Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Today is National Senior Health and Fitness day! As we encourage senior citizens to be active today, we also want to remind you to stay current on your health visits and check-ups. This includes dental and orthodontics. Are you a senior who has considered orthodontic treatment? You may be surprised to know that seniors can benefit from adult braces.Keep reading to find out more.

If you are retired and considering adult braces in the Morristown, Livingston, Parsippany, Morris Plains and all of Morris and Essex Counties, we encourage you to visit Dr. Wadhwa of Morristown Orthodontics. You may not be aware but retirement age is the perfect time to do things you’ve always wanted to do, including getting braces. If your smile has been something that’s bothered you throughout the years, the time to change that is now.

When you compare getting braces as an adult to getting them as a child or adolescent, there are benefits. One example is children typically must use metal braces due to restrictions and the simple fact that a child’s jaw hasn’t solidified. When you’re an adult, you have a much wider variety of treatment options from traditional braces to clear aligners.

If you are a senior and you’re interested in straightening your teeth, visit our office for a consultation to discuss adult braces. At Morristown Orthodontics, we can help you understand all of the benefits that you will take away, aside from a picture perfect smile.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

7 Steps to Live By During Retention

1. Wear your retainers as prescribed by Dr. Wadhwa.

2. The safest place for your retainer is in your mouth. When retainers are not in your mouth, ALWAYS keep them in your retainer case

3. Do not wrap retainers in a paper towel or napkin, this is the easiest way to lose them

4. Do not place loose retainers in your pocket, this is the easiest way to break them

5. Keep retainers away from pets — dogs LOVE them

6. Clean your retainers by brushing them with toothpaste and water or with antibacterial soap. NEVER soak your retainers, this causes them to rust and/or break

7. Do not place retainers in the dishwasher, microwave or in boiling water — they will melt or warp.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday the 13th Fun Facts

Beware, today is Friday the 13th! If you're one of the 17 million Americans who fear Friday the 13th, we have our fingers crossed that nothing spooky crosses your path! Did you know superstitions regarding the number 13 and Friday age back to ancient times? There are actually a lot of outrageous unknown facts centered around Friday the 13th that most people are unaware of. To play into the humor of Friday the 13th, we at Morristown Orthodontics thought it would be fun to gather some of Friday the 13th Facts to share with you all! 

Fun Facts About Friday the 13th:
  1. People that fear Friday the 13th suffer from Friggatriskaidekaphobia.
  2. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would never host a dinner party with 13 guests in attendance and refused to travel on the 13th day of any month!
  3. Every calendar year has at least one Friday The 13th. The most Fridays The 13th that can occur in any given calendar year is three, such as in 2012.
  4. On Friday April 13, 2029, the asteroid 99942 will make its closest encounter with the Earth!
  5. The longest period that can occur without a Friday The 13th is 14 months, either from July through September of the following normal year, or from August through October of the following leap year!
Do you know of any fun facts about Friday the 13th that we don't? Share them with us now on our Facebook wall!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Would you wear 2 different colored shoes?

Each year on May 3 it is National Two Different Colored Shoes Day. This is a day to be different from the other 364 other days of the year. On May 3rd you can show your uniqueness.

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day, an “unofficial” National holiday was created by Dr. Arlene Kaiser. Kaiser created this day to recognize and celebrate human diversity. According to Kaiser, “the simple act of wearing two different colored shoes proclaims your individuality. By taking this “positive risk,” you can demonstrate your willingness to be different, and show your appreciation for the unique people in your life”.