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February is National Children's Dental Health Month!

February 5th, 2015

February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  This is an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) to raise awareness for the importance of oral health.  It began as a one day event in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1941.  It was declared a month long celebration in 1981.  Events now include contests, dental office tours, free dental screenings and classroom presentations, among others.

A large nationwide event is Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) which began in 2003.  The purpose of this program is to provide free dental services including educational, preventative and restorative services to children from low income families.  This year, Forcier Orthodontics has joined the Give Kids a Smile Day event at Just4Me Pediatric Dentistry in Getzville, on February 6th.  We really enjoy being part of a such a rewarding program in the community.

Also during the month of February, our team visits local elementary schools to provide presentations on the importance of regular dental visits, learning good brushing habits at an early age and healthy snacks.  The kids really enjoy these visits as much as we do!

At Forcier Orthodontics, we cannot overemphasize how important good oral hygiene is while you are going though orthodontic treatment.  We evaluate hygiene at each and every visit and have a protocol in place to help you should we notice you could be brushing a bit better.  Consequences of poor brushing include decalcification (white spots on the teeth), cavities, swollen red gums, and bad breath.

For more information on oral hygiene please visit our website, or ask our in-house registered dental hygienist, Kim, at your next visit!

For more information about Give Kids a Smile Day, go to

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Have you heard of AcceleDent?

November 10th, 2014

This device is the AcceleDent Aura from OrthoAccel Technologies.  It is an FDA cleared medical device available around the world since 2009.  The AcceleDent is available by prescription only through your orthodontist.

The AcceleDent uses a SoftPulse Technology (gentle vibrations or micro pulses) which accelerates bone remodeling and allows teeth to move up to 50% faster during orthodontic treatment.  Meaning a 24-month treatment plan, could potentially become a 12-month treatment plan!  The device has also been shown to reduce discomfort after routine orthodontic adjustments.

The AcceleDent consists of an Activator and a mouthpiece (similar to a mouthguard).  It includes a USB interface that is used for charging the device, but which can also be plugged directly into a computer to view usage through the FastTrac patient usage report.

AcceleDent can be used with both traditional braces and Invisalign.  All that is required is 20 minutes of uninterrupted daily usage.  The device is extremely lightweight and hands-free, which means you can go about your activities at home, or work, while using it!

To find out more about AcceleDent, please feel free to speak with Dr. Forcier or one of our team members!  This device may also be eligible to use Health Savings Account (HSA) funds, but it's a good idea to check with your HSA Plan Administrator.

GO PINK with us this month!

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