Thursday, October 11, 2012

October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

Can you believe it's already October? For those who don't know, it’s National Orthodontic Health Month. This month-long event is organized by our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO.
Our team at Sanborn Orthodontics realizes that this is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about the importance of oral hygiene. National Orthodontic Health Month also aims to recognize the dedicated work of orthodontists and other dental professionals.

The AAO recommends patients avoid the following Halloween treats, or recipes with these ingredients:

• Caramel
• Nuts
• Popcorn (including un-popped kernels)
• Taffy
• Jelly beans
• Hard pretzels
• Licorice
• Bubblegum
• Ice

Trick-or-treating safety guidelines:

• Young children should always be accompanied by an adult
• Carry a flashlight
• Wear a light-colored or reflective costume
• Choose face paint over masks for young ghosts and goblins
• Have an adult inspect all treats before the children dig in

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or ask us on Facebook. Have a fun and safe Halloween!!!

1 comment:

  1. I was not aware of the fact that October is national orthodontic health month. But your post allows me to know about it. The American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month on February every year and we take certain steps to increase the awareness about the importance of oral hygiene. Being an orthodontist in Silver Spring Md I got another opportunity to raise the awareness about the importance of oral hygiene. Your post id very informative and I hope I will get more such type of information in near future.