Three things. The first is to divulge a financial interest in Dental Aerosol Safety Hood or D.A.S.H. I invented it and then developed it with a national manufacturer.
The second is a link. Some of you know that I can write books. So for the short version, here is a link to the video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWUcPFqWXkk Additional links are at the bottom of this post.
The third is a story. This all started at the beginning of our shutdown because I wanted to find a way that I could still use my high and low speed handpieces [...] Read More
Many of the changes that we have made to protect those in our care are now becoming standard throughout orthodontics and dentistry in general. Screening questions are asked immediately before appointments. Temperatures are taken before patients are escorted to the treatment area. All patients are being asked to wear their own masks until their removal is needed. The number of people in the office at any one time is limited. Paperwork is being done digitally as much as possible. Sneeze guards have been installed along the full length of our reception desk.
However, there are also many changes we have [...] Read More
WE ALL USE TOOTHBRUSHES to take care of our teeth, but what are we doing to take care of our toothbrushes? It’s critical that our toothbrushes remain in good condition so they can do their jobs of keeping our teeth healthy! Here are a few good toothbrush rules.
Cleaning Your Toothbrush
If you have had a recent cold or flu, and want your toothbrush extra clean there are a few things that you can do. Soaking your tooth brush in antibacterial mouthwash would be an easy and cost effective first option. Soaking it in a small cup of hydrogen peroxide [...] Read More
THE MOST OBVIOUS impact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren’t just superficial.
Do you remember the lisp you had between losing your two front teeth and the adult ones growing in? Based on that, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that our teeth are a crucial component to our ability to speak and enunciate clearly.
In order to make the right sounds, our lips and tongues have to maneuver around our teeth. When [...] Read More
So, what exactly is Invisalign?
Much as we use the words Kleenex to talk about facial tissue, or Band-Aid when we mean bandage, Invisalign is frequently used to describe what orthodontists call “aligner treatment”. Invisalign is the largest and most well-known company that provides aligners. So, their name has become a generic trademark for all aligner treatments.
What is the aligner treatment that Invisalign, Clear Correct, and other companies offer?
While aligner treatment may seem complicated, the basic principle of how it works is not. The secret to moving teeth with aligners or braces is just in applying [...] Read More
Are you wondering if or why your child should have an orthodontic screening examination by age 7? If you don’t read beyond this paragraph, please be aware that this is a very strong recommendation for your child. Both the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and Dr. Robert Kazmierski recommend that children have an orthodontic screening by age 7.
Many parents are surprised to hear about this recommendation. Others are aware of it and want to know why this is important. After all, most children are not indicated for any treatment at that age. Also, children don’t have all of [...] Read More