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How to Floss With Braces

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I know not many people love to floss their teeth. Hey, even after going to dental school and working as a Brooklyn orthodontist, I wouldn’t say I find it the most thrilling part of my day. Yet, flossing is so important to your oral health because it removes plaque between the teeth and at the gumline that your toothbrush can’t reach. If you don’t floss, you increase the likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Since teeth move most effectively in a healthy oral environment, flossing with braces is even more crucial. Plus, getting cavities or gum disease could…

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Our 5th Annual Guide to Affordable & FREE Summer Activities for Kids in Brooklyn: Social Distance Edition

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As most of you know, Dr. Khanna isn’t just a Park Slope orthodontist, he’s also a dad! So, he completely understands just how tough it’s been over the past two months to keep kids entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. While summer in Brooklyn, and New York City as a whole, will look much different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with the fam. To help, we’re sharing our 5th (!) annual guide to free and affordable activities for kids in Brooklyn this summer, all with social distancing in mind.  Take Advantage of the Open Streets Program…

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We’re reopening

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Dear Fresh Ortho Fam, We’re excited to finally get to see you in person! On May 31st, Governor Cuomo gave all dentists the green light to resume full services. We have been working hard this week to train our team on our updated safety protocols and to get organized to give our patients a safe new experience and the same amazing smiles as always! We will be reopening on June 8th for full-service treatment. We wanted to share the following updates with you for what to expect in the near future. Should I call to reschedule my cancelled appointment? No! We have a detailed…

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Where to Find Your Orthodontic Supplies on Amazon

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At Fresh Orthodontics, we typically give our Park Slope Invisalign, Clarity and braces patients their supplies like elastics. However, with our office temporarily closed, if you run out, you may be wondering where you can stock up. To help, my team and I have done a bit of research and found some reasonably affordable options on Amazon. We don’t endorse these products since we haven’t personally evaluated them all but they should be effective for you to use until we reopen. Of course, patients are welcome to get variations but these are all good examples of similar items we keep…

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The Perks of a Virtual Consultation at Fresh Orthodontics

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As you probably know, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, my team and I made the difficult decision to temporarily close our office in an effort to help flatten the curve. While we’re doing our part to encourage social distancing, our phone lines and email are still open. For current patients, check out our guide to orthodontic care during COVID-19. We’ve also set up a virtual follow-up feature on our site so we can connect. Now, what about new patients who are considering kicking off their orthodontic treatment? We’ve got you covered too with virtual consultations. So, if learning…

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Why Orthodontic Offices are Closed Because of COVID-19 (Plus, How to Keep Your Smile Healthy at Home)

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I know some of our Park Slope Invisalign and braces patients have been wondering why we’re closed except for emergency appointments during the coronavirus pandemic. Well, we followed guidance from a number of health and government officials that stated orthodontists and other dental professionals should close their doors to all elective procedures for the safety of the patients, the team, the doctor, and the community as a whole. As a healthcare professional, it’s my responsibility to do my part to help flatten the curve. What’s Considered an Elective Procedure? In normal life, it might not feel like orthodontic treatment is…

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Important Message – Extended Office Closure

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Hello Everyone, *UPDATED June 3rd* – Our office will be reopening to patients on Monday, June 8th. Find out more HERE. I am writing to inform you that we will not be reopening the office on April 6th as originally anticipated. Based on Governor Cuomo’s mandate for closure through April 15th, we can only assist with emergencies at this time, which is limited to severe pain, bleeding, or infection. The federal recommendation and that of the ADA are currently to remain closed to all non-essential elective procedures until April 30th. We are watching the same news updates as all of you and…

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FAQ guide for patients during COVID-19

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Dear Family, *UPDATED June 3rd* – Our office will be reopening to patients on Monday, June 8th. Find out more HERE. Due to these unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances, we know you might have some questions about the covid-19 pandemic and how it may affect your orthodontic care. Our team has put together this FAQ to help you gain some amount of clarity in this part of your life. We are here to support you and will continue to find new ways to provide you with world-class orthodontic care. How long will our office be closed? o Our office is…

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What Age Should My Child Visit an Orthodontist?

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Today we have a guest post from Dr. Ryan Streight of Craig & Streight Orthodontics. His practice has offices in Oklahoma City, Mustang and Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Streight is a friend and fellow orthodontist who will be talking about the age kids should first see an orthodontist for an assessment. Thanks for inviting me to post on your blog, Dr. Khanna! I know a question I hear fairly often at my own practice and I’m sure you do as well is: What age should my child visit an orthodontist? Well, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends kids see an orthodontist…

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Invisalign and Braces for Adults: Teeth-Straightening Options for Grown-Ups

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Am I too old for braces? Is Invisalign worth it if I’m in my forties or fifties? As a Park Slope orthodontist, these are questions I hear all of the time. The answer is, it’s never too late to get a smile you love, and we can achieve great results at any age with Invisalign®, 3M™ Clarity™ aligners or braces. In fact, orthodontic treatment can greatly improve an adult’s quality of life. This is why, currently, more than one in four orthodontic patients in North America are 18 years old or over. If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth, read…

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