Teeth Are Not To Be Used As A Tool – Ask Jimmy Fallon

Protect your teeth Spokane WACare for your teeth! Have you ever been frustrated opening a bottle, container, prying open a lid, or ripping open a package with your hands? Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show” tried prying open a tube of scar tissue repair gel with disastrous results.

For the 40 year old comedian, what happened next wasn’t funny: when trying to open the gel, Fallon chipped his front tooth, on top of another medical problem, a serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks resulting in trying to open the scar cream. Moral of the Story… Always use the right tool for the job… and your teeth are never the right tool! . Read more on Teeth Are Not To Be Used As A Tool – Ask Jimmy Fallon…

Smile Happy In 2017

Smile for 2017The American Association of Orthodontists recently completed a study that reported more than 1/3 of US adults are unhappy with their smile. Are you one of them? If so, 2017 is the year to do something about it!! What better New Years Resolution can you promise yourself or someone you love than a new smile?

In a nutshell, here’s what the study found after surveying 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. Read more on Smile Happy In 2017…

Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Braces Friendly

Stocking stuff ideas Spokane WAThe holiday season is upon us again. Where did the year go? At Phipps Orthodontics we would like to share some stocking stuffer ideas to consider for patients of all ages wearing braces. Instead of candy and sweets that can bend wires and knock off brackets during holiday festivities, give something more suitable to make your season bright.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

  1. Colgate Wisps for those on the go. Wisps are disposable mini-toothbrushes with a breath-freshening bead that allows you to have a clean, fresh mouth without water or rinsing.
  2. Playing cards and card games
  3. Fun pens, markers, and note paper
  4. Comic books, puzzle books, or magazines
  5. For the ladies – Festive nail polish, or for teens and adults, the latest in jamberry nail or Incoco nail design wraps that are easy to apply, don’t chip easily, and last up to two weeks!
  6. Cash or prepaid debit card
  7. Movie or concert tickets
  8. Scratch off lottery tickets.
  9. Super Snow for the kids no matter what age.
  10. Gift cards
  11. Fun Express Inflatable Reindeer Antler Ring Toss Game
  12. Hog Wild Holiday Reindeer Popper
  13. For the kids; include a letter from Santa thanking them for avoiding the hard and sticky foods they love so much throughout the year that damage braces and create extra trips to the orthodontist you like to avoid.

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Orthodontic Treatment For All Ages

Orthodontic treatment for all ages Spokane WAOrthodontic treatment…not just for kids anymore. Years ago when people thought about orthodontic braces they pictured a pre-teen or a teen ager with a mouth full of metal. But times have certainly changed. Today, orthodontic treatment is not just for kids any more. People of any age group can now have the smile they have always wanted and deserved.

Adults all over the world are more conscious today about their appearance and their smile is one of the first features that other people notice. According to an Invisalign survey, 74 % of American women and men believe that an attractive smile is important for getting their dream job, while 84 % feel it is critical for their love lives. Read more on Orthodontic Treatment For All Ages…