The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is not new, but it is definitely getting some much needed attention. You or someone you know has probably been touched by this crisis. I am proud to say the American Dental Association (ADA) has taken impressive steps to reduce the dental profession’s role and protect our patients.
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
There are secrets to good toothrushing with braces you say??? Tell me more! Well, since you asked..
It all starts with your toothbrush
I firmly believe this. That’s why I provide all my patients with the most up-to-date Oral B/Braun electric toothbrush. The electric brush has a small round head which is great for getting to those hard to reach spots on and around your braces.
It’s here! At long last… Smile-tastic! 2.0… the updated app. I am really excited about it!
For Meghan Trainor, it’s All About That Bass… for an orthodontist, it’s all about that compliance! When orthodontic elastic compliance is less than 100%, it can become impossible to achieve the ideal treatment results that we expect. The likelihood is high that at some point during a patient’s orthodontic experience, elastics will be required to complete bite correction. Elastics move the teeth in ways that braces alone cannot accomplish. In order to fully benefit from elastic wear, they should be worn 24/7. The downfall for many patients is that the elastics are removable, therefore they get removed, and sometimes, they don’t get replaced. [Read more…] about Orthodontic Elastic Compliance
It’s true… it happens at the end of every summer… members of our orthodontic family head off to college and we have to say goodbye. This summer was especially tough because we had to say goodbye to our former patient and longtime employee, Zoe M.
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
Here at Dr. Remington’s orthodontic practice, we love seeing smiling faces, and we’re lucky enough to see them every day! Here are a few we’d like to share with you this week.
What is Emily T. smiling about, you may ask yourself? Is it because she’s enjoying her summer vacation? Possibly. Is it because she is taking home a giant cupcake after today’s visit? Probably. Is it because she just got her braces off? Most definitely!!! Keep smiling Emily!!! [Read more…] about Smiling Faces!