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December Charity of the Month - Action Against Hunger

December 1st 2017
For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger. They enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. Constantly searching for more effective solutions, Action Against Hunger continuously shares their knowledge and expertise with the world while pushing for long-term change. About 815 million people go to bed hungry every night, and one in three children in low-...  [Read full blog post]

Thanksgiving Countdown!

November 16th 2017
It seems like the month of November has really flown by! Thanksgiving is just a week away and we’re all looking forward to time with family and friends – not to mention all of the delicious food! While some holidays spotlight foods that might traditionally be a challenge to manage when you have braces, Thanksgiving is typically filled with foods that are braces approved!If you’re looking to add a new side dish or two to your Thanksgiving table this year, we’ve found two contenders that...  [Read full blog post]

Out With the Old & In With The New

November 9th 2017
With cold and flu season starting, germs seem to be lurking everywhere! While it’s difficult to avoid catching the office cold or flu bug, you can help keep your number one oral hygiene accessory in great shape by replacing your toothbrush regularly. Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean, but how long should you a keep a toothbrush? It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one every 3 to 4 months, and directly after any cold or flu. Replacing your...  [Read full blog post]

November Charity of the Month - International Fund for Animal Welfare

November 1st 2017
We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! It seems like just yesterday that the school year began, and now here we are with Thanksgiving just around the corner! We’re so thankful for the opportunity we have this month to support another wonderful charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.ABOUT THE CHARITYFor more than 40 years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has saved animals in need all around the world. Their work strives to connect animal welfare and...  [Read full blog post]

Four Fall Flavorful Smoothies

October 19th 2017
With Fall in full swing and with it the hectic holidays just a step further down the road, we thought we’d put together a list of a few fall-themed smoothies that can serve as a great (and easy!) breakfast or after school snack.Pumpkin Banana SmoothieIf you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie.2 tablespoons canned...  [Read full blog post]

Spotlight on This Months Check-In 4 Charity: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

October 1st 2017
This month with your help, we are supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. The only way to achieve this goal is through research. Research is revolutionizing our understanding of cancer. Research is leading us to the core of this insidious disease. Research is transforming lives every day as women and men get the help they need. They believe...  [Read full blog post]

Spotlight on This Months Check-In 4 Charity: Smile for a Lifetime

September 1st 2017
Just like that the warm summer months are winding down and September is here! For all of us at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, this also means a new charity of the month! With your help we will be supporting Smile for a Lifetime.ABOUT THE CHARITYThe Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides orthodontics to individuals, ages 11-18, who may not have the opportunity to acquire assistance any other way. Launched in 2008, Smile for a Lifetime aims to reach...  [Read full blog post]

Healthy Habits For Our Patients

August 18th 2017
Seeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important.When treating your teeth Quest Johnson Orthodontics staff wants to be sure they are working with healthy teeth; developing healthy habits starts at a young age.Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been there since...  [Read full blog post]

Achieve A Straight Smile Without Metal Braces

August 15th 2017
Is your teen bummed out about the thought of having braces? Invisalign Teen aligners give adolescents a whole new way to wear braces for a clearly amazing smile!Scenarios in high school like, the team game on Friday nights, homecoming dances, and yearbook pictures can leave many teens stressed about their smile Don't let your teenager stress; during Invisalign Teen treatment teens can achieve a straight smile without metal braces and without detection! Invisalign Teen aligners are a...  [Read full blog post]

Please Don't Do This Yourself

August 14th 2017
Quest Johnson Orthodontics and the American Association of Orthodontists have a prompt announcement for consumers about “DIY” orthodontic treatment. It is with great urgency that we emphasize to you all to be cautious about the trending “DIY” orthodontic treatment because straightening your teeth on your own can lead to lifelong dental problems.Do-It-Yourself videos and websites are popular among today’s culture, and while so many great ideas come from several of these outlets, there...  [Read full blog post]

Meet The Charity Of The Month

August 3rd 2017
August is here! For many, this means the end of summer vacation and back to school, but for Quest Johnson Orthodontics, this means a new charity of the month. This month, with your help, we will be supporting Doctors Without Borders. ABOUT THE CHARITYDoctors Without Borders is an international humanitarian organization founded in 1971. This charity is known to respond to emergencies around the world, saving and impacting lives daily. The funds allow the organization to impact those in need of...  [Read full blog post]

Early Evaluation For A Healthy Smile

July 31st 2017
Orthodontics deals with the correction of teeth and jaws that are not in the right position. Quest Johnson Orthodontics has been a versatile help in creating a straight and healthy smile to patients who are affected with crooked teeth and other oral problems such as:  • Overbite: In which the front teeth lie so much far forward, protruding quite the lower teeth. • Underbite: In which the lower teeth lie too far forward, sticking out more than the upper teeth. • Crossbite: In which...  [Read full blog post]

Back to School With Braces Tips

July 28th 2017
Caring for braces especially for students in school can be quiet hectic due to the restrictive devotions to maintain the braces and for this reason, Quest Johnson Orthodontics has decided to put up an article which will make caring for orthodontic braces easy in school. As a student who just had an orthodontic treatment, you should be rest assured that it is the best that can happen to give you the perfect smile again but the care for your teeth and gums help make it very effective. Take a look...  [Read full blog post]

Learn About Wisdom Teeth & Braces

July 21st 2017
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually come in anywhere from 17 to 25 years old. Coincidentally, this age bracket is a popular time for orthodontic work, and many people are in braces or will soon have them taken off. It can be disconcerting in this time period to see completely new teeth emerging.Wisdom teeth are a leftover trait from when humans had larger jaws and chewed hearty leaves. Wisdom teeth tend to overcrowd already corrected molars or emerge only half way. In fact,...  [Read full blog post]

July Charity of the Month

July 3rd 2017
Each month, Quest Johnson Orthodontics gives back to different charities with our Check-in 4 Charity membership. We believe strongly in supporting meaningful causes in our community and worldwide to help raise awareness and work together with our patients to donate funds monthly. This month, we are excited to announce our efforts are going to benefit July’s featured charity, the SPCA International.Learn More About the SPCA International Quest Johnson Orthodontics is excited to encourage...  [Read full blog post]

Invisalign Compared To Clarity Ceramic Braces

June 28th 2017
Clarity ceramic braces and Invisalign are two treatments with the same mission, to make orthodontic treatment more difficult to detect than traditional metal braces. Many patients of Quest Johnson Orthodontics seek our help to straighten their smiles, but want to make a less noticeable statement while they commit to a healthier, straighter smile. Both Clarity ceramic braces and Invisalign treatments can provide this solution for many patients. While the two treatments have the same mission,...  [Read full blog post]

Healthy DIY Summer Treat

June 23rd 2017
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics we believe nutrition and a healthy smile go hand in hand. From snacking and eating on the go, to making sure kids have access to healthy snacks at home, Quest Johnson Orthodontics wants to help you keep your snack choices healthy this summer with braces-friendly healthy summer snack recipes.By avoiding sticky sweets and sugary beverages, we will provide you with snack choices that are fit for orthodontic patients and promote overall wellness and health! All summer...  [Read full blog post]

Braces Aren't Just For Cosmetic Purposes

June 9th 2017
Did you know orthodontic treatment is not just for cosmetic purposes?Having a good bite not only makes it easier to eat and speak but will enhance your dental and overall health as well. Straight teeth aren’t just pretty, they’re healthy too. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean reducing the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, our practices’ top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care. We utilize the...  [Read full blog post]

Check-In This June For Strides To Success

June 1st 2017
Check-in at our office this June to help us support Strides to Success.  Check-in on Facebook at Quest Johnson Orthodontics in June to help support Strides to Success!What is Strides to Success?Strides to Success is a non-profit organization that is committed to positively impact the emotional, mental, behavioral and social challenges of both adults and children that have at-risk behaviors or have need of special support services.Strides to Success creates custom programs to meet...  [Read full blog post]

All You Need To Know About Mouthwash

May 23rd 2017
Mouthwash is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine, especially when being treated by an orthodontist. The process of using mouthwash seems pretty simple: swig, swish, gargle and spit. But, what most people misunderstand is not all mouthwash is created equal. In fact, do you know if you’re using the right kind of mouthwash while being treated at Quest Johnson Orthodontics?Mouthwash DifferencesThe next time you’re ready to buy mouthwash, make sure you know your mouthwash and the...  [Read full blog post]

Dentist VS Orthodontist

May 18th 2017
Recently there has been a lack of understanding about who should be providing your orthodontic care. Most patients contemplate on whether they should seek treatment for braces or clear aligners from their general family dentist, or a certified orthodontic specialist. Making the decision to get orthodontic treatment is an important one that will affect your dental health for a lifetime, so it’s important that consumers are informed of the significant differences in care between a certified...  [Read full blog post]

Braces & Oral Health

May 12th 2017
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]

Tips To Avoid Crooked Teeth

May 3rd 2017
There are a number of reasons that cause crooked teeth, ranging from genetics to mouth deformities and serious oral diseases. When extra teeth or abnormally large teeth create a malocclusion (crookedness), it’s usually genetic in nature. Other inherited traits involve jaws that are too small to accommodate a full set of teeth and misaligned jaws that did not form properly in the womb.Can crooked teeth be prevented?In most cases, underbites, overbites, and crooked teeth are genetically derived...  [Read full blog post]

SAVE FACE! Get The Word Out

April 27th 2017
It’s still National Facial Protection Month so we’re spreading the word to our patients to remind everyone to protect faces this spring. As many children and adults gear up to start a new sports season, it’s important to keep faces and heads protected from injuries that can potentially be deadly. Did you know spring is one of the busiest times in emergency rooms for mouth and facial injuries? Several of these injuries happen in the spring because they are sports-related accidents...  [Read full blog post]

Easy Raspberry Peach Smoothie Recipe

April 18th 2017
Making this Raspberry Peach Smoothie is super easy. All you need is some frozen raspberries, peaches, vanilla greek yogurt and vanilla almond milk. Blend it all together and you have a creamy, tasty smoothie to start your day! Enjoy!Ingredients1 cup frozen raspberries¾ cup chopped fresh peaches¼ cup vanilla greek yogurt⅓ cup vanilla almond milkInstructionsPlace all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, adding a bit more almond milk as needed if the smoothie is too thick. Serve and...  [Read full blog post]

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