Wednesday, August 26, 2015

10 Ways You Can Be Kind Today

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. -Ephesians 4:32

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Our summer contest is coming to end, but there is still time for you submit your acts of kindness by August 28th. Random acts of kindness are selfless acts performed by a person or people to either assist or to cheer up a person or people. Everyone benefits from kindness, and we’re adding an extra incentive if you let us know what you’ve done to be kind. We are asking all of our patients to tell us about random acts of kindness they have performed. When you let us know about your acts of kindness you will be entered to win $100, $200 or $300. For some performing random acts of kindness is a part of their daily routine, however if you need a few ideas check out the list below.

10 Ways You Can Be Kind Today

  • Volunteer to clean a room in your house
  • Help with dinner 
  • Help a sibling or younger family member with homework
  • Tell your friends you appreciate them 
  • Leave an online review for your favorite businesses or organization 
  • Share helpful tips with friends
  • Share kind words with a stranger
  • Make plans to spend time with your grandparents 
  • Write a letter to someone who has made a difference in your life
  • Give someone you care about a hug

You can enter our kindness contest in our office,by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #wentzkindnesscontest or by sending an email to You can enter as many times as you like, but hurry the contest ends August 28th, 2015.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Braced For Impact

The kids are heading back to school and slowly but surely the heat is turning down. This means one thing, fall is among us.

There are so many great things about fall from the weather to the seasonal dishes. Another great part of fall is the beginning of sports like football, volleyball, basketball and soccer.  While we all love sports we also love staying safe and this fall we want you to "brace yourself" by wearing a mouth guard.

What is a mouth guard? (according to

Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.

Here's a fact for you:

Sports-related injuries often end-up in the emergency room; however, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that more than 600,000 of these visits involve injury or damage to the teeth and mouth. This fact alone lets you know just how important it is to be protected by a mouth guard.

At Wentz Orthodontics we want all of patient athletes to be equipped with the proper mouth guards to ensure you're protected and comfortable. One of the most important tasks is selecting the proper mouth for your sport. Stop by our office today or wait until your next appointment and ask your assistant for a mouth guard to help protect your teeth, mouth and jaw.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back to School Breakfast

It’s time to head back to school. Whether you’re heading back to grade school, middle school, high school or college, there is one important component that relates to our patients doing well in school and in treatment. It’s breakfast!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the meal that kick starts your day and gives you fuel you need to get through the day. In general, kids and teens that eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. You may be thinking how is breakfast important to treatment? Well it’s important that you eat food that is good for your oral health and safe for your appliance.

It's important for to have breakfast every day, but what you eat in the morning is crucial too. It’s best to choose breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber, and protein while low in added sugar. Foods with these nutrients may boost attention span, concentration, and memory, which they need to learn in school. While under treatment hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided.

Knowing this here are a few foods that you can add to your breakfast menu:

1. Eggs- Eggs are loaded with Choline, a vitamin important to memory stem cells which is crucial to learn. Eggs can also be included in various recipes that the whole family can love.

2. Blueberries - Blueberries are loaded with Vitamin C, as well as folic acid, minerals, fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals, which have shown to help prevent cancer and diabetes. Try adding blueberries as a topping to cereal or even mix them into muffins and pancakes.

ed wentz3. Whole Wheat Bread – Whole wheat bread gives kids their iron, vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. So instead of making a sandwich on white bread for lunch you can use Whole Wheat Bread instead. It’s a little change that will make a big impact.

4. Oatmeal - Instead of high-sugar, high-fat options from the grocery store, try baking a batch of low-fat oatmeal cookies. Raisins, cranberries, dried apricots and nuts can be great additions to the cookie dough because of their nutritional value & taste.

5. Yogurt - Eating dairy is not just healthy for building strong bones, but is essential for maintaining a strong, healthy mouth. Consider Yogurt as an alternative to ice-cream for dessert. When mixed with berries and granola, yogurt is a tasty treat.

These are just a few foods that are important to include in breakfast. Hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar must be avoided. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Minimize sugary foods; they cause tooth decay and related problems.

For more information about foods that are best for you or your family give us a call and visit our Foods to Avoid List to see what you shouldn’t be eating while in treatment.