Ortho health month 2 2014Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Affiliated Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make sure yours is maintained on a daily basis. Of course, if you need help in getting that perfect smile you always wanted, Affiliated Orthodontics is here to help you get it. We help patients of all ages gain self-esteem and confidence in how they present themselves to the world.

So help us spread the word in Peoria AZ that October is #National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an #orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.Read more on Enjoy Your Smile – It's National Orthodontic Health Month…

Affiliated Orthodontics Trust with your smile Peoria AZIf you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and correcting jaw problems, your smile is treated best in the hands of an orthodontic specialist.

Specialist” has a double meaning in the health profession. It refers to the individual practioner’s education and verifies they have limited their practice to one specialty, unlike a general dentist or general physician which can treat all areas of dentistry or medicine. Read more on Who Would You Trust with Your Smile?…

Are We Addicting Another Generation of Smokers With e-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco Affiliated Orthodontics Peoria AZYears of educating kids on the risks of tobacco products are at risk on multiple fronts according to top medical groups in the US which include both smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. At Affiliated Orthodontics we are concerned that kids today have the misconception that they are harmless when compared to smoking cigarettes..

The American Heart Association Speaks Out on e-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association recently released its policy recommendations on the use of “e-cigarettes” and the need for the same regulation as tobacco products. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association recently stated: “Over the last 50 years, 20 million Americans died because of #tobacco. We are fiercely committed to preventing the #tobacco industry from #addicting another generation of #smokers. Recent studies raise concerns that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to traditional tobacco products for the nation’s youth, and could renormalize smoking in our society. These disturbing developments have helped convince the association that #e-cigarettes need to be strongly regulated, thoroughly researched and closely monitored.”Read more on Smokeless Tobacco and E- Cigarettes: Do Kids Understand the Risks?…

Kids sports injuries-Affiliated Orthodontics-Peoria AZWhat sport do you think causes the most dental injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right.

The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the children between the ages of 7-11 are the most susceptible to injury. When all is said and done, it is up to parents to ensure their kids are protected during practices and games at a younger age and train their kids of the importance of wearing mouth guards when they are older and on their own.

At Affiliated Orthodontics our goal is to ensure parents and patients are well informed when it comes to the importance of wearing a mouth guard during any type of contact sport to protect their beautiful smile over a lifetime. Once adult teeth erupt, there are no second chances. Wearing a mouth guard can make the difference between losing or fracturing a tooth which requires a lifetime of dental repair or owning your own pearly white smile.Read more on Affiliated Orthodontics Talks About Kids and Dental Sport Injuries…