Thursday, September 29, 2011

National Orthodontic Health Month

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics recognizes that October is National Orthodontic Health Month. Many treats can cause havoc for trick-or-treaters who are in active orthodontic treatment. These treats can potentially cause damage that may prolong treatment time. The American Association of Orthodontists is providing tips and recipes this Halloween season for orthodontic patients.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Football Season is in full swing!

Injuries to the face and mouth are one of the top sports injuries. Please remember that a dental injury is painful, permanent and costly. Fortunately, most injuries can be prevented by wearing an athletic mouthguard. A mouthguard is a soft, plastic appliance that fits over the teeth and can fit around your braces. When a properly designed mouthguard is worn, the teeth, lips, cheek and jaws are protected. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent nearly 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college sports alone. Sports mouthguards are required for high-contact sports such as football, baseball and hockey. But what many people don't realize is that the majority of mouth injuries occur in children between the ages of 7 and 14, often while participating in common activities such as rollerblading, skate boarding or bike riding. Mouthguards should be worn in all activities where there is a risk of falling or head contact.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Though the tragic events of September 11, 2001, are well behind us, the people of the City of New York, the United States, and indeed the world, are still mourning the effects of the shock remaining as if the horrors occurred just yesterday, and for the victim's families, the pain will last a lifetime.

The rubble has been cleared away, and the ashes washed clean by the rain, but the memories will never fade away from our hearts and minds. The world lost much more than buildings on September 11, and even more than lives, but one positive effect that has risen from the tragedy is that we as Americans now treat our firefighters and police officers with a new found respect. Please take a moment on Sunday to stop and remember all that was lost, and all that were affected on that day.