Friday, June 23, 2017

DIY Summer Treat

Wentz Orthodontics wants to help you keep your snack choices healthy this summer with braces-friendly healthy summer snack recipes.  By avoiding sticky sweets and sugary beverages, we will provide you with snack choices that are fit for orthodontic patients and promote overall wellness and health! All summer long, check here for healthy new summer snack recipes! 

STRAWBERRY-KIWI FRUIT POPSICLES

Ingredients:
  • Popsicle Molds
  • 8 strawberries , cut into thin slices
  • 2 kiwis , cut into thin slices
  • Strawberry-Kiwi Juice

Instructions:
  1. Arrange sliced strawberries and sliced kiwis inside the popsicle molds.
  2. Pour just enough strawberry-kiwi juice into each mold to cover the fruit.
  3. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until frozen solid; about 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Serve.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tips For Creating Your #WentzJingleJam Entry

Here at Wentz Orthodontics, we love giving back to the community and patients as much as we can. This month, we're giving you the chance to win 1 of 3 amazing prizes all valued at $1500 each! Don't feel overwhelmed with the requirements of entering, you don't need fancy equipment or video editing skills! Use your smartphone or any camera that allows you to video record, pop on your best smile, and show us some fun moves to our new Wentz Orthodontics jingle!

Keep reading for a few tips on how to create your #WentzJingleJam video entry!

Make a Plan
Ready to make your video? Get creative, get loud, get silly! Dance around with your friends or family and show off that Wentz smile. Think quick, simple, and fun.


Set-up the Scene
Prepare your setting and have all people and props ready to go. If you want to keep it simple use your camera app and attach your camera phone to a tripod or camera stand. This way you can film and arrange the scene without also holding the camera. However, you’ll find out quickly that another set of hands will make life easier.

Shoot
Open the camera app and tap the camera button to go into photo shooting mode, then tap the video camera icon on your phone to enter the video mode. (Unless you have a video camera)

Edit
Watch your video and go back and delete or add shots. If this is a little out of your comfort zone, skip this part! This is meant to be fun and easy so don't overcomplicate it!

Share

Add a description of the video and post it on our Wentz Orthodontics Facebook wall! Be sure to include the tag #WentzJingleJam! Check out the flyer for other ways to enter!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Will Wisdom Teeth Affect Your Braces?

Some people require their wisdom teeth to be removed following orthodontic treatment with braces. Often the timing of the eruption of wisdom teeth coincides with the removal of braces. It is often difficult to determine if someone will have space in their mouth for their wisdom teeth to erupt or if the wisdom will become impacted.

Many people have their wisdom teeth emerge as healthy, effective back molars. In this case, the tooth has grown in straight and is not affecting the person’s bite and any dental work will be unaffected. There is nothing stopping a person with healthy wisdom teeth from getting braces either.

Wisdom teeth are a leftover trait from when humans had larger jaws and chewed hearty leaves. Wisdom teeth tend to overcrowd already corrected molars or emerge only half way. In fact, wisdom teeth statistically have the highest chance of growing in sideways, an issue known as an impacted wisdom tooth, which can affect the nearby teeth. However, wisdom teeth cannot cause front teeth to become crooked. From the back of the mouth, the pressure they exert on the other molars is not strong enough to reach the front.

This has led people to believe that wisdom teeth can ruin their current or previous dental work. There are a number of other factors that have led to this. Around 20 years old, the jaw performs its last growth spurt, which can leave teeth crooked. This is also the age when many former braces wearers begin to neglect their retainers at night.

Each set of braces is unique for the wearer, as is the decision on what to do about wisdom teeth. Talk with the doctors of Wentz Orthodontics as soon as you notice any discomfort or wisdom teeth appearing. While they may not affect your braces, wisdom teeth can change your overall oral health.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Enter to Win $100 Home Depot Gift Card


It's time for another amazing Wentz Orthodontics contest! This time,  we're celebrating Father's day! Tell us why your dad makes you smile by posting on our facebook page, tagging us on instagram, or emailing your answer! You can email tamara@wentzmail.com.

Be sure to include a photo of you with your dad! All entries will be entered to win a $100 Home Depot gift card for Dad!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EASY CROCKPOT RECIPE| Raspberry Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole

This Crockpot Raspberry Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. Perfect for a spring time breakfast or brunch!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5-6 cups challah or brioche cubed
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Whisk the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a medium bowl.
  2. Place half of the challah cubes in a 4-5 quart slow cooker, pushing slightly down. Sprinkle with half the raspberries and chocolate chips. Repeat layers.
  3. Pour milk mixture on top, cover and cook on high for 2 hours, or until puffed up and starting to turn golden on top.
  4. Enjoy!

Friday, May 12, 2017

You Still Need To See Your Dentist

If you’re a patient at Wentz Orthodontics you are used to visiting us for your regular adjustment appointment every 6-8 weeks. While our hygienist is in your mouth making those adjustments, it’s important for you to remember our team is working on your braces and trips to your general dentist are still very much needed.

When we work on your braces, we are not looking specifically for any cavities and anything we do notice is a by-product of monitoring your oral health from an orthodontic perspective. Even if we did find something suspicious we don’t have the facilities to correct it.

For this reason, we tell you to maintain your regular dental checkup schedule of once every 6 months.

Another important thing to remember is that your oral hygiene needs to be flawless. The appliances that are in your mouth are, unfortunately, a magnet for plaque buildup. If you are a bit lax with brushing and rinsing out your mouth after eating, you may just find that you have a beautiful straight smile with stained teeth.

While having braces does not increase the risk of cavities, not caring for your teeth and having braces does.

If you have any questions regarding your oral hygiene click here to visit our website or contact Wentz Orthodontics online or give us a call at 806-79-BRACE!

Monday, May 8, 2017

ENTER NOW! | Mother's Day Contest


Email tamara@wentzmail.com and tell us how wonderful your mom is for a chance to win a day at a local spa for your mom! Be sure to include a photo of your mom and you in the email. By entering, you are granting us permission to share your answer and picture online. If you do not want your entry shared, please be sure to note that in the email!