Category Archives: Food

healthy habits for teens

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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Invisalign Faq

Invisalign FAQs

by Dr. Gemmi on October 27, 2016

If you are new to Invisalign, you might have more than a few questions about how it works and whether or not it is the right option for you. Here are some answers to some of the most common Invisalign FAQs What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a system of invisible aligners, made out of a special type of plastic. These look similar to plastic retainers or even the trays used in teeth whitening systems. Each set of trays is made specifically for you, to move your teeth in the way prescribed by...

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Braces And Halloween

What Candy Is OK for Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on October 25, 2016

Halloween is almost here and that means it’s candy season! Your teen might be excited about getting dressed up and going trick or treating with their friends, but if they have braces, it should be noted that they aren’t going to be able to eat all of the candy that they collect. Even if they are just staying home and watching scary movies, they are probably going to want to eat some candy. Here are the types of candy that are alright to eat with braces and what types of candy should...

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5 Ways to Prevent Coffee Stains on Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 8, 2016

Coffee stains are one of the most common causes of stains on teeth. While they might not appear immediately after drinking your first cup of coffee, regular coffee drinkers will see, over time, will start to see their teeth yellow. Once these stains have started to develop, it can be very difficult for you to remove them. The best way to deal with coffee stains is to prevent them happening in the first place. Here are five ways to prevent coffee stains on teeth. 1. Add milk to your...

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5 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

by Dr. Gemmi on May 12, 2016

There’s nothing worse than getting to dinner time and realizing you haven’t taken the time to prepare a meal. The kids are grumbling and you know that if you don’t make something quickly, you’re probably going to end up just grabbing some fast food. Luckily, there are lots of options when it comes to making an inexpensive, fast, delicious meal. Here are some of the best easy weeknight meals that can be made in less than an hour. 1. Tortellini and Chicken This is one of the...

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