Happy Chinese New Year!!!!

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

Chinese New Year is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors.[2] Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong,[3] Macau, Taiwan, Singapore,[4] Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius,[5] Philippines,[6][7] and also in Chinatowns elsewhere. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

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Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

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National Children's Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

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First Day of Winter

Today, 12/21/2014 is the first day of winter!! Make sure your dressing warm and have your rain coats. Don't forget to wear your retainers this winter : )

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day; it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.[1]

Most sources spell Veterans as a simple plural without a possessive apostrophe (Veteran's or Veterans'

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Day Light Savings

Don't forget to change your clocks back on 11/2, yay we get more sleep.Daylight savings is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that people get up earlier in the morning and experience more daylight in the evening. Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn.[1]

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Happy Halloween!!!

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween!

Don't forget to bring you candy to our office on 11/3 and 11/4 for candy buyback.

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month

Did you know that October is National Orthodontic Health month!? This is a great time to educate our patients about orthodontics and oral hygiene. There are currently more than 4 million children and 1 million adults receiving orthodontic treatment from members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Orthodontics was the very first dental specialty and is now comprised of more than 16,000 members in the AAO. Orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Brushing and flossing are more important than ever during the Halloween season, when teeth may receive more exposure to sweets that can cause cavities. In a month full of hard, sticky, crunchy, and chewy treats, it’s more important than ever to encourage patients to be kind to their teeth during treatment. If you have braces, try to avoid caramel, taffy, bubblegum, and candy with nuts. If you can’t keep yourself away from the sugar, opt for softer candy such as peanut butter cups or other melt-in-your-mouth treats

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Remembering 9/11

We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.

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TruDenta ( life changing dentistry )

Headache disorders impose a recognizable burden on sufferers including sometimes-substantial personal suffering, impaired quality of life and financial cost. Repeated headache attacks, along with the constant fear of the next one, damage family life, social life and employment. The long-term effort of coping with a chronic headache disorder may also predispose the individual to other illnesses. For example, depression is three times more common in people with migraine or severe headaches, than in healthy individuals.

Before TruDenta, dentists were trained to fix your teeth, straighten your teeth, whiten your teeth and even replace your teeth. However, dentists were not trained or equipped to diagnose and treat symptoms caused by the complex forces that operate and control your head, mouth, jaw and teeth. With TruDenta, dentists are able to quickly examine your bite and range of motion. They can also show you the source of pain.

The head and mouth are home to a myriad of nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones, which affect not only your teeth, but your overall health and well-being. The forces, which are created by these elements, when not properly balanced, can result in various symptoms. These include chronic head, neck and face pain, clenching, grinding, tinnitus, broken teeth, clicking/popping of the jaw and numerous other symptoms.

TruDenta treatments are painless, pleasant and require no drugs or needles. Utilizing systems and methods perfected in sports medicine, your TruDenta dentist may be able to rapidly and painlessly resolve issues from which many patients have been suffering for years

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