Bracket Chatter September 15, 2015
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Dr. & Mrs. Razdolsky are Grandparents!

Dr. & Mrs. Razdolsky are Grandparents!

It’s a milestone every parent looks forward to once their children get married, so you can imagine Dr. and Mrs. Yan Razdolsky’s excitement as they announce the arrival of their first grandson, Caleb Tracy Razdolsky, who was born on Aug. 15.

Caleb is the first child of Dr. Laniel Razdolsky (the oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Razdolsky) and his wife, Dr. Monika Tincher, both of whom also are dentists. Mom, Dad and Caleb are doing great.


Will little Caleb follow in his family’s footsteps and become a fourth generation dentist? I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Get Ready for the Final Installment of The Hunger Games

Get Ready for the Final Installment of The Hunger Games

On Nov. 21,2015 we march together into the AMC Showplace Theatre to witness the fight for Peeta’s soul, and to see President Snow pay for what he’s done. That’s right – it’s time for our annual patient appreciation event and the final installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2!

You, your siblings and your friends are invited. Please stay tuned in the coming months as we provide more details.

Student Athletes: Do You Have A Mouth Guard?

Student Athletes: Do You Have A Mouth Guard?

Are you between the ages of 7 and 13 and involved in sports? Then ask us about our free mouth guard program. Mouth guards are an important piece of gear for any sport where you risk being hit in the face by a ball, an elbow or anything other body part or piece of equipment.


You can learn more about mouth guards and why you should wear them in this blog post.

5 Ways to Help Your Orthodontic Treatment Go Quickly

5 Ways to Help Your Orthodontic Treatment Go Quickly

If you were to ask Dr. Yan Razdolsky the most frequently asked question when patients begin treatment, he would say it’s this: “When do I get my braces off?”

Today we’re sharing five things you can do throughout treatment to help make sure your treatment goes as quickly and smoothly as possible. You’ll be surprised at how easy these tasks are.

1. Floss your teeth.

This removes bits of food that get lodged between teeth and appliances, and reduces gum inflammation. Teeth movement is easier when gums aren’t inflamed. Additionally, flossing removes bacteria that live beneath the gums and interfere with the bone reformation process.

2. Brush your teeth.

Brushing after meals stimulates blood flow to carry away the byproducts of developing cells and to bring in new nutrients. This promotes overall oral health.

3. Maintain orthodontic adjustments at regular intervals.

In modern orthodontics, we try to use the lightest force we possibly can because the body responds better to lighter forces. We use light nickel titanium arch wires for long-acting, low grade force that helps the bones and the ligaments remodel better as your teeth are shifted into proper alignment.

We schedule adjustments in six- to eight-week intervals so we can have the greatest amount of force and time to exert the most positive influence. Want your braces off on time? Keep your appointments.

4. Wear your elastic bands as prescribed.

The elastics add extra force so we can move teeth to improve the bite. Changing elastics a few times each day means that you maintain a reasonably even, low and light force so your teeth can move the way we want.

5. Drink water.

If your body is dehydrated, your mouth is dehydrated. This promotes the overgrowth of bad bacteria, and that takes us back to our first tip about flossing regularly. When you’re hydrated, the lips and cheeks are properly lubricated by your saliva so they’re not irritated by your braces.





On Time Contest Winner

On Time Contest Winner

Congratulations to Ellie who was the winner of our  August on time contest! Thank you for making it a point to arrive early or on time for your appointments. We appreciate you!

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