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4 Tips for Your Child’s First Halloween with Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on October 16, 2017

When October hits, the days and night start to get a little cooler and all the kids in your life start anticipating all the spooky fun they will have on Halloween, but if you have a child experiencing their first Halloween with braces, he or she may be more afraid of missing out on all the good Halloween candy than anything else. With braces, unfortunately, there are a number of food restrictions including candy, so how can your child enjoy Halloween while still preventing any damage to...

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Fall 2017 Family Events in Philadelphia You Should Check Out

by Dr. Gemmi on October 11, 2017

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. Fall is here! It is a great season of family time before the winter weather keeps us all stuck in the house. There is so much to do to celebrate Halloween and the fall season so make sure you don’t miss out. Here are some Fall 2017 family events in the Philadelphia area you should check out: Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village Do you and your kids love everything apple? Then you will want to save the date for the...

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The Best Computer Software for Back to School 2017

by Dr. Gemmi on August 29, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Back to School. As you gather all your notebooks, pens and pencils don’t forget to think about all the technology and software you will need to achieve your best in school this year. If you have your own laptop or computer to write up all those papers that will be coming your way this year, then it is good to stock up on some essential software that will help you handle your workload like a pro. Here is a list of the best computer software for back to...

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2017 Back to School Hair Trends

by Dr. Gemmi on August 29, 2017

If you are like most kids, you are probably look at the start of the school year as a chance as a clean slate, to redefine yourself. What better way to do that then to sport a new haircut or hairstyle for the first day. Here are some 2017 Back to School Hair Trends: The Razor Bob One way girls can make a big splash this year is by sporting a sleek but edgy razor bob. In this modern version of the bob is shorter in the back and longer sides and layers. The Pixie The pixie will never...

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2017 Back to School Fashion Trends for Teens

by Dr. Gemmi on August 29, 2017

If your kids aren’t stuck wearing a uniform to school then they are probably equal parts excited and dreading putting together their back to school wardrobe together. Excited to have a fresh start and a new look for the year, but also dreading any negative reactions? Here are twelve 2017 back to school fashion trends that will be a surefire success: The Minimalist Approach We have all heard the expression “less is more” when it comes to home design, but this can hold true in...

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What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup?

by Dr. Gemmi on July 31, 2017

When you think of the most common age for wearing braces, you probably picture the pre-teen and teen years. If you have spent any time in middle schools or high schools, you tend to see a lot of kids sporting one of the many orthodontic options available today including the traditional metal braces and Invisalign aligners. Orthodontic care should start a lot earlier than this though. What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup? According to the American Association of Orthodontists,...

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Why the Timing of Loss of Baby Teeth Matters to Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on July 27, 2017

What’s all the fuss about baby teeth, you make ask. They are not permanent so does it really matter when your child loses them? Actually it does and that is why proper oral hygiene is so important for your child even as a baby.What’s all the fuss about baby teeth, you make ask. They are not permanent so does it really matter when your child loses them? Actually it does and that is why proper oral hygiene is so important for your child even as a baby. Baby teeth, referred to as the...

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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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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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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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