It was a cold and rainy Saturday morning but the group gathered together to participate in our first “Team” Petpalooza! We had a very fun time! Thanks furry friends … Mia, Maya, Audrey, Loki, Nola, Loxi, Lucy and Athena for making it a special day!
Our Lindsey was the first woman to cross the finish line for the 5K at 19:56! Woo-hoo!
A few pictures to share …
Dr. Blair, his wife, Kelly and their little girl, Audrey, took a mini vacation at Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island. What a gorgeous view and pretty nice smiles too!
Here’s a link to Fort Ebey State Park in case you want to venture out to the Island.
We had a little treat for our amazing team! Why not start the day with Mickey Mouse Waffles and Starbuck’s lattes? All freshly made in-house.
Did you know that Sunday, February 28th marks the “official Tooth Fairy Day?” Here are answers to some common questions from our little ones that might be helpful.
Hello, I’m your tooth fairy! I’m sure many of you have heard of me. You may have already received one of my special little gifts. Losing your baby teeth might make you feel a little confused so I’m here to answer some of your questions.
Question from Joey: How do you know when I’ve lost a tooth? Answer: I have a golden bell in my Tooth Fairy Castle that chimes whenever a child loses a tooth. My helper, Dr. Floss, lets me know where you live and I wait for it to get dark outside so that I can fly to your house while you are sleeping. Question from Isabella: Do you have anyone helping you? Answer: My assistant Dr. Floss gives me daily reports to let me know if you are brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day and that you are eating healthy foods. I also have a little fairy helper named Sparkle. She’s so small that you can’t see her, but she works with Dr. Floss and they report to me if you have been taking care of your teeth. Sparkle wants me to remind you that you should limit all the sugars you put into your mouth. We know candy, sodas and juices can be tasty, but they can be harmful to your beautiful teeth. Question from Noah: Why do my baby teeth fall out? Answer: It’s all part of the magic of growing up! Because your body is growing, including your mouth, the adult teeth you have growing below your baby teeth need to come out. Your baby teeth are good to have when you are little since they save the space where your adult teeth will come in, but you can’t have baby teeth forever. Imagine smiling when you are all grown up with only your baby teeth! Question from Emma: Why do I have to brush my teeth? Answer: Your teeth are very important. They help you chew food, speak clearly, and they make you feel good about yourself. When you take care of your teeth you are rewarded with a beautiful smile. And that smile will not only make you feel good, but it will also make others feel happy when they see your big, bright smile. Question from Aiden: What will the tooth fairy give me for my tooth? Answer: I like to keep you guessing! Dr. Floss and I usually consult with one another before I fly to your house. Sometimes we like to give some money, but other times I may just drop off a little gift for you. Question from Maya: Where should I put my baby tooth? Answer: This is a very good question. I prefer to find your tooth underneath your pillow, but you can put it on a dresser near your bed. I’ll see it wherever it is because your tooth radiates a soft glow that only I can see. Question from Shawn: Uh-oh! I lost my baby tooth. Will you still give me a present? Answer: As long as you’ve been good with brushing your teeth I will be able to spot it wherever I go. Not only do your teeth glow, but I also have x-ray vision so I will find it. And since Sparkle flies around she’ll let me know if you have lost it.
Thank you Dr. Kashner and Staff for the delicious (and beautiful) cake from “Nothing Bundt Cakes!” Yums!!!
Three month old Logan came into the office to see his Grandma while his Mommy was getting her teeth cleaned.
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.
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.
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!