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Eat Better, Feel Better

smile quote - eat better feel betterEat Better, Feel Better

Did you know there are simple food fixes you can add to your daily diet that will help you feel better? These are delicious will support the health of your entire body.

Consume Less Sugar

Drink plenty of water and fewer (or no) sweetened drinks. This includes sweetened juices, soda, sweet tea, and other sugary treats. Be aware of the sugar content of the foods you eat. Check labels; even foods that don’t need sugar often have had sugars added. Excess sugar adds empty calories, messes up your metabolism and insulin regulation, and increases your risk of a wide variety of health issues.

Eat More Plants

Fresh fruits and vegetables are great for your entire body. They are low in unhealthy fats, high in fiber, and full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. The fiber in them helps clean your teeth and regulate your digestion. An easy way to make sure you are getting well-rounded nutrition is to choose a variety of colors in your vegetables and fruits. Choose whole grains for your bread and cereals.

Eat Dairy and Eggs

Dairy products are low in sugar and high in calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein.

Eat Lean Protein.

Lean meat such as poultry, and proteins such as eggs, legumes, nuts, and milk are high in phosphorus, B vitamins, and proteins. They also tend to be high in selenium, which helps to regulate moods and lower risk of depression.

Choose Whole Grains

Whole grains full of trace minerals, B vitamins, and high in fiber. They are linked with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer. When you feel great, you are confident in showing the world your dazzling smile.

Consult with Dr. Papandreas today about how your diet can positively support your oral health.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

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14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

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Don’t forget to be awesome!

girl smiling on the beach Don’t forget to be awesome!

If you’re like most of us, your days are full. You have people counting on you to perform a multitude of tasks. Many of these tasks are tedious drudgery such as doing the laundry, paying bills, or mowing the lawn. Others are not particularly draining, but still, require your time. Shuttling your children to lessons and practices falls in this category.

When life gets fast, it’s easy to forget our:

  • keys at home
  • credit card in the chip reader at checkout
  • little darlings at their friends’ houses.
  • Never Forget

No matter how many other things you forget, there is one thing you must never, ever forget and that is to be awesome. No, I’m not talking about being super mom, super dad, or merely living in their super castle. I’m also not talking about being on your best behavior all the time. I’m talking about being awesome and the good news about awesome is that it is whatever you want it to be. It’s fine if you want to be the neighborhood font of wisdom, but it’s equally fine if you want to be as sassy and wise-cracking as possible. The world needs more fun anyway – and that’s exactly what I’m talking about; Being awesome is fun. Being awesome is being any way that makes you feel good. Being awesome is being who you want to be and if who you want to be is different than who you are, the fact that you’re reading this means you can still change.

So, slow down a little, smile a lot more and, if you’d like help keeping your smile looking as awesome as you feel, give us a call. After all, Dr. Andreas’ real specialty is making your smile even more awesome.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers, and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

***

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

You, like a leaf upon a tree, find yourself blown about by the many gusts that life breathes upon you. To these are added the countless burdens and responsibilities that come with motherhood…the many activities, the less-than-delightful attitudes from your children, the bothersome tears, the seemingly endless messes that have to be cleaned up. At times it may seem too much, like life is playing some grand practical joke designed to drain you of life and joy. That’s a narrative all-to-easy to believe sometimes. Many have fallen into the trap, due the weight and duress of simply living, of believing this disheartening narrative. Many have embraced an inner soundtrack that is perpetually grim and depressing, a tragic theme that echoes through every stanza of life. Our health, our well-being, our capacity for joy pay the price for this interpretation.

What if, however, this way of interpreting your experiences is a false narrative? What if this belief that life and its difficulties are little more than a millstone designed to grind you up stands as a work of complete fiction, a epic fantasy with no reality behind it? And what if it’s your perspective on life, and its many speed bumps, that makes the difference? What if your capacity to grow, to joyfully flourish through life’s hardships rests simply upon your interpretation of what happens to you and around you?

Your experience of life’s troubles, their impact upon you has everything do to with how you interpret what each day brings you. What if, rather than part of some cosmic plot to destroy you, your life’s challenges are designed to lead you down the path of wisdom, strength and inner-fulfillment? If every experience, even life’s most difficult, is viewed in this way, then your griefs and stresses lose their power to inflict harm on you. Instead, they become the seed-bed in which you will flourish.

View life’s challenges in such a way as to be empowered to walk in joy. Let each day be your teacher guiding you down life’s path, and understand today’s struggles as stones that pave the road to the mountain of wisdom.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

***

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

Smile At Everyone With an Attractive Smile

Mother Teresa believed that you should smile at everyone to show your love. However, you might not have an attractive smile because your teeth are crooked. Fortunately, you can visit an orthodontist to determine if you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign aligners or metallic braces. The only way to know what type of orthodontic device is your best option is to have a complete examination that includes medical images. If you have minor malocclusions, then you only need to wear aligners for one year, but if you have major malocclusions, then you need to wear wires and brackets for up to four years.

Orthodontic Treatment Is Appropriate At Any Age

Despite undergoing orthodontic treatment, you can still smile at other individuals to show your love. Today, many individuals choose to straighten their teeth in order to have a gorgeous smile and strong bite. The best time to visit an orthodontist is during your childhood, but if you aren’t able to undergo orthodontic treatment until you are a teenager or adult, then it is okay. At an orthodontic facility, it is possible for adults, teenagers and children to receive customized treatment with a variety of devices.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

***

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

“There is no weapon in the feminine armory to which men are so vulnerable at they are to a smile.” ― Dorothy Dix

Dorothy Dix Quote “There is no weapon in the feminine armory to which men are so vulnerable at they are to a smile.” ― Dorothy Dix

Such a beautiful choice, deciding to smile every day. We often forget to smile, but Dorothy Dix has chosen something akin to the “grin and bear it” adage as a philosophy of life. Surely, though, this is naive. What good does smiling do?

Lots of good according to researchers.

Smiling…

  • lowers stress, eases tension
  • is contagious…just like yawning, but more fun!
  • inspires confidence in a leader’s ability. Smiling bosses are regarded by their employees as better supervisors. Beaming joy looks like beaming confidence.
  • releases endorphins that make the smiler actually feel happier. No longer must you wait for something happy to happen. Smiling makes you FEEL like smiling.
  • boosts your immune system. In a study of pediatric patients in an infectology ward, the children showed higher white blood cell counts after being visited by entertainers who made them smile.
  • evokes feelings of trust.
  • makes other people feel good, too. So share the love!

Remember your child’s toddler smiles? That amazing, whole-body exuberance your little one showed, just because mommy walked into the room. What an incredible reception! Did you ever feel more thoroughly adored?

It’s a wonderful feeling. Smiling at each other makes us feel good. But some people shy away from smiling. Do you? Do your children?

Does your son put his head down and laugh at a joke with his fist in front of his mouth? When your daughter is delighted, does she cover her face with her hands to hide her teeth?

Life’s too short for that. Check out their options with top 1% Invisalign orthodontist Dr. Papandreas. With complimentary initial consultations, it doesn’t hurt to see what he recommends. Plus, Invisalign’s medical-grade plastic fits over the teeth, invisible unless someone is looking for it. Don’t worry, though, Dr. Papandreas still uses metal braces, too. You can still choose your favorite team’s colors at your adjustment appointments!

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

***

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it – Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney- smile if you really mean it If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it – Andy Rooney

Such a beautiful choice, deciding to smile every day. We often forget to smile, but Andy Rooney has chosen something akin to the “grin and bear it” adage as a philosophy of life. Surely, though, this is naive. What good does smiling do? Lots of good according to researchers.

Smiling…

  • lowers stress, eases tension
  • is contagious…just like yawning, but more fun!
  • inspires confidence in a leader’s ability. Smiling bosses are regarded by their
    employees as better supervisors. Beaming joy looks like beaming confidence.
  • releases endorphins that make the smiling person actually feel happier. No longer must you wait for something happy to happen. Smiling makes you FEEL like smiling.
  • boosts your immune system. In a study of pediatric patients in an infection ward, the children showed higher white blood cell counts after being visited by entertainers who made them smile.
  • evokes feelings of trust.
  • makes other people feel good, too. So share the love!

Remember your child’s toddler smiles? That amazing, whole-body exuberance your little one showed, just because mommy walked into the room. What an incredible reception! Did you ever feel more thoroughly adored? It’s a wonderful feeling. Smiling at each other makes us feel good. But some people shy away from smiling. Does your child put his head down and laugh at a joke with his fist in front of his mouth? When your daughter is delighted, does she cover her face with her hands to hide her teeth? Life’s too short for that.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

***

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

“Days May Smile And May Not But You Can Smile Anytime, Just Smile.” ― Samar AlDhamadi

Days May Smile And May Not But You Can Smile Anytime, Just Smile.” ― Samar AlDhamadi“Days May Smile And May Not But You Can Smile Anytime, Just Smile.” ― Samar AlDhamadi
Your Smile

People often disagree on almost everything. One area where common ground is found is a gorgeous smile. When you smile it feels good and when you like your smile it is an amazing feeling. An orthodontist can help you achieve a smile that you can be proud to share.

Orthodontists

An orthodontist is not a dentist. They have studied and trained to become a specialist. They have taken three additional years of schooling and been through a specialized orthodontic residency program. They have the ability to correct dental and facial irregularities that can compromise your beautiful smile and can help patients of any age. They are highly educated in biomechanics and biology and understand how to correct any irregularities.

Your Child

When you take your child to an orthodontist by the time they have reached the age of seven there is a good chance any irregularities can be stopped before they have a chance to form. Any misalignments in their jaws or teeth can be corrected before they become much larger issues and affect your child’s smile. If these problems continue to grow unattended they can result in problems with chewing, speech difficulties and a severe problem with oral hygiene.

Adults

Adults who have not seen an orthodontist can have some serious difficulties. Your bite can be off due to your upper teeth being set farther back than your lower teeth. Your teeth may have become overcrowded and require an orthodontist to realign them. Some issues can negatively change the entire shape of your face. An orthodontist has the skill to realign and reconstruct your jaw so you can smile with confidence. There is no reason to continue suffering due to issues that have developed with your teeth and jaw.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Dr. Samuel Papandreas provides expert orthodontic care for adults, teenagers, and children at his facilities in:

• Brunswick, Ohio
• North Royalton, Ohio

His patients are fitted with customized orthodontic devices that include:

• Braces – color-matching ceramic or metal devices
• Retainers – worn at night when your braces are removed
• Invisalign aligners – clear plastic devices
• Palatal expanders – worn before your orthodontic treatment begins

You can schedule an appointment with Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

***

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585