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Summer Travels at Johnson Orthodontics

July 12th, 2018

Traveling is great all year around but there’s no time like summertime to enjoy a nice family vacation or a little trip to yourself. At Johnson Orthodontics, we believe traveling is a great way to escape the distractions and the stresses of everyday life. There’s so much joy in reaching your final destination as well as in the journey there.

One of Dr. Johnson’s favorite travel memories is from when he went scalloping in Steinhatchee with his family. The furthest he’s traveled to is Alaska to go salmon fishing with his wife, Jill, which was an unforgettable experience. Regardless of where you’re going, traveling is a great way to rest, watch TV, and just keep it simple.

Everyone has things they can’t travel without. For Dr. Johnson, some of the things he can’t travel without are his Bible, coffee, sunglasses, sunblock, and his cellphone. With those key things at hand, taking a wrong turn and ending up somewhere else spontaneously while on vacation is made extra fun!

Don’t forget, our competition for Patient of the Month for excellent oral hygiene and compliance is still happening! If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask us the next time you’re in the office or give us a call.

Next up on Dr. Johnson’s travel wish list: the Grand Canyon, because pictures don’t do it justice, and Venice, Louisiana, because they’re  known for their amazing fishing. If you’re traveling this summer, we wish you safe travels and can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

Adults and Braces

July 11th, 2018

Nowadays, many adults are taking advantage of getting straighter teeth with braces. Paul Johnson and our team love to help patients create the dazzling, confident smile they’ve always wanted.

Our adult patients usually fall into two categories: some had braces in the past but didn’t wear their retainers, while others are brand-new to wearing braces. Either way, both groups want the same thing: straighter teeth and a beautiful smile!

You will have several options for getting braces, depending on your financial situation and how quickly you would like your treatment to finish. Traditional metal braces are a less-expensive option and can help people who have severely crooked teeth. But many adults may not prefer this option because they dislike the appearance of metal brackets.

If you’re concerned about how you’ll look, we offer clear ceramic braces that aren’t as visible. These are more expensive than metal braces, and patients need to be careful with colored drinks that can stain them, such as coffee or red wine.

Another popular option is a clear aligner treatment called Invisalign®. This type is practically invisible; it uses a series of aligners that are customized to fit your teeth. The process of straightening your teeth can last anywhere from three to 18 months. For people who have extreme bite problems or crowded teeth, a different method may work better.

Don’t hesitate to call our Palm Coast, Florida office today to set up a consultation. Paul Johnson will help you choose the best option so you can be on your way to a straighter, more confident smile!

Patient of the Month

July 9th, 2018

Congratulations! Enjoy your new fishing gear!

Fun Facts for the Fourth

July 4th, 2018

The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While your fellow revelers eat hot dogs and wave flags, you can impress them by sharing these fascinating facts and historical tidbits about some of our country’s traditions and symbols from the team at Johnson Orthodontics.

The Statue of Liberty

With a torch in one hand and a tablet in the other, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic and recognizable symbols of our country. However, as recognizable as certain parts of the statue are, not many people know that broken shackles, which represent oppression and tyranny, are lying at Lady Liberty’s feet. According to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the copper-plated lady weighs in at a whopping 450,000 tons and has been holding her torch up for more than 125 years, which must make for some impressive arm muscles.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Since 1916, people have been flocking to Coney Island on the Fourth of July to witness what some people call the “superbowl of competitive eating.” Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest challenges competitors to devour as many hot dogs as they can in just ten minutes, with the current record holder swallowing a whopping 68 hot dogs! If you’d like to witness this bizarre and frenzied eating competition but you won’t be anywhere near Coney Island on the fourth, don’t worry. ESPN has been broadcasting this popular event for several years, so you can watch from the comfort of your couch while you eat a reasonably portioned meal.

The History Behind Fireworks

Viewing the nighttime fireworks display is exciting way to finish off the fourth. Many people know that these brilliant displays probably originated with the Chinese. However, many historians also believe that fireworks were stumbled upon when the Chinese roasted bamboo sticks over fires and watched them explode. After many years of roasting the sticks, a group of alchemists created an early form of gunpowder, which they stuffed into the bamboo sticks to create an even more powerful explosion, paving the way for the today’s modern fireworks.

Whether you’re planning on visiting the Statue of Liberty, watching fireworks in Palm Coast, Florida, or even participating in a hot dog eating contest, Paul Johnson and our team hope you have a safe and fun-filled holiday. Happy Fourth of July!

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