Help, I knocked out my tooth!

knocked out my toothWe hope you never have a serious tooth injury—having a tooth broken, knocked out of alignment, or even knocked out completely. But sometimes the unexpected happens.

If your tooth is knocked out, in some cases you can still save the tooth, if you act quickly. The important thing is to keep the cells alive so it’s more likely to re-attach to your socket. [Read more…]

Appel Patient named Miss Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teen!

Philadelphia Pageant OrthodontistCongratulations to Abby Rodgers, who was recently named Miss Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teen for 2013!

Abby, a junior at Saint Basil Academy and an orthodontic patient of Dr. Appel’s, won the contest based on several factors: public speaking and support of a cause (bullying prevention and self-esteem), fitness, talent (in Abby’s case, vocal talent), and poise and beauty—which includes the beautiful pageant smile Abby got with the help of Dr. Appel!

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Healthy snacks for braces

braces foods

Sometimes it seems that once you’re in braces, you’re surrounded by yummy snacks that you can’t eat. No more gooey caramels. No more popcorn at the movies. Thankfully, it’s all temporary—and more than worth it when we reveal your beautiful new Dr. Appel smile.

So how about today we talk about delicious things that you CAN eat—foods that will work hand in hand with us to get you the strongest, healthiest smile possible?

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