Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patricks Day recipes Herndon VAWhether you are Irish or not, St Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in everyone, kids and adults alike. Many patients ask for green colored elastics in March! Whether you go to a party, watch a parade, eat green soup, or just put on a green hat, St Patrick’s Day has become a holiday fixture in the US.

The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland. He lived in Ireland in 432 and became a champion of Irish Christianity. March 17th marks the day of St. Patrick’s death and has been commemorated by the Irish for over 1,000 years. St. Patrick’s Day is still observed as a religious feast day by many Christians, but it is better known for its celebration of Irish culture. Read more on Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes…

March Is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month Herndon VAWe 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 on March Is National Nutrition Month…

National Children’s Dental Health Month Is In February

National Children's Dental Health Month 2016 Ashburn VAThe National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated educators, dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, teachers, caregivers and others each and every year.

This year the 2016 NCDHM campaign features the slogan “Sugar Wars” on both sides of the poster. The Smileys, McGrinns and K9 are in a spaceship, the USS SweetSwatter. It is equipped with toothbrush swatters, fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. On the reverse side, preteen/teenagers demonstrate effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks. Read more on National Children’s Dental Health Month Is In February…

Fall In Love With Your Smile On Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day Smile 2016 Herndon VAHere is a thought! Why not give the gift of a smile to yourself or someone you love this Valentine’s Day? At Apt Orthodontics we specialize in beautiful smiles and can give you or anyone that smile you have so long deserved. The benefit of a healthy, happy smile is immeasurable. Choosing a trained orthodontic specialist for treatment can make that happen.

If your teeth are crooked, crowded or just not right, make the move to get that look you have always wanted. A great smile can drastically affect both your personal and professional lives.Read more on Fall In Love With Your Smile On Valentine’s Day…