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May - school will soon be out, spring is in bloom, and we are making people smile – what a great month! Check out our posts during May as we’ll be celebrating everything from Moms & Teachers to hamburgers. Let’s get started with a few interesting facts you might not know about May. The birthstone for the month is the emerald. The birth flower is the lily of the valley. Wishing you a marvelous May!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday to all our Facebook fans celebrating a birthday during the month of May! Here are a few famous people who were also born in May: Adele (Singer), Mark Zuckerberg (Entrepreneur), Dwayne Johnson (Actor), Sam Smith (Singer), Idina Menzel (Actress/Singer), Tim McGraw (Singer), David Beckham (Soccer Player), Eric Church (Singer), Chris Brown (Singer), George Clooney (Actor), Cam Newton (NFL), Andy Murray (Tennis Player), Megan Fox (Actress), Derek Hough (Dancer), Tina Fey (Actress), Cher (Singer), Mike Myers (Actor), and Jep Robertson (Reality Star).
NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK – May 1-5th
National Teacher Appreciation Week:
“Teachers who love teaching, teach children who love learning.” This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week! The entire month of May is a celebration of teachers. We hope you will take this opportunity to say a special thank you to your teachers, both current and past. Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week!
NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH - MAY
– National Physical Fitness & Sports Month:
May is NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS MONTH! Let’s all get up and do something every day this month. Take a walk, play ball, ride your bike – just get physical. Make May your month to start a fit and healthy lifestyle!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Quote – Be True to Yourself”:
Every smile we create is different but perfect, just like every patient!
Egg Month: The incredible edible egg - Happy Egg Month! Scrambled, poached or fried – however you like them, eat your eggs this month!
“Before and After Braces”
We can help you get things straight too!
Salad Month: Start tossing, May is Salad Month! It’s hard to beat a salad for smart eating. And, they can be braces-friendly if everything is chopped up properly. Salads are bursting with healthy veggies and can be a full meal when you add some protein of your choice. Make salad your go-to meal or side dish this month to celebrate Salad Month!
BRAIN TEASER: We all failed! Will you?
CINCO DE MAYO
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today is the day to celebrate the Mexican culture with food, music, beverage, and customs. Whether you are going to your favorite Mexican restaurant or making tacos at home . . . we wish you a Happy Cinco de Mayo!
We’ve “braced” this horse for the Kentucky Derby!
KENTUCKY DERBY: Ladies, put on your biggest hat - Saturday is the 142nd annual Kentucky Derby! Known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports”. It is the official 3rd leg of the Triple Crown. So, giddy-up and get ready for Derby Day!
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK
May 6-12th is National Nurses Week! This year’s theme is "Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit." Our thanks to any of our FB friends who are part of this noble profession. Thanks for taking such good care of us!
“I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes . . .”! Who doesn’t love a hamburger? Even people who don’t eat meat love their veggie and tofu burgers. Regardless of what you put on yours, enjoy some burgers during the month of May!
NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE DAY
Today is National School Nurse Day, a time to honor the more than 74,000 school nurses who make a difference in the lives of children every day. We have a special appreciation for School Nurses in the roll they take to care for their students wearing braces. Yeah for School Nurse Day!
MOTHER’S DAY – May 14TH
“It is not easy being a Mother, if it were Fathers would do it” – quote from The Golden Girls. We wish Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms of our patients and especially those who have been kind enough to be our Facebook friend – we love you Moms!
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY
Saturday is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY. Yeah - a day to celebrate those delicious little brown morsels of yumminess! We hope you all enjoy something filled with chocolate goodness today!
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:
EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE RECIPE
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Day, we offer this yummy cake recipe from www.food.com.
- 1 3⁄4cups boiling water
- 1cup quick-cooking oats
- 1cup brown sugar
- 1cup white sugar
- 1⁄2teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2cup margarine or 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 3⁄4cups flour
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- 1tablespoon cocoa
- 12ounces chocolate chips
- Pour boiling water over oats and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Add sugars and margarine and mix well.
- Add eggs and mix.
- Add dry ingredients except chips and mix.
- Add 1/2 of the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan.
- Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:
WHEELY-GOOD PASTA SALAD
- 1 package (16 ounces) wagon wheel pasta
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
- 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
- 1 bottle (16 ounces) creamy Parmesan Romano salad dressing
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
- In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, cheese, red pepper, olives and oregano.
- Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Did you know that Invisalign technology is an option for teens between the ages of 13-19 and there are NO WIRES? It makes having straight teeth possible with almost no change to the busy and fun teen lifestyle!
Invisalign Teen treatment accommodates the natural eruption of cuspids and second bicuspids by allowing us to prescribe the room necessary for the erupting teeth. Power ridges will aid us in finishing with an impressive end result.
With the flexibility of removing the aligners, one of the most significant concerns for patients in this age group was compliance. To address this concern Invisalign added compliance indicators to Invisalign Teen. The indicators fade from blue to clear as a gauge of the approximate aligner wear time. Not only does this allow us to know the actual wear time; a compliance indicator keycard lets the patient and parent establish a baseline and track the compliance indicator changes as well.
Another key feature to Invisalign for Teens is the addition of up to six complimentary replacement aligners to combat the issues of lost trays should the patient lose or break their aligners. Parents will appreciate this perk as there is normally a replacement cost for these aligners with traditional Invisalign. Be sure to let all the teens in your life know that Invisalign could be a very good “invisible” solution to their orthodontic needs!
NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY
It would be terrible to let this fun holiday slip by without a BIG celebration - it’s National Pizza Party Day! Grab your family and friends tonight and have a pizza party. And be sure to tell us what your favorite topping is!
GO AHEAD - TALK ABOUT US
The greatest compliment a patient can pay us is to refer their family and friends to our practice. We thank you for talking about us, and we promise to treat your referrals with the best of care just as we do you! Share if you would like to refer a friend to our practice!
LUCKY PENNY DAY
“See a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.” There are so many different thoughts on picking up a penny you find on the floor, street, etc. Some say you must give it away to get good luck and some won’t even pick it up unless it is face up when you find it. Regardless of what you believe, be sure and look down today – you may just find one on Lucky Penny Day!
WEDNESDAY – May 24
BROWN BAG IT DAY
Tomorrow is National Brown Bag It Day! So, why not decide what you can take to work or school tomorrow and take it in your brown bag! National Brown-Bag-It-Day is observed each year on May 25. Taking your lunch to work or school is an effective way to save money and to ensure you are eating healthy. So, pull out your brown bag tomorrow and brown bag it!
Braces on or not, limit those sugary sweets, and brush & floss for healthy teeth!
Are you guilty of not wearing your rubber bands? We hope not, because not wearing them as prescribed can definitely slow down treatment. And, we know you want your braces to come off on schedule. Let us know if you have any problems with rubber band compliance – we’ll help!
FRIDAY – May 26
SUN SCREEN DAY
Saturday is Sun Screen Day. We encourage you to always take care of your skin when you are out enjoying the sunshine. Here are few quick tips and reminders about sun safety: 1) Apply sun screen every 2 hours. 2) Use 30 SPF or greater for the best protection. 3) Use sun screen lip balm to protect your lips. 4) Apply sun screen 20 minutes before going out into the sun. 5) Do not purchase sun screen if it doesn’t have an expiration date. Happy Sun Screen Day!
MONDAY – May 29
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” - Francis A. Walker
On this MEMORIAL DAY we send out special thoughts to families who have lost loved ones while serving in the military. We thank them for their service and bravery!
Did you know that your teeth have a memory? If you don’t follow your retention instructions and wear your retainer as prescribed, teeth can move. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. Keep your beautiful new smile for a lifetime with proper retainer wear.
WEDNESDAY – May 31
WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
Today is the day to ask all your friends and family who smoke or chew tobacco to try to stop. It’s World No Tobacco Day. Did you know that arsenic, lead and tar are just three of the 7,000 chemicals that are found in tobacco smoke? Even non-smokers can be affected from second-hand smoke, so spread the word – today is a great day to make a change that can save lives.