Category Archives: Your Health

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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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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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7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be More Active

7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Be More Active

by Dr. Gemmi on May 10, 2017

We all know that being physically active is important to our health, but with our jammed pack schedules it can be hard to make the time. The same challenges face our kids. They have school, homework, extracurricular activities and then the temptations of television and video and computer games, and if they have their own phone or iPod or iPad, they have easy access to not only movies, and games, but also to the internet and social media. On average kids today spend more than 30 hours of...

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Top 11 Brushing Apps for Kids

by Dr. Gemmi on April 25, 2017

Brushing your teeth twice a daily is ingrained in most adults, but for children it can be a hard habit to form. They are too busy exploring their world, learning new things and having fun to want to slow down and do something as boring as brushing their teeth. Children tend to feel invincible and are not concerned with problems that might pop up down the road. All they care about is what is going to happen in the next ten minutes. Even older children and teens don’t always to put the...

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7 Ways to Help Get Your Kids to Brush Regularly

by Dr. Gemmi on April 23, 2017

You know how important it is for your kids to brush their teeth regularly, but getting them to do it sometimes feels liking trying to move a mountain. It is a known fact of parenthood that your child will fight you on doing anything that is good for them like taking a bath or eating their vegetables. And brushing their teeth is no different. While it might not seem like a big deal to let it slide every once in a while when your child is feeling particularly cantankerous, it can be a...

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Why Orthodontics Limited Is One of the Top Invisalign Doctors in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on March 30, 2017

You finally got the news that you have been dreading. You need braces. The thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for a few years is probably not sitting well with you. Not to mention the thought of the financial investment it will take as well. Orthodontic treatment can seem every daunting but with the right orthodontist and the right type of treatment, you can have a straighter, more beautiful smile in less time than you think. Invisalign aligners are a great alternative to...

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Smiling Affects Your Brain

How Smiling Affects Your Brain

by Dr. Gemmi on February 28, 2017

A smile may seem like such a simple thing that we tend to overlook its importance to our physical and mental well-being. Don’t discount your smile as just a superficial feature that doesn’t really matter in the longer scheme of things. The physical act of smiling can affect everything from your mood to your health to how others perceive you. The relationship in particular between your smile and your brain is particularly complex and scientists are continuing to study the connections...

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Smiling Affects Your Body

How Smiling Affects Your Body

by Dr. Gemmi on February 24, 2017

The power of a smile. A smile can do many things. It can boost your mood, make you seem more attractive and confident and give you a more positive outlook on life, but did you know that it also has an impact on your body as well? Smiling also promotes physical wellbeing as well. Here are some ways smiling affects your body: Lowers stress and anxiety Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on your body increasing inflammation and causing spikes in heart rate and blood pressure. Studies have...

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