Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Rain Rain Go Away

Finding things to do inside the house can be a challenge on rainy days. As teens…our first instinct might be to turn on the video games and tune out the world. 

The team at Spannhake Orthodontics would like to challenge our teen patients to do something different and use these rainy days as an opportunity to learn something new! 

Being stuck inside isn't necessarily a bad thing…and we are here to prove it to you. When rain keeps you inside try having some indoor fun with these clever ideas. 

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Make a Movie 
Instead of watching a movie…make your own movie. Write a script, cast your family, and capture everything on your cell phone’s video camera. 

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Get Slimed 
Slime can be made from products you have around the house. The method for making glitter slime is easy…and you can make it whatever color you want!   

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Make Friends
Friendship bracelets are a great craft that will help pass the time while inside on those rainy days. 

So…if those spring time showers are keeping you cooped up, you may as well spend the time making something awesome!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Protect Your Goal

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Spring break has passed and once again our patients are ready to begin the spring sports season! 

April is National Facial Protection month and because many of our Towson and Westminster area patients are active athletes, the team at Spannhake Orthodontics wants to remind patients, coaches and athletes to play it safe when suiting up for recreational and organized sports.   

While we encourage everyone to play sports, we also want to encourage everyone to stay safe. Spannhake Orthodontics hopes that if you are playing sports this year, that you guard your goal of a healthy straight smile by wearing a mouth guard

Each year, more than 2.6 million children 19 years of age and younger are treated in hospital emergency departments for sports and recreation-related injuries. This fact alone should tell you just how important it is to protect your teeth and your orthodontic appliances with a mouth guard. 

Mouth guards are made of flexible material that is fitted to protect your upper and lower teeth. Mouth guards help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue or jaw.   

We want all of our patient athletes to keep their smiles safe from injury by habitually wearing a mouth guard during sports. Please contact Spannhake Orthodontics if you have any further questions regarding protecting your smile or purchasing a mouth guard. 

Mouth guards are a smart investment for your health, so be sure to make the use of a mouth guard a routine.