Basket of Dental Goods To Be Auctioned For Charity

Our dear friend Sharon is turning 50.  She has requested that instead of giving her a gift, we make a donation to one or both of her two favorite charities:  Special Olympics (which needs no introduction)  or The Center for Great Expectations (Helping adult and young women and their children through homelessness, pregnancy, and addiction recovery). To that end, we have decided to auction a basket of excellent dental gadgets and supplies in her honor.  All proceeds will go to one or both of these charities as chosen by the single auction winner.   The basket contains the following:  1. An Oral B Triumph Electric Toothbrush  plus a replacement Brush Head  plus Interspace Brush Head 2. A TresWhite Supreme Home Bleaching Kit 3. A Hummingbird Electric Flosser  4. A Large Bottle Listerine Rinse 5. Two Manual Toothbrushes and Toothpastes and Flosses 6. A Complimentary Cosmetic or TMJ/Headache or Sleep Apnea Consultation.  TOTAL VALUE OF THE BASKET = $415 !!!! The bidding will start at $50.  All bidding will be done on our blog page at www.DesignsForDentalHealth.com.  The bidding will end at 5 PM on THIS Friday February 22, 2013 at which time the highest bidder BEFORE 5PM will be deemed to have won this great basket!

Our dear friend Sharon is turning 50.  She has requested that instead of giving her a gift, we make a donation to one or both of her two favorite charities:  Special Olympics (which needs no introduction)  or The Center for Great Expectations (Helping adult and young women and their children through homelessness, pregnancy, and addiction recovery).

To that end, we have decided to auction a basket of excellent dental gadgets and supplies in her honor.  All proceeds will go to one or both of these charities as chosen by the single auction winner.

The basket contains the following:  1. An Oral B Triumph Electric Toothbrush  plus a replacement Brush Head  plus Interspace Brush Head 2. A TresWhite Supreme Home Bleaching Kit 3. A Hummingbird Electric Flosser  4. A Large Bottle Listerine Rinse 5. Two Manual Toothbrushes and Toothpastes and Flosses 6. A Complimentary Cosmetic or TMJ/Headache or Sleep Apnea Consultation.  TOTAL VALUE OF THE BASKET = $415 !!!!

The bidding will start at $50.  All bidding will be done on our blog page at www.DesignsForDentalHealth.com.  The bidding will end at 5 PM on THIS Friday March 1, 2013 at which time the highest bidder BEFORE 5PM will be deemed to have won this great basket!

Time to LOVE yourself!

Time to LOVE yourself!

by: Danielle Wright

In today’s society, it’s hard to imagine someone not “loving” themselves.  We have been taught that we are “owed” whatever we want, that we deserve it, etc… Well, not everyone has fallen into the trap of this “new American model”.

There are still those of us who constantly put others first, sharing of themselves, sometimes to their own detriment.  To you, I applaud you, and also am here to tell you to take some time for yourself!  I, too, am this person.  I, too, let my well of giving become empty because I’d rather give to someone else than myself.  Now – don’t get me wrong – it’s not because I don’t love myself, or am depressed, or self-deprecating.  It’s how I was raised, and how something I’ve really grown to love about myself – how much I have to give and share with others!

love-heartIf you’re anything like me, you forget to even schedule the smallest things for yourself (like going to the dentist… Thank Goodness for Dr. Nadler!), because other people’s needs are on the forefront of your mind and energy.  So let me share some things I’ve learned about making a BALANCE for myself – so I still feel healthy at all times, no matter how much of myself I’m giving with others.

Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and began some major life changes.  I had never really had to think or put effort into what I was eating, because I was on a constant “diet”, so it was always some low calorie bar or meal, full of preservatives and chemicals.  So not only was I eating Gluten, I was also eating tons of toxins.  The first thing my Doctor/Nutritionist and I talked about was that it was easier for me if I had foods “spelled out” of what I could and couldn’t eat – that’s where “Eat Right for Your Type” came in.  This book breaks food into THREE main categories – Fuel, Neutral, and POISON – and did that ever wake me up!  I was putting poison in my body – not just the processed foods I was eating, but natural foods that my body didn’t know how to breakdown in a healthy way.   Because of this, I was having to focus MUCH more on myself than I was used to, constantly thinking about what I had to make to pack for lunch, or the biggest one – BREAKFAST – I was so used to just grabbing one of those horribly processed bars and running to class/work.

Focusing on my eating started a tailspin of caring about ME!   Healthy/clean eating, more exercise, yoga, meditation, even investing in personal training!   All of these things I’ve invested in myself have made it easier to give of my time and energy to others – which to me is a WIN-WIN situation.

So, take care of yourself AS MUCH as you take care of others and you’ll have something left for you at the end of the day!

Want to get your sweetie FREE Flowers on Valentine’s?

Happy Valentine’s Day from Designs for Dental Health! 
A Valentine Day Event Contest! 

We want to make your Valentine Day Special! Just like our page on Facebook, and if you already like it, then share this picture. 
In order to enter, you will need to get a family or friend member to like us also. Then on Feb. 12, 2013, we will draw for one lucky winner that will get Flowers delivered to the person that they love (just tell us where to send them, they’ll be delivered on the 14th.)

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Meet our Patient of the Month for January 2013!

The Designs for Dental Health Team picked Renee Mancuso as January’s PATIENT OF THE MONTH!

Renee was picked because she is one of our friendliest patients.  We always smile when we see her name on the schedule.  She also has a strong commitment to her dental health as well as her family’s.   And, she has been a patient with us for SIXTEEN years – since 1997!  We honored Renee with a gift card to AMAZON.COM.

Get in the running for being one of our PATIENTS OF THE MONTH by scheduling your appointment TODAY!

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