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things you should know before choosing a pennsylvania pa orthodontist
Finding an orthodontist in Pennsylvania (PA) that is right for you or your child can be challenging. To help aid you in your search for the perfect orthodontic office for you, we have put together the top 10 most important features to look for in an orthodontic office. We invite you to read it over and see if Spark Orthodontics will be a good fit for you!


Study: Misleading Marketing Affects Parents Decisions Near Lehigh Valley PA

Many parents in the Lehigh Valley, PA area, aren’t getting the message that sugary drinks, other than soda, are not healthy alternatives for your kids. As orthodontic treatment providers, we are not only concerned the added sugar is unhealthy in our kids diets, the drinks also promote decalcification or permanent white marks around brackets if patients are not brushing or rinsing their mouths after drinking.

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut recently published a new study in public health nutrition in March 2015. The report was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which focuses on improving health and health care.

Did you know that the most recent federal dietary guidelines recommend limiting added sugar to 10% of total calories? So if a juice box is 50 calories, the sugar content should be 5 grams to pass muster.

Some interesting statistics found in the Rudd Study are:

  • Nearly half of parents surveyed rated flavored waters healthy, and more than one quarter considered fruit drinks and sports drinks to be healthy.
  • The most common sugary drinks the parents give kids are fruit drinks. These were given by 77% of parents in the past month and some 80% of parents of children to age 2 to 5 provided fruit drinks such as Capri Sun and Sunny D which do not meet federal dietary guidelines.
  • The vast majority of parents surveyed stated they give kids sugary drinks regularly with 96% of parents in the month prior to the survey.
  • Parents stated they were influenced by nutritional marketing claims stating the ingredients are real or natural or contained vitamins, antioxidants, or were low in sugar, sodium, and calories.

Our orthodontists understand that kids and teens by nature will always choose the sweetened drink over good old fashioned water. Curtailing the amount of sugary drinks you allow your children to consume on a regular basis by being smart about what you purchase and distribute at home will go a long way in teaching your kids good nutritional habits and healthy lifestyles. And during orthodontic treatment in the Lehigh Valley, PA area, it will protect their teeth from the ravages of sugar deposits around the braces.

If you have questions or want to schedule a consultation, please contact Spark Orthodontics near Lehigh Valley, PA.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


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Specializing Braces in the Lehigh Valley, PA area

Award-winning PA Orthodontist, Dr. Jason Hartman of Spark Orthodontics offers the most advanced braces and orthodontic treatment. Contact us today for a free consultation and exam at one of our PA orthodontic offices. With four convenient orthodontic offices located in Bethlehem, PA, Schuylkill Haven, PA, Temple, PA and Schnecksville, PA there is sure to be an office conveniently located near you. Call us today for a complimentary consultation for braces at any of our four orthodontic offices in PA!

Our Reading, PA Orthodontics Office: (610) 224-9571
Our Bethlehem, PA Orthodontics Office: (610) 850-9674
Our Schnecksville, PA Orthodontics Office: (610) 756-0309
Our Schuylkill Haven, PA Orthodontics Office: (570) 391-0901

 

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Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Pennsylvania PA Orthodontist

Finding the orthodontist office in PA that is right for you can be a challenge. To help aid you in your search for the perfect orthodontist office for you, we have put together the top ten most important features to look for in an orthodontic office. We invite you to read it over and see if Spark Orthodontics will be a good fit for you!



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