Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sports Equipment That Helps Prevent Injury

Now that spring break has passed, many of our patients are ready to begin the spring sports season. Because many of our patients are active athletes, the time is perfect for McClellan & Sagun Orthodontics to remind everyone that April has been designated as National Facial Protection month and to encourage everyone to observe spring sports safety.

Here are 4 pieces of equipment you can add to your sports bag to stay safe during the sports season.

1. A mouth guard can protect your smile. A mouth guard is less expensive than an injury, and it is not painful to your mouth or wallet. Keep your smile safe and prevent your orthodontic appliances from injury by habitually wearing a mouth guard during sports.

2. A helmet can protect your head and neck. Helmets can prevent damage to the head and neck, so be sure to wear one when it is needed.

3. Protective eyewear can make a difference. Keep your 20/20 vision with sports eyewear that will keep your vision clear and your game at its best.

4. Face shields can protect you from trauma. If you are a hockey, football, or baseball player, face shields can prevent severe damage to your face.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Join Us In Supporting World Autism Month

McClellan & Sagun Orthodontics is taking part in the worldwide support for Autism this month! If you’re unaware, April is WOLRD AUTISM MONTH, so we want to go full force with our patients to support the amazing charity Autism Speaks.

What is Autism Speaks?
Autism Speaks is a charity with the goal to increase the public understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder. Aside from the amazing outcome of this charity, they are famous for their “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Wear blue to your appointments in April to show your support for Autism Speaks.

Facts about autism according to Autism Speaks:
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. 
  • An estimated 50,000 teens with autism become adults – and lose school-based autism services – each year. 
  • Around one third of people with autism remain nonverbal. 
  • Around one third of people with autism have an intellectual disability. 
  • Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism. They include gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and phobias. 
How can you join us in supporting Autism Speaks?
Because McClellan & Sagun Orthodontics is a check-in 4 charity member, you can show support for Autism speaks by checking-in on Facebook at our office. Each time you check-in participate in our donation to Autism Speaks in April. Another fun way to get involved is to wear blue at your April appointments!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easy Braces-Friendly Recipe

Making this Raspberry Peach Smoothie is super easy. All you need is some frozen raspberries, peaches, vanilla greek yogurt and vanilla almond milk. Blend it all together and you have a creamy, tasty smoothie to start your day! Enjoy!

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh peaches
  • ¼ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup vanilla almond milkInstructions

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, adding a bit more almond milk as needed if the smoothie is too thick. Serve and enjoy!

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