Drs. Simon | Haerian | Ludwig Orthodontics

Ortho, dentistry, and artistry come together to form your perfect smile

André Haerian, DDS, MS, FRCDc, PhD.,|Jennifer R. Ludwig, DDS, MS,|Eugene S. Simon, DDS, MS

Sylvania
6407 Monroe Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

(419)-882-1017

Lambertville
7928 Secor Road
Lambertville, MI 48144

(734)-854-6221

Maumee
4359 Keystone Drive, Suite 200
Maumee, OH 43537

(419)-887-1247

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Are you visiting the dentist during your orthodontic treatment?

July 22nd, 2014

If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day during your orthodontic treatment, Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team think that’s wonderful! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every six months, or as recommended, in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing. (And visiting Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics for regular adjustments, of course.)

Dental checkups are crucial for maintaining good oral health. Your general dentist can check for problems that might not be seen or felt, detect cavities and early signs of tooth decay, as well as catch and treat oral health problems early. During an oral exam, your dentist can also check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. Checkups will also include a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing.

If you have not been to the dentist in the last six months, let us know during your next adjustment visit and we will provide a few great references in the Sylvania, Lambertville, or Maumee, OH area!

Meet Amy!

July 16th, 2014

Amy is going into her 10th year as Drs. Simon, Haerian & Ludwig’s Financial Administrator and has no plans of slowing down! Day to day, Amy helps our patients have awesome experiences with our office by helping them get the most out of their insurance coverage and benefits. Our patients greatly appreciate Amy’s diligence and expertise when it comes to setting up their flexible payment plans, which makes their orthodontic treatment a less stressful and more convenient experience with our practice!

Amy loves knowing that she works for the best orthodontists in the area. She will also tell you that watching smiles grow bigger as teeth become straighter is one of the best perks of her job! Amy believes that what makes our practice so amazing is that we’re all one big family focused on helping our patients and having fun while doing it!

Outside of the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and kids as well as her extended family. She loves reading and pretty much all water sports, especially water skiing.

Sugar and Your Orthodontic Treatment

July 15th, 2014

One word no one likes to hear is “cavity!”

For those patients of ours wearing braces, hearing that word is especially problematic, considering that delaying any dental work may result in delaying treatment time.

We often blame candy as the culprit behind tooth decay, but other foods and drinks that kids consume can be just as harmful to their teeth, and can lead to cavities and tooth decay. Keeping your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay during treatment starts with a proper diet, and today, our team at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics will explain the negative effects that candy and other treats, including peanut butter, raisins, fruit juice, and chewy fruit snacks, have on your child’s teeth as he or she undergoes orthodontic treatment. Keep in mind that half of your child’s sugar intake may be coming from beverages that he or she drinks. A major offender is soda, but be mindful of fruit juices as well.

While sugar is known to sit in your child’s teeth and in between and under brackets and wires after consumption, it is important to know sugar is not the only cavity-causing culprit. Carbohydrates, starches, acids, and any food that is chewy or sticks break down into sugars, and can promote tooth decay.

So, what are the alternatives?

Candy such as dark chocolate, sugar-free gum, or anything that contains xylitol, a sugar substitute, is not as harmful for your teeth as hard, chewy, or sticky sweets. Sugar-free gum or gum that contains xylitol are known to reduce levels of bacteria on teeth.

And if you’re still looking for something to snack on, we recommend cutting up easy-to-eat fruits and vegetables. You would also be surprised how much eating a banana or sipping on a glass of water helps you curb snack cravings.

If you’re one of those folks who just can’t stay away from sweets, we encourage you to brush your teeth immediately afterward and swish water in your mouth.

Whatever you eat, Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team want you to remember to brush often, floss regularly, and visit your general dentist as your treatment progresses. If you have any questions about sugary foods or drinks, please give us a call or ask us during your next adjustment visit!

We proudly offer Invisalign Teen®!

July 8th, 2014

Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team are excited to offer Invisalign Teen, a clear alternative to braces that’s just for teens! With Invisalign Teen, we are able to straighten your teen’s teeth without the hassle, discomfort, and embarrassment of traditional braces.

Invisalign Teen’s clear aligners are virtually invisible. What's more, they are removable, which means your child is free to eat anything they choose, as well as brush and floss with ease! And best of all, Invisalign Teen uses no wires or metal to straighten your teen's teeth.

Invisalign Teen aligners are made from a lightweight plastic material and fit precisely on the teeth. Invisalign Teen has become a popular treatment here at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics because it helps our younger patients achieve a straight, beautiful smile without their friends noticing.

Our team at Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics is aware that most teens today have a busy lifestyle, and sometimes, they tend to lose things, including their retainers or aligners. But with Invisalign Teen, if your child happens to lose an aligner, let Drs. Eugene S. Simon, H.A. Haerian, and Jennifer Ludwig and our team know as soon as possible and we will have the aligner replaced.

For more information on Invisalign Teen, please give us a call at our convenient Sylvania, Lambertville, or Maumee, OH office today!

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