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When You Need Immediate Care, We are Here for You

October 21st, 2014

At Ashby Orthodontics, we know orthodontic emergencies are neither convenient nor timely. If you are a patient of record, Drs. John Ashby, Glenn Owens and Howard Dorfman and our team are more than willing to see you after hours or over the weekend. As a general rule, you should call our Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Chesapeake, VA office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem. If you have an orthodontic emergency after regular office hours, please give us a call and follow the emergency prompts to contact one of our doctors.

Fluoride and Your Orthodontic Treatment

October 14th, 2014

Our team at Ashby Orthodontics knows that there are many ways you can protect your pearly whites throughout your orthodontic treatment. If you follow the rules and brush your teeth twice a day, floss often, and protect your appliances from damage, you should have a successful treatment.

But did you know there’s another way to keep your teeth sparkling and healthy during your time wearing braces?

Fluoride, the mineral that helps you prevent cavities and tooth decay, can also help keep your teeth strong. Fluoride comes in two varieties: topical and systemic. Depending on your oral health or the recommendation of Drs. John Ashby, Glenn Owens and Howard Dorfman, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. We may also prescribe a fluoride product such as a mouthwash, gel, or antibacterial rinse for at-home treatment to keep your teeth happy in between visits.

If you have any other questions about fluoride or your treatment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Special Offer for October!

October 9th, 2014

As you probably know by now, October is National Orthodontic Health Month! To celebrate, we are matching up to $500 of new patients' down payments through October 31! Check out our flyer below for more information!

Year-End Insurance Reminder

October 7th, 2014

Now that October is upon us, Drs. John Ashby, Glenn Owens and Howard Dorfman and our team at Ashby Orthodontics wanted to send you a friendly reminder to schedule your orthodontic appointment prior to the end of the year to take full advantage of any flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits that you may have.

The end of the year is always a busy time so make your appointment now so you don’t lose your available benefits! Give us a call today!