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Dr. Ankush Khanna

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7 Simple Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Want to go green but not sure where to start? Fresh Orthodontics has you covered. As an eco-friendly Brooklyn orthodontic practice, we use digital charting instead of paper, non-toxic sterilization systems and digital x-rays that don’t require film or chemicals to develop. These little changes add up and it’s no different on an individual level. By embracing some simple lifestyle tweaks, you too can reduce your carbon footprint. Go meatless a few days a week – How can you reduce your carbon footprint at home? Eat less meat! You don’t have to become a vegetarian or give up meat completely…

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7 Habits that will Improve Your Work-Life Balance

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When I’m not perfecting smiles as a Park Slope orthodontist, I’m involved in study clubs and professional organizations, and I keep up with continuing education. A lot of my time revolves around orthodontics, and it’s because I’m passionate about what I do. So, I completely understand how much dedication and sacrifice it takes to reach your career goals. However, it can’t always be all about work. I’m a dad and a husband too. One of the biggest things I’ve learned throughout the process of fulfilling my dreams is the importance of achieving work-life balance. It’s never going to be 50-50,…

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The Best Organic Restaurants in Brooklyn, NY

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As a Park Slope orthodontist, Dr. Khanna gives his patients their dream smiles. This goes beyond straightening people’s teeth and also entails helping them experience amazing oral health. Of course, brushing, flossing, aligning your bite with braces or Invisalign and regularly visiting your dentist are all big components of said oral health. However, eating a well-rounded, balanced diet is important too. Thankfully, there are tons of organic restaurants in Brooklyn, NY, serving up fare that’s heavy on the fresh produce and good-for-you ingredients. Minimizing starchy, simple carbohydrates and added sugar, which are cavity-causing culprits, in favor of delicious but nutrient-rich…

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How To Prevent TMD and TMJ Problems

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If you touch your face right in front of your ear while opening and closing your jaw, you’ll feel your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) at work. It might seem pretty straightforward but it’s a surprisingly complex joint. When the going is good, you can let out a yawn or take a huge bite of that burger without thinking twice. When something’s off, as is it is when you’re suffering from a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), it’s a whole another story and that joint and its cronies can cause serious pain. As a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Khanna doesn’t just make smiles…

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20 Activities to do With Your Kids in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

20 Activities to do With Your Kids in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

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You know Fresh Orthodontics is all about keeping our amazing Park Slope braces and Invisalign patients entertained, whether it’s through in-office shenanigans or by offering up suggestions for what to do with kids in Brooklyn. Well, we’re back at it again. Dr. Khanna decided it was time to roll out another installment of our popular posts on local family fun. However, instead of highlighting things to do in NYC with kids, we’re going hyper-local by focusing on what to do in Prospect Park. After all, our practice is only a five-block walk away. Plus, we’re pretty lucky to have such…

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What is Propel and How Does it Work?

What is Propel and How Does it Work?

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One of the most frequent questions patients ask is, “Is there a way to make braces work faster?” At Fresh Orthodontics, the answer is, absolutely! As a Brooklyn Propel® provider, we’ve got the goods to get you in and out of braces or Invisalign in nearly half the time. Dr. Khanna and the Fresh team love innovative gadgets and if it’s something safe and proven that can help our patients achieve results more quickly, comfortably and effectively, you better believe we’ll add it to our menu. That’s why we’ve invested in Propel Excellerator Series technology.

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How a Teen’s Smile Affects Their Self-Confidence

How a Teen’s Smile Affects Their Self-Confidence

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The teenage years can be awesome. There are new friends, new experiences, your parents are probably giving you a little bit of freedom, and you’re still years away from the challenges of “adulting.” Yet, we also know how hard this time can be. After all, everyone here at Fresh Orthodontics was a teen once themselves. You’re constantly changing and you’re juggling academics, family, friends, hobbies and a lot of expectations. With so much on your plate, worrying about your smile and feeling ashamed if you’re not happy with how it looks, just compounds some of the stressful parts of middle…

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Things to do with Kids in Brooklyn This Summer

10 FREE Kids Activities in Brooklyn This Summer: Our Third Annual Guide

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For the past two years, we’ve posted guides to summer events in Brooklyn for children, tweens and teens and the parents at our Park Slope orthodontic clinic have been big fans of the series. We’re going to keep it going and help you avoid hearing the kids complain of boredom within a week of that final school bell ringing. Here are Fresh Orthodontics’ favorite summer activities for kids in Brooklyn:

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Park Slope Kids Neighborhood Guide

Park Slope Kids Neighborhood Guide

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We love having our orthodontic office in Park Slope. The neighborhood has so much character.  It’s super family-friendly, there’s tons going on, and the residents have really embraced Fresh Orthodontics. What more could we ask for?! As we’ve put down our roots in the community over the past few years, we’ve gotten to know the local happenings, hence our Brooklyn kids’ activity guides and our recent compilation of places for kids birthday parties in Brooklyn. Most of our team members are parents of young kids, so we’re always keeping our eyes open for fun new places to visit.  We thought…

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Smile Tips & Tricks Movie Stars Use

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Celebrity smiles aren’t created overnight and stars like Emma Watson and Zac Efron weren’t born with straight, brilliant white teeth. In fact, both of them underwent orthodontic treatment and teeth whitening to get those picturesque chompers. Just because you’re not strutting down the red carpet, doesn’t mean you too can’t have a grin you’re proud of. Whether you’re wondering how to make your smile more attractive in general or you want to look awesome in your Instagram photos, we’ve got the tried and true tips and tricks that will have you flaunting a celebrity quality smile in no time.

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