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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]

Four Flavorful Fall 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]

Braces For Kids

August 23rd 2017
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends an orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7. This is the recommended age because typically the first of the adult teeth appear, and when some of the more important problems of dental development can require treatment. Treatment for young children is usually aimed at dealing with functional problems that immediately threaten the health of the teeth. The conditions that we treat in early childhood are problems of tooth eruption, crossbite,...  [Read full blog post]

The Process Of Clear Smiles

August 17th 2017
Whether you’re considering Invisalign treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign.During your initial consultation, you and Dr. Wentz will discuss your concerns in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image. From these images, Dr. Wentz will map out a precise...  [Read full blog post]

August Recipe

August 14th 2017
Here is everything you need to know to make your own rainbow smoothie! Enjoy!IngredientsRED LAYER1 frozen banana1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain1/2 cup frozen raspberries1/2 cup frozen strawberrieswater or liquid for blendingORANGE LAYER1 frozen banana1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain1/2 cup frozen peaches1 small orange1/4 cup frozen mangowater or liquid for blendingYELLOW LAYER2 frozen bananas1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain1 cup frozen pineapplewater or liquid for...  [Read full blog post]

Is There An Age Limit For Braces?

August 2nd 2017
Braces do the job of straightening teeth, regardless of age. More common than ever these days, you see adults wearing braces, and when you do, one question instantly pops into your head - do braces work for adults? The answer is YES. In fact, adults aged 20 to 40 years represent at least 40 percent of the population of people wearing braces. The reason why so many current adults skipped wearing braces during their youth is that they often feared of being bullied and teased because back in the...  [Read full blog post]

Tips For Back To School With Braces

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, Wentz 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 at your...  [Read full blog post]

Does My Child Need Orthodontic Treatment?

July 19th 2017
It is usually difficult for you as the parent to determine if treatment is necessary because there are many problems that can occur even though the front teeth look straight. Also, there are some problems that look intimidating and complex which will resolve on their own. Asking your general dentist is a good reference, but Wentz Orthodontics is your best resource since orthodontics is all we do.Early intervention can make a dramatic impact on establishing the proper occlusal foundation. The...  [Read full blog post]

Don't Do It Yourself

July 14th 2017
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 are some things that you just shouldn’t do yourself! Straightening your teeth or attempting to move your teeth as a “DIY” project is definitely one of the things you should not be doing.Moving and straightening teeth is a medical procedure that needs to be supervised by an orthodontist. It’s important for you all to be wary of any videos or...  [Read full blog post]

Avoid Bad Breath With Braces

July 3rd 2017
Bad breath is nothing any of us want to deal with, right? When you have braces, the chances of having bad breath are even worse because there are so many other places for bacteria to hide. If you are worried about how your breath smells, take these simple steps every day to ensure that you are not causing people to back up when you talk.Eat Right Sugar is not good for your diet in the first place, but it is horrible for your dental health. If you have braces, sugar can hide in some of the...  [Read full blog post]

Are You Having An Orthodontic Emergency?

June 26th 2017
Broken or disturbed appliances are likely to occur from time to time during your orthodontic care. If there is any disturbance, such as loose bands, broken or poking wires, call our office as soon as possible so we can evaluate the urgency of the problem and schedule you to be seen accordingly.The following are helpful hints to remedy some of the problems you may encounter until you can be seen in our office.If a tie wire is irritating your mouth, cover it with orthodontic wax or tuck it under...  [Read full blog post]

DIY Summer Treat

June 23rd 2017
Wentz 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 long, check here for healthy new summer snack recipes! STRAWBERRY-KIWI FRUIT POPSICLESIngredients:Popsicle Molds8 strawberries , cut into thin slices2 kiwis , cut into thin...  [Read full blog post]

Tips For Creating Your #WentzJingleJam Entry

June 16th 2017
Here at Wentz Orthodontics, we love giving back to the community and patients as much as we can. This month, we're giving you the chance to win 1 of 3 amazing prizes all valued at $1500 each! Don't feel overwhelmed with the requirements of entering, you don't need fancy equipment or video editing skills! Use your smartphone or any camera that allows you to video record, pop on your best smile, and show us some fun moves to our new Wentz Orthodontics jingle!Keep reading for a few tips on how to...  [Read full blog post]

Will Wisdom Teeth Affect Your Braces?

June 9th 2017
Some people require their wisdom teeth to be removed following orthodontic treatment with braces. Often the timing of the eruption of wisdom teeth coincides with the removal of braces. It is often difficult to determine if someone will have space in their mouth for their wisdom teeth to erupt or if the wisdom will become impacted.Many people have their wisdom teeth emerge as healthy, effective back molars. In this case, the tooth has grown in straight and is not affecting the person’s bite...  [Read full blog post]

Enter to Win $100 Home Depot Gift Card

May 26th 2017
It's time for another amazing Wentz Orthodontics contest! This time,  we're celebrating Father's day! Tell us why your dad makes you smile by posting on our facebook page, tagging us on instagram, or emailing your answer! You can email tamara@wentzmail.com.Be sure to include a photo of you with your dad! All entries will be entered to win a $100 Home Depot gift card for Dad!

EASY CROCKPOT RECIPE| Raspberry Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole

May 17th 2017
This Crockpot Raspberry Chocolate Chip French Toast Casserole is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. Perfect for a spring time breakfast or brunch!Ingredients1 cup milk4 large eggs2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon vanilla5-6 cups challah or brioche cubed1/2 pint raspberries1/2 cup dark chocolate chipsInstructionsWhisk the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a medium bowl.Place half of the challah cubes in a 4-5 quart slow cooker, pushing slightly down. Sprinkle with half the...  [Read full blog post]

You Still Need To See Your Dentist

May 12th 2017
If you’re a patient at Wentz 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 orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]

ENTER NOW! | Mother's Day Contest

May 8th 2017
Email tamara@wentzmail.com and tell us how wonderful your mom is for a chance to win a day at a local spa for your mom! Be sure to include a photo of your mom and you in the email. By entering, you are granting us permission to share your answer and picture online. If you do not want your entry shared, please be sure to note that in the email!

Another Way To Protect Your Teeth

April 28th 2017
Our team at Wentz Orthodontics knows that there are several ways you can protect your smile throughout your orthodontic treatment. If you follow the rule of thumb and brush your teeth twice a day, floss often, and protect your appliances from damage, your treatment should be very successful.One thing we’d like to add, is did you know there is another way to keep your teeth healthy and bright during your treatment with braces?How is this possible? One word: fluoride. Fluoride is the mineral...  [Read full blog post]

DIY Freezer Smoothie Packs

April 19th 2017
Ingredients1 cup spinach, packed1/2 banana, cut up into 1-inch pieces1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt, frozen (about 2 frozen cubes)1 cup mixed frozen fruit (mangoes, pineapple, strawberries)1 to 1 & 1/4 cup water OR milk (cow, almond, coconut, whatever kind you like)InstructionsIn a zip-top sandwich bag, add the spinach, banana pieces, frozen yogurt cubes, and mixed frozen fruit. Squeeze out the air and zip the bag shut. Place in freezer. Repeat for additional packs.To prepare: Pour 1 to...  [Read full blog post]

Save The Date | Annual Golf Tournament Info

April 14th 2017
Get your golf clubs out, it's time for another annual golf tournament. Wentz Orthodontics and the Children's Home of Lubbock presents our Annual Golf Tournament on May 8th to benefit some sweet children that need our help. Join us for a fun time; click here to register. Contact us for registration/sponsor information.This annual tournament gives local golfers the opportunity to rub shoulders with golf professional Bobby Wilson (Long Drive Hall of Fame and previous Long Drive Champion) and it...  [Read full blog post]

Mouthguards Save Teeth & Faces

April 7th 2017
A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age when it comes to protecting your mouthContact and collision sports such as boxing and martial arts are higher-risk sports for the mouth. Any athlete can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.Types of MouthguardsMouthguards can be custom made for your mouth by your dentist or orthodontist. However, if you can’t afford a...  [Read full blog post]

5 Fun Spring Activities

March 31st 2017
Spring is in the air! As the flower buds are peeking out and birds are starting to chirp, it's time to leave those thoughts of winter behind. Spring can be a wonderful time to explore the outdoors or go for a walk around town. Get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits, away from the electronics indoors. We have 5 fun ideas to get you in the mood for the loveliest season of the year.Dust off the sports gear. Find a kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, shoot hoops, whatever...  [Read full blog post]

Nutella Stuffed Pancakes | MARCH RECIPE

March 24th 2017
When you have pillowy soft, fluffy pancakes that are stuffed with warm, oozy Nutella, you don’t need anything else. Try out this amazing braces friendly breakfast recipe this weekend! These are best eaten warm but still fabulous at room temperature. Recipe makes 6 to 7 pancakes.NUTELLA STUFFED PANCAKESINGREDIENTS10 - 14 tbsp NutellaDry Ingredients1½ cups plain flour3 tsp baking powder4 tbsp sugarPinch of saltWet Ingredients1 egg1 cup + 2 tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)Other1...  [Read full blog post]

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