It’s so important to take great care of your braces and your smile during orthodontic treatment. Why? Well, firstly, your teeth move most effectively in a healthy oral environment. Also, getting cavities, regularly breaking your brackets, or having other dental issues could set your treatment time back. Plus, no one wants to walk around with food caught in their braces or a wire sticking out of their mouth because they damaged their appliances. Caring for your braces and making your oral health a priority during your treatment will really set you up for success.
The holidays are nearly here! I know ordering gifts online is super tempting, especially when you have a busy schedule. However, there’s nothing quite like shopping local to really get into the holiday spirit, find unique gifts and, of course, support local businesses. Thankfully, there are a ton of awesome stores in El Dorado Hills where you’ll find something for everyone on your list. To help, my team and I are sharing some of our favorite spots for holiday shopping in El Dorado Hills:
When I was 12 years old, my parents came home one day and told my sister and I that they had found some firm lymph nodes and lumps in my mom’s breasts and the doctors had diagnosed her with cancer. My grandfather had passed away from throat cancer, so hearing THAT word for the second time in our lives was scary. Still, we didn’t really know what it meant or how it would impact us.
Summer is in full swing and at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics, it’s got us excited about all the fun events going on in our neighborhood. Many of the parents at our El Dorado Hills orthodontic office struggle to keep their kids busy during the summer months when the school year is out. Fortunately, there are so many awesome things to do with kids in Sacramento and El Dorado Hills that are sure to keep your family busy all summer long.
While braces can almost seem like a rite of passage, there’s still the element of the unknown that makes some kids a little bit nervous. Does the process involve needles? How long will treatment last? Do braces hurt? What will my friends think? You get the idea! Dr. Jeff and the team here at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics are friendly, fun and work hard to put kids’ minds at ease. Yet, our young El Dorado Hills braces patients need encouragement from their parents as well to get over anxiety and to motivate them to stick to all of the treatment requirements. Here’s our guide to how to prepare children for braces along with some local ideas.
Once we get our El Dorado Hills braces patients outfitted with their new hardware, the staff at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics makes sure to give them a rundown of the foods they should avoid but, even more importantly, all of the foods they can still enjoy. Our Invisalign patients don’t really need to worry because there are zero food restrictions thanks to the removable aligners. However, just because you opted for metal, ceramic, gold or lingusal braces, doesn’t mean you’ll have to hole up in your house and skip all of the good times at your favorite restaurants. If you’re at a bit of a loss for what and where to eat, here’s our handy guide to what foods are safe to eat with braces and our top picks for braces-friendly food in Sacramento, El Dorado Hills and Folsom.
Summer’s nearly here and soon school will be out. While it’s always an exciting time for the young patients at our orthodontic practice, we know the boredom can kick in pretty quickly. After the popularity of our winter activities for kids in El Dorado Hills post, we’ve decided to keep it going with a warm weather version. Bonus: Everything on this list is affordable or free! So, parents, if you’re racking your brain for ways to keep the children, tweens and teens occupied for the next few months without breaking the bank, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics guide to what to do with kids in the El Dorado Hills area this summer:
Sacramento Kings Game Giveaway!
We love giving back to our community, and our patients. That’s why we’re hosting an exciting Sacramento Kings Game Giveaway right at JK Orthodontics!
Do you want to win tickets to a Sacramento Kings Game? Come into JK Orthodontics during March and shoot some hoops for your chance to win! The winner will be chosen based on who can make the most baskets within 30 seconds.
As an Orthodontist in El Dorado Hills, Dr. Jeff gets the scoop from his patients about all the cool stuff to do. While our winters are pretty mild compared to some other areas of the country, we know even the California kiddos can get a little stir crazy when its rainy or chilly out. Being the helpful and fun practice we are, JK Orthodontics has decided to use some of our inside information to share our favorite Sacramento and El Dorado Hills activities for kids (some are even free!). Read More