Julia Willcox

Julia Willcox

Based in New York, Julia has an educational background in biology and a passion for science and healthcare. Given this background, she hopes to be able to communicate relevant news and information in these fields in an engaging and clear way to reach a wider audience. Julia feels that readily accessible and accurate information on topics in healthcare in particular can be hard to come by, and seeks to bridge that gap through her writing.
How to Fix a Broken Plastic Retainer

How to Fix a Broken Plastic Retainer

If you have had braces or another form of orthodontic treatment in the past, you are definitely familiar with retainers. Retainers are an integral part of post-treatment care and are essential to maintaining your orthodontic treatment results as they keep your teeth from shifting back to their previous positions, and forgetting to wear them can […]

Updated on December 7, 2022
Best Orthodontic Insurance Options of 2022

Best Orthodontic Insurance Options of 2022

Orthodontic treatment can help countless people increase their confidence and achieve the smile of their dreams. In the past, metal braces were the go-to option for orthodontic treatment, but other options, including invisible braces and clear aligners, are increasing in popularity. The downside to most forms of orthodontic treatment is the high cost- which is […]

Updated on December 7, 2022
Colgate Whitening Pen Reviews: What You Need to Know

Colgate Whitening Pen Reviews: What You Need to Know

There are a variety of products that are marketed for teeth whitening. One of these products’ most common and popular categories is teeth whitening pens. Within this category are numerous competitors, one of which is the Colgate teeth whitening pen- a product that has the advantage of bearing the name of a widely recognized dental […]

Updated on December 7, 2022
Types of Retainers: Hawley vs Essix vs Vivera

Types of Retainers: Hawley vs Essix vs Vivera

Once patients have completed an orthodontic treatment plan and achieved their desired results, it can be easy to think that the work is done. However, there is still one more important step to ensure the longevity of their new smiles- choosing and wearing a retainer. There are three main types of retainers available: Hawley retainers, […]

Updated on December 7, 2022
Guardian Dental Insurance: Does it Cover Invisible Aligners?

Guardian Dental Insurance: Does it Cover Invisible Aligners?

Dental insurance is available as standalone plans and can also be found combined with general medical insurance. Many companies will provide their employees with dental coverage, but it can also be purchased as an individual plan. Dental insurance can help cover a variety of costs, including routine teeth cleanings, exams, and imaging. Beyond these more […]

Updated on December 7, 2022
Teeth Bonding vs Veneers: Analyzing the Pros and Cons

Teeth Bonding vs Veneers: Analyzing the Pros and Cons

Teeth bonding and veneers are both effective ways of improving the appearance of the teeth following damage to the natural teeth. Tooth damage can have a variety of causes, with two of the most common being oral disease or an acute injury. While both teeth bonding and veneers are great solutions for teeth damage, each […]

Updated on December 7, 2022