October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

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:

Caramel
Nuts
Popcorn (including un-popped kernels)
Taffy
Jellybeans
Hard pretzels
Licorice
Bubblegum

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!!

Be prepared to go back to school!

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!!

National Smile Month!

June 6th, 2022

Did you know? 

According to the American Dental Association, a person's smile outranked eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature, which is why it's important for our team at Kennell Orthodontics to support National Smile Month this June!

 

Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health so that you may celebrate National Smile Month for many, many years to come:

  •  Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Here's a helpful video showing you how to brush with your braces on.
  •  Floss every day to clean between your teeth.
  • Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks during your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Kennell.
  •  Visit your dentist regularly (usually every six months apart).

 

The team at Kennell Orthodontics strives for your satisfaction with every visit and wants you to love your smile!

To schedule an appointment with our office give us a call!

  • Laconia: (603) 524-7404
  • Plymouth: (603) 536-7404
  • Littleton: (603) 444-7403
     

National Children's Dental Health Month

February 4th, 2022

 

Each February the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
For kids wearing braces, brushing and flossing can become more difficult, requiring extra time and vigilance to remove food particles that accumulate on and between the teeth and in braces. Other options for braces such as Invisalign, which is removable, make it easier for kids to maintain good oral health during orthodontic treatment.

If the health of your teeth is ignored during treatment with braces, the results can be significantly compromised. Dr. Alan Kennell and his team are available and happy to explain why effective brushing and flossing are some of the most critical actions needed from patients during orthodontic treatment. Have you visited us lately? Give us a call and schedule an appointment!

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2022

With 2021 in our rearview and 2022 under our feet, we're moving forward from one of the most challenging years we've had to face. Although we faced many obstacles throughout the year of 2021 we did have a lot to celebrate as well.

In 2021 the Kennell Ortho team was able to:

  • Have a week long patient appreciation Ice cream social
  • Celebrate the birthdays of team members and patients
  • Give out awesome prizes for some fun rewards contests
  • Celebrate the work anniversaries of our wonderful employees
  • Celebrate Boss' Day
  • Help with a food drive for our local Boys and Girls Club (2 months in a row)
  • Enjoy a Christmas party with our team
  • Had a world-renowned coach and consultant Rosemary Bray visit our office

 

 

 

Oh..And snacks we survived on LOTS of snacks!!!

We are truly blessed to do what we love every day, and to be able to do it with the best team and group of patients is honestly the greatest blessing!

 

We look forward to making many more memories with you in 2022!

 

Happy New Year!!!

-The Kennell Ortho Team

 

 

 

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