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The Birth of “Burn it all Art”

During COVID lockdown I found myself in search of something to occupy my free time, so I went back to my love of woodworking, crafting and creating. I searched for ideas to burn into wood and was having so much fun seeing where these thoughts would take me and what my next project would be.…
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A Maxy Story

Ok, So picture this… My husband surprises me with (what he thought was) a kitten for Christmas. Here is his story of how he “rescued” our fur baby Maxy. SECURE THE KITTEN Ok. So precisely 8 days before Christmas, my husband starts looking for a kitten. After much research on his part, he realizes “You…
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If I can, uke can!

Have you ever wished that you could learn to play an instrument? It’s a common misconception that learning to play a musical instrument as an adult is too difficult, especially if you were unfortunate like myself never to have had the opportunity to pursue music lessons earlier in life. Research has shown that while it’s…
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Never Work a Day

They say if you love what you do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life. I know firsthand that this is true. I know this because I work with Dr. Saunders. Dr. Saunders has been an endodontist for over forty years. In that time, he has amassed a wealth of dental…
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A NEW BEGINNING

For 31 years I have been practicing dental hygiene in a small practice setting. By small, I mean one doctor, one assistant, two hygienists, and one office manager. It was all I knew. As a shy and quiet person, a large office was out of my comfort zone. Imagine my surprise when Dr. Hirshfield announced…
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Concussions from a Mom’s Perspective

I have 5 children, 4 of which grew up playing sports. From basketball to hockey to lacrosse my kids were always, and one still is, playing sports. As a mom, the hardest thing to do is see a child get injured from playing the sport they love. It is also difficult trying to manage all…
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How cavities form and how we treat them

Cavities are decay in teeth that we treat with fillings. Here is a little tooth anatomy. The crown of your tooth has an outer layer called enamel, which is very hard. The next level is called dentin, which is slightly less hard. For a cavity to form it requires bacteria. Bacteria is in your saliva…
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BRUSHING FOR TWO – PREGNANCY ORAL HEALTH TIPS

Becoming a parent can have you so focused on making sure everything is just right for your little one that you neglect your own health. A mom-to-be makes all sorts of sacrifices while caring for herself and her unborn child and neglecting her own oral health may be one of them. It makes a difference…
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Brighter Days Ahead

As we sit here and think about how the past year has been in our office nothing has been more affected by the world events as our community outreach dental program known as the Smart Smiles Program. It has come to a screeching halt due to COVID and schools having to educate children remotely and…
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SLEEP – All Snoring is Abnormal!

When someone pretends to be asleep, the first thing they do is make a snoring noise. For some reason, the snoring sound is associated with deep sleep. This could not be further from the truth! When we hear someone snoring, we all laugh and think that it’s funny – but it’s NO laughing matter! Although…
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