How to Properly Brush with Braces

Learn how to properly brush your teeth and braces to ensure you’re keeping them clean and clear from plaque and food debris with this quick tips video from Great Smiles Orthodontist, Dr. Natalie!    

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Tips on how your kids can enjoy Halloween without the cavities

Halloween is the time of year where your kids get to dress up as their favorite Disney character or Marvel hero, stay up past their bedtime, and indulge in what seems like an endless amount of sweets. But what you may not be aware of is that those sweets have a hidden agenda – to […]

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Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Crystal Gives The Inside Scoop on Children’s Teeth

As a new parent you might have questions about what to do and what to look out for when it comes to your child’s dental health. Check out our latest quick tips video from pediatric dentist Dr. Crystal to get the inside scoop!

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Get Schooled on Teeth Safety with Dr. Kate

Summer break has come to an end, which means it’s time for kids to head back to school. With that comes the startup of after-school sports and activities – football, volleyball, basketball and more! They’re great for your child to stay healthy and active, but many people don’t know how to keep their teeth safe […]

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Great Smiles Celebrates National Dog Day

Today we’re celebrating our furry friends! Meet Nugget, a Golden Labrador and Dr. Hydo’s family pet. One of the many reasons we’re so passionate about our community, is that they can be a part of it too. Happy National Dog Day!

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Braces vs Invisalign® – Which Is Right for You?

If your child just had their first visit to the orthodontist, or you are feeling insecure about your own smile, you may have come to the conclusion that you need orthodontic corrective treatment. From this conclusion is an option: braces or Invisalign®. Both treatments are offered at Great Smiles, but how do you know which […]

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Retainer Replacement Program

If your child loses or breaks their pop-out retainer, don’t worry! Through the Great Smiles Retainer Replacement Program, if your child writes us a story about what happened to their retainer, we’ll replace it. For free. Dr. Hydo explains how the program came to be, why it’s important for our patients and what his favorite […]

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When Should My Child Get Braces?

At Great Smiles, we believe that everyone deserves to have a confident, beautiful smile – braces may be exactly what your child needs to accomplish that. But how do you know if they need them? Read the tips below to know when you should make your child’s first appointment with an orthodontist. What is the […]

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Healthy Red, White and Blue Foods for Fourth of July

It’s that time of year! Patriotic parties, barbecues, family and fireworks are all things that we at Great Smiles look forward to every Fourth of July. While there’s sure to be lots of candy, soda and cake that satisfy the red white and blue color scheme, why not offer some teeth friendly patriotic food to […]

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Top Ten Things to Do in Carlsbad

  We’ve been a part of the Carlsbad Community for over a year now, and we are loving it! Whether you want to spend the day at the beach, at a local café or at an amusement park, Carlsbad has something for every member of your family. When we first came to the area we […]

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