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Friday, October 5, 2012

Tricks to Help Reduce Your Braces Treatment Time

Did you know that there are things you can do to make sure your treatment is as short as possible? We found an article posted on the Damon System website, we're sure to catch your attention! It lists the three most important steps to help reduce or maintain the treatment time Dr. Neal estimates. The other cool thing, we found an app that can help with rubberband wear and we couldn't be more thrilled! This awesome app can be found on i-tunes, called "Rubberband Reminder for orthodontic braces" by Iamthinking for $1.99

Click here to read the full article "Tricks to Help Reduce Your Braces Treatment Time" and find out what those three steps are!

Friday, September 7, 2012

New, Clear Alternative for Straightening Teeth, Now Gives Teens a Choice

New, Clear Alternative for Straightening Teeth, Now Gives Teens a Choice

Is your teen interested in straightening their teeth, but not excited about the metal hardware that traditional braces can add to their smile? Here's a new option to consider, Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen offers the opportunity to straighten their smile with clear, invisible aligners, that are removable allowing for no food restrictions. Invisalign Teen makes it easy for the teen to track their progress with a new feature like blue "Compliance Indicators" that are designed to gradually fade as the aligner worn, which will put you at ease knowing they're wearing the aligners properly! Dr. Michelle Neal takes it one step further with "Training Aligners" they will wear to help them get practice for the real thing! To learn more about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, read the article below and visit our Invisalign Teen page on our website. Schedule your complimentary consultation to see what Invisalign Teen and Dr. Neal can do for you and your teen!

New, Clear Alternative for Straightening Teeth, Now Gives Teens a Choice Article

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mouth Guards and YOU!

What's the deal with mouth guards? There are so many different types of mouth guards, how do you know which one is right for you or your child? A lot of our patients play sports, and now is a great time to remind all of you to take care of both your mouth and appliances while participating in sports – especially contact sports such as soccer, football and basketball. Did you know that if you have braces you can still wear a mouth guard? We recommend a different type of mouth guard made especially for patients in treatment.

To read the full article, Mouth Guards and You, click the link below! Post any comments on our blog or our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NealSmiles or call our office for more information and help choosing which mouth guard is right for you!

Mouth Guards and You (the full article)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fitting Braces into Your Life!

Did you, your child or your friend just start orthodontic treatment with us? We know that starting treatment can be challenging and exciting at the same time! To achieve the best results possible in the shortest amount of time, there are some changes you'll need to take into consideration during your treatment with us. Click the link below to read the full article, Fitting Braces into Your Life. As always, our team is here to help, call us anytime to ask questions and to get advice from our trained professionals! (425) 823-1234

Fitting Braces into Your Life

Friday, July 6, 2012

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes...that is the question! Have you ever stopped to ask yourself which one is right for you, or your child or your partner?

Regardless of the type of toothbrush you prefer, when used properly, both powered and manual toothbrushes are great options for removing plaque and keeping teeth and gums healthy. So what variables should you consider when deciding on the best toothbrush for you?  Here are a few factors to consider, read the full article by clicking the link below!

Tell us what you think by posting on here or our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NealSmiles

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes article

Monday, May 21, 2012

5 Ways to Encourage Responsible, Productive Behavior in Your Kids

Responsibility is one of the most important skills your child can learn! We found this article to be very informative and at the very least, this article gives great ideas that might just help! Let us know what you think? Any other great ideas out there parents? Post your comments here or on our Facebook page!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling!

15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling!

Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine!" It's a true quote, smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system. Did you know that babies start smiling in their sleep as young as four to six weeks? Keep reading for more interesting facts about your smile!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Can brushing your teeth twice daily prevent later heart disease?

Are you a regular brusher? After a Scottish study, some scientist are saying that brushing twice daily can prevent later heart disease! Click the link below to view the whole article!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Habits you may want to break!


Sure, daily brushing and flossing are just what the doctor ordered, but they may not be enough to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. A few common habits secretly hurt our teeth, and Annalisa Somers, a Dentist based in Austin, Texas, says that most people don’t even realize they're doing harm. Are you guilty of any of these five dental don'ts?

Click the link above to read the full article!