This week a patient came to me with the following question, “Dr. Remington, can lips get sunburned?” The answer is yes they can, and he was surprised by that… [Read more…] about Can Lips Get Sunburned?
Let’s face it, motivating adolescents to do something they don’t want to do is an uphill battle in the best of circumstances, but when we’re talking about orthodontic treatment, the stakes are higher.
In a study published in the April issue of American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, the authors concluded that “adolescents’ use of wireless mobile technology can be harnessed to improve toothbrushing efficacy and motivation.” They also noted previous reports of “increasing integration of digital technologies into personalized health care, as well as the use of mobile phone applications, especially in adolescents.”
Adolescents’ Use of Mobile Technology Can Be Used to Improve Motivation
No. The short answer is no, your dentist is not an orthodontist. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), an orthodontist is an individual who completed college, dental school, and an orthodontic residency.
Only dentists who graduate at the top of their dental class are accepted into a residency program. Similar to any other medical specialist, orthodontists complete their residency program for two to three years after dental school. This means that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. [Read more…] about Is My Dentist An Orthodontist?
You’ve just gotten the news that you are ready to have your braces removed. What happens next?
Let’s Talk About Retainers
Retainers maintain the beauty and function of your new smile by keeping your teeth in their new position long after the braces have been removed… they are recommended for a lifetime, in fact. [Read more…] about Let’s Talk About Retainers
Close to two years ago we eliminated impressions… you know, that pink gooey stuff… that stuff that makes you gag… no more! That’s right, no more impressions ever! New technology has made it possible to make digital impressions of the teeth using a scanner. The scanner, just like our camera and our x-ray machinery, is all digital now… very high tech, and very comfortable for you, our patients. [Read more…] about No More Impressions Ever!!!
After you have started orthodontic treatment, the next thing to come along may be elastics, and learning to form a good elastic habit. Yes, the dreaded elastics! Elastics should not be dreaded, rather they should be celebrated. Elastics are a HUGE factor in not only achieving the treatment goals set by your orthodontist, they are they are also the key to finishing your treatment on time.
ELASTICS ARE THE KEY TO FINISHING YOUR TREATMENT ON TIME!
What’s new at Remington Orthodontics?
New Years Resolutions are always a nice way to make a fresh start in the new year and 2018 is off to a great start for Remington Orthodontics! We are excited to share all of our new treatment tools with our patient family.
Our Smile-tastic! App
I developed an app for my patients called Smile-tastic!. It is designed to help my elastic wearing patients form a consistent elastic wear pattern. Download it from the app stores, get my fun elastic reminders, and get your braces off faster! [Read more…] about New Years Resolutions
According to the ADA News, a publication of the American Dental Association, the number of women in dentistry has risen dramatically. In 1978, just four years before I entered Georgetown University School of Dentistry, 15.9% of all first year dental students were women. By 2016, it had risen to about 50%. During that same time, women practicing dentistry rose from 5% to about 25%. Those are some amazing numbers! [Read more…] about Women in Dentistry