Welcome to the latest issue of The FPO – the Forest Park Orthodontics bi-annual newsletter designed to keep you current on all the happenings in our office!
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL ORTHODONTIC HEALTH MONTH
In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, Forest Park Orthodontics is offering a $250 New Patient Gift Card for those who “like” our Facebook page in October! Simply “Like” the page to be eligible for this offer (valid for new patients only). Check out our Facebook page today!
HERE’S THE SCOOP ON OUR TREATMENT COORDINATOR
We’re excited to share some interesting facts about one of our newest employees Marissa Rosario, treatment coordinator. Marissa is the “face” of Forest Park Orthodontics – the one who manages all of our new patient examinations. Read on to learn more about Marissa!
Favorite activity or hobby outside of work: I love to spend time with my husband and our two sons.
Favorite part of working at Forest Park Orthodontics: The amazing staff and wonderful patients that I am able to interact with every day.
Did you have braces? Yes, I have braces now. As a child, I wanted braces more than anything but I wasn’t able to get them. As an adult, I decided to improve my smile and finally start treatment. Every day, I am so glad that I made this choice.
What is something none of the patients know about you? I love helping other people in any way that I can.
Favorite singer or group – and why: I love Beyonce. She is a strong, powerful, successful woman with amazing talent who I admire more than anything!
GET RID OF THAT CANDY – IT’S OUR ANNUAL CANDY BUY BACK
Forest Park Orthodontics is having its Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. We will collect unopened candy (no bites please) on Tuesday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Children’s Dentistry (next door to our office). Candy will be sent to the troops serving our country. We will pay $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds).
BRACES FRIENDLY RECIPE
Craving potato chips? Nix your fix with these Perfect Potato Pancakes, a healthy snack that tastes even better with a dollop of applesauce.
Perfect Potato Pancakes (makes 6 medium pancakes)
½ teaspoon salt
½ diced small onion
1½ tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 cup milk
1½ cups cubed raw potatoes
Non-stick vegetable spray
Place all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth (about 20-30 seconds). Coat a frying pan with the non-stick vegetable spray, and place over medium heat. Pour a portion of the pancake batter into the frying pan. Cook until the underside is golden brown, about two minutes. Turn the quesadilla over with a spatula. Continue to cook, until the bottom turns golden brown, about two minutes. Cook until the underside is golden brown, about two minutes. Turn the quesadilla over with a spatula. Continue to cook, until the bottom turns golden brown, about two minutes. Using a spatula, place the potato pancake on a plate. Repeat directions for the remaining batter. Salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to top the potato pancakes with a dollop of apple sauce.
CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES
We are proud to support the following community events:
Riverside Arts Center Gala, Saturday, October 1, 2016
Frank Lloyd Wright Youth Mile Sponsor, Sunday, October 23, 2016, 8:00 A.M., Oak Park River Forest High School
Oak Park River Forest Women’s Guild Annual Casino Night Fundraiser, Friday, November 4, 2016
PROTECT THOSE TEETH! INVEST IN A MOUTHGUARD TODAY
There is nothing greater than watching our kids participate in team sports, but protection and safety are paramount with any sport. As you gather the necessary gear for your child’s sport, don’t forget to protect your child’s beautiful smile with a mouthguard from Forest Park Orthodontics.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, two ‘non-collision’ sports — basketball and baseball — cause the most injuries to the face, jaws and teeth! Other sports that carry high risks of orofacial injury include skiing, gymnastics, bicycling, soccer, and football. That’s why a mouthguard is such an essential piece of protective gear for athletes at all levels. Protect those teeth and contact our office about a custom-fit mouthguard today.
BYE BYE BRACES……HELLO PEARLY WHITES
Congratulations to the following patients who are saying goodbye to braces
and hello to amazing smiles.
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