Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sports and Energy Drink Consumption Damages Tooth Enamel

While they may sound refreshing, especially after participating in sports activities or after a jog, recent studies suggest that energy and sports drinks can damage tooth enamel, thus elevating your cavity risk. These drinks are especially popular among our younger patients. In the study, researchers analyzed the fluoride content and pH levels of 13 sports… Read more »

Catching Up With Dr. Allen!

As summer begins, we wanted to share a little about what Dr. Allen’s been up to recently with his family! Not too long ago, Dr. Allen and his wife, Natalie, acted as chaperons for his daughter’s orchestra ensemble. Emma and her classmates had the chance to play the one and only Carnegie Hall in New… Read more »

Are you ready for orthodontic treatment?

If you’ve been hiding your smile because you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment with Dr. Allen. Preparing for treatment is an important part of getting the smile you want. Basic exams The first step of preparation is the examination. An oral exam and X-rays taken at… Read more »

Smile with Invisalign Teen®!

Invisalign Teen is designed with today’s youth in mind. These clear, removable orthodontic aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable, which allows you to remove them as you eat your favorite foods and brush and floss your… Read more »

Going on vacation? Remember these simple tips!

If you are wearing braces and are planning a vacation, our team at Allen Orthodontics would suggest that you be prepared. We put together a list of items that will be handy to have with you at all times while you are out of town. They include: Toothpick, flosspick, or other interdental cleaners Travel toothbrush… Read more »