Monday, October 24, 2016

The Great Candy Buy-Back At Wentz Orthodontics

Come see us at our Lubbock office on Tuesday, November 1st for THE GREAT CANDY BUY-BACK!

The Doctors will buy back Halloween candy for $1 per pound. Children may bring up to a maximum of 10 pounds of candy to the event.

All collected candy will be donated to the South Plains Food Bank. 

#WentzOrthodontics #CandyBuyBack #SouthPlainsFoodBank #HalloweenCandy #Lubbock

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Manual VS Electric Toothbrush

If you're like most people, you've probably been curious about whether or not you should use an electric toothbrush or a manual one. Don't worry, you're not alone in this common question.  To most surprise, both of these types of toothbruses actually get the job done just fine. Though, there are perks to each one. Remember, it's not the type of toothbrush that keeps your mouth healthy and smile beautiful, it's the habit of brushing and flossing regularly. 

Know the Differences

Manual Toothbrush Benefits: 
  • Can help brushers feel they have more control over the brushing process
  • Allow brushers to respond to twinges and reduce the pressure applied to sensitive teeth and gums
  • Are more convenient for packing when traveling
  • Are cheaper and easier to replace than the electric versions

Electric Toothbrush Benefits: 
  • Provide power rotation that helps loosen plaque
  • Are great for people with physical limitations
  • Are popular with kids who think the electric brushes are more fun to use
  • Can come with variable speeds to help reduce pressure on sensitive teeth and gums
  • Uses timers to ensure you brush evenly across the four quadrants of your mouth and for the optimal two minutes each session
Both types of toothbrushes have their advantages but both types will get the job done as far as removing plaque.

At Wentz Orthodontics, we like to say the best brush is the one you’ll use. So if you prefer manual, go for it. If you prefer electric, turn it on.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Enter Our Pumpkin Decorating Contest By 10/27/16

Join our Pumpkin Decorating Contest by bringing your decorated pumpkin to our Lubbock office no later than Thursday 10/27 @ 6pm! Fill out an entry slip to be entered in our contest for a chance to win 1 of 6 prizes! We will have 2 winners from each of our 3 categories! #WentzOrthodontics

Thursday, October 6, 2016

NEW FALL RECIPE: Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake

Fall is here! With this new season comes fun Halloween festivities, Breast Cancer Awareness, National Orthodontic Health Month, as well as PUMPKIN flavored EVERYTHING! Are you a fan of pumpkin flavor or scent? If you answered no, we're sorry, you probably won't enjoy this blog! If you answered yes, then you're in luck because we've done some research to find you a brand new
spooktacular pumpkin recipe.


  • one 16.50-ounce box spice cake mix
  • one 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • one 12-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • one 12-ounce jar caramel sundae topping
  • one 8-ounce container whipped topping, thawed 
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce (storebought or homemade, regular caramel sauce or caramel sundae topping may be substituted)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, pumpkin puree, egg, oil, pumpkin pie spice, and beat with a handheld electric mixer on high until smooth and combined, about 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Bake for about 27 to 30 minutes, or until cake is set in the center, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no batter.
  4. While the cake bakes combine the sweetened condensed milk, caramel sundae topping, and whisk to combine; set aside.
  5. Remove cake from the oven when it's done and use the blunt end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake. 
  6. Slowly pour the sweetened condensed milk and caramel mixture over the cake, taking your time to evenly distribute it. Place cake in the fridge for about 15 minutes to cool slightly before adding the whipped topping so it doesn't melt.
  7. Remove cake from the fridge, evenly spread the whipped topping over the surface, evenly sprinkle with toffee bits, chocolate chips, and evenly drizzle with salted caramel sauce. Cover cake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best) before slicing and serving.