Posted by & filed under Uncategorized

Dr. Kerry White Brown, an esteemed Orthodontist with nearly 20 years’ experience, shares why it’s important for you to have your own time out—ASAP.

Columbia, South Carolina — May 11, 2017 — Carolina Orthodontist Kerry Brown White recently published a new article, “Why You Need to Give YOURSELF a Time Out—ASAP.”

As Dr. White Brow says, “Being tired is no walk in the park…”

Just like toddlers get cranky and misbehave when they are tired, she explains, the same is true for adults. Being overly tired can be tough on a body physically—having a negative impact on balance and dexterity. Furthermore, exhausted adults also run a greater risk of depression, often exhibit poor judgement, and are impatient.

That’s why, Dr. White Brown says, we need to deal with ourselves much the same as we would that unruly toddler, and order our own time out.

Dr. White Brown takes a slight detour for a moment, discussing decision fatigue and how making decisions – over and over – literally fatigues the brain. This causes us to make poor “downstream decisions.” She brings this back full circle, illustrating how poor decision-making is actually at the root of much bad behavior—for kids and us.

On the other hand, a timeout gives a “time off” from making decisions at all. It’s like refueling the brain—and body. She elaborates, “Taking this pressure off is like a vacation from the mind and consequently, the body.”

The result of a timeout, Dr. White Brown contends, is that we – just like children – will come out the other side making wiser decisions. Furthermore, we will often “instantly” find solutions to problems that were plaguing us.

She goes on to say that our timeout doesn’t have to be anything major. “The key,” she shares, “is just taking a little time away.”

The full article can be found here:



Dr. Kerry White Brown has been setting the standards for delivering high quality orthodontic care since 1998. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Benedict College she attended Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed her orthodontic specialty training.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontists and the North Carolina/South Carolina Damon® Study Club. Dr. White Brown is a native of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. She and her husband have two sons.


Comments are closed .

Your Top Orthodontist in Columbia, Orangeburg, Florence, and Greenville, SC
Great atmosphere, professional staff and great care.Deena C.
Meet Dr. Kerry White Brown
As an expert orthodontist in Columbia, Orangeburg, Florence, and Greenville, SC, Dr. Kerry White Brown offers innovative and effective orthodontics to patients throughout South Carolina. She has been setting the standards for delivering high-quality orthodontic care since 1997. Dr. White Brown believes in providing personalized care that’s focused on your comfort and satisfaction. By utilizing advanced technology and the latest treatment options, Dr. White Brown has transformed over 25,000 smiles in South Carolina and welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile! Learn More About Dr. White Brown
What To Expect At Your Complimentary First Visit Proudly Offering Braces For As Low As $159 A Month!
  • Discuss Your Goals
  • In-Depth Exam
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Custom Treatment Plan
  • Welcome Gift!
Our Locations
(803) 699-9191 224 Oneil Ct.,Suite 13 Columbia, SC 29223 Get Directions
(803) 749-4746 275 Harbison Blvd.,Suite GG Columbia, SC 29212 Get Directions
(803) 531-8890 2847 Pelham Ct Orangeburg, SC 29118 Get Directions
(843) 317-9700 2859 David H. McLeod Blvd. Florence, SC 29501 Get Directions
(864) 297-6453 611 Haywood Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 Get Directions
Hours: Monday - Saturday By Appointment
While Most Of Our Patients Are From The Following Cities & Surrounding Areas We Also Gladly Welcome Patients From All Over The World
  • Columbia, SC
  • Orangeburg, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Greenville, SC