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Archive from July, 2011
ST. PAUL AND EAGAN, MINNESOTA – School is out and this is the perfect time to have your child evaluated for braces.
Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth, an Eagan and St. Paul pediatric orthodontist, gives four reasons why summer is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment:
1. No Homework, No School
This allows your child plenty of time for start orthodontic treatment without his/her appointments conflicting with school schedules.
2. Time To Adjust
“Getting braces during the summer months allows your child time to adjust to wearing the appliances, and to get over the initial soreness,” says Dr. Eisenhuth, an Invisalign provider. Once the braces are put on, the teeth may feel uncomfortable for the first few days. After the teeth adjust to the new equipment, your child can return to their daily activities.
“School and homework are enough to worry about for a child,” says Dr. Eisenhuth. “We want our patients to start the school year feeling good about their smile.”
EAGAN AND INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MINNESOTA – Eagan and Inver Grove Heights pediatric orthodontist Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth’s office is sponsoring equipment for soccer teams this year.
The soccer program is part of the Eagan Athletic Association and it is one of many community events that our Inver Grove Heights pediatric orthodontics office participates in each year.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of the program,” says Dr. Eisenhuth, an Inver Grove Heights children’s orthodontics expert. “Long ago, we committed to give five percent of our proceeds back to the community, and this is one way of doing that.”
Our Inver Grove Heights pediatric orthodontists contribute annually to a variety of children’s causes, including education, music, arts, science, Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, to name a few. Whatever areas children in Eagan, Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding area express an interest in, we like to be a part of making it possible for them to get involved.
EAGAN MINNESOTA- Traditional X-rays may eventually become a thing of the past, now that 3D imaging is being used more often in conjunction with several types of orthodontic treatment.
X-rays are a great tool for diagnosing problems with the teeth and jaws, says Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth, an Eagan pediatric orthodontist.
Your teeth and the bone surrounding them are dense, meaning X-rays are easily absorbed. However, the gums and cheeks aren’t as dense, so the X-ray passes through and makes them appear dark on film. Teeth show up lighter on film and fillings, which are denser than the teeth, show up as a solid white color. Cavities show up as dark patches in a light tooth, according to the Colgate website.