• What is your New Year’s Resolution?

    December 27th, 2011

    Many folks in consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year that was, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2012? Our team recommends that you make a New Year’s resolution to benefit your oral health!

    It is important that New Year’s resolutions are reasonable and attainable, and that they improve your overall quality of life—for example, did you know that flossing every day is the very best way to prevent periodontal, or gum disease? Using a straw when drinking sugary beverages can also help prevent cavities. There are many small steps that you can take to prevent cavities, oral infections and bad breath.

    Be sure to give us a call if you need a few suggestions on ways to improve your oral health. After all, we know your oral health is about more than just a beautiful smile.

    Happy New Year!

    -Your friends at Eichel Orthodontics

  • What do you love about the holidays?

    December 19th, 2011

    In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as our team at Eichel Orthodontics reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year?Being with your loved ones? A clean slate for 2012? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food? Also, what gift are you most looking forward to getting this year?

    We’d love if you shared with us all the things you love about the holidays. Stay warm, and don’t forget to stay away from those sweets!

  • Beware of those Christmas goodies!

    December 16th, 2011

    At Eichel Orthodontics, we know maintaining a healthy diet over the holiday season can prove a difficult task. After all, who can resist the tasty treats of Christmas? With grandma and everybody else offering you candy, chocolate logs or Christmas pudding, you just can’t say “I’ll pass” each time. But trouble lurks: every time you chow down on that chocolate or candy, the bacteria in your mouth have a feast on the sugar—at your expense.  The sugar turns into acid, and the acid eats away at the enamel on your teeth and between your braces. Then, you start getting cavities.

    Instead, try fudgy cocoa bites, marvelous molasses cookies, wonderful waffles or other <a href=”http://bracescookbook.com/recipes.htm”>braces-friendly recipes</a>, courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontics, or AAO, and “The Braces Cookbook” by Pamela Waterman.

    If you must indulge in chocolaty goodness this Christmas or holiday season, remember to brush your teeth after eating sugary treats. Hope this helps! Give us a callif you have any questions!

    Happy Holidays!

  • Do we have your current contact info?

    December 05th, 2011

    Happy holidays from all of us at Eichel Orthodontics! As you probably know, you can always connect with Dr. Eichel and our team on our Facebook page, but we also encourage you to call us and let us know if you have any new phone numbers or if your contact information has changed!

    Please contact our office with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so that we may be able to reach you. Thank you!