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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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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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12 FREE (or almost free) Kids Activities in Brooklyn This Summer: Our Fourth Annual Guide

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Summer is our favorite time of year at Fresh Orthodontics. The days are longer, the weather is warmer and we can finally swap our boots and jackets for shorts and sandals. Summer also gives us more time to spend with our families, exploring and enjoying everything our neighborhood has to offer. For the past three years, we’ve shared the best fun and free summer activities for kids in the Park Slope area. Our Brooklyn orthodontist clients always love our annual round-up, so we’ve brought it back for another year — and with two bonus additions, it’s better than ever! Trust…

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The 17 Best Brooklyn Coffee Shops

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There are so many amazing things about Brooklyn: the parks, the shopping, the awesome events, the food and your favorite Park Slope orthodontist, to name a few. Another thing we really excel at in our borough is the coffee! Our coffee shops are second to none. It makes sense. After all, in the 19th and early 20th century, the Arbuckle Brothers operated the largest coffee company in the United States out of Brooklyn and even roasted and sold the country’s first popular coffee brand, Ariosa. Our borough’s obsession with coffee continues to this day. Whether you just want to grab…

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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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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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