Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween TIPS from the American Association of Orthodontists

It’s almost that spooky time of year again and Dr. W. Michael Allen, and our team thought we’d share some Halloween tips from our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists. Trick-or-treating safety guidelines: • Young children should always be accompanied by an adult • Carry a flashlight • Wear a light-colored or reflective costume… Read more »

Don’t forget – Dr. Allen’s Annual Movie Night is November 4!

Dr. Michael Allen would like to remind his patients to enter our annual movie night drawing! The winner will receive two tickets to a special screening of Puss in Boots on November 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Krikorian Theaters in Vista, CA. You can enter the drawing by submitting your name at your next appointment… Read more »

5 tips to avoid plaque

At Allen Orthodontics, we know nobody likes getting plaque on their teeth. Here are five other ways you can avoid that dreaded enemy of the teeth during orthodontic treatment, courtesy of WebMD. Let’s start with brushing regularly. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste is vital to a healthy mouth. Make sure… Read more »

Cold season is here, from Allen Orthodontics

Cold and flu season is here – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that a common cold usually includes sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and coughing. Symptoms can last for up to two weeks. To promote a healthy and clean environment, Dr. W. Michael Allen and our entire staff give a great deal of… Read more »

At Allen Orthodontics, October means National Orthodontic Health Month!

Happy October! For those who don’t know, it’s National Orthodontic Health Month. This month-long event is organized by our pals at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. Dr. Allen and our team realize that this is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about the importance of oral hygiene. National Orthodontic Health Month… Read more »

Breaking bad oral health habits

At Allen Orthodontics, we know good dental health requires only a few minutes a day. We thought we’d provide some practical advice on how to improve your or your child’s smile between your adjustment visits with Dr. W. Michael Allen. Start by brushing your teeth twice a day. Proper brushing techniques are an essential part… Read more »