Orthodontic Health MOnth 2014 4Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Greater Houston  Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make sure yours is maintained on a daily basis. Of course, if you need help in getting that perfect smile you always wanted, Greater Houston Orthodontics is here to help you get it. We help patients of all ages gain self-esteem and confidence in how they present themselves to the world.

So help us spread the word in Houston TX that October is #National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an #orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Read more on October is National Orthodontic Health Month…

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The number of erasers in the jar was 75!

Daylin Q. with the answer 70
Grayson S. with the answer 70
Rubicely V. with the answer 68
Darby B. with the answer 63

Greater Houston Orthodontics Houston TX Orthodontic specialistIf you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening teeth and correcting jaw problems, your smile is treated best in the hands of an orthodontic specialist.

Specialist” has a double meaning in the health profession. It refers to the individual practioner’s education and verifies they have limited their practice to one specialty, unlike a general dentist or general physician which can treat all areas of dentistry or medicine. Read more on The Truth About Orthodontic Specialists…

 

Are We Addicting Another Generation of Smokers With e-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco?

Greater Houston Orthodontics Houston TX Smokeless TobaccoYears of educating kids on the risks of tobacco products are at risk on multiple fronts according to top medical groups in the US which include both smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. At Greater Houston Orthodontics we are concerned that kids today have the misconception that they are harmless when compared to smoking cigarettes..

The American Heart Association Speaks Out on e-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association recently released its policy recommendations on the use of “e-cigarettes” and the need for the same regulation as tobacco products. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association recently stated: “Over the last 50 years, 20 million Americans died because of #tobacco. We are fiercely committed to preventing the #tobacco industry from #addicting another generation of #smokers. Recent studies raise concerns that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to traditional tobacco products for the nation’s youth, and could renormalize smoking in our society. These disturbing developments have helped convince the association that #e-cigarettes need to be strongly regulated, thoroughly researched and closely monitored.” Read more on Are You Aware of the Risks? Smokeless Tobacco and E Cigs…