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Can You Play Sports With Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on June 23, 2017

Keeping your child safe is your number one priority so when your sports-loving kid was told he or she needed braces, your first thought probably was, is it safe to play sports with braces? While your child’s mouth will need extra protection from blunt trauma when he or she is wearing braces, there are effective ways to keep your child safe without having to give up on sports for a while. So can you play sports with braces? The answer would be a resounding Yes! Talk to the orthodontist...

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 22, 2017

Crooked teeth are so much more than an aesthetic issue, but too often people think about forgoing correcting it because they don’t have the money to fix something that is just related to their appearance. When you are worried about making ends meet each month, it can seem impossible to have the resources to invest in orthodontic work for either you or your child. But crooked teeth have a way of impacting many more aspects of your life than you realize and by correcting dental issues, you...

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Healthy Habits for Teens and How to Encourage Them

by Dr. Gemmi on June 15, 2017

The teen years are a fun and exciting time for your child, but often a very nerve-wracking time for you as the parent. It is a time when you are giving your teen more independence and responsibilities which is a good thing, but it is also important that you instill in them healthy habits that are essential to living a long and happy life. If you help them form these habits now, you will be giving them the tools to navigate any obstacles they may face as they grow into adulthood. Here are...

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Fix Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on June 10, 2017

Maybe your parents couldn’t afford to fix your smile when you were a kid or maybe your teeth didn’t start to shift until you were older. Either way, there is no short window of time for correcting your smile. You don’t have to be a middle school aged kid to wear braces and lucky for you, there are other alternatives to the metal braces you remember your friends wearing in school. If you are self-conscious of the condition of your smile and your dentist has told you that braces...

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Why Invisalign is the Best Graduation Gift for the High School Grad

Why Invisalign is the Best Graduation Gift for the High School Grad

by Dr. Gemmi on June 5, 2017

Your teenager is getting ready to graduate high school and you still don’t know what to get him or her as a gift. Why not give them something that they will be able to enjoy for the rest of their live: A straighter, healthier smile? If your teen has crooked teeth that makes him or her feel self-conscious about smiling, don’t feel guilty about it any longer. Do something about it. It is never too late to get them proper orthodontic treatment and with Invisalign clear aligners, they...

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10 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth

10 Foods That Promote Healthy Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 1, 2017

What you eat and drink is as important to your oral health as it is to your overall physical health. While regularly brushing and flossing are important to keep your teeth healthy because it helps get rid of the food particles which causes plaque and cavities, what you eat and drink plays a role too. More and more studies are finding that there are certain foods that are good for your teeth just like certain foods are good for your heart. Here are some foods that promote healthy...

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Looking for Braces in Philadelphia or Suburbs

Looking for Braces in Philadelphia or Suburbs

by Dr. Gemmi on May 31, 2017

You put it off for as long as you could, but it is time. You need braces. And while the thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for a few years is not pleasant, at least you know that at the end of it all you will have a straighter, more beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment can seem every daunting but with the right orthodontist and the right type of treatment, you will see results a lot quicker than you might think. Before choosing a treatment, make sure you understand what each...

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Great Activities for Kids with ADHD

by Dr. Gemmi on May 29, 2017

When your child has ADHD, it is especially important that they don’t spend long hours watching television or playing video games. This will do nothing to help them develop those skills that tend to be underdeveloped in children with this disorder. Instead try to find activities for after school and on the weekends that can help them expend all that extra energy and boost their confidence as they develop new skills. Especially if your child is struggling in school, the extra outlets will...

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Summer Job Ideas Teens

Eleven Summer Job Ideas for Teens

by Dr. Gemmi on May 23, 2017

A summer job is a rite of passage for most teenagers. Whether they are looking for spending money for clothes and hanging out with their friends or saving up for a car or college tuition, the summer is the perfect time to earn money and hone new skills without having the extra stress of school work. There are a lot of full-time and part-time options out there if you know where to look and with the right job, your teen can earn a couple thousand dollars (before taxes) during one summer....

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How to Teach Your Teenage Children to Eat Healthier

How to Teach Your Teenage Children to Eat Healthier

by Dr. Gemmi on May 18, 2017

No matter how much you try to teach your kids the importance of healthy eating, by the time they get to their teenage years they often tend to make poor food choices. Fast food, soda and late night pizza pies….Don’t be surprised if you see them making strange food choices. Part of it is because they are away from home more hanging out with friends and doing extracurricular activities. When you are out and about, it is easy to go grab a burger and fries or even worse just a bag of chips....

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