October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month (NOHM), and in honor of the month's most famous holiday, Halloween, Dr. Thomas Gessel and his staff at Gessel Orthodontics is providing braces-friendly tips for enjoying Halloween candy
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TACOMA, Wash. - Sept. 28, 2016 - PRLog -- Halloween tends to be one of the busiest times of the year at orthodontists' offices, primarily because patients eat treats that they should not be eating. Candies and other treats that are hard, chewy, sticky or crunchy can cause damage to orthodontic patients' braces. Broken braces can be uncomfortable for the patient and may even prolong treatment. As part of October's National Orthodontic Health Month, Dr. Gessel is providing braces-friendly Halloween tips to help orthodontic patients and parents enjoy the holiday.

Trick or Treat Tips for Braces

• Look for softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods.

• Any foods that are sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy should be avoided by anyone wearing braces or retainers.

"Halloween is a fun holiday for kids of all ages," says Dr. Gessel. "But too much candy can contribute to tooth decay. And for people who wear braces, eating sticky or chewy candies can harm their braces and may lengthen their orthodontic treatment.  If orthodontic patients are careful about the Halloween treats they eat, they can keep their braces intact and should be able to finish treatment on time and with good results."

For more information about Gessel Orthodontics, please call (253) 503-1023 or visit our website at www.gesselbraces.com.

Gessel Orthodontics is a local orthodontic practice that serves the Tacoma, WA area.  The team at Gessel Orthodontics uses the latest technological advances in the industry, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that patients receive the most effective care possible. For more information about Gessel Orthodontics and orthodontic treatment, visit www.gesselbraces.com (http://www.gesselbraces.com).

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