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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT "SAVE THE DATE": OCTOBER 20, 2018, 6PM!
JOIN US FOR MOVIE WATCHING, FOOD & A LITTLE FUN! BRING CHAIRS, BLANKETS and WARM ATTIRE.
be on the look out...more details to come!
Congrats and thanks goes to our LDC Community Leader: East Nashville Family Medicine!
"More than your average family practice"... #LDCcommunityleader
Flu can hit anytime: are you and your family protected? Do you or your family need health care, tips and maintenance?
The East Nashville Family Medicine, our neighborhood family clinic
, focuses "on the ailments and symptoms of each patient and understands that outside influences can wage war on the overall health of a person."
Learn more at ,http://www.familypracticenashville.com
Community Leaders Spotlight: Dr. Jay Burton of SmileMaker Orthodontics
How Orthodontic Patients Can Avoid a Sticky Situation this Halloween
October is National Orthodontic Health Month. And each October, thousands of kids have one thing on their mind: Halloween candy! For orthodontists, the Halloween season is all about helping patients avoid potentially sticky situations.
October is the perfect time of year to learn about orthodontic health and how an orthodontist helps patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Besides, everyone knows that Halloween candy can give any orthodontist a scare!
To help protect braces, aligners and other orthodontic "appliances" while protecting teeth from decay: Five orthodontic-friendly recommendations by Nashville orthodontist, Dr. Jay Burton:
- Let sticky foods RIP. If it's hard, sticky, chewy or crunchy, stay away! Avoid caramel, taffy, bubblegum, licorice, gummies or any snack that can damage brackets or wires. Also, be sure to say "boo" to hard-shelled peanut candies, nuts or nut-filled candies, taco chips and popcorn (especially unpopped kernels).
- Choose "spooktacularly" soft foods. Opt for soft chocolates, peppermint patties, peanut butter cups or other melt-in-your-mouth varieties.
- Dare to take extra care. Sweets can cause cavities, which is why brushing and flossing are even more important than ever during the Halloween season. Orthodontic patients should be especially vigilant about brushing and flossing immediately after eating sugary or starchy foods.
- Set yourself up for success. Dr. Burton encourages parents to keep acceptable treats on hand to substitute for "off limits" candies for trick-or-treating. Parents can also find free, Halloween-themed recipes such as Quirky Quesadillas for Halloween, Delightfully Devilish Deviled Eggs, Mummy Pizza Biscuits, Spooky Spider Web Bean dip and others, on the American Association of Orthodontists' website at https://mylifemysmile.org/recipes.
- Commit to oral health. Deciding to avoid hard and chewy sweets before the Halloween season increases your rate of success - and reduces the likelihood that you'll break wires.
Dr. Jay Burton wants kids to have fun on Halloween, and, there's no need to feel left out. Patients are free to enjoy acceptable treats in moderation. The payoff is a healthy, beautiful smile. It's always worth it in the end!
Orthodontists are uniquely qualified dental specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws.
Dr. Jay Burton's practice website is http://smilemaker.com. He sees patients at three convenient locations:
Dr. Jay Burton is a board certified orthodontist and treats every patient as if they were his own family. Schedule your free smile consultation today SmileMaker Orthodontics Appointmentor call us at our orthodontic office location: (615) 865-6551. You can also email SmileMaker Orthodontics about braces at email@example.com.
Dr. Jay Burton is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the world's oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 18,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The Association admits only orthodontists for membership. It encourages and sponsors key research to enable members to provide patients with the highest quality of care, and is committed to educating the public about the need for, and benefits of, orthodontic treatment. For more information, go to https://mylifemysmile.org/
LDC is in need of a full-time ancillary (one-to-one) assistant for a student. This assistant would work with one child all day to assist with daily tasks. If you are interested, please email Principal Lewis (Christie.Lewis@mnps.org) or apply online at www.mnps.org.
Lockeland’s Walk to School Day has been moved – Now Friday, November 3rd!
Lockeland’s Walk to School Day is being moved to Friday, November 3, instead of following the national and regional Walk to School Day date (10/4). We moved the event to coincide with a special presentation on community safety, specifically focused on walking and bicycling, delivered by an expert in this field (part of a Safe Routes to School grant). More information on this awesome, all day event to come!
Although we won’t have any celebrations on the official Walk to School Day date (10/4), I always encourage walking, cycling and scootering to and from school, on any day that fits your family’s needs.
Thank you and feel free to email me with questions,
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