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2 Treats to Avoid this Halloween

October 25th 2018
Happy Halloween from everyone at Quest Johnson Orthodontics! Halloween is the perfect opportunity to talk to your child and remind them about the importance of sticking to their health routine. This includes brushing your teeth, flossing, wearing your retainers, using mouthwash and other health tips.If you recently received orthodontic treatment such as braces or in the middle of your treatment, we recommend you avoid these sweet treats.Popcorn Balls: These are often a big hit on Halloween...  [Read full blog post]

National Orthodontic Health Month: 3 Benefits of Orthodontics

October 23rd 2018
October is National Orthodontic Health Month! The importance and benefits of Orthodontics exceeds beyond just a beautiful smile. Here are 3 benefits of orthodontics.Prevent Cavities – Orthodontic treatment is the process that straightens teeth through various treatment plans such as braces and Invisalign. Straight teeth are easier to clean and therefore prevent bacteria that can cause cavities. Self-Esteem – A beautiful smile will allow you to shine and confidently live your life...  [Read full blog post]

Spooky Treats #Orthodontics

October 17th 2018
Happy Halloween! If you just received braces or looking for something different to try this Halloween, here are 2 incredibly delicious alternative to sweet treats and hard candy that can harm your teeth if you have braces.Graveyard Shakes: What You Need:1 ¼ cup milk  1 tablespoon chocolate syrup  1 large scoop chocolate ice cream  1 large scoop vanilla ice cream  2 Oreo cookies, finely crushed  1 soft ghost-shaped...  [Read full blog post]

Check-in 4 Charity: October

October 10th 2018
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where kindness can impact lives and change futures. We are part of the Check-in 4 Charity program where every month, we feature a charity either locally or nationally to support.All you have to do is check-in with an image or status update on Facebook and a donation is made on your behalf from us. This month were donating to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Cancer Research...  [Read full blog post]

Adult Orthodontics

September 24th 2018
As we grow older, our teeth begin to shift and move. Even if you had orthodontic treatment when you were younger, our smile may not be what it once was. There’s good news! Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options that are designed for different age groups, including adults. The variety of treatment options allows adults to live their life uninterrupted by orthodontic treatment....  [Read full blog post]

Mouthwash Differences

September 20th 2018
Mouthwash is an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine, that often goes unnoticed. But did you know there are multiple types of mouthwash? Each also has a different function and works in different ways to help your teeth.Fluoride Mouthwash:You’ve heard how fluoride helps your teeth. Well fluoride in mouthwashes, does just that and helps protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Be careful when using this type of mouthwash because an intake of too much fluoride is not...  [Read full blog post]

Common Questions to Orthodontics

September 12th 2018
With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practices’ top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. You might have a few questions on orthodontic treatment and what it entails. Here are a few of our common questions that we get asked.What is an Orthodontist? An Orthodontist is much different from a dentist. While all orthodontist are dentist, not all dentist are orthodontist! An orthodontist is a dental specialist...  [Read full blog post]

Check-in 4 Charity: Make a Difference

September 5th 2018
Habitat for Humanity, is a national charitable organization whose mission is to help families build and improve places to call home. The national organization, partners with people in our community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where putting good out in the universe is beautiful because the good always comes back and that giving and kindness starts with ourselves. This month, every time...  [Read full blog post]

Before You Go Back, Visit Us!

August 20th 2018
Summer is fading away and the fall season is quickly approaching. Kids have returned back to school and the normal routines have begun. As summer comes to an end and fall season returns, it can be a busy time for parents and their children. New activities and new routines, it’s easy to forget simple check-ups to the orthodontist.Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season?This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]

Check-in and Make a Difference!

August 15th 2018
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe giving back is essential for the world and our community. This month, we are supporting our International Fund for Animal Welfare! Every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made on your behalf. It’s that simple, you check-in with a photo, status update or review and we make the donation on your behalf.The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s vision is a world where animals are respected and protected. The international...  [Read full blog post]

Family Tips for a Healthy Smile

July 26th 2018
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!We see family of all types and love to see the initiative to keep your family’s teeth healthy. Here are a few tips to ensure your family is in tip top shape before their...  [Read full blog post]

Invisalign and Teens: Quest Johnson Orthodontics

July 2nd 2018
We are a respected provider of orthodontic care in your community for over 20 years. With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practices’ top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment.Invisalign Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces. The aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. By using its advanced technology, Invisalign...  [Read full blog post]

The Dangers of DIY Braces

June 20th 2018
There is a growing dangerous trend that is increasing in popularity with social media and among young teens. This trend is do-it-yourself (DIY) braces. These DIY braces are dangerous and can lead to gum damage and tooth loss, among other consequences.What Are DIY Braces?DIY Braces are braces people make out of household items such as rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line, paper clips and others that people think will get their teeth to move. People take these items and put them in their...  [Read full blog post]

A Foundation to a Healthy Smile

June 6th 2018
June is Oral Health Month!A good oral hygiene routine is the foundation to a healthy smile, especially for young children. For parents, leading by example, should establish healthy habits like brushing, cleaning between your teeth and seeing your dentist. This ultimately leads to the big difference in the health and happiness of your entire family and in children, less fears about visiting their dentist.Here are a few tips from the American Dental Association that are a great reminder to...  [Read full blog post]

Summer Foods and Braces - Quest Johnson Orthodontics

May 15th 2018
Summer is fast approaching! Here at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we are excited for BBQ’s, picnics, pool parties and vacation time! Summer is especially the defining moment for kids. Everyone is out of school and ready to relax. With relaxation and an abnormal routine, it is easy for kids with braces to forget two important food categories they’re supposed to avoid: hard foods and sticky foods! Here are some great and not so great classic summer foods that are great for kids (or anyone...  [Read full blog post]

5 Foods for Dental Health

May 15th 2018
Excellent oral health is the foundation for a healthy beautiful smile and can make a big difference before you visit us. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we want to give you simple tips that will make a lasting impact on your smile and oral health.Share this infographic and remind someone of these simple healthy tips. To learn more about us visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Giving Back for the World and our Community

May 11th 2018
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe giving back is essential for the world and our community. This month, we are supporting our American heroes! Every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made towards the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fun is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing critically-needed medical facilities for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury...  [Read full blog post]

Adjusting to Braces

April 26th 2018
Are you a new patient at Quest Johnson Orthodontics? You may or may not be excited about wearing your braces, but regardless we know you will be thrilled with the result of your new smile.  As with any change, adjusting to something new can be a little confusing and overwhelming sometimes, so we decided to help you out with a few tips on adjusting to your braces. Tip #1: Give yourself some time. Your braces may not be what you expected or wanted, but after a while when your teeth...  [Read full blog post]

Welcome! Your First Visit!

April 26th 2018
Fear of the unknown is human nature and some nervousness is to be expected prior to starting orthodontic treatment. Your first visit to our office is a time for us to get to know you and determine what your main concerns are. We will ease your fears by giving you as much information as needed to help you feel comfortable. Each member of our team is friendly and accessible and we encourage our patients or parents to ask questions. We believe that patients will feel more comfortable if they know...  [Read full blog post]

Braces and Cavities

April 23rd 2018
If you’re a patient at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, you are used to visiting us for your regular adjustment appointment every 6-8 weeks.While our hygienist is in your mouth making those adjustments, it’s important for you to remember our team is working on your braces and trips to your general dentist are still very much needed.When we work on your braces, we are not looking specifically for any cavities and anything we do notice is a by-product of monitoring your oral health from an...  [Read full blog post]

April's Check-In for Charity - Autism Speaks

April 2nd 2018
Quest Johnson Orthodontics is taking part in the worldwide support for Autism this month! What is Autism Speaks?Autism Speaks is a charity with the goal to increase the public understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder. Aside from the amazing outcome of this charity, they are famous for their “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Wear blue to your appointments in April to show your support for Autism Speaks.Facts about autism according to Autism Speaks:The Centers for Disease...  [Read full blog post]

Which Type of Floss is Best?

March 23rd 2018
If you’ve visited the dental care aisle recently, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. We often have patients ask us which floss is the “best” type of floss. In essence, all of the options on the market today do the same thing, and at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. We’ve listed a few of the options below.  Flossers: Flossers are small plastic instruments with a single floss strip and a pick on the opposite end. This option can be both...  [Read full blog post]

Bad Breath & Braces

March 8th 2018
After getting braces, new patients may develop bad breath from not cleaning their teeth properly. Simply doing a quick job brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your teeth in great shape, especially when you wear braces. Bacteria feeds on food particles leftover after you eat, and this sneaky bacterium creates an unpleasant odor. We certainly understand bad breath can be uncomfortable to talk about, but it happens to most of us. The important thing to do if you’re experiencing bad breath...  [Read full blog post]

Check Out This Month’s Check-In for Charity

March 1st 2018
The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.Together, in partnership with foundations,...  [Read full blog post]

Eating With Braces

February 20th 2018
Now that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.Foods to AVOID with braces:Chewy foods — bagels, licoriceCrunchy foods — popcorn, chips, iceSticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gumHard foods —...  [Read full blog post]

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