Archive for the Month: August 2011

20 things that can ruin your smile

August 26th, 2011

At Newhart Orthodontics, we know your smile is important. And we know you want to keep it sparkling and looking its very best. Recently, we came across an article that suggests at least 20 things can ruin that perfect smile you have.

These include:

– Sports drinks
– Bottled water
– Tobacco
– Wine
– Soft drinks
– Citrus and acidic foods

Dr. Newhart and our team encourage you to read the rest of the article and ask us here on our blog or during your next visit to our office. For more tips or for general questions about your ongoing orthodontic treatment, we invite you to ask Dr. Newhart during your next visit! We also invite you to ask us on Facebook!

The Go-To Mom Talks Invisalign

August 17th, 2011

Our team at Newhart Orthodontics recently came across a great video that discusses the advantages of Invisalign. In the video, Kimberley Clayton Blaine, “The Go-To Mom,” discusses her personal experiences with the Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments.

To determine if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Newhart. Have a great week!

Pool safety with Newhart Orthodontics

August 12th, 2011

Summer is here, and with summer comes lots of swimming! Our team at Newhart Orthodontics found some helpful pool safety tips that we’d like to share with you, courtesy of our friends at the American Association of Pediatricians.

* Install a fence at least four-feet high around all four sides of the pool. The fence should not have openings or protrusions that a young child could use to get over, under, or through.

* Make sure pool gates open out from the pool, and self-close and self-latch at a height children can’t reach.

* Never leave children alone in or near the pool, even for a moment.

* Keep rescue equipment (a shepherd’s hook – a long pole with a hook on the end – and life preserver) and a portable telephone near the pool. Choose a shepherd’s hook and other rescue equipment made of fiberglass or other materials that do not conduct electricity.

* Avoid inflatable swimming aids such as “floaties.” They are not a substitute for approved life vests and can give children a false sense of security.

* Children may not be developmentally ready for swim lessons until after their fourth birthday. Swim programs for children under 4 should not be seen as a way to decrease the risk of drowning.

* Whenever infants or toddlers are in or around water, an adult should be within arm’s length, providing “touch supervision.”

Have more questions about your children and their safety this summer? Give us a call!