November 4th, 2022
Here at Kennell Orthodontics we look forward to giving back to our community. During the month of November, we will be accepting and donating non-perishable food items to our local Boys and Girls Club! Donations will be accepted until November 15th. Each of our office locations will have their own donation boxes.
Laconia - 783 North Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Plymouth - 94 Boulder Point Dr, Plymouth, NH 03264
Littleton - 81 Bethlehem Rd, Littleton, NH 03561
We would like to thank everyone who has donated and shared the word for this food drive. We appreciate all of your support!
We all know what the month of November also brings us...THANKSGIVING!
While going through orthodontic treatment there are some limitations of foods you can have. But we still want you to be able to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. Listed below are some Braces friendly foods!
Soft meats: Ham, Turkey
Desserts: Jell-O, Pudding, Cakes, Pie
AVOID: Sticky, Chewy, Hard, Crunchy foods
October 5th, 2022
Happy October! For those who don't know, it’s National Orthodontic Health Month. This month-long event is organized by the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO.
Dr.Kennell and our team realize that this is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about the importance of oral hygiene.
Brushing and flossing is essential in maintaining good oral hygiene. While in orthodontic treatment you want to make sure you're brushing after every meal and flossing daily. We understand that during the month of October Halloween is a commonly celebrated holiday. We won't want you to miss out on this fun so listed below are braces friendly candy.
- Hershey’s Chocolate Bar
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Peppermint Patties
- 3 Musketeers
- Kit Kat
The AAO recommends patients avoid the following Halloween treats, or recipes with these ingredients:
• Popcorn (including un-popped kernels)
• Hard pretzels
National Orthodontic Health Month also aims to recognize the dedicated work of orthodontists like Dr. Kennell and other dental professionals in Laconia, NH.
And of course, if you ever have any questions feel free to give us a call at the office or ask at your next appointment.
Rule of thumb is, if you're unsure about being able to eat certain foods or candy. We will ask that you bring it into the office so Dr.Kennell can try said food or candy himself. He will then let you know if it's braces friendly or not!!
September 4th, 2022
When in orthodontic treatment your oral hygiene is something you want to stay on top of. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you succeed great oral hygiene.
- Brush after every meal
- Maintain a 45 degree angle with your toothbrush. It’s important to brush each tooth at the gum line and both above and below the bracket
- Brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth along with the inner surfaces closest to your tongue
- Don't forget to floss!!!
And of course if you have any questions, Dr.Kennell and the team here at Kennell Orthodontics are just a call away!
Important reminder now that its back to school time.
We recommend patients in orthodontic treatment to brush after every meal. If you're unable to brush after lunch at school it's okay! Just remember to do so when you get home, then again after eating dinner!
We hope you all had an amazing summer!
-The Kennell Ortho team
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August 1st, 2022
As much as we love Summer, we know the beginning of August is a reminder in a few short weeks, Back to School activities will be in full swing! Kennell Orthodontics wants to send your children back to school prepared for school life with braces or new orthodontic treatments. Pack your child their very own "Back to School with Braces" kit - something as simple as a ziplock plastic bag including items such as: Orthopicks, orthodontic rubber bands, mini toothbrush and toothpaste, orthodontic wax, small mirror, floss, retainer case and tissues. This kit can easily be tucked into their backpack or locker and will help as a reminder of orthodontic care even when at school. Start the school year off right with these reminders:
- Bring retainer cases to lunch room and keep retainer in it to avoid accidentally throwing it away with lunch trash.
- Always wear protective mouth guard for all fall sports - this will help prevent brackets from breaking and inner lip from rubbing against braces.
Stay ahead of the Back to School shopping rush by preparing these orthodontic kits now
The Kennell Ortho team would also like to invite you to our end of summer Patient Appreciation night!
When: Friday August 26th
Where: Smitty's Cinema Tilton NH 5pm-8pm
Just RSVP on our Facebook page! We will have food and prizes!
Kick back and enjoy the last weeks of summer!!
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