Posts by Dr. Schellinck

Lunch Meals That are Easy on Your Braces

You just came home with a shiny new set of braces. You’re hungry, but aren’t sure what not to eat with your new braces. The orthodontist’s list feels like it’s a mile long, and you don’t have time to read a novel. Over time, you learn to adjust to this new diet. However, there are…

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Why the Tooth Fairy is Important

The legend of the Tooth Fairy is important for today’s youth. More and more parents are committing to raising their children without falsehoods. While it’s important to be honest with children, doing away with the Tooth Fairy can do away with important lessons as well. Notes from the Tooth Fairy are a great way to…

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5 Reasons Your Jaw Clicks or Pops When You Chew

If your jaw has been clicking, popping, cracking, or aching, it’s time to head to your local Walnut Creek dentist. There are many reasons that your jaw could be making noise. These clicks or pops can also be accompanied by worse symptoms. Your jaw jerking as it opens or closes is common. It’s also common…

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10 Behaviors To Curb To Help Your Teeth

Most of us brush regularly, floss occasionally, and see our dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and checkups. GREAT! Diligent oral hygiene is the cornerstone of a healthy smile. But for all your positive effort, you may be doing other things in your daily life that are putting your pearly whites’ welfare at risk!…

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Walnut Creek Braces- Retainers to Protect Your Smile

Walnut Creek Braces are an investment in your future smile. Once those come off, however, many patients are dismayed to learn that they’re not free. Retainers take their place. Retainers can be uncomfortable, awkward, or frustrating to wear, but they protect your smile. Keep teeth aligned Retainers work to keep your teeth aligned. First, your teeth…

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Maintenance Tips for Braces from your Walnut Creek Orthodontist

Braces are too much of a commitment not to maintain them. The time in the chair (and the expense of finding a Walnut Creek orthodontist), ensure that taking care of braces remains a high priority. It’s also a question of how long you really want to use them. Loose or broken braces aren’t effective, and…

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Why It Is Never Too Late to Consider Braces

Your Walnut Creek orthodontist is seeing more and more adults to give them the straight smile they’ve wanted for a long time. Many people still think of braces as something for awkward teens and pre-teens, but the benefits of correcting your bite and straightening your teeth occur at any age. It’s never too late to consider…

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Child Braces

When should my child get braces? Schellinck Orthodontics knows there are many reasons why a child will need braces. There is no set time to get started with braces, but certain problems are best treated as early as possible even when it is still mostly baby teeth in place (ages 6-9). Sometimes it is best…

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Getting Braces from your Orthodontist in Walnut Creek

Choosing the right Orthodontist in Walnut Creek is not always easy. At the office of Dr. Martin Schellinck, our goal is to provide you with great oral health through proper oral alignment. Orthodontic treatment is used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked). In some cases your teeth may be straight, but your upper and…

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What Braces Can’t Fix

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