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Smart Tips for Healthier Smiles

Smart Tips for Healthier Smiles

A healthy smile builds confidence, self-esteem, and helps to create an emotionally healthy child! We find our patients are living longer, and in order to live a long, healthy life, one of the most important daily routines is preventive oral hygiene starting at a very early age.

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How to Slow Down Your Life and  Enjoy the Ride – Right Now

How to Slow Down Your Life and Enjoy the Ride – Right Now

4 Considerations To Help You Embrace The Moment, From Speaker Hall Of Fame Member It’s finally Friday night, the beginning of a weekend of freedom, which also happens to include your birthday. Your family, friends and spouse all have celebratory plans for you. You have a rewarding career and a network of beautiful people who…

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Smile Safety for Active Kids

Smile Safety for Active Kids

Active kids call for active safety. And while helmets, goggles and knee pads protect your kids’ bodies, it’s also important to protect their teeth. A mouth guard is an easy, reliable way to safeguard your child’s teeth during sports and play. Mouth guards are especially crucial during contact sports such as football, hockey or boxing,…

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Healthy School Lunch and Snack Solutions

Healthy School Lunch and Snack Solutions

Back to School Means Back to Good Nutrition Basics. As parents prepare for yet another “back to school” season, they will scurry to malls in search of new clothes for their ever-growing child along with a litany of school supplies too numerous to name. But, let’s not forget healthy school lunches and after-school snacks as…

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Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is a cookie that is gluten free, low in sugar and can actually be considered a meal! Quinoa is a complete protein grain-it has all the essential amino acids your body needs. Because of its complexity, quinoa is a starch that won’t spike your blood sugar so consuming these cookies can provide long lasting…

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Healthy Eating Habits for Kids with Jo Frost

Healthy Eating Habits for Kids with Jo Frost

With so much information out there, as families we hear time and time again what foods are “good” for our children to eat and what portion sizes are correct. We all need to take heed of this, but must also ensure longevity regarding those eating habits. We need to be conscious of the behavioral rituals…

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Prenatal Yoga Q&A with Amy Griffith

Prenatal Yoga Q&A with Amy Griffith

“How is yoga beneficial during pregnancy?” Yoga is not just about gaining strength and flexibility, and finding calm in moments of stress; it also helps slow down our busy lives. And, prenatal yoga is a very safe form of exercise. Executed with the use of props to support the pregnant woman as baby grows, the…

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Matching Your Exercise to Your Mood

Matching Your Exercise to Your Mood

How often do you say to yourself “I am not in the mood to exercise” or “I do not have any energy to exercise”? I hear it all the time from friends, family, clients and even inside my own head. This can be an issue if you keep ditching your workout. If you want to…

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Good News for Chocolate Lovers

Good News for Chocolate Lovers

Know that guilty feeling that creeps in every time you bite into a piece of chocolate? Turns out it’s all for naught. (Well, mostly.) Recent studies show that chocolate is actually good for your teeth – and your overall health. It turns out that chocolate contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols and flavanols. Polyphenols prevent bacteria…

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Why are 7 and 8 year olds getting braces?

Why are 7 and 8 year olds getting braces?

It is a sight that is becoming more common at elementary schools: second and third graders in braces. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, all kids should get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist by age 7. By this age, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic…

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