December 10th, 2013
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all growing children, and expectant or nursing mothers need 400 units of Vitamin D daily. This can be achieved thru diet, Vitamin D supplements, fish oil or Vitamin D milk.
The everyday diet should include a balance of all food groups, as listed in the chart above.
Vegetarian diets should include liberal quantities of eggs, cheese and milk, along with legumes, cereals and nuts for protein.
Water consumption should equal 8/8 ounce glasses of water per day. The key to a healthy diet is variety, balance and moderation!
December 3rd, 2013
The on-going trend seems to be the constant rise in the cost of living, while wages seem to stay the same or slowly move upward the cost of living skyrockets! Gas prices are on the rise and seem to keep climbing with no apparent reason for the increase. Food prices have also seen a tremendous increase in the last 5 years. Wages have not had a significant increase in the same amount of time.
The price of milk 10 years ago was $1.50 per gallon; 5 years ago it had risen to $2.49 per gallon, and today it is approximately $3.76 per gallon. In 10 years it had more than doubled in price. Gas prices 10 years ago were significantly lower, the average was $.079-.089 per gallon. Five years later it topped out at $1.75 per gallon and the current price per gallon is approximately $3.55. Is it simply supply and demand? Or is it part of the whole economic crisis we are in?
The current administration seems to thinks the economy has recovered! Well, they have obviously not been in Ohio. There are a lot of folks that are still out of work and have struggled to keep or have lost their homes. There is no quick fix for the change in our economy local or state wide.
Is there an answer? Perhaps we need to make changes in our local, state and federal government.
November 25th, 2013
We like to see children age 7 and up for routine observation appointments. These appointments are usually done every 6 months; this allows the orthodontist to take note of any changes such as growth, lost teeth, thumb sucking, missing permanent teeth, an open bite or a cross bite or any other issues that may not be noticeable to the patient or parent.
There is no charge for observation appointments, we schedule these 6 months in advance. Many parents feel like it is unnecessary to come in for these appointments, when they see no visible changes to their child’s mouth. Call today to schedule an observation at 330-494-4310.
November 18th, 2013
Within the past several years, a few technologies have been found to speed orthodontic tooth movement. Most of these treatments will reduce the treatment by 30 to 50%! This is an exciting fact for most adults who want straight teeth but don’t like the time in fixed or removable appliances. To wear braces or aligners for one year instead of two makes a lot of difference to most adults and some teens.
Some of these technologies involve minor surgery but one, termed “Acceledent” uses low frequency vibrations to stimulate tooth movement. A small motorized mouth-piece is held between the teeth for 20 minutes a day. The vibrations are so low that they are hardly noticed and many users feel that they even lower the level of orthodontic soreness after an adjustment appointment.
We currently have three of these devices in our practice for use by an existing patient or a new one. The purchase price for our practice from the manufacturer (Ortho-Accel) is $1000 but for the first three current or prospective patients who would like to reduce their treatment time, we will sell them for $950. If you want straight teeth and an ideal bite quicker than most, this deal may be for you.