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  • Tips to Help You Beat the Heat This Summer

    June 01st, 2017

    The dog days of summer are upon us, and with the temperatures soaring, our team at Strohecker-Beckett Orthodontics wants you to be extra careful about sun safety when you’re out and about. Check out this incredibly helpful article on the Ten Summer Safety Tips for Kids, courtesy of Discovery.

    Dr. Beckett and our team also encourage you to always have a bottle of water handy when heading out into the sun.

    We hope you’re having a great summer! Let us know what you’re up to below or on our Facebook page!

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  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!

    May 25th, 2017

    “The purpose of all war is peace.” – Saint Augustine

    Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is what Memorial Day is all about. It is a federal holiday celebrated with town parades, remembrance, and a sense of unity and community togetherness.

     

    Our team at Strohecker-Beckett Orthodontics wants to take this time to wish you and your family a happy Memorial Day, as well as pause for a moment to reflect on what this holiday means and how it has changed over time. No, this is not a history lesson, but just a couple of thoughts and observances for you to take with you on your way to the next barbecue.

    On the last Monday in May, America observes Memorial Day as a time to remember and celebrate the men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country in the Armed Forces. The holiday originated after the Civil War; at that time it was known as Decoration Day. While holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter remain the same from year to year, Memorial Day has changed over time, and in the 21st century we observe a far different holiday than what Americans did after the Civil War, or even the World Wars.

    While many people place flags at cemeteries and visit national memorials in order to honor those who have passed away serving the country, Memorial Day is also a time for family barbecues, pool parties, trips to the beach, blockbuster movies, long weekend getaways, and fireworks. In America, Memorial Day has come to represent the unofficial start of the summer – a long, sunny, warm weekend devoted to family togetherness, outdoor events, and community.

    It is time to load up the potato salad and the apple pie and head over to the neighbor’s house for their annual barbecue. And yes, contrary to popular belief, we do eat sweets, especially homemade apple pie! Everything in moderation, of course.

    So whether you’re in the Lansdale, PA area or beyond, Happy Memorial Day to you and yours from Dr. Beckett!

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  • Why should I visit the dentist during my treatment?

    May 18th, 2017

    So, you just got your braces on, and you’re wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Dr. Beckett every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see their dentist while in orthodontic treatment. In short, the answer is yes.

    Today, we thought we would share a few reasons why it’s crucial to keep up with your regular visits with your dentist in addition to coming in for your regular adjustments at Strohecker-Beckett Orthodontics.

    One of the best reasons to visit your dentist while you undergo orthodontic treatment is to remove plaque and tartar. Having braces provides additional nooks and crannies in which food particles and bacteria can hide. Eventually, plaque and tartar can form around your brackets, bands or other appliances which can lead to cavities. Having your teeth professionally cleaned can help ensure most, if not all, plaque and tartar is removed. Even if you are undergoing clear aligner treatment, dental checkups and cleanings are equally as important.

    The next reason to visit a dentist is to help protect your teeth from decalcification, or the loss of calcium in your teeth. A potentially serious condition in which white spots on your tooth surfaces, decalcification is irreversible and if left untreated, can lead to cavities. Decalcification is preventable; patients who cut down on sugary sweets and acidic foods, practice good oral hygiene, and visit their dentist regularly can help prevent decalcification.

    The final reason we recommend visiting your dentist while you have braces is this: cavities can prolong your treatment. If you are interested in completing your orthodontic treatment on time and without any delays, visiting your dentist every six months or as recommended can go a long way toward making that a realistic goal. Your dentist can provide fluoride treatments or other treatments that strengthen your teeth and protect them from cavities.

    Making sure to visit your dentist will help ensure your teeth look their best once your braces come off. If you do not have a general dentist and would like a recommendation on finding one in the Lansdale, PA area, please give us a call or let us know at your next adjustment appointment!

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  • Wishing all our moms a happy Mother’s Day!

    May 11th, 2017

    “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

    We would like to take this moment to thank all the great moms out there for beingso great during their child’s visits to Strohecker-Beckett Orthodontics.Whether it’s driving their kids to regularly scheduled appointments or for“being there” while their child is treatment, the moms who come to our officeare all stellar individuals, so Dr. Beckett and our entire staff would likeyou to know that we appreciate you all!

    Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy your special day!

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