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The One New Years Resolution That Will Last Forever.

December 30th, 2014

Deciding to improve your overall health is one great way to start off the New Year. We know many resolutions begin with crash diets and extreme fitness programs that won’t be kept up for very long.  But if there were one permanent change you could make, which would both enhance your appearance and improve your health... would you do it?

A change that will last a lifetime can be found in orthodontic care. One of the most noticeable features of the face is the smile. Are you proud to show off your pearly whites or self-conscious of the condition of your smile? Even more important than aesthetic improvements, braces can provide many health benefits. Teeth in correct alignment are easier to clean, which can make teeth more resistant to decay and less susceptible to gum disease or tooth loss. Correct alignment may also prevent tooth and jaw discomfort that can come from uneven wear.

Now before you begin to say braces are just for children or you are afraid they will interfere with your social agenda, you should know about the many new treatments that are available. Invisalign is the most popular tooth straightening solution for adults, allowing you to get the aligned smile you want, on the sly. There’s no need for your dental work to interfere with your social life, professional life, or favorite foods. You are never too old for a beautiful smile. There are many ways you can care for your smile beyond orthodontic care, some of the most important and often overlooked include:

1. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once every day.

2. Change your toothbrush every 3 - 4 months depending on the brush.

3. Going to annual checkups. Do not wait until there is pain to address an oral issue.

4. Clean your tongue every morning. This helps to remove the buildup of bacteria on your tongue, which is the main reason for bad breath. While using your brush to clean your tongue is helpful, using a tongue scraper is much better.

5. There are a lot of different toothpaste options on the market; arguably the most important thing to consider in picking your toothpaste is the fluoride content. Fluoride helps protect teeth from cavities by actually changing the chemical structure of teeth, making them much more resistant to the caries process and the cavities that process causes.

Schedule your free consult with Dr. Bennett and find out how you can make 2015 the year of the smile.


The Elf On The Shelf Visits The Orthodontist

December 10th, 2014

As he sat upon his shelf keeping a watchful eye on his friends, Elf thought to himself about what he could do to make his smile even more friendly.  Smiling was absolutely one his favorite things to do and he knew he would be proud to share his smile with the world, if it were just a bit brighter. So he called up his friend Braces Brad who had recently started a smile journey with Bennett Ortho, to find out what he should do.  Braces Brad was happy to share about his visit and everything Elf on the shelf should expect when he goes in for his first visit.

Braces Brad began by scheduling an appointment online at www.bennettortho.com and gathering info on the many . Upon his arrival at Bennett Orthodontics, he was asked to check in for his appointment on the computer system.




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After checking in, Braces Brad could not help but look around the big office and notice the hot chocolate machine. He quickly proceeded to make himself a delicious cup of his favorite drink, grab copy of Elf Illustrated and get comfy in the roomy waiting room.





He only made it a few pages into an article about the latest sled races when he realized their was an entire arcade just waiting to played with. Braces Brad quickly found himself unleashing his inner gamer and wishing he had more time to play, but it was time to meet with Dr. Bennett and learn more about starting his smile journey.




TBO_blog_elf mouth xrayBraces Brad sat down with Dr. Bennett in the consult lounge and began talking about his desire to have an even better smile. They also discussed the problems he was having chewing his favorite Christmas cookies. Dr. Bennett proceeded to give a thorough examination of his teeth including a visit to the X-ray machine. After reviewing all the options, they both agreed on the perfect smile



Braces Brad was ready to begin his smile journey and proceeded to hop up into the patient chair for his new smile hardware.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff made the whole process easy and relaxing. Before he knew it, it was time to check out and schedule a follow up appointment at the front desk.



Braces Brad was proud to start his smile journey and could not wait to see the results. In the meantime he was taught by Dr. Bennett about how to properly clean and care for his new smile gear to ensure his journey had no delays and provided the best results possible.  After hearing about his great experience, elf on the shelf quickly made his appointment and  began dreaming about the super friendly smile he would soon have.

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