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Healthy Lemon Bars (with No Refined Sugar)

With the spread of COVID-19 rapidly increasing, it is important to boost your immune system. Especially when you and your kids are stuck at home to practice social distancing, what better way to spend time than to make a citrusy dessert like lemon bars together! These healthy lemon bars are not only easy to make with your kids, but they also include Vitamin C which helps build up your immune system by increasing the production… Continue reading

Is Stress During the Pandemic Causing You Pain?

With the additional stress we’ve all felt lately, have you found yourself grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws more? Do you experience increased facial pain? Well, you’re not alone and we can help! This condition is known as bruxism, where you may unconsciously clench your teeth while you’re awake or grind them during sleep. This can lead to other conditions such as sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, headaches, damaged teeth, and other oral health problems…. Continue reading

White Wine Braised Chicken and Vegetables

Chase away the last of the winter blues with this warm and comforting braised chicken dish! This recipe features seasonal vegetables of early spring such as carrots, broccoli, and leeks, all cooked up in one pan to make an easy and healthy dinner. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4-6 chicken thighs and/or drumsticks 8 slices (about 125 grams or a quarter-pound) streaky bacon, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup (150… Continue reading

What To Do During a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can arise unexpectedly, and in the moment it can be overwhelming to know how to handle the situation. Call a dentist as soon as possible to seek treatment. But what can you do to manage the incident before your appointment? Here are some tips on what you can do to handle the most common types of dental emergencies at home before visiting a dentist for treatment. Toothaches When experiencing toothaches, first remove any… Continue reading

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Get cozy and warm with this tasty Ginger Butternut Squash Soup recipe. It’s easy to make and can be a great addition to your holiday meals with friends and family! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup diced white onion 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger 4 cups cubed butternut squash 4 cups vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup of heavy cream (optional) For Serving Soy Sauce/ Tamari Cilantro Toasted… Continue reading

Mini Pecan Butter Apple Rose Tarts

Apples are in season during November so here is a quick and creative apple treat you can make to share with your friends and family. Ingredients: 2 Honey Crisp or Red Apples Juice of 1/2 of a lemon 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 tablespoon salted butter at room temperature 1/2 cup of raw pecans 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 8 Large Tortillas Powdered sugar for serving Directions: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F…. Continue reading

Everything Starts With a Confident Smile – Get That with Dental Bonding

When you look in the mirror, do you notice gaps between your teeth? Do those gaps make you want to hide your smile from the rest of the world? Do not fret because there is a solution for that dilemma. Rather than investing time and money into getting appliances to correct the alignment of your teeth, we would suggest you also look into getting dental bonding. Bonding is both a restorative and aesthetic procedure, one… Continue reading

Halloween Tips for Healthy Teeth

Whether you have ghosts or goblins around the house or not, the lure of Halloween candy and treats will be around this month. You’ve been told time and time again that candy causes tooth decay, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the occasional treat. If you are going to indulge, there are some things you can do to limit the damage done to your teeth. With young ones around the house (or not), here… Continue reading

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Enjoy a hearty bowl of chili with a healthy twist, perfect for fall. Here’s a great base recipe to build on to according to your chili preferences. If you are looking for a little heat, you can add jalapenos, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Feel free to mix it up! Prep Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Calories: 285 per serving Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped… Continue reading

Bottled Water For Children

I graduated from Dental School in 1982. I have always enjoyed treating children. In my first 15 years of practice, it was very common for my young patients to have NO DECAY! I had more young patients without any fillings, than had fillings. The only treatment these young people had were cleanings and Orthodontics. Many had their first anesthetic when they had their wisdom teeth out! We in Dentistry started to see a significant rise… Continue reading

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