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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday to all our Facebook fans celebrating a birthday during the month of March! You share your birthday with some pretty famous people: Adam Levine (Singer), Justin Bieber (Singer), Lady Gaga (Singer), Reese Witherspoon (Actress), Peyton Manning (NFL), Jim Parsons (Actor), Shaquille O’Neal (NBA), Carrie Underwood (Singer), Mia Hamm (Soccer Player), Queen Latifah (Actress), Elton John (Singer), Sarah Jessica Parker (Actress), Mariah Carey (Singer), and Celine Dion (Singer)
QUOTE OF THE DAY.
RED CROSS MONTH - March: March is Red Cross Month. Since WWII, every President has designated March as Red Cross Month. Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need. The Red Cross asks that we all take part in this celebration in one of four ways: donate money, give blood, volunteer or take a Red Cross training class.
READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY – March 2nd Read Across America Day: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” … Dr. Seuss. Today is Read Across America Day! The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 19th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
NUTRITION MONTH - March March is Nutrition Month! We encourage our Facebook Friends to make good healthy food choices during March and every month!
EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY – March 3rd Today is Employee Appreciation Day! If you have a job, we certainly hope you feel appreciated today. Dr.Lisa King always makes everyone on our team feel wanted and needed!
SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK – March 6-13th This is National Sleep Awareness Week! We are curious, how many hours of sleep do you get every night? Sleep is essential to feeling refreshed and rested, and is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle, so try to get 7-8 hours a night (maybe more on the weekends)!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OREO – March 6th Happy Birthday Oreo! Did you know that the way that you eat an Oreo says something about your personality: dunkers tend to be adventurous and social; twisters are sensitive, artistic and trendy; and biters are easy-going and self-confident, according to eatoutwell.com? We certainly hope our patients in braces are all dunkers!
DENTIST DAY– March 6th
Today is Dentist Day! Poor dentists, other than when we are having our teeth cleaned, they only get to see us when there is something wrong. So, why not send them an email, send them a card, or Facebook them with a little message today to let them know you appreciate them. It’s easy, just say “Happy Dentist Day”!
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH - March 7
All our musical friends on FB, like this post to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month! March has been officially designated as Music in Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®). This is a public outreach program designed to support school music programs and raise awareness of the importance of music education. Help spread the word that music education is important!
SAVE YOUR VISION MONTH - March----WEDNESDAY– March 8
Did you know that March is also Save Your Vision Month! Sure, we are most concerned about your dental health, but we are also concerned about your eye health! Save Your Vision Month is an annual campaign to remind us of the importance of good vision and healthy eyes. If you don’t already have your annual eye exam scheduled, this is a great time to get that taken care of. You only have one pair of eyes … take care of them during Save Your Vision Month!
GIGGLES:Don’t forget that wearing your rubber bands as prescribed will help your treatment progress and your braces come off on schedule!
Wire Talk is not always about wires! Today it is about Invisalign, the non-bracket approach to a new smile. Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem, and they are very comfortable. Curious how it works? You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position we have prescribed. You'll visit us about once every six-eight weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. Give us a call if you think Invisalign is right for you!
THURSDAY – March 9
Today is Popcorn Lovers Day! Of course, we do not suggest that our patients in braces eat popcorn – sorry. BUT, you can have Pirate’s Booty and it is delicious. Pop in at the store and buy some to celebrate with today.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – March 12th
Don’t forget to move all of your clocks ahead for daylight savings on Sunday. Yeah, more daylight after work and school! BTW, this is a great time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors!
TUESDAY – March 14
NATIONAL POTATO CHIP DAY – March 14th
Chip lovers unite – today is your day!
MARCH MADNESS – March 14th:
And so it begins – MARCH MADNESS! We hope your favorite ticket is still playing on April 3rd!
First Four: March 14-15
First & Second Round: March 16-19
Regionals: March 23-26
Final Four: April 1-3 in Phoenix, AZ
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:
March Madness Cake
Here is an easy and fun cake to serve during March Madness!
- 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
- 1-1/2 cups canned vanilla frosting
- Orange paste food coloring
- 4 pieces black shoestring licorice
- Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour into a greased and floured 2-1/2-qt. ovenproof bowl.
- Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from bowl to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Place cake on a serving plate. Spread with frosting. Gently press a meat mallet into frosting so texture resembles a basketball. For seams, gently press licorice into frosting. Yield: 12-16 servings.
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:St. Patrick’s Day Mint Shakes – Blarney Good!
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 or 4 drops green liquid food coloring
- Whipped cream and green sanding sugar, for garnish
Blend the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, vanilla and food coloring in a blender until smooth. Pour into one or two serving glasses and garnish with whipped cream and sanding sugar. www.allrecipes.com
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:AVOCADO TUNA SALAD
Here is a great way to make your tuna salad just a little bit healthier (no mayo)!
- 1 avocado
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp celery, finely chopped
- 1 tin tuna
- sea salt, pepper & dried dill to taste
- Cut avocado in 1/2, scoop out the middle and place in a bowl
- Add chopped onion and celery, lemon juice and seasonings and mix well
- Add in the tuna and mix again
- Place back into the avocado shells or have as a sandwich.
THURSDAY – March 16
LIPS APPRECIATION DAY – March 16th
Today we celebrate a wacky but perfect holiday – Lips Appreciation Day! Lips are the perfect frame for the beautiful teeth we straighten, so we encourage you to take care of your lips by using a lip balm with sunscreen. Happy Lips Appreciation Day!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY – FRIDAY – March 17
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
FIRST DAY OF SPRING – March 20th:
Today is the first day of spring! Get outside and enjoy the beginning of everyone’s favorite season! FRENCH LANGUAGE DAY – March 20th
Sourire – that is French for SMILE! Today is French Language Day. If you speak French, please comment how much you like our practice.
Did anyone see Beauty and the Beast this weekend? http://giphy.com/gifs/pGes4VFCCzcPK
Don’t be one of “those” people!
THURSDAY – March 23
NATIONAL PUPPY DAY – March 23rd
Well, this could be one of the cutest holidays ever – it is National Puppy Day! Puppies have a way of putting a smile on your face. If you have a new puppy, post a picture here on our FB page. If you don’t have a puppy, consider visiting the animal shelter and showing some love to a cute little puppy that needs a home – perhaps it needs your home. Happy Puppy Day!
DENTAL HUMOR: Don’t be! Come see us and we’ll have your head out of the sand in no time!
FRIDAY – March 24
RED NOSE DAY Post the “Red Nose Day” jpeg with this script (It would be great to post pictures of team members wearing red noses):
It’s Red Nose Day - a special day to come together, have fun and make a difference for kids. All funds raise insure that kids are safe, healthy and educated. Be sure to watch all the activities on NBC tonight, including a reunion of “Love Actually”!
MONDAY – March 27
QUOTE OF THE DAY
TUESDAY – March 28
SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY Today is “Something on a Stick Day” and it celebrates what else but food on a stick. So what comes on a stick? The first thing that comes to mind is popsicles. There's also corndogs and many Chinese treats. Celebrate this fun day by serving all your food and snacks on a stick. Let’s see how creative you can get!
MOM AND POP BUSINESS DAY – March 29th– Mom and Pop Business Day:
Today is Mom and Pop Business Day. Let’s all do our part to make our community businesses grow. Be sure to shop at local boutiques, restaurants, farmers markets, and other locally owned businesses today and year-round. Happy Mom and Pop Business Day!
March 30th National Doctor’s Day:
Today is National Doctor’s Day. Why March 30? It is the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia during surgery… thank goodness! Be sure to say Happy National Doctor’s Day to your favorite physician today!
FRIDAY – March 31