Monday, June 21, 2010

Dr. Paul Gates and team want to know: what's on your reading list this summer?

Two weeks ago, you might recall, we asked you, our amazing patients, about your summer 2010 plans.

With summer finally here, some of us at Round Rock Orthodontics have been thinking more and more... and more ... about the importance of reading during the summer. We know it’s easier for today's teens to go play ball or kick back and watch TV, but orthodontist Dr. Paul Gates and team will tell you reading during the summer is a vital step in being prepared for school, as well as maintaining your overall skill level.

If you're out of ideas for summer reads, we invite you to ask us for suggestions, and our staff would be more than happy to provide a few titles for you. You may also ask a local librarian here in Round Rock or surrounding communities for some ideas or check out various summer reading lists that we came across this week, courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Happy reading! Let us know if you have any suggestions as the summer rolls along!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What are patients saying about Dr. Gates & Round Rock Orthodontics?

Round Rock Orthodontics, serving serving Round Rock and surrounding communities here in central Texas, deliver the highest quality orthodontic care in a personalized environment. We make orthodontic treatment fun and enjoyable. Just see what our patients have to say!

"He was very informative about the orthodontic plans with Nicholas. He was also interested in talking to Nick, 10 yr old, about his summer. I think this made Nick feel comfortable on his first visit" ~ Margie N.

"Everyone was so delightful as well as the Dentist....what a breath of fresh air..." ~ Susan C.

"He is straight forward - open communication, friendly and efficient staff." ~ Regina S.

"Dr. Gates was personable. During my first visit, I noticed he had braces and thought that was cool. Additionally, he discussed the benefit of braces and how much Dentistry has progressed. Also, I absolutely loved WILL!!! He was great, as was the rest of the staff. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable." ~ Kimberley T.

"The appointment times were convenient. The office was very warm and inviting, albeit very busy :) Dr. Gates is very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. My son was a little anxious about getting started, but Dr. Gates answered his questions." ~ Michelle C.

Please feel free to contribute your own thoughts about our office!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Round Rock Orthodontics want to know: What are your summer plans?

As the school year comes to an abrupt end for a lot of our patients at Round Rock Orthodontics, the days get longer and the Texas sun begins to heat up, there’s no better way to beat the heat than jump into a pool or cool off under the shade with a beverage (non-sugary, of course).

For most of our patients, summer brings with it a chance to get away from it all and escape everyday life, if only for a week or two. For others, it means a season of relaxation and relief from homework and studying.

How about you?

What are your summer plans? Do you have any interesting plans for a summer vacation? Does your family have a reunion planned? Our staff (and Dr. Paul Gates) would be interested in how you are all spending your summer vacations. If you’re going somewhere exotic, fantastic! If you're going camping, we'd like to hear about it! Even if you're staying at home here in Round Rock, let us know!

Please feel free to share your summer plans and adventures with Dr. Gates and staff on our Facebook page as the summer rolls along!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dr. Gates and team, supporting National Smile Month

According to our friends at the American Dental Association, a person's smile outranked eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature, which is why it's important for us at Round Rock Orthodontics to support National Smile Month this June.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health during your treatment so that you may celebrate National Smile Month for many, many years to come:

* Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Here's a helpful clip showing you how to brush with your braces on.
* Floss every day to clean between your teeth.
* Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks during your orthodontic treatment.
* Visit your dentist regularly (usually every six months apart) in addition to seeing Dr. Paul Gates.

If you have questions about any of these tips, we encourage you to give us a call at 512-244-2644. Have a great rest of the week!!