Archive for the Month: December 2012

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2012

With the year almost over, we thought we would ask you, our dear patients: what was memorable about 2012 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2013? Do you have a new year’s resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?

We want to wish all our patients, friends, family and all our dental and medical colleagues a happy and healthy New Year!

When you have an orthodontic emergency, we are here for you

December 26th, 2012

Millions of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment will not be smiling this holiday season, and not because they didn’t get the gift they wanted. These are people whose teeth and/or braces fall victim to the hard, chewy, gummy or sticky holiday treats.

We know orthodontic emergencies are never convenient nor timely. If you are a patient of record, we are committed to your oral health and are available to you. As a general rule, you should call our office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you schedule an appointment. When working with your appliances, you need to know the names of the parts of your appliances so you are able to identify what part is broken or out of place. After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions in your treatment plan.

If you have a orthodontic emergency after regular office hours, please give us a call and follow the emergency prompts to contact our team! We hope you’re having a great holiday season!

Season’s greetings!

December 17th, 2012

In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as we reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? A clean slate for 2013? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food? Also, what gift are you most looking forward to getting this year?

We’d love if you shared with us all the things you love about the holidays. Stay warm, and don’t forget to stay away from those sweets!

Tater Tot Casserole – a Newhart Family Favorite!

December 12th, 2012

We’re already almost halfway through December, and Christmas is almost here! What better way to warm up a chilly winter evening than with a delicious meal? Here’s one of our favorites, from our family to yours!

Tater Tot Casserole

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • Half of one white onion – chopped
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 bag frozen tater tots
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground beef and onion. Season well with salt and pepper. Stir in 2 cans cream of mushroom soup. Mix well and pour into greased 11×13 casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese, pour bag of tater tots on top and spread out as even as possible. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until sides are bubbly.