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Contests, prizes, and new smiles! — We invite you to visit our practice and find out what's new this month!

STAMP CARD PROGRAM

Announcement

Patient Reward Program Effective January 2019

  • One TICKET for being on time for appointments
  • One TICKET for not having anything loose or broken/bent
  • Brushing grade:

Two TICKET for excellent brushing

One TICKET FOR satisfactory brushing

  • One Ticket for appointment during school hours of 10-2

Bonus Tickets:

  • Five TICKETS for referring a friend!
  • Five TICKETS for not having a loose, broken or bent appliance in a year.
  • Five TICKETS for not having any broken or cancelled appointments in one year

Please drop your tickets at ticket box on your way out, thank you.

Drawing will take place once a month: five lucky patients will have the opportunity to win a Gift Card from our prize menu!!

Good luck and happy brushing!!

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!! 

 

FRIDAY – February 1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  

Happy Birthday to all our Facebook patients and friends celebrating in February.  We hope your HEART is full of joy this year!

  FEBRUARY:

Hang in there, spring is on its way!

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY 3rd:

It’s finally here – Super Bowl Sunday!   Who are you cheering for – the New Orleans Saints or the New England Patriots?

MONDAY – February 4

  NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH:

Even though it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than two-thirds of 16 to 19 year old teens have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. Although overall rates of tooth decay have decreased over the past four decades, unfortunately decay has increased in preschool age children in recent years.

The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. And there’s no better time to get started than during National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The American Dental Association recommends the following for good oral health that can help children (and adults) have a healthy and beautiful smile:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day with ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Clean between teeth daily with floss or an inter-dental cleaner.  Decay-causing bacteria still lingers between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach.
  3. Eat a balanced diet and limit between meal snacks to healthy items like fruits, raw vegetables, plain yogurt or cheese.
  4. Instead of sugary drinks like soda, drink more water!
  5. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings & oral exams.

 DENTAL HUMOR: 

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We dare you to give it a try with someone and post your video here on our page!  Let’s make this a thing during National Children’s Dental Health Month!

TUESDAY – February 5

CHINESE NEW YEAR:

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order of the animals would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. So, the moral of this story is: BE ON TIME!

 GIGGLES:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzfBedGaIjU

NO, BABY SHARK WON’T GO AWAY, so you might as well sing along … LOL!

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark!

Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark!

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark!

Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark!

Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark!

 REBUS PUZZLE:

Who will be the first to guess this Rebus Puzzle?  Hint:  February 14th would be a good day to do this.     

WEDNESDAY – February 6

  INFORMATIONAL:

Important information to know ladies, especially during American Heart Month.  Don’t confuse a toothache with something much more serious.

QUOTE:

Keep them guessing!

THURSDAY – February 7

NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH:

National Pet Dental Health Month is also in February.  Your pet needs regular professional dental care from your Veterinarian and at home!  Here are 3 steps to success for a pet’s dental health:

  1. Take your pet to the Veterinarian for a dental exam if you suspect a problem.  Some signs to look for are bad breath, brown or yellow teeth, excessive drooling, bleeding from the mouth, or a change in eating and drinking habits. 
  2. Begin a dental care regimen at home.  Your Veterinarian can suggest steps that may include brushing your pet’s teeth or a special dental care diet.
  3. Schedule regular veterinary checkups.  These are essential in helping your Veterinarian monitor the progress of your pet’s dental health routine – just like you visiting your dentist!

SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY:

How long has it been since you sent a card to a friend?  Have you ever?  Today is a great day to give it a try.  All you need is a pen and a piece of paper.  It will mean more to them than you will ever know!  

ANIMAL GIGGLES:

It’s true!  The number one excuse we hear from patients about losing their retainer is that the dog got it.  Be sure to keep your retainer in the case when it’s not in your mouth!  What you do with your shoes is a whole other story!

FRIDAY – February 8

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

  

In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson chose to launch the 2nd week in February as Black History Week because it is the birth month of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  In 1976, the week celebration was extended into a month highlighting multiple dates of importance in Black History.  Happy Black History Month!

 GIGGLES:

Get out there and have a great one!

NATIONAL PIZZA DAY – Saturday 2/9 :

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Saturday is National Pizza Day!

MONDAY – February 11

GIGGLES:

Sorry, Monday!             

 BRAIN TEASER:

Every student in a 2nd grade class sends a valentine to each of the other students, for a total of 306 valentines. How many students are in the class?

TUESDAY – February 12

 WIRE TALK:

During National Children’s Dental Health Month, we want to remind you that the American Association of Orthodontists suggest that children be seen by an Orthodontist by the age of seven.  Not every orthodontic problem can be corrected at age seven, but most problems can be identified.  We will monitor any child’s jaw growth and tooth development every 6 months until we determine if orthodontic treatment would be beneficial or not, and we do this complimentary!

GIGGLES:

Yes, it’s fruity but funny!

 

WEDNESDAY – February 13

 ORTHO GIGGLES:

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, we thought it was a good idea to inform you that two people wearing braces who kiss will most likely not get stuck together!

BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE:

Mini Stuffed French Toast

Here is a great braces-friendly recipe for Valentine’s Day morning tomorrow!

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of wheat bread (try not to get a very soft bread)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Topping:

  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out the shapes in the bread. You can get two out of one slice. Save the bread and use it for some more French toast on the side.

2. In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar. Mix well.

3. Batter the hearts and cook for a couple of minutes on each side.

4. Spread some cream cheese filling on four hears and cover with the other four.

5. Top off with some strawberries, pomegranate seeds and powder sugar

www.willcookforsmiles.com

THURSDAY – February 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY:

Have a wonderful day!

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Our patients are our reason to SMILE!

FRIDAY – February 15

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY – February 17th

 

Sunday is Random Acts of Kindness Day.  You know what to do...show a little kindness!  It is not only good for the person you help, but it will make your heart full too!

GIGGLES:  

https://www.facebook.com/stuffnowandhere/videos/356550724895857/

Have a great weekend!

 BRAIN TEASER:

Prediction: Your result will be 18:  Think of a number.  Add 7.  Subtract 2.  Subtract your original number.  Multiply by 4.  Subtract 2.  What’s your answer?

MONDAY – February 18

PRESIDENT’S DAY:

Happy President’s Day!  Did you know that George Washington only had 1 tooth at his inauguration?  Contrary to legend, he never wore wooden teeth, but he did wear dentures at times made of human teeth, animal teeth, ivory, and lead! We’ve come a long way baby!

 DENTAL FACTS:

Ring Pops were invented by Frank Richards, a Product Engineer, in 1979 to help curtail his daughter's habit of thumb sucking.  We have a better option!  Ask us about an orthodontic evaluation for your thumb sucker today.

TUESDAY – February 19

DENTAL RELATED 

If you are still considering your career options, look no further!  Based on the U.S. News and World Report for 2019, General Dentistry and Orthodontics are two of the very best professions.  Curious about the difference in becoming a Dentist and becoming an Orthodontist?  Dentists and Orthodontists will have similar educational backgrounds. Both must get a bachelor’s degree and then complete a four-year doctoral program at a Dental School. At this point, to become an orthodontist, the dentist must then serve a two- or three-year residency in orthodontics at an American Dental Association approved, university-affiliated program. Ideally, an orthodontist will be certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association.  

 GIGGLES:

https://www.facebook.com/VT/videos/173826540166537/

This may or may not be some of our staff too!

WEDNESDAY – February 20

LOVE YOUR PET DAY:

Today is Love Your Pet Day!  Show your fur baby some love here on our post by giving them a shout out.  Even better, post their pic below.

 GIGGLES:

https://www.facebook.com/NowThisSports/videos/1115760678573332/

What a creative way to play Rock, Paper, Scissors!

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Do you?

THURSDAY – February 21

GIGGLES:

You can do it!

IMPORTANT FACT:

A study by the American Association of Orthodontists that queried 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18 and older, showed that a beautiful smile can truly be priceless at any age! Not only is a smile the first thing many people notice when meeting someone new, but a good smile can lead to perceptions amongst social circles, potential love interests and professional settings.

1.  What’s the first thing Americans notice upon meeting someone new?

37%        Smile

33%        Eyes

15%        Weight

9%          Hair

2%          Nose

2.  In association to finding LOVE, most Americans think that crooked teeth are more negative than a receding hairline.

77%        Crooked Teeth

23%        Receding Hairline

3.  Professional Development:  78% of Americans associate crooked teeth with unsuccessful people in the workforce.

4.  Social Success:  48% of 18-24 year olds have detagged themselves from a photo on Facebook because of their smile.

Overall, people agreed that having a beautiful smile will improve most aspects of happiness in life!

FRIDAY – February 22

GIGGLES:

 REBUS PUZZLE:

Who’ll be the first to guess this Rebus Puzzle today?  Here’s a Hint – you might want to go to one of these this weekend.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE WEEKEND – February 22nd – 24th

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!  The Girl Scouts have been hard at work with their cookie sales since January, but this weekend they really kick into gear. A troop receives 65 cents to 70 cents/box of cookies sold. So if you are out at your local grocery store this weekend and see girl scouts, be sure to support them and enjoy some delicious cookies!  

MONDAY – February 25

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

We hope you have a great week!

GIGGLES:

Hang in there!

TUESDAY – February 26

DENTAL FACT:

You’re not alone.  One survey estimates that almost 75% of people have a fear of going to the Dentist.  Talk to your Dentist about this.  They will have some options to help you deal with the phobia!

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!

RANDOM FACT OF THE DAY:

 

Patients in braces – if you’re craving nuts, have a peach instead!  The nut we know as the almond is technically the hard-shelled fruit of the almond tree, itself a member of the prunus family. This category of trees and shrubs produce edible fruit like cherries, plums, nectarines and PEACHES. 

WEDNESDAY – February 27

DENTAL RELATED:

Statistics say that the average woman smiles 62 times a day while the average man only smiles about 8 times a day.  Come on fellas – SMILE!

NSPIRATION:

Put on a SMILE and make this a great day!

THURSDAY – February 28

NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY:

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day!  Or, is it?  Some argue it is to be celebrated in August. We choose to celebrate it twice each year! As you go to sleep tonight, we hope that fond memories of the Tooth Fairy dance in your head.  

 DENTAL GIGGLE:

Children will begin losing primary teeth (baby teeth) around the age of 6. The first teeth to be lost are usually the central incisors. This is then followed by the eruption of the first permanent molars. The last baby tooth is usually lost around the age of 12, and is the cuspid or second molar.  That’s when all that Tooth Fairy money usually ends!

NATIONAL CHILI DAY:

Happy National Chili Day!  Here’s a recipe for what they call “THE BEST HEALTHY TURKEY CHILI”.  Give us a shout out if you make it to let us know what you think!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • For topping: cheese, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, etc.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.
  • Next add in tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans and corn. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. Garnish with anything you'd like.
  • Makes 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each.

www.ambitiouskitchen.com

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Lisa King Orthodontics
8300 Carmel Ave. NE, Suite 403
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 299-7678