|August 2013: Tips eNews & More!
It has been a while since we have sent you a newsletter, but we wanted to take the time to reach out since we have gone through many changes in the office in the past few months.
First of all, I would like to welcome Della to our front office. Della has a rich history in the dental field and she is a smiling face whom many of you have met already.
I also want to wish Chelsea good luck and all the best as she returns to school in mid-September to pursue her studies in dental hygiene.
Lastly, I would like to wish all our younger patients a healthy and successful school year as they return to school.
All the best
Dr. Ron Barzilay
|How to Brush and Floss Properly
Flossing: Click here to continue!
- Use a soft toothbrush for thorough and gentle cleaning.
- Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle. Begin by brushing the outside of the front teeth. Use gentle, half-tooth wide, back and forth strokes.
- Next, brush the outside back teeth, starting along the gumline.
- For the inside back teeth, use short, angled brush strokes.
- For the inside front teeth, tilt the brush vertically, and use an up-and-down motion.
- For the chewing surfaces, hold the brush flat, and use a gentle motion.
|Is Your Family Getting Enough Greens?
Leafy green vegetables are one of nature's richest sources of a full spectrum of nutrients. So look beyond spinach and broccoli and get familiar with kale, collards, swiss chard, arugula, bok choy and other greens you can find at your grocery store, specialty stores and of course farmer's markets depending on the season.
Regardless of your diet, greens should be an essential component of your day. Depending on your taste, there are many ways to get more green veggies into your diet. Through different preparations and by the very nature of vegetables, greens offer a very unique flavours and textures. From side dishes to mains and even in smoothies and juices there are endless ways to add more leafy green vegetables into your family's diet.
It is very common to get overwhelmed when it comes to greens. My suggestion is to start basic. Pick one new green to "play" with until you have found a way for you and your family to enjoy it. Try smoothies, sauces, chickpea stew, chunky vegetable soup, grain dishes or simply dressed with olive oil and sea salt for example. Sure, greens can be bitter or odd, especially if they are new to your palette, however once you find a way to get them into a meal there is no turning back. Greens can help increase your energy, aid in weight loss and offer your family many health benefits that are well worth the time to experiment with.
Let's take a closer look at a leafy green that has made its way into the spotlight over the past few years. Kale is a nutrient packed hearty dark green leaf that can be readily found at most major supermarkets.
Benefits of kale include: Click here to find out!
Recipes provided by Marni Wasserman