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Thanksgiving – The Natural Conclusion Of Gratitude

Thanksgiving Gratitude Green Bay WIHere at Wilke Orthodontics, our team believes in the simple power of gratitude. What better time of the year to express our gratitude than Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving brings to mind different thoughts to different people.

To most, it brings visions of a family Thanksgiving feast with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing with yummy gravy, cranberries, squash, and of course…pumpkin pie! To a student away at school, it may mean coming home to be with those they miss and possibly some much needed down time from the daily rigors of school and studying. Then again for others…are you ready for some football… a day off from work… or a long weekend?Read More

Flex Your Flexible Spending And Smile

Flex Spending Green Bay WI2017 is quickly winding down and we will soon be welcoming the New Year. As a courtesy to all our patients, this is a reminder to review your Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account (FSA or FLEX) balances to make sure you don’t lose any of your benefits socked away this year. Fall is also the time of year when companies offering programs have open enrollment where employees can apply for their benefits in 2018.Read More

Teen Selfie Esteem – Are Braces a Fashion Statement?

Teen Selfie-esteem Green Bay WIEvery patient has their own reasons for deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment. For adolescents and teens, an image has always been a key factor in social integration and in today’s beauty conscious society, a beautiful smile is high on their list of priorities.

According to NBC TODAY – “Selfie Esteem” give teens a confidence boost and social media is the ideal platform to broadcast yourself to the world. “Even though that seems very simple, that’s an extraordinary shift, historically. “It’s the first time you get to be the photographer and the subject of the photograph,” says Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center. “Control makes people believe in themselves.”

  • 65% of teenage girls reported that seeing their selfies on social media actually boosts their confidence.
  • 40% of all teens say social media helps them present their best face to the world.
  • At least 81 percent of teens, ages 12-17, use social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, according to recent findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, with Instagram especially popular among selfie-loving teenage girls.

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Be Careful When Choosing Your Toothbrush

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Most people believe that a toothbrush is a toothbrush and that there really is no difference between them. Unfortunately, many people also underestimate the importance of good oral hygiene and the critical role it plays in your overall health. This is particularly true during orthodontic treatment. Wilke Orthodontics is setting the record straight. All toothbrushes are NOT alike. Read More