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Issue 2. Sept 2014

September 1, 2014

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I really enjoy this time of year! It’s always a bit hectic with school supply shopping and new schedules, but I look forward to the transition from summer’s freedom back to the structure of the school year. Don’t get me wrong... I love summer! But, staying up until 11pm every night watching movies or roasting marshmallows doesn’t do me any favors the following work day. Back to school for my kids means learning, experiencing new things and growing...but also being with friends and meeting new people. One thing I look forward to every September is attending the Annual Spear Education Summit Meeting! My involvement with this organization started in 2009 and in a way... attending the Annual Meeting is analogous to “back to school” for my kids... Continue

Trends In Dentistry

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BASIC HYGIENE 101: Floss before or after brushing?
This question has been debated within the dental community for years. Most have come to the conclusion the most important thing to remember is to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
Flossing is important to get rid of the bacteria between the teeth that can increase your risk for gum disease and bad breath. It takes only 24-48 hours for bacteria to build up, so dislodging it once a day should lead to a healthier mouth...continue

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An apple a day keeps dementia away…?
Can you bite into an apple? According to new research from Karolinska Institute in Sweden, apples can help maintain your mental abilities. Check out the link

Case Article

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Do your teeth have white spots?
Have you ever noticed chalky white spots on your teeth? These spots are very common in both adults and children and can be caused by various different reasons depending on how long you have had them. There are several causes as well as approaches for treating...[continue](


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Dr Hansen's Favorite Banana Bread
This recipe kids favorite for a morning before school or on the go snack.
Get the recipe

Book Recommendation

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Outliers: The Story of Success Paperback- by Malcolm Gladwell
In this book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? Continue reading...

Community Sept 2014

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*photo by Carrie Knievel

September 19-21st- Open Studio Tour
September 20th - Donkey Creek Chum Festival
September 19th- October 11th- Paradise Theatre “Adams Family”
September 28th- Race for the Solider
October 4th- Scarecrow Festival Sehmel Homestead Park
October 16th-19th- Gig Harbor Film Festival
October 23rd- Hansen and Associates 5th Annual Patient Appreciation Event

Farmer’s Market (Gig Harbor)-The Bounty of the Peninsula, Skanskie Park
Wednesdays & Sundays 11-4p (through September)

Farmers Market, (at former Peninsula Gardens) – Saturdays 9-3 pm

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