Monthly Archives: February 2014

Random Acts of Kindess with Allen Orthodontics!

  Have you participated in our Random Acts of Kindness contest yet? Participating is simple – just perform a random act of kindness between now and the end of March and tell us about it! Wondering what are some examples of random acts of kindness? Why not try a few of these: Buy the person… Read more »

What makes teeth crooked?

Dr. Allen and our team hear this question a lot. Some of the common reasons for crooked teeth include: Thumb sucking Tongue thrusting or improper use of the tongue during speaking and swallowing Premature loss of baby teeth, which causes teeth to drift and shift Poor breathing airway caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils There… Read more »

What is a water pick and do I need one?

Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from periodontal disease and those patients of ours undergoing orthodontic treatment with full-bracketed braces, water picks use powerful tiny bursts of water to dislodge food scraps, bacteria, and other… Read more »

The Transformation of Valentine’s Day

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine’s Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had declared it illegal because only single, young men could be… Read more »

What’s so great about an orthodontist?

A lot of our patients are curious about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In fact, one of the most common questions we hear at Allen Orthodontics is, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?” A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. Dentists diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral… Read more »