The Blog of Kennell Orthodontics

Six Must-Ask Questions at your Orthodontic Consultation.

December 6th, 2016

This is a video great presentation on what you should be asking your potential Orthodontist during your initial consultation - before entering into a treatment program - you should know the answers to these 6 simple questions!

https://vimeo.com/187370642

November 21st, 2016

Spotlight on Mona!!

Mona grew up in Northern Maine way up by the Canadian border, with 2 sisters and SIX brothers! Mona has lived in Laconia with her significant other, Walter,  for over 13 years! That's him with the chicken on his head:)

Mona has 2 beautiful daughters. Candice lives in Maryland with her husband Dwight and Krystal lives in Northfield with her husband Steve.  Mona has FOUR grandchildren: Kaelyn (the princess) and Liam, Kyle, and Kurtis (her 3 princes!)

Mona has worked for Dr. Kennell for 12 wonderful years! When she's not at work, she enjoys GOLFING (her favorite!!), TRAVELING (she's been to Rome, Sicily, Malta, Hawaii, California, Neveda, and Maryland!), KAYAKING, FISHING, READING, LISTENING TO MUSIC and COOKING!


It's Fall in the Lakes Region!

November 1st, 2016

Fall is one of our favorite times of year! With the beautiful New England fall foliage in full bloom, it's no wonder why the Lakes Region is a wonderful place to live, work and play! With lots to do, who doesn't love this season.

The Lakes Region offers lots of fun places for all ages. A majority of our patients are between the ages of 12-16 and now that we are treating adults, we've realized that this is the perfect area to live! Here are just a few things our patients and our staff love to do during this time of year.

If you're looking for a great view of the fall foliage, Mount Major, in Alton, NH is a wonder hike for the whole family. This small mountain weighing in at an elevation of 1,786 feet, is near the Belknap Range and to the South of Lake Winnipesaukee.

It is also that time of year for apple and pumpkin picking. With lots of wonderful local farms to choose from too! Beans and Greens in Gilford, NH offers a fun corn maze and hay maze for the little ones. The beautiful town of Gilford also offers another popular mountain, Gunstock Mountain Resort. Offering mountain biking, hiking, fishing and ziplining at this time of year.

For those of you that love to shop, the Tanger Outlets in Tilton offers a great shopping experience. And we can't forget about Funspot, at Weirs Beach, which is the largest arcade in the world. These are just a few of our favorites. We hope you enjoy this time of year as much as we do!

Have a safe Halloween!

October 28th, 2016

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and with Halloween on Monday, we have compiled a list of specific treats that are ok with braces.  As with anything else, always in moderation and make sure to brush and floss very well after!

Good Treats:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Kit Kats
  • Plain M&M’s
  • Oreo’s & Soft Cookies
  • Hershey Bars & Hershey Kisses
  • Candy Bars without caramel or nuts

Those will keep your braces safe, but don't forget to keep these Trick-or-treating safety guidelines in mind while you are out there filling your candy bags:

  • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Wear a light-colored or reflective costume
  • Choose face paint over masks for young ghosts and goblins
  • Have an adult inspect all treats before the children dig in

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!