Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful For A Healthy Smile

I am thankful for my family, my friends and my home...but I'm extra thankful for Turkey and Pumpkin Pie!
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There are some added benefits a few of the traditional Thanksgiving foods will have on your teeth. 

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Not only is turkey the main attraction on the table, but it benefits your body and teeth in several ways due to its high protein content. Protein has phosphorus in it and when phosphorus mixes with calcium and vitamin D, it creates strong bones and teeth....just one more reason to keep smiling!  

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Cranberry sauce is rich in nutrients, including vitamins C and A, beta-carotene and potassium. Cranberries also help protect your teeth by interfering with the bacteria in your mouth that causes plaque. 


Pumpkin Pie 
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It's pretty clear...pumpkin pie is delicious. But did you know that pumpkin pulp is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium and fiber, all of which help build tooth enamel. if that wasn't enough...pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium, a nutrient that can help strengthen your teeth.

So when it’s time to sink your teeth into your holiday meal, go ahead and grab a big helping of turkey and an extra slice of pumpkin pie, as these are great foods in helping you achieve a healthy smile.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Men in Aprons

Calling all men to the kitchen! 

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This is the day for men to take charge in the kitchen and cook for their loved ones. Always celebrated on the first Thursday of each November, this day was created by Sandy Sharkey in 2001 for men who don’t know their way around the kitchen, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. 

Unlike other national holidays you’re familiar with…this holiday has a few rules. So attention as we cover the most important rules for today.

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Rule #1: The main meal must include a minimum of 4 ingredients and require at least one cooking utensil other than a fork. 

Rule #2: Experienced female cooks may not assist in the meal. The men need to do it all by themselves…including selecting the recipe and shopping for all necessary ingredients. 

Rule #3: Men must use the “clean as you go” rule.  

Rule #4: No take out or prepared foods are allowed. And no Bar-B-Ques. 

Rule #5: After dinner, men must clear the table and load the dishwasher. After which… the men should return to the table for stimulating after-dinner conversation. 

Now, men…don’t get nervous… if you've never cooked before, make it simple. But if you like to cook, make something that might be a little challenging. And remember…you’re not trying to win this season’s MasterChef, you’re just giving the female chefs in your life a break for 1 measly day and celebrating an un-official national holiday, that quite frankly, should be proclaimed super official by Congress and the President as we speak.
Now get in the kitchen and cook up a storm! 
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