The Blog of Kennell Orthodontics

Wishing 2013 Referral Winner Fun in the Sun!

July 17th, 2014

Congratulations again to Cassie Smith - our 2013 Refer-a-Friend contest winner!!  This is the weekend Cassie and her family to head to York, Maine to spend a fun-filled, family adventure by the sea!  Our fingers are crossed for beautiful weather and we thank you again for being a valued patient family and for recommending Kennell Orthodontics to family and friends!!   Kennell Orthodontics realizes the greatest compliment received is when one of our patients refers a friend, family member or colleague to our office.

Don't miss your chance to be part of the 2014 Refer-a-Friend contest and have your name entered to win this year's grand prize, an LG 50" Plasma HD TV!

Can I enjoy Summertime Food Favorites with my Braces??

July 10th, 2014

One of the first questions most new patients with braces have - "What can I eat?"  A patient with traditional braces may want to avoid certain foods that can cause damage to the braces, brackets or your teeth themselves!  As summer kicks into high gear, with farm fresh fruits and vegetables, ice cream stands on every corner and local fairs brimming with cotton candy and caramel apples....here's a quick list of what to stay away from and what can be enjoyed in moderation (of course):

  • Watermelon  (a must-have at any age)
  • Corn-on-the-Cob (just remember to cut it off the cob before taking a bite!)
  • Ice Cream (metal is an excellent conductor of temperature - so be sure to take       small bites - braces will make a regular "brain freeze" seem much longer!!)
  • Fresh Lemonade (limit sugary or acidic drinks like fresh lemonade - the acid and sugar can weaken bonding on the brackets)
  • Cotton Candy (again in Moderation....but limit sugary snacks that can lead to decay around braces and between teeth)
  • Candy/Caramel Apples (a "NO-NO" from the word go!!  Stay away from these summertime sweets!)

Enjoying the summer months and all that come with them means keeping good dental practices in place!!  On behalf of everyone at Kennell Orthodontics - Happy Summer!!

Don't Miss Your Chance to Win!

July 3rd, 2014

July is here already!!  The time to enter our Spring into Summer Testimonial Contest is coming to a close.  Don't miss your opportunity to show off your new Beats by Dr. Dre headphones at your end of summer events!!

Here's how it works:  1.  Submit a video testimonial on our Facebook page about why you love our office and why you love your smile!  Be creative, have fun and don't forget to talk about your experience with us!  - or - 2.  Post a favorable review on our Facebook page or Google+ page with a photo of your smile!

All testimonial entries must be made by August 8th and you must be a patient of Kennell Orthodontics to enter.  Enter today!!

Summer Care Plan for your Smile!

June 26th, 2014

Summer is here!  There's no better time to make sure you have a safe and healthy summer.  Pool parties, BBQ's, summer camps, vacations galore!  With summer comes a time to slow down, take a break and soak up a little extra family time.  That being said...Summer is NOT the time to skimp on your dental care routines.  Whether your child is heading off to summer camp with new orthodontics or you, yourself, have transitioned into a new retainer - Don't take a vacation from your healthy smile!

Make an appointment with Dr. Kennell today for a quick check up before heading out on your summer trips.  Remembering good orthodontic care during your summer activities, caring for your braces and avoiding sugary drinks and sticky, chewy or hard foods, are all part of a smart plan for maintaining your healthy Summer Smile!