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Ask Dr. Mark J. Bronsky: What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

We hear our patients asking this question as they wonder about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. Before becoming an orthodontist Dr. Mark J. Bronsky started out in dental school and earned a DDS (dental degree), just like your dentist. After dental school however, Dr. Mark J. Bronsky decided to learn more about orthodontics, which is one of nine specialties within the dental field. So he stayed in school for a few more years and became an expert in orthodontics, which focuses on tooth and jaw alignment and bite problems like overbites and under bites.

Other dental specialties you may have heard of include endodontic (focusing on the soft tissue inside your teeth), periodontic (focusing on the gums and other tissues surrounding your teeth) and prosthodontic (focusing on restoring and replacing damaged teeth).

Isn’t it nice to know there’s a complete dental expert here at the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS to help you through any type of treatment your teeth, jaw and gums might need?

Cold season is here, from the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Cold and flu season is here yet again. The folks at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that a common cold usually includes sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and coughing. Symptoms can last for up to two weeks.

To promote a healthy and clean environment, Dr. Mark J. Bronsky and our entire staff give a great deal of attention to sanitation and sterilization in our office at all times, as well as following all requirements for sterilizing instruments and work surfaces. For the protection of other patients and our staff at the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS, we always ask that patients reschedule their appointments if they have any type of cold or illness that can infect others.

And remember to constantly wash your hands and avoid contact with those who are ill! Stay Healthy!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Monday, February 13th, 2012

One in four parents says their child has had an injury during an organized sport resulting in a trip to the emergency room, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. That’s why Dr. Mark J. Bronsky thought February—also known as National Children’s Dental Health Month—would be a great time to remind our patients to be mindful of their braces and teeth while playing sports. Here are a few tips to stay safe on the field this spring, courtesy of the AAO:

  1. Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as football, baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
  2. Wear a helmet
  3. Wear protective eyewear
  4. Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
  5. Be alert, even as a spectator

We hope that helps. Protective gear is vital for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening activities. If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS. Stay safe and have fun!

President’s Day Trivia Contest with Bronsky Orthodontics

Friday, February 10th, 2012

How well do you know your presidential trivia? Who was the oldest president? Which president took over office without ever being elected? Which President first used the term “First Lady?”

If you know the answers to these and other presidential questions, we encourage you to visit our Facebook page! From now until February 25, 2012, Bronsky Orthodontics is hosting a President’s Day Trivia Contest! The winner of this contest will win 10 points, while everyone who participates will receive 2 points. Need an entry code? Let us know!

Good luck!


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