HPV in the News

By | 2017-12-07T13:44:11+00:00 October 19th, 2017|BLOG|

A research study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine is garnering some attention.  The study is about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and major media outlets including the New York Times Well Blog, Time Magazine, NBC News, and CNN have covered the study.  I wrote a blog post earlier this year about the [...]

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month with us!

By | 2017-09-14T11:51:34+00:00 October 1st, 2017|BLOG|

Celebrate with us in October October brings lots of changes and new experiences...cooler weather, crackling leaves, cozy fires, and Halloween! For orthodontists across the country, October brings National Orthodontic Health Month and an opportunity to remind patients of some care and safety basics for their orthodontia. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has provided 4 [...]

Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Oral Cancer, and your Teenager.

By | 2017-06-25T20:53:05+00:00 August 1st, 2017|BLOG|

Many people know that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease. What many people don’t know is that a strain of HPV is the cause of oral cancer (note: not all oral cancers are caused by HPV, just a certain type). Why is this the subject of an orthodontist’s blog post? As an orthodontist, [...]

Vivera Retainers

By | 2017-05-11T11:11:31+00:00 August 1st, 2017|BLOG|

From the makers of Invisalign, Vivera retainers are clear, comfortable plastic retainers designed to hold your smile in place after orthodontic treatment. Whether you wore Invisalign or traditional braces, Vivera retainers are custom-made to fit your teeth and preserve your smile after orthodontic treatment. Studies have shown that without retainers, straight teeth can gradually shift [...]

Teeth Bleaching Basics

By | 2017-07-12T10:55:12+00:00 July 1st, 2017|BLOG|

One of the most frequent topics I get asked about as a dentist/orthodontist is teeth bleaching. As a general dentist, I remember seeing a girl with 20+ cavities in her mouth, and, when I asked her what she wanted out of treatment, she asked me how she could bleach her teeth! True story. With that [...]

Parks Orthodontics Receives Third Place in “The Best of Virginia”

By | 2017-12-07T12:10:11+00:00 June 1st, 2017|BLOG|

Please join us in congratulating Parks Orthodontics on receiving third place in the “Best of Virginia 2017” issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Parks Orthodontics has been serving the Hampton Roads area for over 40 years. Staffed with board-certified orthodontists utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Parks Orthodontics continues to be a leader in the orthodontic community.   Parks [...]

More on Mouthguards

By | 2017-05-22T11:16:31+00:00 May 1st, 2017|BLOG|

Since the writing of April’s blog post, I’m pleased to announce there have been a few changes in the marketplace for mouthguards: Shock Doctor’s Braces Mouthguard became the first mouthguard endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontists. This is a great mouthguard that is “stock” in the sense that it does not require any customization [...]

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