Lazin Family Orthodontics

Dr. Jamie Lazin
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Greenwood, Indiana, 46142
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Archive for February, 2012

Ask Dr. Darbro: Now that I have braces, what can I eat?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Let’s say you just got braces and Dr. Darbro has informed you that during your orthodontic treatment you will want to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy.  What does this leave for you to eat?  Lettuce?  Nothing?

Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, created a variety of “braces-friendly” recipes that will allow you to enjoy your favorite treats without interfering with your orthodontic care!

Recipes include main dishes, side dishes and even yummy desserts! After all, a healthy diet provides essential nutrients and helps the patient achieve the best possible results from treatment at Darbro Orthodontics.

If you have any questions about the recipes listed or about the foods you should be avoiding during your orthodontic treatment, please ask us during your next adjustment, give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

Enjoy!

Ask Dr. Darbro: What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

“Dentists, Orthodontists, they’re all the same right?” We hear our patients asking this question as they wonder about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. Before becoming an orthodontist Dr. Darbro started out in dental school and earned a DDS (dental degree), just like your dentist. After dental school however, Dr. Darbro decided to learn more about orthodontics, which is one of nine specialties within the dental field. So he stayed in school for a few more years and became an expert in orthodontics, which focuses on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems like overbites and under bites.

Other dental specialties you may have heard of include endodontic (focusing on the soft tissue inside your teeth), periodontic (focusing on the gums and other tissues surrounding your teeth) and prosthodontic (focusing on restoring and replacing damaged teeth).

Isn’t it nice to know there’s a complete dental expert here at Darbro Orthodontics to help you through any type of treatment your teeth, jaw and gums might need?

Cold season is here, from Darbro Orthodontics

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Cold and flu season is here yet again. The folks at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that a common cold usually includes sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and coughing. Symptoms can last for up to two weeks.

To promote a healthy and clean environment,  Dr. Darbro and our entire staff give a great deal of attention to sanitation and sterilization in our office at all times, as well as following all requirements for sterilizing instruments and work surfaces. For the protection of other patients and our staff at Darbro Orthodontics, we always ask that patients reschedule their appointments if they have any type of cold or illness that can infect others.

And remember to constantly wash your hands and avoid contact with those who are ill! Stay Healthy!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

One in four parents says their child has had an injury during an organized sport resulting in a trip to the emergency room, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. That’s why Dr. Darbro and team at Darbro Orthodontics thought February—also known as National Children’s Dental Health Month—would be a great time to remind our patients to be mindful of their braces and teeth while playing sports.  Here are a few tips to stay safe on the field this spring, courtesy of the AAO:

  1.      Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
  2.      Wear a helmet
  3.      Wear protective eyewear
  4.      Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
  5.      Be alert, even as a spectator

We hope that helps. Protective gear is vital for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening activities. If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact Darbro Orthodontics. Stay safe and have fun!

 

 

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