Thursday, June 27, 2013

The One Day It's Okay to Wear Your Sunglasses At Night

National Sunglasses Day is June 27 every year (Who Knew??!?). Sunglasses are so cool that they deserve their own day. Heck, they shade eyes from the sun and protect our delicate pupils from harmful UV rays. Best of all, they make you look COOL! Sunglasses have become such a fashion accessory and have moved from pure utilitarian purposes to simple fashion plates - for example, Kanye West and Lady GaGa.

So on Sunglasses Day, whether you are at home, at work or at school or even at night, raise up your favorite pair of imitation or designer - Ray Ban or hippy - Oakley or LED - vintage or Cartier - sunglasses and wear them in style. Let no one tell you to take them off, as it is Sunglasses Day and you plan on celebrating as it was meant to be celebrated!

 but with that said. . . . 



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

O'Reilly's Grinners Aren't Just Winners . . They're Anne Arundel County Champs!

One of our awesome patients Brock DiMauro and his lacrosse team recently won the title of Anne Arundel County Champions!  

Brock plays for the South River Youth Athletics Lacrosse program which has homefields at Edgewater Park, Loch Haven Park and South River High School. SRYA adheres to Anne Arundel County rules and focuses on promoting fair play, good sportsmanship, fundamental skills and play development. 

Congrats to Brock and his Midget A-conference teammates for winning the title  !!

We are so proud of all our patients and love to hear what you're up to! Feel free to keep us posted on all your accomplishments :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

These Colors {Don't} DO Run !

Over the weekend our ortho assistants KP, Nikki, & Holly participated in The Color Run in Baltimore - a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. 

"Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!"

With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
  1. Wear white at the starting line
  2. Finish plastered in color

Now the single largest event series in the nation, The Color Run is exploding since its debut event in January of 2012 and will grow from over 50 events and 600,000 participants in 2012, to over 100 events and over a million participants in 2013. 
Here's a vid of the colorful madness in action and be sure to check out the before and after pics of the girls below!

Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The 10 Best Children's Books on Brushing Teeth

Introducing the wonderful world of dental hygiene can be frustrating for parents and children alike.

Fortunately, these 10 fabulous stories help encourage the importance of keeping those pearly whites healthy and happy.  Try reading one of these fun books when your little teeth-brushing-newbie starts their dental routine! And enjoy that fresh sparkly little smile!

10.) Clarabella's Teeth

Poor Clarabella! She spends all day brushing that giant mouth of crocodile teeth! This spirited story is a fun way to discuss oral hygiene with preschoolers. Written by An Vrombaut
Learn more at Amazon

9.) The Tooth Book 
This classic Dr. Seuss book talks about who has teeth, who doesn't, and how to make sure we keep the teeth we have!
You can order it through Amazon

8.) Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth? 

This cute story will inspire children to take care of that smile! Written by Jamie McClaine and April Goodman Willy
Learn more at Amazon
7.) The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums 
This book combines straightforward advice with little sprinkles of tooth history and lore. Sure to help answer all those questions that your little one has about their teeth! Written by Edward Miller
Available through Amazon
6.) Brush Your Teeth Please Pop-Up 

Kiddos will have a blast reading this delightful pop up book! Full of animals and fun this story is an easy way to introduce the importance of brushing your teeth! Written by Leslie McGuire
You can order it from Amazon
5.) I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
Sam learns about molars, canines and incisors, baby teeth and big ones, and how to look after them all. Ideal for children in Kindergarten and older! written by Kate Rowan
You can order it from Amazon
4.) Brush, Brush, Brush!
This cute sing-songy book makes brushing teeth fun! By Alicia Padron.
You can buy it from Amazon
3.) Open Wide: Tooth School Inside 

This hilarious book combines interesting facts and a quirky story by Laurie Keller. Open Wide is sure to entertain and inspire children of all ages to take better care of those pearly whites. By Laurie Keller.
You can buy it from Amazon
2.) Melvin the Magnificent Molar 
Narrated from Melvin's perspective, this tooth book teaches little ones how to have happy healthy teeth. Written by Laura Jana, illustrated by Allison Valentine,
You can order it from Amazon
 1.)  Pony Brushes His Teeth 
In this book pony learns to brush his teeth by watching his dad. Tip: After reading this book have your child watch you brush your teeth and see if he can learn just like pony! Written by Michael Dahl
Available through Amazon

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Three CHEERS for Jamie!

One of our wonderful patients Jamie Herman won 1st Place with her team Maryland Twisters Eye of the Storm at the CheerSport National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia!

Congratulations, Jamie!!

Jamie Herman and Emily Tuttle
Maryland Twisters Eye of the Storm

Our staff are so proud of our CheerSport National Champions!

We know our patients are stars and we love cheering them on and supporting in any way we can. To be our next star patient featured on the blog, feel free to send an email to and let us in on your news!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

O'Reilly's Grinners are Winners

Our beautiful patient Kendall won Best Smile in her senior class at Archbishop Spalding High School and we couldn't be more proud!

Feel free to let us know any awards, honors, or activities our patients are involved with. We love to hear what you're up to!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tastier than a Pot o' Gold

To all our referring dentists: be on the lookout for a little treat from us courtesy of Tricia Leader's specialty cakes.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and thank you for the referrals – our practice wouldn’t be what it is without these wonderful patients.

To get one of these amazing cakes for yourself, check out Tricia's info below -- specializing in classic and 3D cakes for all occasions!  


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vote Now for the Capital Reader's Choice Awards!

We are so happy to announce that it’s that time of year again: The Capital's Annual Readers Choice Awards! It’s a huge honor to have been voted Top Orthodontist for the past few years and we’d love your help to keep the streak alive :)

The voting will begin on Sunday March 3rd and continue through Sunday March 31st! Ballots and promotional ads will be running in the paper and online to promote the awards. All winners and finalists will be announced on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in The Capital and on, where each winning business will be seen by over 80,000 Anne Arundel County residents.

To all our wonderful patients: you don't need to answer every question, and you can find us on page 2 of the survey, question #24 !

>>> Please click here to access the survey

. . . now if only there was a section for Best Patients, we’d be voting for you all too ♥

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Celebs Embracing Braces

Not too long ago, adults were largely hesitant about the idea of braces, but studies are showing that the stigma of being too old for braces is increasingly diminishing.

As stated in an article from the LA Times, "Orthodontists cite a host of reasons for the growing acceptance of braces among adults. They're more affordable because insurance coverage for orthodontic work is on the rise. They're more comfortable and more discreet. Treatment times are shorter and fewer office visits are needed." Moreover, "there's ever increasing pressure to look one's best."

And none are more familiar with these pressures than the Hollywood set. Surprisingly, some of Hollywood's finest have actually publicly embraced their brackets, with Faith Hill debuting a beautiful set at the Grammy's last week.

That's not to say they're the hallmark of high fashion, but it's nice to see braces are no longer associated with tin-grinned train-track metal-mouthed tweens and unsightly headgear. 

I think we all can agree that an attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image – important qualities at every age.