Preventing braces…fact or fiction? Most parents today are well informed when it comes to stopping adverse habits that effects tooth and jaw development in infants and toddlers. Prolonged thumb sucking, pacifiers, and use of bottles past the age of three are reported to cause problems with teeth and impact early jaw development.
However, did you know that poor bites and abnormal jaw growth is mostly hereditary and not caused by habits? Even if you stop bad habits before the age of three or breast feed your child, it is likely they still may develop a malocclusion requiring orthodontic treatment.Read More
Smiles can change lives. For proof…you only need to talk to several people who have gone through orthodontic treatment. A healthy perfect smile is why many children and adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment. Around friends and family, a less than attractive smile is not as noticeable. However, when meeting new people, making new friends, and in the workplace, your smile is more obvious to those who don’t know you.
When speaking one on one with others, a beautiful smile improves your appearance and increases confidence to better influence personal relationships. Undergoing orthodontic treatment is one of the best decisions you will make for yourself and family.
Sun safety includes being smart in the sun. Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Northeast Orthodontic Specialists and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and sun safety.
Sun Safety – Skin Cancer is on the Rise
Did you know that every year, more than two million Americans find out they have skin cancer? 2% are in their teen years! The rate of melanoma deadly skin cancer has tripled since the 1970s. The experts are not sure why and most consider the outbreak in new cases is due to widespread overexposure to sun, especially among adults who were repeatedly sunburned as a child. Several factors suggest that regular sun exposure may not be as harmful as intermittent and high intensity sunlight.Read More
July 4th is Independence Day and summer is here in full force and half the year has already zoomed by. Our team at Northeast Orthodontic Specialists researched some fun facts about our country’s most celebrated holiday which hallmarks our independence as a nation.
Did you know the Fourth of July or Independence Day, has only been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941? However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with celebrations ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
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