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!!
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
May 7th, 2021
At our office we know that one of the most anticipated appointments for patients is the day they will get their braces off and see their brand new smile for the first time. One of the most fun and rewarding parts of our job is sharing in the excitement alongside them. We decided to dedicate a full day to this on May 4th, and we celebrated Star Wars Day with a Braces-Off celebration!
Our team decorated the office for the occasion with smile balloons, which created the perfect backdrop for fun pictures. One of the best parts about getting your braces off is being able to eat all of the hard and crunchy foods that you couldn't have before. We had this in mind when we gave out special Rocky Mountain candy apple treats to our patients, along with other goodies. We are SO grateful that our Braces-Off celebration was a successful experience for our patients, and we're already planning another Braces-Off celebration in the Fall at our Plymouth location!