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Monday, October 27, 2008

Interview - Bob Bray, Orthodontist

Mindy interviewed Dr. Robert Bray, President Elect of the American Association of Orthodontists

Mindy asked about Halloween candy that kids with braces can eat. He suggested that people go to to find out how prepare treats to enjoy, such as Green Goo and Black and Orange Bon Bons.

He suggest that kids go to the orthodontist at age of 7. Most kids do not to have treatment at age 7. The orthodontist will do treatment at the right time. Black and orange are the favorite band colors right now.... co-ordinating bands are all the rage!

The difference between a dentist and an orthodontist is that an orthodontist spends 4 years in dental school plus 2-3 years learning how to move teeth. They understand growth, how to use braces to make teeth end up straight and as part of a great smile. Schooling to be a orthodontist includes 4 years college, 4 years dental school and 2-3 years orthodontist school.

Brush individual teeth, use dental floss, use dental rinse for the child, the dentist and the orthodontist.

Take care of baby teeth! Keep them clean and get rid of the bacteria to protect the future teeth. We want to keep our teeth!

Have a safe Halloween!

(I'll just mention here that the very first time we met Mindy, she was in the bathroom brushing her teeth -- practicing what she "preaches".)

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