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October 23, 2018

Seattle’s Best and Safest Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

On any given day of the week, kids running from door to asking for candy be a cause for alarm, but on All Hallows’ Eve, it’s acceptable. Yet, just because it’s acceptable doesn’t mean that you must proceed without caution. If you want to worry less about your kids’ safety and enjoy the night with

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kids with soccer balls

October 1, 2018

Braces & Fall Sports – 4 Important Safety Tips

If you have kids, you understand that the arrival of fall does not just mean back to school – it also means the start of school sports and activities. Football, soccer, field hockey and other fall sports teams have all already begun practicing in preparation for that first big game, which is exciting but nerve

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clear orthodontic aligner

August 22, 2018

How Effective Are Mail-Order At-Home Aligners?

Many patients, mostly adult, who are looking for a quick and easy way to realign a slightly crooked smile tend to consider the newly popular mail-order, at-home clear aligners, but not without some good questions. These systems are frequently touted as a way to save money while still gaining the benefits of premium orthodontic care

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paddle boarder in Seattle

August 3, 2018

How to Make the Most of Summer in Seattle

Summer is an easy, breezy season when you can play and enjoy the beautiful outdoor splendor of Seattle. It’s also a great time for you or your child to start orthodontic treatment. Schedules are often more flexible, making it easier to keep appointments as well as grow accustomed to new appliances without the pressure of

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June 4, 2018

What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use With Braces?

Once your West Seattle orthodontist puts braces on your teeth, you’ll be well on your way toward the straight and healthy smile you deserve! While it does take a little time to adjust to having braces, before long, you’ll be completely used to wearing those appliances on your teeth. Importance of Oral Hygiene Oral hygiene

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May 18, 2018

Are Orthodontists Dentists? And Other FAQs

With so many patients seeing our Burien and West Seattle orthodontist to improve their smiles, we’ve answered many questions here at Peralta Orthodontics over the years. Because we’re often asked if orthodontists like Dr. Peralta are dentists as well, we thought we’d answer that question here in case it’s something you’re wondering about. We’ve also

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seattle met top dentist 2018

March 2, 2018

Dr. Peralta Named Seattle Met Top Dentist for 2018

Even though the new year has just begun, 2018 is bound to be one of the best years yet for Peralta Orthodontics because Dr. Peralta has earned the distinction of being named a 2018 Top Dentist by Seattle Met magazine! This is the fourth year in a row that our Seattle orthodontist was named a

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December 21, 2017

What Is The Difference Between Orthodontic and Dental X-Rays?

When a patient is at our office for his or her first visit, Dr. Peralta will carry out a thorough oral examination to detect any current or potential problems with the teeth and jaws to determine if the patient can benefit from treatment. A part of this first visit may include us taking X-rays so

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holiday gift donation drive 2017

November 30, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Holiday Gift Drive

Each morning, nearly 9,000 children in foster care in Washington State will wake up this holiday season to unfamiliar surroundings.   Fortunately, we can make their season bright.   That is why Peralta Orthodontics is hosting a holiday donation drive. Together, we can help stock the Treehouse Wearhouse, a free store where kids in foster

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pile of halloween candy

October 25, 2017

Halloween Candy: The Spooky Consequences of Too Much Sugar on a Developing Mouth

Soon, the neighborhoods will be filled with young ghosts and goblins who’ll be out and about collecting all types of sweet and sugary Halloween treats. While our Burien and West Seattle orthodontist enjoys all the fun that Halloween brings, he’d like to remind all of our parents that consuming too much sugar is not good

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