Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Giving Thanks

We're Thankful for Our Patients! 

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For most of us, Thanksgiving means time with family, eating tons of turkey, and a chance to reflect on what we’re thankful for from the past year. When we, at Lenz Orthodontics, look back on this year, we can’t help but be thankful for all of our amazing patients whose lives we've been so lucky to be a part of. Your support and your willingness to journey with us in creating healthy beautiful smiles is appreciated.  

We are completely grateful for all of our patients and their families.

 We wish you all an amazing holiday filled with love, joy, great food 
and wonderful company. 

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Lenz Orthodontics!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thankful for Throw-Back Thursdays

I am thankful for my family, my friends and my home...but I'm extra thankful for Turkey and Pumpkin Pie!

When you think about Thanksgiving and all of the delicious foods to be had, it’s safe to say you probably don't think that the words Thanksgiving and Healthy go hand in hand. Believe it or not...we are here to tell’ll have reason to feel a little less guilty when indulging in the feast this Thanksgiving.

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.