February 14th, 2017
Happy Valentines Day! It is a day that many loved ones celebrate by gifting sweets, cards, flowers and such. Who doesn't love to receive gifts, especially a delicious box of chocolates and dessert? Of course here in the dental field we are very alert when it comes to candy, even more aware of our patients on this day. But what's scarier than chocolate gifts on Valentines Day, is the next day when all candy is on sale. There is nothing wrong with indulging in a piece of chocolate here and there, but excessive amounts of sweets is terrible for your teeth. Most people are aware that too much sugar is bad, but they do not know the specifics of why exactly. Sugar is not what is attacking your teeth but the bacteria that feeds on the sugar. This bacteria becomes plaque which is the main culprit for tooth decay. Plaque will stick to your teeth and produce acids that destroy the enamel that protects your teeth.
Just remember to take it easy this Valentines Day on the sweets to keep your smile healthy. Don't forget to brush your teeth at least twice a day, as well as your tongue which host most of the bacteria. Floss everyday, consume nutritious food and limit your snacking, both sweet and salty.
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December 28th, 2016
There are many options of treatment we offer in our offices, from classic metal braces to clear aligners. One of the more popular choices, especially selected by adults, is lingual hidden braces. As an adult, patients don't desire visible braces that take them back to middle school. They prefer to have custom brackets and wires that are tucked away and hidden behind the teeth. Comfortable and virtually invisible, lingual braces are the preferred option for those worried about the appearance of braces and don’t want buttons glued to their teeth as with clear aligners such as Invisalign®. Lingual braces are a great choice for both teens and adults. They are the preferred choice of CEO's, professional athletes, celebrities, and stars. Technology is on the rise and is not slowing down anytime soon. With so many options, the information can be explored on the internet. Many of our patients do their research, and find us online, so we're glad to introduce ELOS, a website to help find an orthodontist that specializes in lingual braces. Dr. Neil Warshawsky is joining a group of orthodontics who like him, have become experts in hidden braces, and are not opposed to take on complicated cases. Along with information on different lingual systems, the website provides a before and after view of patients who have undergone treatment. ELOS goal is to get the word out on Lingual braces. Foremost to inform potential patients of all of the benefits of choosing to go with the most invisible orthodontic treatment available, as well as where to find the best true lingual providers around!
October 7th, 2016
If our patients were not aware, Get It Straight has an office in the Lakeview area in Chicago, just a few blocks away from Wrigley Field. Today is the first game of the NLDS for the Chicago Cubs and we are very excited for our boys in blue to go far this postseason. The joy and hope from Wrigleyville is felt all around the city, even some of our assistants, who don't watch baseball, are feeling the excitement. We wish our Chicago Cubs all the luck in the playoffs and hope to witness a World Series win.
September 2nd, 2016
First of all, we would like to thank our patients who were present for the ice cream social. We had a blast with everyone and of course the delicious ice cream. We hope everyone received their patient reward card. If you haven't, just stop by the office. Through this new program, patients can earn points with good hygiene, no broken brackets, even just by following us on social media. After enough points have been earned, they can be redeemed for gift cards on restaurants, shops, online, and so much more. A lot of time and effort has been put into this new program just so we can reward our patients and encourage their progress on their treatment.