Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CAUTION! Halloween Treats Ahead

Halloween Treats

Don't be TRICKED into eating the forbidden TREATS

Halloween is a time for many to indulge in scrumptious treats, although with braces or an orthodontic appliance one must be cautious. Eating incorrect foods can cause breakage of your brackets or appliances and can extend your overall treatment time. Don't be TRICKED into eating the forbidden TREATS.  Here are some examples of treats that are excessively sticky or chewy and should be avoided:  Tootsie Rolls,Taffy, Starburst, Gummies, Bubble Gum,Twizzlers, Skittles, and Caramels, however Sugarless Gum is allowed.

We also encourage avoiding hard candies, such as Jolly Ranchers, Suckers, and Caramel Apples as they will stick to your brackets or appliances and can also cause breakage.

So please be safe while Trick or Treating this year and be selective when choosing  treats to eat!

For alternative treats and Halloween recipes visit our Coghlan Orthodontics Pinterst page:     https://www.pinterest.com/coghlanorthodon/

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month


In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month we are having a month long celebration!
We are going to provide you with guidelines on appropriate Halloween treats, recipes for alternatives to the sticky, chewy treats, coloring contest, costume photos, guess the candy corn contest, and special treats for all!!

Print off a copy of our coloring page and bring it with you to your next appointment to be entered in our contest. There are three age groups: 3-7, 8-11, and 12+ with prizes awarded to each winner.

Come in to the office, visit us on our Facebook page:
and follow us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/coghlanorthodon/
to join in all of the fun all month long!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

We are seeing PINK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are seeing PINK!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness and early detection of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families and individuals to get involved.

We are raising awareness this month by wearing pink gloves in our office. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase goes to fund breast cancer research and outreach programs. 

So let's take a moment to support those who are battling and to remember those who have lost their courageous battle with the disease.