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Issue 5. January 2015

January 1, 2015

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New Years Greetings!
With the momentum of resolutions on the brain… notions to be more fit, loose weight, to serve others better, to be fiscally aware, kinder, more gracious, more giving, more forgiving, healthier, committed, more patient…and so on, we modify our habits with hope of one thing… being a better version of ourselves. It’s funny that as a culture we use January 1st as a reset button to make changes to our lives…our choices… when in fact you have a choice every day. What a privilege! My good friend Pam gave me this quote by an unknown author… "This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good." It is with motivation and excitement that we commit to this and put all hands in! Join us and start off 2015 with a commitment to making each day count.

In the photo above you will notice we are wearing fitness bands. The team has made a commitment to an in-office fitness challenge for the month of February. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get updates. UP by Jawbone

Trends in Dentistry
Are you ready for your Valentine's Day kiss?
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Bad breath is a concern for many, and is not an uncommon topic of conversation at dental appointments. Here are a few facts about this frequently asked topic...

Your toothbrush... the ugly truth
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The ugly truth about your toothbrush, many of you may want to read with caution. We all know that brushing our teeth is an important part of proper oral hygiene, you may not realize what’s hanging out on its bristles.

Over the years there have been various studies about the microorganisms that cause oral and systemic infections. The oral cavity is home to hundreds of different types of microorganisms, so not surprising that some of those nasty bugs get transferred to your toothbrush. Proper care of your toothbrush is your best defense to prevent the spread of the “bad” microorganisms. Here are just a few things to keep in mind. Click here for the full article...

Case Article
Missing Tooth:Implant Option
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Contemplating replacing a missing tooth this year? Clear here to view considerations for the benefits of dental implants.

Did you Know?
• In Egypt, mummies have been found with fillings comprised of resin and malachite, and the gold wires were used to bind loose teeth together.
• 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss
• The average woman smiles about 62 times per day! While a man only about 8 times… hmmm men time to get your smile on!
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Recipes & Recommendations
Immune support breakfast cereal
With all the sick and flu bugs going around right now it is critical that we are making our every effort to stay well! This means rest and eating well. My naturopath at Puget Sound Family Health gave this recipe to me. It was a little tricky at first to find some of the ingredients but I had success between his office, Marlene’s, Metropolitan Market and the Tacoma Co-op. It ends up like a muesli…I usually add more nuts and top it with fresh fruit. This is a great one to clean out your system and support digestive health for the New Year. Enjoy!
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Click here for the full recipe...

The Girl on the Train
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A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

“Gripping, enthralling—a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read.”—S. J. Watson, New York Times–bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. Click here for the full review...

Community Events & Announcements
Community:
• January 16-31st Paradise Theatre “The Odd Couple”
• January 16th Seahalk Tailgate Party: Tickled Pink 5pm
• January 17th The Gig Spot: Alternative Rock Music by Insuburban Avenue & more
• January 17th Music at the Boatshop: Music by Stephanie Anne Johnson & Emily Ann
Peterson (3805 Harborview Dr. 7pm)
• January 17th Shenandoah Restoration Volunteering –Harbor History Museum
• January 17th Insuburban Avenue Resisting Ordinary & Fire Away: The Gig Spot 8p
• January 19th It’s Great to Skate -free lessons w/ adm: Bremerton Ice Center 12-2p
• January 23rd Alternative Rock Music by Modern Tribes & more (The Gig Spot)

• January 24th Morso Wine Bar: music by Gail Pettis Quartet
• February 7th Pier Into The Night! Live Dive: Jerisich Dock on Skansie Dr 6-8p
• February 11-15th Northwest Flower & Garden Show: WA Convention Center, Seattle
• February 12th Gig Harbor Art Walk: Downtown 5-8 pm
• February 12th Thursday Night Out: Downtown Waterfront 5-8pm
• February 14th Valentine’s Day
• February 21st -22nd 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Music Festival: Key Peninsula Civic Center

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Help your kids celebrate national Children’s Dental Health Month. Many schools touch on dental education and the importance of oral health during the month of February. Some discussions you can have with your children include the following: Do you know why we need teeth? Why do we lose our teeth? What do you think would happen if you don’t clean your teeth? Why are teeth important? What foods are good and bad for our teeth?
(Learn more about the ADA Campaign](http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month/)
If you are interested in having our dental team come out to your child’s school to provide dental education to their class… please call and connect with us. 253-858-9169

The Pierce County Dental Society, Project Homeless Connect and Milgard are partnering in an event to be held at Bethel Middle School on January 24th especially for disadvantaged youth. The dental program is part of a bigger event called Homeless Youth Prevention & Empowerment Day and serves homeless youth from all over the county. More information


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