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Back to school is a great time for braces – and to study up on better oral hygiene for the whole family

Robert Sunstein | La Jolla Orthodontist

It’s that time of year again: school is back in session, and students are gearing up for a ynew year, new subjects, new teachers and classmates. Incidentally, there’s no better time to get kids started with braces – and to remind them of the most important dental hygiene practices to keep teeth and gums healthy all year long.

Orthodontics scholarship helps students achieve academic goals and optimal health

Robert Sunstein D.D.S.

In recent years, child health advocates have made great strides in promoting increased activity levels and better eating habits to combat childhood obesity rates; but while fresh, wholesome meals and physical exercise are vital components for optimal health, so too are regular dental and orthodontic check-ups for kids of all ages. Oral health is fundamentally linked to overall health: and with this in mind, it is important to educate children from an early age about the importance of oral hygiene and corrective orthodontics – and to integrate the idea of healthy teeth and gums into the academic environment.

Technological advances boost aesthetics, efficiency for adult braces

San Diego orthodontist La Jolla

Smile-correcting orthodontic devices have never been synonymous with high-style; but now, advances in technology and aesthetic design are bringing adult braces into the mainstream – and making them more visually appealing as well. The Los Angeles Times reports that, as of 2008, over 1 million adult men and women were wearing braces; and thanks to a combination of trends including improved orthodontic insurance coverage rates and an increased desire to enhance physical appearance, that number may well continue to rise.

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    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
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    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
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    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]