Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mixin' It Up

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Hey Everybody! It's National Trail Mix Day! 
Trail mix is a high energy snack comprised of dried fruits and nuts designed to provide the extra boost you need while hiking the trail. Observed every year on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix that many of us love so much. Common trail mix ingredients may include nuts, seeds, dried fruit, chocolate, breakfast cereals, banana chips, pretzels, shredded coconut and marshmallows. Trail Mix Day is all about creating good trail mix and testing it out on the road. can buy packages of trail mix at a store. can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best.  
To celebrate the National Trail Mix Day, try out the following trail mix recipe.

Fruit, seeds and nuts mixed together. How can you go wrong? It’s literally “Terrific”.
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1 cup combination diced dried fruit, such as prunes, apricots, pears and apples

1/2 cup raisins and/or dried cherries or cranberries

1 1/2 cups unsalted sunflower seeds

1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts (or honey-roasted peanuts, chopped walnuts or unsalted almonds)

Mix all ingredients together and you’re done. 
Tips: When making your own trail mix, avoid messy items that leave your hands sticky.  Also avoid too many salty items. For example, unsalted nuts is better than salted ones.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Braces Are Rewarding

Lenz Orthodontics Rewards Hub
Have you been earning points? If not, what are you waiting for? 
You can start today!  

As a patient of Lenz Orthodontics you are automatically eligible for tons of awesome rewards and prizes. 

Patient Rewards Hub is a unique program that offers rewards to our patients through our website and FaceBook Page.  

It’s super easy and accessible. When you visit our office you can pick up a patient rewards card. Once you activate your card you can start earning points instantly just by staying on top of your oral hygiene, playing games and participating in our monthly contest. It’s that simple, all you have to do is continue to be a great patient and log onto rewards hub via our website

We value our patients and want to provide them with best experiences they can get from an orthodontic office. The program is geared towards encouraging healthy habits and making your experience with us fun. 

So log on and earn those points! If you don’t have a card…ask someone in our office about getting one during your next office visit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Are Braces Right For You?

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It is truly never too late to get treated by Lenz Orthodontics

If you’ve still have teeth, we can straighten them! Certainly, there are age-related changes that affect the way treatment proceeds. Restorative needs, periodontal concerns, and others necessitate a full diagnosis and discussion of your needs. 

Don’t wait! Enjoy the benefits of a healthy, pleasing smile for the rest of your life! 

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment? 
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile. 

Orthodontic treatment is about a change for the better, no matter what your age. It can provide you with the confidence and pride that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I Want S'more

Celebrate National S'mores Day!
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 This popular campfire treat is loved by millions...
why wouldn't it have it's own day of celebration?

The recipe is one we all know...Sandwich a toasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate between two graham crackers and enjoy. While S’mores are perfect for any occasion, National S’mores Day provides the perfect excuse to make a few. 

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The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, The original recipe named "Some Mores" can be traced back to the Girl Scout handbook, Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts, published in 1927.

It's practically your duty as an American to Celebrate National S'mores Day today! Take our S'mores challenge and try something different by adding some flare to your S'mores! Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients. Or substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar. You can even replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies. 

Try out this new S'more recipe and let us know what you think!

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8 large marshmallows 
4 whole reduced-fat graham crackers, halved 
2 teaspoons fat-free chocolate syrup 
2 teaspoons fat-free caramel ice cream topping 
Directions: Using a long-handled fork, toast marshmallows until golden brown, turning occasionally. Place two marshmallows on each of four graham cracker halves. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and caramel topping. Top with remaining crackers.

Do you have a S'more recipe you'd like to share with us?