St. Patrick’s Day: Wear green, but not on your teeth!

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7 Mar 2017
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All my life we’ve been celebrating St. Patrick’s day, but I never knew why. Sooo, I did a little digging. Seems that back in the 5th century, there was a patron saint (but not Irish born) who became somewhat of…

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Holiday Treats and Orthodontics

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13 Dec 2016
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Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner! Everyone is hustling around for the holidays, shopping and wrapping and have holiday programs to attend or practice for. . . and baking galore! There’s not an extra second in anyone’s schedule…

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Good oral hygiene habits, braces or no braces.

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26 Oct 2016
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Advice from a Phoenix orthodontics office: Whether you’re going through orthodontic treatment or not, brushing and flossing after every meal and snack is the only way to prevent plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth will need extra…

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Ghosts, gobblins, mummies and other interesting facts.

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29 Sep 2016
Posted in Braces, news

Ok, so Halloween is right around the corner, so this Phoenix orthodontist and his staff decided to dig into the history of  braces. Hopefully you will find these strange facts about braces interesting and entertaining. If you think braces were barbaric back when your…

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A Celebrity In Our Midst!

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15 Sep 2016
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As many of you know, we are entering the height of New York Fashion Week. What does that have to do with this Phoenix orthodontist? Well, this year the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is teaming up with fashion expert…

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Maintaining good oral hygiene is critical to attaining good orthodontic treatment results. The question often arrises “DO powered toothbrushes do a better job in reducing gum inflamation on orthodontic patients?” Based on a 2008 study, to our surprise, it was…

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Do Two Phase Orthodontic Treatments Create Better Results?

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19 Jan 2015
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Being a  North Phoenix orthodontist, some of our patients come in for second opinions regarding braces (or Invisalign) treatment.  Especially if the patient is young, frequently an other orthodontist will have proposed a two phase treatment plan-inferring that it is in the…

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Ah, a very controversial subject! I’ve been in the field of orthodontics working, just for a Phoenix orthodontist and for a Scottsdale orthodontist, for over twenty years and in the last 5-7 years the question will occasionally come up–so I…

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Gently, Gently

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19 Jan 2015
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No matter if you seeing a Phoenix orthodontist, a Scottsdale orthodontist, or a Kalamazoo orthodontist, when you receive your first orthodontic appliance–a word to the wise, gentle. Chewing that is . . . After a few hours, no matter what…

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EASY CHEWING

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19 Jan 2015
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Working for a Phoenix orthodontist, I frequently get asked “what can I make my daughter/son for dinner the day they get their braces on?” This macaroni dish is an old standby that almost everyone enjoys, courtesy of the American Association…

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