/2017
People in Malolo and on other Fijian islands sometimes wait years to be able to receive the dental treatment they need. Last month, Dr. Julie Anfinson volunteered to provide much-needed dental and orthodontic care to the people of Malolo.
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Arizona Native Dr. Abraham Itty Joins Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
07/01/2017
As the number of patients requesting pediatric dental and orthodontic services in the Scottsdale area grows, so does Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. The newest professional to join the staff is Dr. Abraham Itty.
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How Long Does Invisalign Take To Straighten Teeth?
06/28/2017
We understand that, once you decide to get orthodontic treatment, you will be anxious to show off your new smile as quickly as possible. Our orthodontists are experienced experts at giving you the beautiful, confident smile you are looking for in the least amount of time possible.
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Summer Photo Contest - Enter Today!
06/12/2017
Enter our super fun summer photo contest! Take a picture of your favorite orthodontist or pediatric dentist on vacation with you this summer for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
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Adjusting To Life With Invisalign
03/22/2017
Despite the many advantages of your APDO Invisalign treatment, you need to take some time to adjust to the new objects in your mouth. Here are some tips to help you through your months of Invisalign treatment and make the process a bit more palatable.
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Introducing Our Brand New Location: The Smyl Co.
02/28/2017
At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we take pride in helping families throughout the Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ area develop beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. Today, we're excited to announce a brand new location that's specifically aimed at our adult population: The Smyl Co.!
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Our Doctors are Board Certified – But What Does That Mean?
01/12/2017
At APDO, we take pride in the fact that all of our orthodontists are board certified – but we realize that for many of our patients, that term is a mystery. Rest assured, though: it's an important qualification, and it gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your child is in good, capable hands.
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Signs Your Child May Need Ortho Treatment
10/21/2016
According to some orthodontic studies, one in four individuals will need some type of orthodontic care during their lifetime. Some of these problems can be easily noticed, but a larger portion are not so easily recognized and require diagnosis by an orthodontist.
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Why Are Baby Teeth Important?
09/30/2016
Do you ever wonder why it is important to take care of your child’s baby teeth? You may be thinking that these teeth will just eventually fall out. Although baby teeth don’t last as long as permanent teeth, your child’s baby teeth play an important role in their development.
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How to Survive When Babies and Toddlers are Teething
09/09/2016
Excessive drooling and crankiness can make teething a challenging time for parents and babies alike. Here’s help easing the pain — for both of you.
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Brushing Teeth - Winning the Battle
08/19/2016
Good dental hygiene is important from the moment your child sprouts that first tooth. Babies, toddlers and young children need assistance developing good oral hygiene habits at a young age to ensure their teeth stay cavity free.
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How To Prepare For Your Child’s First Dental Visit
08/03/2016
Do you or your kiddos get nervous before a dental visit? Here are some tips to help prepare you both for their first dental visit and to help create positive future dental visits.
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Dr. Chad Eardley Joins Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
07/30/2016
There’s a new member of the dynamic team of doctors at Scottsdale’s Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Pediatric dentist Dr. Chad Eardley comes to APDO from Mesa, Arizona, decorated both in the field of dentistry and the armed services.
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Community Involvement: A Value We Believe In
06/15/2016
At APDO, we feel proud and grateful to serve the communities of Scottsdale, Glendale, North Phoenix & Paradise Valley, AZ , which is why we feel that community involvement is so valuable - supporting, sponsoring, and participating in wonderful causes around our community is our way of giving back to the patients we serve.
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Best of the Valley Winners!
02/17/2016
We're thrilled to announce that we've been named "Best of the Valley" in both the Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist categories. This means we were voted as the top choice for both of these categories by the Arizona Foothills community.
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We've Been Nominated – But We Need Your Help!
11/16/2015
We're extremely excited to announce our nomination for Best Orthodontist and Best Pediatric Dentist by the Arizona Foothills Magazine! We care very deeply about what we do, so we're incredibly grateful to receive this kind of recognition.
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Brace Yourself For Halloween
10/27/2015
October is here, and that means many of our patients are getting excited for Halloween. But while the fun and festivities of the night are always a treat, there's one thing that's truly scary about this holiday - the dangers it poses to teeth and braces. For this blog, we're going to talk about how you can keep your child's teeth and braces safe this Halloween.
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The Top 6 Reasons To Consider Invisalign
09/18/2015
Welcome to Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, where we are happy to be Premier Invisalign providers in the Scottsdale area. Invisalign is a state-of-the-art method for straightening teeth that is virtually invisible.
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What Can I Do About My Overbite?
09/18/2015
One of the most common reasons that people seek treatment with an orthodontist is the presence of an overbite. An overbite is most commonly described as a condition where the upper front teeth are significantly forward (or, in front) of the lower front teeth.
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
09/18/2015
At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our foremost priority is the proper, healthy dental and orthodontic development of our patients. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a child healthy - from the first incisors to the last molars.
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4 Tips for Keeping Your Child's Dentist Visits Tear Free
08/11/2015
At Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (APDO), we have years of experience making pediatric dental appointments a pleasant experience. We recognize that sometimes children get nervous about visiting the dentist. For this blog, we're going to give you three easy tips to help make every trip to our office tear free and fun for your child!
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My Child Is Thumb Sucking! What Should I Do?
06/29/2015
One of the more common reasons parents of very young children enter our Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry office is to discuss thumb sucking.
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Retainers – Your Lifelong Friends
04/09/2015
At our Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offices, routine orthodontic examinations on children are often accompanied by questions from parents regarding retainers.
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