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Don’t forget to take your Heathy Smiles Card to your next cleaning! You and your hygienist will be entered in a drawing to win awesome gift certificates.

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The Ronald McDonald House

Donate your Lyons Loot to Ronald McDonald House. From now through the end of June, NSO will donate $10 to RMHC for every 30 Lyons Loot collected.

Keeping families together and near the medical care they need through a network of local Chapters.

“Our network of local Chapters has been helping millions of families with sick children find comfort and support when they need it most.  Our programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 64 countries and regions across the globe.

Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC helped lessen the burden for millions of families in 2017.”

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Banana Split Trifle

Banana Split Trifle

There’s nothing much easier, braces-friendly or tastier than a Banana Split Trifle.  And it’s perfect for a spring dessert.  Why not make one on a Thursday night! Ingredients 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix or Angel Food Cake Mix 1 Lg Pkg. Banana Pudding 3 large bananas, sliced...

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Braces Friendly Burrito Recipe

Braces Friendly Burrito Recipe

Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix 1 ½ cups refried beans (or 1 ½ cups drained and rinsed black beans) ¾ cup corn kernels 3 cups cooked rice (I like to use Uncle Ben's microwaveable Ready Rice for a quick option) 6 large...

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Cleaning Your Aligners

Cleaning Your Aligners

Clear aligner orthodontic treatment is very convenient. You can remove your aligners to eat and brush your teeth, etc.  It’s so convenient that sometimes people actually forget that there is another important step in the process besides just inserting and removing the...

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National Facial Protection Month

National Facial Protection Month

We’re so happy to see people at ballparks, stadiums and in gyms again.  So, it is a good time for us to remind our patients to wear mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in activities that could cause injuries. The damage caused by a ball,...

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Retainer Wear and Relapse

Retainer Wear and Relapse

The success of a patient's orthodontic treatment depends on their dedication to wearing a retainer. Unfortunately, approximately 25 percent of patients who wear braces need retreatment because they fail to wear them as instructed and their teeth shift back to their...

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Go Wireless

Go Wireless

It’s true, not everyone needs wires to have perfectly straight teeth. Invisalign, the non-bracket approach to a new smile, is another great option! Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you...

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Seven Reasons to See an Orthodontist by Age

Seven Reasons to See an Orthodontist by Age

You've probably heard another parent say it, or you have said it yourself. "Why do we need to see an Orthodontist so soon? The baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway." There are many other factors to consider when you are thinking about orthodontic care for your...

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Swedish Meatball Pasta

Swedish Meatball Pasta

This is a one-pot dish that takes about 30 minutes and serves 4–added bonus, it is braces friendly! Enjoy! • 1 lb ground beef • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs • ½ onion, finely minced • 1 egg • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, divided, or to taste • 1 tablespoon pepper, divided...

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Speech Teeth

Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you or your child struggles with certain elements of pronunciation, it could be attributed to your teeth. Lisp or Whistling A primary cause of the development of a lisp or whistle is...

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