As September marks the beginning of fall sports, Dr. Okubo and staff want to remind you to be extra careful with your braces and appliances. September is also National Childhood Injury Prevention Month. Many of the injuries associated with sports can be reduced or eliminated by using one simple tool. A mouth Guard. (1)What Are…

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  National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what your level of fitness is.  Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier. Join Dr. Okubo and staff this month in becoming…

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Dr. Okubo would like to remind his patients that April is “National Facial Protection Month.” As the weather warms up and we all become more active indoors and out, especially with the beginning the sports season, we need to take the time to protect ourselves from facial trauma. It is estimated that “about 2 percent…

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Over the next months or years, you and your braces are going to be spending a lot of time together, so it’s important to start this relationship off on the right foot. The following 4 steps will help improve this relationship. Avoid hard or sticky foods. While these types of foods are a favorite of…

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