Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem of bullying, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. According to the study, teeth were the No. 1-targeted physical feature to increase a child’s chance of being bullied, followed by the child’s strength and weight.

Do you think Tom Cruise was a victim of teasing and #bullying as a kid that created his tough guy attitude he projects today? He actually went through orthodontic treatment twice, in his teens to straighten his teeth and broaden his smile and again as an adult to correct a midline discrepancy that was still apparent in photographs. His smile is obviously something he is very aware of and very important to him.

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Sun safety Sosebee and Britt Orthoodntics Gainesville Oakwood GANow that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Sosebee and Britt Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and #sun safety.

Skin Cancer is on the Rise

Did you know that every year, more than two million Americans find out they have #skin cancer? 2% are in their teen years! The rate of melanoma deadly skin cancer has tripled since the 1970s. The experts are not sure why and most consider the outbreak in new cases is due to widespread overexposure to sun, especially among adults who were repeatedly sunburned as a child. Several factors suggest that regular #sun exposure may not be as harmful as intermittent and high intensity #sunlight.Read more on Don't Let the Sun Wreck Your Summer…