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?
Direct to Consumer Orthodontic treatment is now available. Let’s learn more about what this involves and review the findings of the American Association of Orthodontics on this matter.
Several companies have designed clear aligner tray systems which are sent directly to you at home. You take your own impressions and you’re all set. Sounds convenient, right? Unfortunately, convenience does not always equal quality. [Read more…] about Direct to Consumer Orthodontic Treatment
Our environment is drowning in plastic! As reported in the Guilford Courier, single use plastic bags will soon be a thing of the past in Guilford and other towns along the Shoreline. The Guilford ban will go into affect Jan. 1, 2020.
Let’s Eliminate Single Use Plastic Bags!
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
We talk about oral hygiene a lot. Why is that? Because it is vital to us that when your braces are removed that you have not only a fabulous smile… but also a healthy smile!
A Healthy Smile is a Beautiful Smile!
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!!!