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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth | SUPER FAST FACTS 2020

They help us bite, chew and talk. And they’re even responsible for our smile. Where would we be without our teeth? But for as important as they are, you probably don’t even notice them unless there’s a problem. Here are some not-so-well-known facts about your “pearly whites” that you most likely didn’t know. Let’s get cracking. Read more

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Try The Fashion Trend: Models Make Metal Color Braces Cool To Wear

When one thinks of style trends braces are typically NOT the first things that come to mind. Leave it to some of the world’s most well-known models to make, an otherwise undesirable beauty treatment, a popular fashion trend since last Spring.

No reason to run to the latest “smile fixers” such as veneers when a classic technique is now chic after models such as Kitty Hayes and Charlie James and many other celebrities put some metal in their mouth. Sporting metal braces, they let the whole world see as they are featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily and the New York Fashion Week’s catwalks, proving that braces aren’t ugly and are, in fact, quite stylish when put into a new light. Read more

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Did You Know? The ABC’s Of Orthodontics

Here at Papandreas Orthodontics in N. Royalton and Brunswick OH, we know that orthodontics may seem a bit daunting to understand for many but with the 2015-16 school season closing in, now is the best time to learn what some call the “ABC’s of Orthodontics.” Simply put, “A” is for age, “B” is for braces types, and “C” is cost and/or choice . Using this approach makes dealing with orthodontics a whole lot easier. Read more

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What Are The Differences Between A Dentist, Pedodontist, And Orthodontist In N. Royalton OH ?

Many consumers are confused why they should choose an orthodontist in the N. Royalton and Brunswick OH areas at Papandreas Orthodontics versus a general dentist or pedodontist to straighten their teeth with braces or Invisalign. Plain and Simple… the answer is experience and training.

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Take Warning – Do It Yourself Orthodontics Is Dangerous

In today’s digital world, you can buy almost anything you want on the Internet. This includes finding the do it yourself information that goes along with it. Everyone wants to save money every way they can. However, some people are learning the hard way that doing it yourself isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when straightening your teeth at home.

Watch the video and see what happened to Tina Hicks.
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5 Suggestions To Eat Your Way To A Healthy Smile

>All of us here at Papandreas Orthodontics have heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Taking this to heart can make our teeth stronger and brighter if we eat the right foods to support that healthy smile. Read more

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Study: Misleading Marketing Affects Parents Decisions

Many parents aren’t getting the message that sugary drinks, other than soda, are not healthy alternatives for your kids. As orthodontic treatment providers, we are not only concerned the added sugar is unhealthy in our kids diets, the drinks also promote decalcification or permanent white marks around brackets if patients are not brushing or rinsing their mouths after drinking. Read more

Start Off 2015 With A Great Smile

This year, Dr. Samuel Papandreas and his Team at Papandreas Orthodontics renew their New Year’s resolution to make sure all their patients wearing braces and Invisalign, along with their families, receive the best quality orthodontic care and customer service available in the North Royalton and Brunswick OH areas. This includes connecting you with the chatter from the American Association of Orthodontics and actual orthodontic patients who completed treatment.

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Papandreas Orthodontics Offers Some Important Dental Facts

Papandreas Orthodontics N Royalton OH Dental FactsDid You Know…

  • 83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes according to a survey conducted by Roper ASW in conjunction with ReachMax.
  • US consumers spend $100 Billion a year on hair care products and only $50 Billion a year on dentistry. Women spend more money on mascara than any other makeup. What good is great hair and eyes without a great smile and healthy teeth?
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans
  • Smile enhanced procedures outnumbered eyelid surgeries 5 to 1 according to Money Magazine.
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man? Only 8! Kids laugh around 400 times a day. Grown-ups just 15 and 🙂 Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peers.
  • 3 cans of soda a day – the number of sodas that increase tooth decay by 62%; 10 to 12 – the number of teaspoons of sugar in an average 12 oz. soda. The average American consumes over 600 cans of soda a year! What happens to your health if you drink 10 cans of soda a day for 1 month? Read this…
  • Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum
  • 45-70 seconds is the amount of time most people brush a day. Time to spend a little more time brushing, don’t you think?
  • 18 yards – the amount of floss bought each year per person. 122 yards – the amount of floss that should be bought each year or 1 foot a day.

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Papandreas Orthodontics Offers Some Orthodontic Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

stocking stuffer ideas The holiday season is upon us again. Where did the year go? At Papandreas Orthodontics in North Royalton and Brunswick OH we would like to share some stocking stuffer ideas to consider for patients of all ages wearing braces. Instead of candy and sweets that can bend wires and knock off brackets during holiday festivities, give something more suitable to make your season bright.

  1. Colgate Wisps for those on the go. Wisps are disposable mini-toothbrushes with a breath-freshening bead that allows you to have a clean, fresh mouth without water or rinsing.
  2. Playing cards and card games
  3. Fun pens, markers, and note paper
  4. Comic books, puzzle books, or magazines
  5. For the ladies – Festive nail polish, or for teens and adults, the latest in jamberry nail or Incoco nail design wraps that are easy to apply, don’t chip easily, and last up to two weeks!
  6. Cash or prepaid debit card
  7. Movie or concert tickets
  8. Scratch off lottery tickets.
  9. Gift cards
  10. For the kids; include a letter from Santa thanking them for avoiding the hard and sticky foods they love so much throughout the year that damage braces and create extra trips to the orthodontist you like to avoid.

Happy Holidays to everyone! If you have a stocking stuffer idea you would like to share, leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you.