Summer Vacation tips from Dr.McSurdy

Isn’t it a great feeling you get when you are preparing for vacation? It’s a great chance to relax and recharge your batteries with some outdoors fun. Here are some preparation reminders for our orthodontic patients from Dr. McSurdy: Remember to pack your toothbrush and your proxybrush Ask for extra elastics before you leave if needed Pack your dental floss or your Airfloss (want to learn more about the Airfloss click here) Pack your retainers if you have them Do NOT wear your retainers while you are swimming Store your retainers in your retainer case when not wearing them Call us in the event of broken appliances Ask us for orthodontic mouth guards if sports activities are planned. We wish everyone a great summer filled with fun and relaxation!

The Many Uses of Vinegar

One day as I was browsing Pinterest, I came along a post that said you could clean your grimy shower head with vinegar, and it would come out looking like new! I thought that I had nothing to lose and I gave it a try. I was AMAZED at how clean and shiny my shower head was, it honestly looked brand new. After trying that experiment, I went on to find things that I could use vinegar for. Here is a list of my experiments so far…. Shower Head – Tie a bagger of white distilled vinegar around your shower head and leave it sit over night. Remove the bad and rinse with water. Retainers – Calcium build up on retainers can be soaked in ½ vinegar and ½ water for about 20 minutes. After soaking scrub with toothbrush. Windows – 2 cups of water, ¼ cup white distilled vinegar,…