February 14th, 2013
With Valentine’s Day almost here, and all that candy making its rounds this week, it’s once again time to remind all our patients to be extra careful when choosing those candies and treats!
All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth, as well as braces! Did you know sour candies can be acidic to your teeth, and actually wear down the enamel that protects them? This can cause tooth decay and cavities! Sour and fruity candy, such as Starburst and Skittles, are the worst for your teeth since these candies have a low pH value, which is known to ruin enamel.
Our friends at The American Association of Orthodontists recommends softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods. Those who indulge should make sure they brush and floss between teeth, around brackets and at the gum line. If damage occurs, please give us a call as soon as possible.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!
December 28th, 2012
The year is almost over, and as we reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask all our patients: what was memorable about 2012 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2013? Do you have a New Year’s resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?
We know that we are looking forward to serving our amazing patients with even more great care in 2013!
Have a safe and happy New Year from our family to yours!
December 20th, 2012
In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as we reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? Hitting the slopes? A clean slate for 2013? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food?
Also, what gift are you most looking forward to getting this year? We’d love if you shared with us all the things you love about the holidays. Stay warm, and don’t forget to limit the amount of sweets you eat!
Happy holidays from our family to yours!
December 10th, 2012
With the holidays quickly approaching, it seems difficult to tackle that long shopping list for our family and friends. This weekend, the Wellness Connection hosted a holiday market in the Stone Ridge community for shopping and even pictures with Santa! Vendors, who all live in the local area, sold handmade gifts, jewerly, greenery, foods, etc. Team Kravitz handed out hot cocoa and toys for kids who attended the market-it was a hit!
The Wellness Connection also hosts a farmers market every Saturday, April through October so be sure to check their website in the Spring for more information!
December 5th, 2012
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Kravitz Orthodontics is a proud sponsor of Liberty Elementary's Jingle Bell Jog in South Riding. This family-fun event was held on Saturday, December 1st and participants received a pair of reindeer ears. Too fun! Liberty Elementary's PTA does a fantastic job with organizing lots of fun events during the entire school year. Congratulations to ALL of those who walked, jogged and ran on Saturday!
November 26th, 2012
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Hi friends! We are very excited to announce that Arcola Elementary School chorus group has been asked to sing at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC, for the second year in a row. Congratulations Arcola! Kravitz Orthodontics is sponsoring this talented group of students by donating red scarves for them to wear while singing and to keep warm of course! The tree lighting ceremony will be on Thursday, December 6th. To watch a live broadcast of the ceremony and to hear Arcola sing, log onto www.thenationaltree.org
November 21st, 2012
With Thanksgiving almost upon us, it’s a great time to ask ourselves what we’re thankful for. With our friends and family around us, we celebrate the blessings given to us in the past year. Our staff thought we’d ask: What are you thankful for this holiday season? Do you have any Thanksgiving wishes or recipes you would like to share?
Our entire team would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. It’s a big food holiday, so be careful what you eat with those braces! If you have any stories or photos to share with us, we’d encourage you to send them along or post them below or on our Facebook page!