Sports professionals in the limelight are offered the perfect opportunity to give back, especially after overcoming their own adversities or that of a close family member. Peyton Manning, famed football star, overcame a problem of his own after being born with a cleft palate.
A cleft palate is a physical deformity of the mouth, when the two plates of the skull that form the hard palate, also called the roof of the mouth, is not fully joined, causing a gap. As is the case with most children suffering from a cleft palate, Manning faced several challenges. As a baby, Manning had to use special bottles, because the hole in his palate caused the milk he was being fed to come out his nose. Read More
Mother’s Day should probably be every day. But unfortunately it only comes around once a year. It is the day we all say thank you to Moms everywhere. Next weekend is Mother’s Day. Let us all do something special to thank all those Mothers who have been there to help us and see us through our problems.
History Of Mother’s Day
The origin of Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother’s Day history can also be traced in the United Kingdom where a “Mothering Sunday” was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in the United States. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, today the celebration of Mother’s Day spans 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair.Read More
April 22, 2016 is Earth Day. On this day let’s really do something to help our planet that is our home. The entire Team at Total Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day as a way to demonstrate our support for the environment in which we live.
In 1970, Earth Day was originally celebrated by our schools and certain communities. Over two thousand colleges and universities, almost 10.000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the US celebrated Earth Day. Twenty million Americans went outside for peaceful demonstrations favoring environmental reform. Today, this event is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. The Earth Day Network is now celebrating its 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge and motivate people to action.Read More
Whether you are wearing a retainer during treatment or after your braces or Invisalign are completed at Total Orthodontics, over time… your retainers or aligners can discolor and look gross. You brush and floss daily, so adding cleaning your retainers to your daily routine is just another step to maintaining good oral hygiene habits.
Five Tips for Keeping Your Orthodontic Retainers or Invisalign Aligners Clean and Safe
St. Patrick’s Day seems to bring out the Irish in everyone whether or not they are even Irish. The day has become a tradition for most of us each and every year. The parades, parties, wearing of the green and yes even green elastics for braces all come together on St. Patty’s Day.
Originally the holiday began as a commemorative day to Saint Patrick who was responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432 AD. The holiday originated as a commemoration of the life and death Saint Patrick who died on March 17th and therefore is remembered on that day. The Irish have celebrated this day for over 1,000 years and it is observed as both a religious day as well as a day to celebrate the Irish culture.Read More
We all know that discussions about good dietary habits and nutrition take place every day almost everywhere. Families talk about it at home, teachers discuss it in schools and doctors, nurses and registered nutritionists discuss good nutrition with patients.
Many people believe that flavor must be sacrificed when eating nutritious foods. This is far from true. Some research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition when choosing one food over another. Realistically, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. Therefore, setting healthy eating standards that also satisfy the taste buds is important to family nutrition.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes National Nutrition Month in March to show how to mix good taste and nutrition with healthy meals. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Check out the 7 Kitchen Staples for Teen-Friendly Meals.Read More