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Tips for a successful school year, from Drs. Eckler and Black

September 2nd, 2018

Back to School
At Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung Orthodontists, we know a new school year brings a lot of stress for many kids. New classes, new teachers, new friends and new academic challenges can be overwhelming! That’s why we thought we’d provide a few steps for our patients to enjoy their time in school and succeed this upcoming school year!

• Get plenty of sleep every night. Eight hours is recommended.
• Eat a healthy breakfast as it’s the most important meal of the day.
• Pack a healthy lunch or make healthy choices when selecting your school lunch. Try to avoid the vending machine and limit your intake of junk food.
• Stay on top of your homework and reading assignments.
• Stay active. Limit the time in front of the TV or playing video games. Instead, try to get outside to get some exercise—go for a walk or ride your bike.
• Ask for help. When you are having a hard time understanding a concept, ask your teacher or your peers for guidance.
• Always have a positive attitude and a smile on your face!

We hope everyone has a productive and fun school year!

Ask Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung: “Why are retainers so important?”

July 23rd, 2018

If you’ve recently completed your treatment at Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung Orthodontists, our entire team would like to congratulate you – again! Now that your braces have been removed successfully, Drs. Eckler, Black or Leung will provide—or have provided you—with retainers. After braces are removed, teeth can – and do – shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers, you see, provide that stabilization, and are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed by Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime.

To learn more about the advantages of wearing retainers after your orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

Finished Treatment

Ask Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung: What’s the Deal with Flossing?

June 18th, 2018


When you have braces it’s very important to ALWAYS brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment.  We invite you to visit our “Brushing and Flossing” page to learn more about maintaining good oral health at home during your treatment! Let us know if you have any questions or ask Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung during your next visit!


Why are straight teeth so important, anyway?

May 19th, 2018

Some people wonder why our team at Drs. Eckler and Black Orthodontics work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly-aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth at Drs. Eckler, Black & Leung Orthodontics can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime!

Straight teeth are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque—the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay; and they are easier to keep clean!

If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, please give us a call to set up a consultation. Drs. Mark Eckler, Shane Black and Derek Leung can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from orthodontic treatment.

See you soon!

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