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Contests, prizes, and new smiles! — We invite you to visit our practice and find out what's new this month!
Have you checked out our Facebook page? Visit our page at Simply Sensational Smiles and find out what the code word is for a chance to win a cool prize. Like us or tag us on Facebook for a chance to be entered into a end of the Grand prize drawing. Good Luck and happy tagging. Your It!!
Hello June, we’re so happy to see you with your pearl birthstone, and your rose birth flower. The rose has been associated with the goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venus. No wonder the month of June is the most popular month for weddings. Oh, and school’s out - yeah!
Happy Birthday to all our Facebook fans celebrating a birthday during the month of June! https://www.facebook.com/HappyBirthday19/videos/1884267315225447/?t=19
MONDAY – JUNE 4
NATIONAL CHEESE DAY
Say CHEESE, it’s National Cheese Day! Americans consume, on average, around 31 pounds of cheese a year! To celebrate, eat lots of cheeses. From grilled cheese sandwiches to mac & cheese to cheesecake. Enjoy the day and don’t act all cheesy!
Hopefully once you got over hating your alarm, your Monday is off to a good start!
TUESDAY – JUNE 5
NATIONAL FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MONTH
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. Eating more fruits and veggies is essential to a healthy diet, so do it!
Don’t let wearing braces be an excuse to skip your fruits and veggies. Cut apples and other hard fruits and veggies into small bite-size pieces, and cut your corn off the cob. People in braces can still eat healthy!
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Each year World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. So, if you can’t reuse it, refuse it!
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 6
Got milk? June does because it is DAIRY MONTH!
The next time you buy a jug of milk, you might want to thank Lou Reed. According to a study by researchers at the University of Leicester, songs with less than 100 beats per minute can increase milk production by 3 percent. Scientists think these magic melodies relax the animals, letting them produce milk in higher quantities. Some of the slow tunes that seem to work are “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel, “What a Difference a Day Makes” by Aretha Franklin, and “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. Cows and their slow jams!
NATIONAL RUNNING DAY (If your doctor is a runner, use their picture with this!)
Today is National Running Day! If you’re not a runner, just try a slow jog around the block. Who knows, that might just turn into a mile, then a marathon. Happy National Running Day!
THURSDAY – JUNE 7
CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY
Today is CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY! What a wonderful wacky holiday! If you are a chocolate lover, you should enjoy a bowl of chocolate deliciousness today. Just don’t forget to brush when you finish!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Try smiling before you even get out of bed everyday. You may just be surprised to see that you’ll smile all day!
FRIDAY – JUNE 8
NATIONAL BEST FRIEND DAY
Like and Share this with your BFF to celebrate National Best Friend Day! Be sure to comment your best friend’s name and what makes them so great!
We hope all of you have a bff like this little guy!
MONDAY – JUNE 11
NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY
Don’t do it braces wearers! It’s true, today is National Corn on the Cob Day and we want all our patients to enjoy some delicious fresh corn today. But, please cut it off the cob first. It still tastes great – we promise!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
TUESDAY – JUNE 12
This is so worth repeating as we celebrate great dads all week leading up to Father’s Day. What a great way for every child to start the day! Way to go Dad! https://www.facebook.com/DailyMail/videos/1491315827594827/
NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DAY
If you love peanut butter, then you must love peanut butter cookies, so today is your lucky day – It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! In honor of the celebration, here is a yummy cookie recipe that incorporates two favorites: peanut butter cookies and ice cream!
PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM SANDWICHES RECIPE
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces dark chocolate candy coating, chopped
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening, peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork, forming a crisscross pattern.
- Bake 9-11 minutes or until set (do not overbake). Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Spread a heaping teaspoonful on the bottom of each cookie; place chocolate side up on waxed paper until set.
- To make ice cream sandwiches, place 1/4 cup ice cream on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Wrap in plastic; freeze on a baking sheet overnight. Yield: 16 servings.
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 13
THURSDAY– JUNE 14
SUN SAFETY WEEK
June 14th – 20th is Sun Safety Week. Be smart this summer and protect your skin when outdoors even on cloudy days. Wear at least a 30 spf and reapply every 2 hours, more frequently if you are getting in the water. Enjoy those bright sunshiny days but be smart and practice sun safety all year long!
“I pledge allegience to the Flag of the United States of America.” Fly your flag proudly today as we celebrate FLAG DAY. Stars and stripes forever!
FRIDAY – JUNE 15
SMILE POWER DAY
Today is one of our very favorite holidays – it’s SMILE POWER DAY! You know that we believe in the power of the smile. That’s why we do what we do! So, we encourage you to celebrate and let your smile be as powerful as you today!
NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY
Time to get that pedicure – it’s National Flip Flop Day!
We wish the Dads of all our patients a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday! Thanks for letting us make your kiddos smile!
MONDAY – JUNE 18
INTERNATIONAL SUSHI DAY
If sushi is how you “roll”, today is your day
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! Also leave us a review and rate our office.
TUESDAY – JUNE 19
NATIONAL KISSING DAY:
Pucker up – it’s National Kissing Day! And, DON’T WORRY, it is almost impossible to get braces stuck together when kissing. Almost!
We have the greatest patients! Thank you all for allowing us to make you SMIL
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 20
With school ending, thoughts turn to vacation time! Wherever your summer travels take you, don’t forget to pack for your braces. Here are a few items you should be certain to have on hand in addition to your toothbrush:
- Rubber Bands (if prescribed to wear)
- Tylenol or Ibuprofen
- Floss & Threaders
- Proxy Brush
Repair Tips for Travel: The following is intended to provide general information regarding how you might treat some of the more common orthodontic emergencies while traveling.
- Loose Band or Bracket: Leave it in place and try to put wax on it.
- Loose Wire: Try to put it back in place with tweezers. If you are not able to re-insert the wire, clip it using nail clippers behind the last tooth to which it is attached. Use wax if necessary.
- Poking Wire: Try to push it down using an eraser or use wax.
- Loose Appliance: Place wax on the appliance to keep it intact.
- Sore Teeth: Use warm salt water rinses & take Tylenol or Ibuprofen as recommended.
THURSDAY – JUNE 21
Today is the first official day of SUMMER! The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever!
NATIONAL SELFIE DAY
It’s National Selfie Day! Show us your best shot – post it on our Facebook page at Simply Sensational Smiles, Dont forget to tag us for a chance to receive a cool summer prize!!
We hope you wake up this happy all summer!
FRIDAY – JUNE 22
TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
Isn’t it funny that TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY falls in National Adopt a Cat Month!
Need a new outlook on life? Need more self-confidence? Are you embarrassed to smile? We can help! Schedule a complimentary new patient exam today and let us show you how orthodontic treatment can change your life! We area also using the up to date technology with our Itero Scanner!! That means less impressions also known as the "Moldes" Come in and see us today!
MONDAY – JUNE 25
Align Technology, the company that created Invisalign, was established in 1997 by two Stanford business school graduates. Zia Chisti and Kelsey Wirth had no dental experience, just an idea for wireless braces, and access to 3D computer technology. Since then, the company has printed millions of their transparent braces, changing the notion of what braces are and can be. The moral of this story – you can do anything! Come visit our office to see and experiance the lastest new and improved technology with our Itero digital scanner. Our office is commited to treat and provide patients with the most caring and update to date technology. Stop by our office to learn more!!
TUESDAY – JUNE 26
Take Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice today and every day!
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:
LOADED CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE
Want a delicious and healthy side dish for dinner? Here it is!
· 20 ounces cauliflower florets
· 1 cup grated cheddar
· 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
· ¼ cup sour cream
· 6 slices bacon fried and crumbled
· 3 tablespoons diced green onions
· 1 teaspoon garlic powder
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick spray.
2. Add the cauliflower to a large microwave safe bowl along with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 4 minutes or until cauliflower is soft.
3. Mash cauliflower with a potato masher.
4. Add the cheddar, cream cheese, and sour cream to the bowl and stir well until the cheese has melted into the cauliflower.
5. Stir in the bacon, green onions, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
6. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 27
Today is Sunglasses Day! No, we did not make this up. Sunglasses Day was started to educate people on how very important sunglass wear is to eyes. Healthcare professionals recommend sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation (UV) and blue light, which can cause several different serious eye problems. So, grab a fabulous pair to wear today!
What a wise young soul! Worth the listen – let’s all be friends and smile!
Now you know why they are called Busy Bees!
THURSDAY – JUNE 28
Our schedule gets busier in the summer, so if you would like to get braces on your child or yourself, set your new patient appointment right away!
FRIDAY – JUNE 29
SOCIAL MEDIA DAY
Like us, tag us, tweet us, snap us, pin us . . . Saturday is Social Media Day!!
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July, we have your nametag waiting!