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Friday, May 25, 2012

Smile for the Camera, May/June Weddings & Graduations are upon us!

A smile is contagious! It's a universal sign of happiness! It relieves stress!
We are approaching the month of June when smiling at a Graduation or a Wedding will catch the camera's eye!
Be prepared, make it a big smile, make it genuine, and it will provide you and everyone around you with the warmth and love it was meant to produce.

Smile Facts
Babies are born with the ability to smile, they start right away in their sleep!
A smile can use from 5 to 53 facial muscles depending on the kind of smile!
It takes more muscles to frown, then to smile!
A smile can be recognized from 300 feet away. It's the most easily recognized facial expression!
Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood!
Smiling can improve your physical health and contribute to a strong immune system!
Smiles are more attractive then wearing make-up according to 69% of people polled!
Women smile more often then Men!

Now that you have the facts, we will be watching you! So don't forget:
You're never fully dressed without a smile!
Call us soon for your free consultation with Dr. Jennifer Statler
She and her staff would love to provide you with an amazing smile to take you through
the ordinary days as well as a lifetime of special occasions.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DO OUR WISDOM TEETH REALLY REFLECT OUR TRUE WISDOM?

WISDOM IS FOUND ONLY IN TRUTH

Wisdom teeth, sometimes known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. This generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25. Our modern diets consisting of much softer foods then eaten in the early ages, and the ever increasing need for orthodontic tooth straightening procedures produce a more full dental arch, commonly not leaving much room for the eruption of wisdom teeth. This sets the stage for potential problems when the final four teeth try to make their debut. These impacted wisdom teeth can become painful, and potentially lead to infection. They may also crowd or damage adjacent teeth or roots. Keep in mind that not all problems related to the third molars are painful or even visible (without diagnostic x-rays) and can cause damage without you even being aware. It is estimated that approximately 85% of  the population will eventually need to have their third molars  removed. 

Making sure you are seen regularly by your Orthodontist or General Dentist for periodic evaluations, is the best way for you to be made aware if your wisdom teeth can or will present a problem for you. At Statler-Krumholtz Orthodontics, we are very careful with our use of x-radiation. Dr. Statler is very conscientious to continually evaluate our patients pattern of growth and development of wisdom teeth from the very first visit, to the final digital panoramic x-ray that is taken at debond. A clear and concise recommendation is made at whatever time frame is necessary for wisdom teeth to be extracted (or for the fortunate 15%, not be extracted!). If you have concerns about your wisdom teeth, please make us aware, and we would be happy to show you your most recent x-ray and discuss any concerns or recommendations with you.