All
Braces and Aligners
Miscellaneous
Oral Health
Recipes
The Latest Buzz
bananas, braces-friendly
May 18, 2020

Bananas for bananas

Recipes,

Bananas make a great braces-friendly snack. They are packed with potassium, fiber and vitamins (including B and C), and they come in their own case. Is it bananas or is it true that separating them slows down ripening? The idea behind th...

OrthoBee Reopening in Fountain Valley
May 9, 2020

Reopening After COVID-19

The Latest Buzz,

We have missed so much! My team and I are beyond ready to get back to work and see everyone. It was my goal to personally reach out to each one of our patients in active treatment; thank you for sending in photos so I could track your pr...

April 11, 2020

Easter Fun

The Latest Buzz

Did you know that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are deemed essential workers by New Zealand’s Prime Minister? Your Fountain Valley orthodontist agrees. Staying at home during this pandemic doesn’t mean that we can’t make Easter me...

April 11, 2020

Whole Wheat Challah Bread

Recipes

While challah bread is typically eaten during Jewish holidays, it is so delicious that you might want to make it more often. This recipe is from Furthermore.com. Let us know how the recipe turned out for you; we love sharing ideas with o...

June 2, 2019

Teeth whitening: is it safe?

Oral Health,

Recently, the news warned people that teeth whitening may not be safe after a study at Stockton University in New Jersey indicated that some damage to teeth does occur as a result of exposure to these whitening chemicals. Kelly Keenan’s,...

June 22, 2018

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Oral Health

It’s been estimated that approximately 90 million people in North America suffer from sleep disorders, including insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea. Patients visit their dentist on a more regular basis than other health care professiona...

June 22, 2018

Top Tips To Prevent Tooth Grinding

Oral Health

How are Americans dealing with these difficult economic times? They’re taking the stress out on their teeth, if you ask dentists. Nearly 75% of dentists surveyed by the Chicago Dental Society said their patients reported increased stre...

June 22, 2018

Taking Care of Baby Teeth

Miscellaneous, Oral Health

The American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs recently updated its guidance to caregivers – now recommending children’s teeth be brushed with a fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth arrives. CSA previously reco...

June 22, 2018

Cappuccino Panna Cotta Recipe

Recipes

Panna cotta (Italian for “cooked cream”) is a dessert of sweetened cream and flavored with rum, vanilla or coffee. This version combines dark chocolate and coffee, both are good sources of antioxidants. Have dessert with benefits! Ac...

June 22, 2018

Immune-Boosting Broth

Recipes

Slay vampires and keep colds at bay with this healthy broth. Garlic has long been used for its medicinal properties, which include allicin, a chemical that might relieve pain and act as an anti-inflammatory. Note: parsley will help with ...

June 22, 2018

Slow-Roasted Salmon

Recipes

Ingredients: 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 c. harissa paste (preferably New York Shuk) 1 garlic clove, grated 1 lemon, halved 1 2-lb. skinless center-cut salmon fillet Kosher salt Mixed tender herbs (such as parsley, cilantro, dill, ...

June 22, 2018

Tahini Cake

Recipes

A slice of cake and a fit lifestyle are not mutually exclusive. This easy recipe from Eva Kosmas Flores, the Portland, Oregon-based author of First We Eat, contains healthy fats from coconut oil and tahini. The latter is also rich in vit...

June 21, 2018

Protect Your Greatest Asset: Your Head

The Latest Buzz

April is National Facial Protection Month. We want to make sure our patients and their teammates are properly protected from sports-related injuries to teeth, mouth and face. Here is some information on how to keep your smile intact and ...

June 21, 2018

Best Time to Brush Your Teeth?

Miscellaneous, Oral Health

Does timing actually matter when it comes to brushing our teeth? Yes, it turns out the order in which we perform our morning rituals can impact the health of our teeth over the long haul. Other than getting rid of “morning breath”, anoth...

Invisalign clear invisible braces
June 20, 2018

Top Invisalign Myths

Oral Health,

1. Invisalign is only for minor tooth movement. Invisalign can be used for more difficult cases. Since Invisalign moves teeth differently than braces do, the treatment success relies on the doctor’s understanding of the mechanics and ...

June 15, 2018

Simple Spaghetti

Recipes

Ingredients: 12 oz. spaghetti or other long pasta Kosher salt 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 3 oil-packed anchovy filets (optional*) 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 c. finely ...

June 15, 2018

Wild Salmon Dip Recipe

Recipes

Ingredients: 1 (6 oz.) pkg Patagonia Provisions Wild Sockeye Salmon with Lemon Pepper (reserve oil from pouch) 1 (8 oz.) pkg Neufchatel cream cheese 2-3 green onions (including the green) or you can substitute with a small sweet onion...

June 15, 2018

Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie from Neiman Marcus

Recipes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened 1 cup light brown sugar 3 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 ...

June 15, 2018

Peanut Butter Cake

Recipes

Serves: 12 Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes (includes cooling)   Ingredients: ¾         cup (1½ stick) unsalted butter at room temperature (plus extra for the pan) 2¾       cups all-purpose flour, sifted (...

June 15, 2018

Shrimp With Mustard-Lime Dipping Sauce

Recipes

Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2    lb. shell-on large shrimp ¼        small bunch curly kale (about 8 ounces) ¼        kosher salt 1         tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 3         lemons, halved 2         tablespoon...

June 15, 2018

Molten Chocolate Espresso Cakes

Recipes

Serves: 6 Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 40 minutes  Ingredients: 4        tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for tin ⅓       cup sugar, plus more for tin ¼       ounces bittersweet chocolate, coar...

June 15, 2018

Chilled Black Bean and Kale Salad Recipe

Recipes

Kale is back and it’s bringing some friends to the party. Try this unique and healthy salad at home or at your next potluck. Did you know that eating leafy greens like kale and spinach are not just good for your overall health but the...

June 6, 2018

Invisalign Revisited

Braces and Aligners, Oral Health

This recent article by a British journalist, “Invisalign Braces: Does the New Invisible Dentistry Innovation Really Work?” deserves some commentary. First, it is commendable that this chap decided to get treatment as an adult. Second, ...