Archive for May, 2010
May 24th, 2010
Did you know an electric tooth brush usually gets your teeth even cleaner – especially with braces! Electric tooth brushes, in a Consumer Reports test, removed 75 percent or more of plaque in our tests, on average. The top-rated Oral-B rotates in both directions and pulses, and a sensor stops pulsations when you brush too hard; the runner-up Philips Sonicare is the vibrating type. Despite its effectiveness, most users said it vibrated too much. (Sonicare brushes might take getting used to, but they have an Easy Start feature that can help.) Dr. Thomas encourages the use of these rotary tooth brushes during orthodontic treatment with braces.
May 13th, 2010
May 13th, 2010
We have a new and exciting contest at Poway Braces! Dr Thomas has decided to Raffle an iPad for those Mac lovers who just cannot get enough. Heck, even if your a PC lover, this is for you too! Teens, Adults, those who enjoy coming to our office have a chance to win. To enter our Raffle all you have to do is create a short video saying why and how much you like our office. Post your video to your You Tube account, and share it with us. A link to our You Tube account is located on the bottom of our main web site page. Its that simple! Obviously the odds are going to be pretty darn good – How many will really do it?? Do you want a chance to win the iPad?? The winner will be picked August 31st from all contestants & the best videos will be featured on our Facebook page as well as our You Tube site (of course with your permission). Do you have creative fun energy to share with us? Each Team member of Poway Braces will be given one vote. The winner will be selected by a majority vote – how well do you know our team? Talk to our team members about what they might like at your next appointment & enter to Win!
May 5th, 2010
Wow, great times in our Nations Capital! Attended 4 full days worth of classes and now dining across from the White House. Tonight we are visiting the Lincoln Memorial and the Kennedy Center – very exciting! Did you know Dr Thomas graduated from Georgetown Universities Dental school and Orthodontic programs in the Kennedy Center? A few of our continuing education courses included up to date information about TMJ causes & potential future treatment methods, computerized patient customized treatment (Insignia), advances with early treatment for young children (6-8 yrs old), custom mouth guards with braces and treatment techniques using small temporary ancor devices to correct problems which used to require invasive jaw surgery.
May 1st, 2010
Just landed in Washington D.C. for the annual American Association of Orthodontists meeting. We are excited to see old friends, learn new updated information from researchers, and visit new sites and locations in the D.C area. Poway Braces & Dr Thomas pride themselves on attending continuing education courses throughout the year – staying up to date on new developments in our field. California requires Orthodontists to attend at least 50 hours of continuing education every two years. Dr. Thomas typically attends over 50 hours of continuing education each and every year- occasionally teaching courses himself. Is it important your Orthodontist stays on top of new research findings and developments? We believe it is!