Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We Are Thankful for All of Our Wonderful Patients and Their Families!

Everyone at Lenz Orthodontics would like to take the time to wish our patients and their families a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many people as there are wonderful foods and traditions to enjoy as families gather around the table. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may want to take a moment to plan which foods you will be able to eat this Thanksgiving. Be aware of the wrong kinds of foods…it is possible to break or displace a part of your braces by eating certain foods. 

Foods we recommend trying to avoid: 
Popcorn, Corn on the Cob, Chips, Nuts, Caramel…Basically any hard, crunchy or sticky foods

The most important thing to remember is to clean your teeth, gums and braces as soon as you are through eating anything. We hope this will help you get through the holiday without any orthodontic emergencies, while still enjoying all of the delicious food! 

Looking for something a little different to bring to the family pot-luck this year? 
Try this recipe we found from Pillsbury.

1 can (16.3 oz.) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers refrigerated honey butter biscuits (8 biscuits)
¾ cup canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers, to make total of 16 thin biscuits. Spread pumpkin pie mix on top of each. Top each with melted butter. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice; sprinkle over each. Stack biscuits in 4 piles of 4 biscuits each. Place stacks on their sides in a row in loaf pan, making sure sides without filling are on both ends touching pan. It should look like a 16-layer sandwich with no filling on the outside ends. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf is deep golden brown and center is baked through. Cool loaf slightly. If necessary, run knife around edges to loosen loaf from pan. Carefully turn pan upside down on serving platter to release loaf. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Drizzle over loaf. Serve warm.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We're Bloggers Now!

We want to welcome everyone to our new blog! We are super excited to finally have an outlet to keep our patients, their families and their friends up to date on all of the new and amazing things happening at Lenz Orthodontics!

Here, within this blog, we will do our best to keep you posted on office news, contests and events, education information…and just the fun things that happen along the way. So be sure to check back often.

If you haven’t noticed yet…we have changed the look of our website just a bit. We hope you find it user friendly as well as informative. New features have been added to the site like patient reviews and online appointment request forms. So if you haven’t been to our website in a while…it’s high time you check it out.

Also, we have added some great Social Media tools to the mix. FaceBook, Instagram, Google+ can now all be accessed through our website.

We hope you enjoy getting to know Lenz Orthodontics. Please feel free to leave comments here or on our FaceBook Page…we would love to hear from you!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Welcome to Our Blog

Everyone would like a beautiful smile, and this is one of the best reasons for orthodontic treatment. An attractive smile enhances self-esteem, which can actually improve one’s quality of life.