Thanksgiving Affiliated Orthodontics Peoria AZThanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at Affiliated Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all our wonderful patients we treat throughout the year . We wouldn’t be here without you! To commemorate this traditional holiday, we would like to share some fun Thanksgiving trivia we thought you would enjoy! Feel free to add some fun facts of your own in the comment area.

Thanksgiving Facts

  • Thanksgiving was not declared a National Holiday by Congress until 1941
  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe Native Americans in 1621 and lasted for 3 days.
  • At the original Thanksgiving, there was no milk, cheese, bread, butter, mashed potatoes, corn or pumpkin pie.
  • The presenting of the live turkey to the President has been a tradition since 1947. The President then pardons the turkey, allowing it to live out its remaining years on a farm.
  • Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada- on the second Monday in October.
  • Abraham Lincoln chose the last Thursday in November for Thanksgiving

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How many times as a kid do you hear… “Did you brush your teeth? And even more so when you are wearing braces!” Hopefully, brushing and flossing your teeth is an ingrained daily habit no matter what your age for every member of the family.

Unfortunately, a New Survey finds that 3 out of 4 Parents Admit Their Kids Forget to Brush their Teeth.

The Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives created new Public Service Ads (PSAs) for the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign. The new ads are funny adaptations of life lessons which stress that while parenting can be tricky at times, getting kids to brush for two minutes, twice a day can be easier than most other things parents will try to teach their children.Read more on A Two Minute Life Lesson Worth Watching…

Oct Ortho Health Month 2014We have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to teeth. Well, our Team at Affiliated Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged teeth for kids and parents if the wrong tyes of treats are consumed.

Here at Affiliated Orthodontics we love Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness regarding the potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat.Read more on Halloween “Treats” May Really be “Tricks”…

Ortho health month 2 2014Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Affiliated Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make sure yours is maintained on a daily basis. Of course, if you need help in getting that perfect smile you always wanted, Affiliated Orthodontics is here to help you get it. We help patients of all ages gain self-esteem and confidence in how they present themselves to the world.

So help us spread the word in Peoria AZ that October is #National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an #orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.Read more on Enjoy Your Smile – It’s National Orthodontic Health Month…