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Ask The Orthodontist
How to care for your braces - part 2
The next step in taking care of your braces is avoiding the
foods that can break them or pull them off. Gum is not
recommended. Other foods to avoid are anything that is
sticky, gooey or overly crunchy. Hard foods that you have
to bite with the front teeth can knock off a bracket. Cut up
apples and carrots and other foods like these into small
bite sized pieces. Certain hard candies and sticky candies
should also be avoided. Do not chew on ice. Smoking is
not a good idea when you have braces either, because
when you get the brackets off there will appear a little
white square on every slightly discolored tooth. Bleaching
treatments doesn't always fix this problem, either.
Nelson (Nick) Hersh
dward and Linda Sampson
of Bath and Stephen and
Stephany London of West
Bloomfield are delighted to
announce the engagement of their chil-
dren Katie Elizabeth Sampson and Adam
Katie earned her bachelor of arts
degree in marketing from Michigan State
University. She is a sales representative at
Adam earned his bachelor of arts
degree in supply chain management from
Michigan State University-. He is a sales
representative at Smart Office Systems.
A July wedding is planned at Temple
If a bracket does fall off, the orthodontist will attach another bracket.
However, every time the orthodontist has to replace a bracket, it extends the
orthodontic treatment longer. If you swallow a bracket that has fallen off it
is not a serious problem. Brackets are usually made of a medical grade
stainless steel, which just passes through your digestive system
If the orthodontist has installed any orthodontic equipment that you have to
wear or adjust, do it exactly as he says. If you don't you could delay getting
your braces off for months or even a year. If you are wearing rubber bands
to manipulate your bite, change them as prescribed. You should take off
your rubber bands before each meal and put in new ones after you are done
eating. You should also change the rubber bands before you go to bed.
You will be glad you followed your orthodontist's directions exactly when
you get your braces off on time or even early.
For more information please call our office at 248-360-7700 in
West Bloomfield / Commerce Township.
of West Bloomfield
and Anita and Arnold
Foreman of Baltimore,
Md., are delighted to announce the
engagement of their children Lezlie
Karen Meyer and Dr. Eric Jeffrey
Lezlie earned her master's degree
from Central Michigan University.
She is a senior new business consult-
ant with ADP TotalSource.
Eric graduated from the Temple
University School of Podiatric
Medicine in Philadelphia. He com-
pleted a residency and fellowship pro-
gram at Eastern Virginia School of
Medicine in Virginia Beach and is
completing a second residency pro-
gram in foot and ankle surgery at
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arol and former Detroiter Ted
Bahr of Silver Spring, Md.,
are delighted to announce the
engagement of their son
Adam to Debra Wheat of Damsacus,
Md., daughter of Thomas Wheat, Ellen
Carroll and Gail Wheat.
Adam graduated from the University
of Michigan in 1998 with a degree in
sports management and the University of
Maryland in College Park in 2000 with a
degree in English.
Debra graduated from the University
of Maryland with degrees in secondary
education and English.
Both teach in Montgomery County,
Md., where a July wedding is planned.
Kern Hospital in Warren.
A July wedding is planned at