September 16th, 2014
Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics know that for some of our patients wearing braces, it can be difficult to weave through those wires and brackets as you brush and floss during your treatment.
Some of our patients use a water pick to flush out food and other particles and bacteria stuck between their teeth as the water can reach behind the metal wires and hit spots where your floss simply cannot reach. People suffering from gum disease also find water picks quite effective because of their ability to flush out bacteria from inside the deep pockets.
Water picks are friendly to braces and are also gentle on the gums. They are less likely to cause bleeding for people with sensitive teeth or gums. But as many benefits as they may have, Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team want you to know that water picks should never be used as a substitute for flossing. Though they are great tools for helping improve oral health while you are in treatment, they are just not a good enough tool on their own to keep your mouth and gums gingivitis- and decay-free. Water picks are also incapable of removing plaque from teeth as effectively as floss can. While water picks rinse the sticky bacteria off your teeth, flossing is actually more effective as it actually scrapes the bacteria off of your pearly whites.
If you have any questions about water picks or any general questions or concerns about your orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to please ask us below or give us a call!
September 12th, 2014
Our Office Manager, Jennifer, has been with the practice for 3 years and has loved ensuring our office runs as smoothly as possible for our doctors, staff, and patients! As our Office Manager, Jennifer manages and oversees all of the various departments of the practice and does her absolute best to make the patient experience as seamless, enjoyable, and rewarding as possible.
Jennifer won’t hesitate to tell everyone that Drs. Simon, Haerian & Ludwig Orthodontics is simply the best around! “What I would like patients to know about our office is that we are the best! The best in treatment, the best staff, the best doctors… Our office is the best of the best, and we are all proud to be a part of it!”
What she loves most about the practice is how personally we treat each and every case. Achieving the best possible smile for all of our patients is such a focused goal for our team, and she loves being an integral part of that experience. She also loves never having to worry about sub-par performance with our team – she knows she works with the most informed and elite staff around. It definitely makes her job a whole lot easier!
Outside of the office, she loves engaging in sports with her kids, staying active with Zumba and weight training, and reading in her back patio room all alone!
September 9th, 2014
As you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, our team at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics would like to point you to a helpful website. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have lots of important information about everything relating to braces, including myths and facts of orthodontics, tips for a better orthodontic experience, and cool webisodes about orthodontics.
Check out AAO today and feel free to contact us at our Sylvania, Lambertville, or Maumee, OH office if you have any questions.
Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics hope this information helps you!
September 2nd, 2014
It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics are sure that you’ll soon be thinking about Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving plans in no time. But wait! First, we want to know about your favorite parts of the summer! Did you go on a wonderful family trip? Did you pick up a new hobby? Did you try to spend as much time outside and in the sun as possible?
Share your favorite memories, stories, or photos with us by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page.