Why Do I Have a Black Tongue?

It is pretty scary to wake up and see a black coating on your tongue!  When you Google “black tongue” it occurs mainly with smokers or when there is blood present.  But you don’t smoke so…. Yikes!  Could you have internal bleeding somewhere?  What could it be??

Well, if you’re one of the thousands of people who take PeptoBismol for an upset tummy,

How long do I have to wear my retainer?

Q:  “Hey, Doc.  How long do I have to wear these retainers?”

A:  “Well, how long do you want your teeth to stay straight?”  How long do you want them to stay where they are today — the day we give you your retainers?

Why did your teeth grow in crooked? 

Flat Pat Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Abigail Jokerst.  She is the latest winner announced for the Flat Pat contest and won a $25 movie gift certificate.

Flat Pat – Summer Promotion

The summer always seems to zip by in an orthodontic office. The parents are trying to get the longer banding appointments while the children are out of school. The adult patients are also usually enjoying a more flexible schedule so they are visiting us too. So between the sunshine, the hubbub and the flip flops — the atmosphere is electric!

All New Kids Club at Foley Orthodontics

Finally, for those of you who have been coming to Foley Orthodontics with your siblings for years, you’ll be happy to see that we have started a KIDS CLUB for the future patients of Foley Orthodontics. We have a real Trolley Bell to be rung when the patients join the club and then when they begin and end their time in braces.

Relay for Life Sponsors in Lake Zurich

We are pleased to announce, that once again, Foley Orthodontics was a Relay for Life sponsor at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This year it was held on the high school track on June 9-10. Cancer never sleeps and neither did the enthusiastic participants who walked the track during the night for their teams.

Working with Spencer Loomis to Fund Wells in Ethiopia

Every year, Foley Orthodontics wants to work with a local school on a project that educates the students and helps make the world a better place. In 2010, we helped the students at Spencer Loomis school fund two wells in Ethiopia. The students learned a lot about the value of water and helping people who are less fortunate.

Celebrating Earth Day With May Whitney

On April 21st, we joined the students and parents from May Whitney Elementary School as they cleaned up Paulus Park for Earth Day. Here are two students with a HUGE Emerald Ash Borer!

Earlier in the week, they dedicated a tree donated by our good friends over at Bartels Landscape Service. We were able to give each child on the Executive Committee some blinking reflectors,

Recycling T-Shirts With St. Francis

Foley Orthodontics gives t-shirts to new patients and finished patients. Rather than reorder the new shirts that we had been giving out in the past, we decided to go in a different direction. That’s where the St. Francis fifth graders came into the picture!

Cotton is a crop that requires A LOT of pesticides,