As The Orthodontist
How to care for
your braces- part 1
More adults and children are getting braces than ever
before. It's important, when you are in the care of an
orthodontist to do what the doctor says, follow his or
her advice and take care of your braces. Be sure to
brush and floss often and don't eat any of the foods
that can break your brackets off Even kids can be
responsible for keeping their braces in good condition Nelson Hersh DDS, MS
The most important factor in keeping your teeth
and gums healthy during orthodontic treatment is brushing and flossing. The
American Association of Orthodontics recommends that you brush and floss
your teeth after every meal and before you go to bed. It is important to keep
the teeth clean because food can get caught in the braces and cavities will form.
If needed an orthodontist will prescribe a 4% fluoride gel to brush with, to
strengthen teeth even further and help to avoid cavities.
Some children and teenagers do not like to brush their teeth; however, if they do
not brush their teeth it can have disastrous results. Food will get caught in their
braces and their breath will smell awful. Serious decay may occur and possibly
even gum disease. Encourage children with braces to brush often.
Your orthodontist and all the orthodontic technicians will instruct you on how
to clean the braces. Use a regular toothbrush first and brush normally. Some
orthodontists give out special toothbrushes to reach hard to get spots like the
bristle brush that goes under the wire and between brackets to scrub where your
toothbrush won't. Other cleanina tools you might want to get are waterpik,
interdental brushes, electric toothbrushes, rubber tips, floss threaders, just to
name a few.
For more information you may call our office at (248) 926-4100
West Bloomfield/Commerce Township.
Nelson. (Nick) Hersh
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B'nai Mitzvah from page 57
Marli Elizabeth Siegel will read
from the Torah
on the occasion
of her bat mitz-
vah Friday, Sept.
8, at Temple
Israel. She is
of Caryn and
Ron Siegel and
the sister of
Reid. Her proud
grandparents are Connie and David
Sklar, Phyllis and Stan Savotsky and
Ann Siegel. She is also the grandchild
of the late Robert Siegel.
Marli attends West Hills Middle
School in Bloomfield Hills. As part
of her mitzvah projects, Marli will be
collecting school supplies and back-
packs for less fortunate children.
will be called
to the Torah
as a bar mitz-
Sept. 9, at
He is the son of Richard and Melissa
Small, brother of Randi and grand-
son of Reva Krause, the late Jerome
Krause, Susan and Irwin Small.
Robbie is a student at Bloomfield
Hills Middle School. His favorite
mitzvah project was volunteering as a
coach at Eddie 0's Basketball Camp in
Alana Danielle Wolf will celebrate
her bat mitzvah as she reads from
the Torah at
9. She is the
Brian and Risa
Wolf and sister
of Hilary. Her
parents are Jack
and Kay Wolf and Eleanor Brown. She
is also the granddaughter of the late
Edith Wolf and the late Henry Gray.
Alana is an eighth-grade student at
Norup School in Oak Park. For one of
her mitzvah project, she participated
in the SPARK program at Lincoln
Towers in Oak Park.
More B'nai Mitzvah
• Congregation Beth Ahm
— Aviva Kimelman, daughter
of Patricia and Bradley Kimelman
• Congregation B'nai Moshe
— Manly Zack, daughter of Brenda
and Doug Zack (Saturday).
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek
West Bloomfield B'nai Israel
Center — Joshua Norman
Chudnow, son of Leslie and Evan
• Temple Kol Ami — Macauley
Harris, son of Michelle Harris
• Temple Shir Shalom — David
Gatti, son of Sharon and Domenico
Gatti (Friday); Elliott Hall, son of
Janet and Jeffrey Hall (Saturday).
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit presents Sarah's Tent, a free
monthly program exploring Jewish
culture, rituals and observance for
Jews-by-choice, those in interfaith
relationships and Jews who want to
expand their knowledge. Opening
with the topic of the High Holidays,
sessions start 7- 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
14, in a home in Ferndale.
Participants are treated to a one-
hour presentation by a rabbi, cantor or
Jewish educator. The second hour is a
discussion led by staffers from Jewish
Family Service and Federation's
Alliance for Jewish Education,
both sponsors along with Jewish
Experiences For Families.
Pre-register with Debbie Rosenberg,
Yad Ezra sponsored its annual greet-
ing card contest for children 5-15.
Judges Ruth Kahn, Shayna Silverman
and Judy Kepes chose Melissa
Gildenberg, Helene Glickman, Jonah
Grand and Shoshana Silow as the win-
The cards are available for purchase
in packages of eight for $36. Orders
must be received by Sept. 18. Contact
Linda Chordash at (248) 548-3663 or