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By braceconnection on 8/19/2015 7:25 AM


 

 

Move over, summer--a new school year is coming!

With the start of school, families face new organization challenges.

School bells ring--and so do early-morning alarm clocks.

Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house.

Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind?

Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead.

Ease the family into a school year schedule.

The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. Instead, ease children back into a school year routine gradually. During the last week of summer, re-introduce a school year bedtime. Begin waking late sleepers earlier and earlier, closer to the...
By braceconnection on 7/15/2015 3:02 PM
 

 

Our patients at Brace Connection hate the thought of delaying their treatments and often ask us what they can do in between their adjustment visits to help. Today, Dr. Babaeian and our team thought we would provide some tips on how you can stay on track in regards to your treatment plan time.

 

The first thing we want you to do is keep your adjustment appointments. Each visit with Dr. Babaeian is carefully planned to move your teeth a specific way in a certain time frame. It’s important to note that missing an appointment can add weeks or months to your treatment time.

 

Next, we want you to let Dr. Babaeian and our team know right away if your experience any problems with your braces or appliances. A missing wire, rubber band, broken bracket, or lost/broken Invisalign aligners can delay treatment time, so we ask that you please give us a call right away to report any issues rather than waiting until your next visit.

 

Make sure you wear your rubber bands...
By braceconnection on 6/11/2015 8:36 AM


 

 

The community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is National Smile Month, Dr. Babaeian and our team at Brace Connection thought we’d remind our patients about the importance of good oral hygiene visits between office visits.

To keep yours and your family’s smiles healthy and beautiful for years to come, be sure to:

·         Brush your teeth at least twice a day

·         Floss every day to clean between your teeth

·         Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet

·         Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks

·         Follow through with your regular general dental and orthodontic visits!

 

If...
By braceconnection on 5/13/2015 7:56 AM
 

 

 

Summer is almost here, which means a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories is just around the corner for our patients at Brace Connection.

 

Everyone wants a glowing and radiant white smile when the sun comes around and we have a few reminders to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful over the summer! Try to stay away from drinks that will stain your teeth like coffee, soft drinks, or dark colored juices. Not only will drinks like this weaken your enamel but they will also darken that fabulous smile you’re working on! Another tip is to try and focus on brushing your teeth; everyone knows that when busy schedules start picking up, getting a good brushing session in tends to take the backseat! A good tip for keeping your mouth safe from staining and other possible pitfalls is to rinse your mouth with water after any meal if you can’t fully brush your teeth after. Your teeth, inside and out, will benefit!

 

And remember, whether you are...
By braceconnection on 4/16/2015 10:48 AM
 



Calling all MVPs, team captains, team players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers; An estimated 12 million people between the ages of 5 and 22 years suffer a sport-related injury annually, which leads to 20 million lost days of school and approximately $33 billion in healthcare costs. Yet, some of these injuries could be prevented with protective gear. April is National Facial Protection Month so let us remind you that playing it safe is important during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game.

 

Alright! Take five and take these five simple safety tips.

 

1. Mouthguards Mouthguards can help prevent an injury to a person’s jaw, mouth and teeth.

2. Helmets Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to the head. 

3. Protective Eyewear ...
By braceconnection on 3/17/2015 8:39 AM
 



 

On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. The saint arrived in Ireland in 432 and earned the reputation of a champion of Irish Christianity. March 17th, the day of St. Patrick’s death, has been commemorated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick’s Day is still observed as a religious feast day by several Christian denominations, but it is better known in the public imagination as a rich celebration of Irish culture.

St. Patrick’s Day has been an official public holiday in Ireland since 1903. Each year, the Irish celebrate with a several-day festival that includes theater performances, music, fireworks, and festive parades. The celebration is also a public holiday in Northern Ireland, Montserrat,...
By braceconnection on 2/19/2015 8:18 AM


It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Each February, The American Dental Association sponsors NCDHM to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. The campaign slogan changes from year to year, but always targets teen and preteen generations. This year’s slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.”

But just what is Monster Mouth, you ask?

Patients develop Monster Mouth when they fail to brush their teeth properly, floss and maintain a healthy diet. These poor habits lead to decay-causing plaque buildup – a monster the ADA refers to as Plaqster in this year’s campaign.

Luckily, Monster Mouth and Plaqster can be defeated by following these simple steps:

Stop feeding him! Plaqster thrives on sugary sweets, so instead of reaching for candy, reach for fruits or vegetables.  Flossing removes plaque in tight spaces where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Use a mouth rinse. Mouth...
By braceconnection on 2/5/2015 8:04 AM
 

 

 

Balance is key. And when it comes to our body’s pH levels, it’s the key to life!

pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is, and our blood pH needs to maintain a slightly alkaline level to keep us healthy. We help our bodies to maintain this pH balance by eating more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming foods.

Alkaline-forming foods include most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, and herbal teas. Acid-forming foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods, and processed foods. Acid-Alkaline Chart

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By braceconnection on 1/20/2015 9:23 AM
Say Hello to 2015 with a Smile

 

 

 

If your New Year’s resolution is living a healthier lifestyle; don’t forget about your oral health. A healthier mouth contributes to a healthier heart, no cavities, preventing gum disease; it also promotes self-confidence so going regularly to your general dental visit is a must! But how about improving it even more by having straight teeth? From gaps, crooked, overlapped teeth, or overbite, make Brace Connection as one of your New Year’s Resolutions so that we are able to give you the smile you always wanted with Invisalign or traditional/ceramic braces!...Remember, Smiling is one of the simplest things anyone can do to immediately brighten someone’s day.

 

While we are on the topic of improving your smile here are 3 tips to put on your daily routine of 2015!

1.  Drink more water than you did in 2014. Water helps to lift food particles from your teeth and it doesn’t damage the enamel on your teeth.

2.  Reducing the number...
By braceconnection on 12/16/2014 9:31 AM
 

 

Your retainer is an important part of completing your orthodontic work, so take care of it and it will take care of you. Regardless of whether it's made of acrylic and wire or thermoplastic, the process for cleaning your retainer should be pretty much the same.

 

Here is a simple and safe "Do It Yourself" Home Remedy to cleaning your retainers.

Please follow the steps and let us know how it worked for you!

 

1.) In a cup mix WHITE VINEGAR and WARM WATER. (Never Hot!)

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2.) Soak Retainers in the vinegar mix for 30 minutes.

 

 

3.) After the 30 minutes keep in mind that your retainers will have an interesting vinegar taste...(yucky!) so it is important to brush your retainers and rinse with cold water thoroughly before...
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June is National SMILE month!
April is National Facial Protection Month
St. Patrick's Day!
Defeat Monster Mouth