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February 2, 2016

Happiest Girls!

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Maya, Mia and Audrey spent the weekend with Janet our wonderful Hygienist and the best dogsitter in town. Maya, the black lab – she’s Janet’s baby, Mia, the golden lab, is Lindsey’s little girl and Audrey, Golden Retriever is Dr. Blair and Kelly’s sweet pup. They had the best time!!!

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January 19, 2016

Nail Biting – Habit That Can Harm Your Teeth

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The Habit:

Did you know that his nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw.  Placing your jaw for long periods of time in a protruding position can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction.

The solution: Bitter-tasting nail polishes, stress reduction and setting small, realistic goals can help. If certain situations are triggers, hold something to keep your fingers busy.

December 2, 2015

Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?

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It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, joined forces with the American Dental Association (ADA) to come up with tips for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy during the holidays.

In the classic holiday movie, Hermey dreamed of becoming a dentist and helping people keep their teeth healthy.  This year, Hermey and the ADA came up with a set of tips to help families keep their smiles in tip-top shape.

✓ Have a routine. Hermey always brushes his teeth two times a day, for two minutes, and you should too! It’s what keeps your mouth healthy in December and all year long. Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

✓ Choose the carrots. (That means you, Santa!) Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, take a cue from Rudolph and eat the carrots.

✓ Don’t forget the dentist! The holidays can be a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teeth. If you are due for a teeth cleaning or need work done, don’t forget to visit your dentist in December.

✓ Drink water. You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy.

✓ Protect your teeth. Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports – or reindeer games – this winter.

 

 

November 10, 2015

Tammy is a Grandma!

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Tammy, our Patient Care Specialist, is a brand new grandma to sweet Logan! He was born on October 25th, weighing in at 8 pounds and 21 inches long. Awww ….

Congrats to mom, dad and proud grandparents!

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October 28, 2015

Happy Halloween

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Boo … Happy Halloween!!!

There’s no better time to commit to brushing twice a day for two minutes than the day after Halloween!

And … remember to “fall back” an hour before going to bed on Saturday night!halloween cute baby costume ideas[1]

October 7, 2015

Soos Creek Botanical Garden

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Right in our own backyard, there’s a beautiful garden – Soos Creek Botanical Garden located at 29308 132nd Ave SE – 22 acres of sheer beauty. And, it’s all maintained by volunteers! As you stroll through the paths, you will come across a variety of gardens – like Cedar Grove where you will see mature western red cedars or the Rain Garden & Alder Grove as well as a Pond Garden and many more. There’s even an Aviary! The Heritage Center is devoted to the farming life of the early settlers on the Soos Creek plateau, a 35-square-mile area. Many early photos, historical maps, and newspaper articles are displayed.

Here are some photos and link to their site. You should definitely check it out! Oh … the sculptures you see were created by students from Green River Community College! Who knew what you could make with spoons and forks! http://sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org/index.html IMG_5091FullSizeRender (12)FullSizeRender (14)IMG_5136IMG_5097IMG_5115IMG_5109

September 16, 2015

Back to School – Dental Checkup

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Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning? Check!

It’s a very busy time of the year for the family with kids starting school! Everything’s in order for a successful school year but how about back-to-school dental check up? Regular dental visits are important year-round, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children … cavities.

Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating and school absences. When scheduling check ups with your child’s pediatrician, make teeth a part of that process and call the dentist.

Here’s to a successful and a healthy school year!