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By elkodentalspecialists on 8/22/2016 12:36 AM

At Elko Dental Specialists, we routinely help many kids improve their smiles with braces. Now that summer is coming close to a close, students are beginning to prepare for the first day of school and make their way back into the classroom. That transition can be more challenging if they’re returning to school with braces on their teeth. Here are a few tips that can make your child’s return to school with braces a pleasant experience.

By elkodentalspecialists on 6/21/2016 10:46 AM

Everyone knows the importance of visiting the dentist on a consistent basis, and maintaining good oral hygiene habits. Fortunately, there’s plenty of delicious fruits, vegetables, and snacks that can aid your journey to a healthy mouth. Elko Dental Specialists recommends incorporating these foods into your diet, and we’re sure they’ll leave you smiling more than ever. Check out our helpful list of teeth whitening foods.

By elkodentalspecialists on 5/17/2016 3:57 AM

Thank you for choosing Elko Dental Specialists as your local orthodontist, pediatric dentists and oral surgeons in Elko, NV. The doctors and friendly team are excited to welcome you to our practice and join you on your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile. If you are a current patient of ours and you enjoyed your most recent experience at our practice, we would love if you left us a review! Trying to leave reviews on Google+ and Yelp can be tricky, so that’s why we’ve made it easy with the following simple steps!

By elkodentalspecialists on 4/1/2016 2:13 AM

It’s no secret that the cost of healthcare has raised dramatically over the last few years. Many perceive orthodontic treatment to be increasing at the same soaring rate as medical costs. Although some perceive orthodontic treatment (braces) to be very expensive, if the truth were known, it may actually be one of the best values in medicine today!

By elkodentalspecialists on 2/26/2016 11:03 AM
Smiling with BracesAt Elko Dental Specialists, our two most popular treatments are Braces and Invisalign®. They both work wonderfully for different patients, and both are fully capable of helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that'll last them the rest of their lives. But this breeds confusion: if they both do more or less the same thing, what's the difference between them? And, more importantly, which one is better? Different for Everyone While both treatments apply a gentle, constant force to move teeth, the key difference is in how they apply that force. Braces use a series of metal brackets combined with an archwire to move teeth. The brackets are cemented to the front of teeth and the archwire is fed through the brackets, applying a subtle force that, over time, moves teeth to the correct positions. Invisalign®,...
By elkodentalspecialists on 12/22/2015 5:11 PM
Here are Elko Dental Specialists, nothing gets us more excited than the thought of helping our LIttle Girl Brushingpatients beautify their smiles - but we know that for many of our younger patients, the feeling isn't always mutual. The dentist's office can sometimes seem like a drag for children, or worse, can be a source of fear or anxiety. This can make it difficult for parents to know how to talk about the dentist's office with their children, so for this blog, we're going to give you 5 ideas on how to get your child excited (or at least agreeable) about going to the dentist! 1. Start Early: There's a reason we ask parents to bring their children in for a first appointment around age 1 - and it's not just to check up on teeth! Making dentist's appointments a regular part of life from a young age helps familiarize a child with our office, get to know us, and make the overall prospect of a dentist less of a scary thing....
By elkodentalspecialists on 10/25/2015 5:42 PM
Fall is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! From pumpkin spice lattes to spooky costumes, we just love the Halloween season here at Elko Dental Specialists! To celebrate, we decided to share with you some of our favorite braces-friendly Halloween recipes! Eating with braces can be tough, and your favorite orthodontist in Elko, Dr. Gardner, thought it would be great to share some delicious treats that won’t damage your wires and brackets! Spider Deviled EggsCreepy Crawly Deviled Eggs These eggs make for a perfect Halloween appetizer for your next party! The ingredients are simple and the assembly is even easier! What You’ll Need -6 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half -3 tablespoons mayonnaise -1/2 teaspoon ground mustard -1/8 teaspoon salt -1/8 teaspoon pepper -Black olives To assemble, cut your hard-boiled eggs in half and scoop out the yolks. Mash the yolks in a separate bowl and add the mayonnaise, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Use a zip lock bag (or spoon) to pipe the yolk mixture back into the center of the hard-boiled egg. Cut an olive in half and use one half as the body of the spider. Place that in the middle of your yolk mixture. Cut the other have into 8 legs and arrange 4 on each side of the spider body. That’s it! You’ll be sure to impress your guests with this recipe and keep your braces in tact too!...
By elkodentalspecialists on 10/7/2015 3:26 PM
National Orthodontic Health MonthFor most children, October means one thing: Halloween candy. For orthodontists, it’s a month for embracing a beautiful, healthy smile in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. After all, we all know that Halloween treats tend to play tricks on patients. That’s why Dr. Gardner, your local Elko orthodontist, offers patients and the entire community five timely tips to protect braces, aligners and other orthodontic “appliances” while protecting teeth from decay. 1. Avoid sticky situations with your braces and aligners. Stay away from hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy candy and snacks. These include caramel, gummies, licorice, taffy, bubblegum (even the sugarless kind), jelly beans and soft drinks. 2.  Say “boo” to hard treats - including hard-shelled...
By elkodentalspecialists on 8/28/2015 9:28 AM
There seems to be an app for everything now, even apps to help with your oral hygiene! Instead of searching through the Apple App Store or Google Play we thought we would share the five best apps we could find to help you or your child with taking care of your teeth.

Brush DJBrush DJ App

By elkodentalspecialists on 10/23/2013 1:48 PM

October seems to be the month of Ghosts, Goblins & Pumpkins!

Here's some fun facts you may not know about the pumpkin.




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