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February 2024 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “I married for love, but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored.”  (Cameron Esposito, American actress, comedian, and podcaster – 1981–Present)

Congratulations To:

B. Horn of Phoenix, Arizona and D. Rodgers of Glendale, Arizona  Winners of our January early payment drawings for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

The Benefits Of Exercise – Ten Minute Legs, Bum And Tummy Work Out At Home

We are smack dab in the middle of winter.  This means staying inside trying to avoid the cold weather, all the comfort food, and most of all lack of exercise.  Many people think that they are going to gain weight in the winter because they cannot get outside and exercise.  WRONG!  All it takes is a few simple home workouts and 10 minutes.  You can even do these workouts while you watch your favorite TV show.

Tone up, Firm up and burn tummy fat with these simple home workouts:
  • Squats - Great for bum and legs (2 sets or 24)
    Stand with feet shoulder width apart.  Lower yourself by bending your knees until they are at a right angle, then stand back up and repeat.

  • Lunges   Great for bum and legs (1 set of 15-24 per leg)
    Standing straight place one foot forward and bend both knees until it they are at right angle.  Push back to a standing position.  *You can either continue doing the same side or you can alternate sides, just make sure to do the same amount of lunges on both sides.
  • Calf Rises   Great for legs and calves (2 sets of 15)
    Standing flat footed, slowly raise yourself on to your tip toes and hold for 10 seconds, then slowly lower yourself back down.  Repeat.

  • Stomach Crunches   Great for flat stomachs (2 sets of 24)
    Lie down on the ground, have your knees bent and hands behind your ears.  Raise your shoulders 3 inches off the floor and slowly lower back down.  Repeat.  *Do not tuck chin, and do not use hand to pull your neck.  If you do this you could strain your neck.

  • Obliques   Great for toning love handles (1 set of 24)
    This is the same concept as above in the stomach crunches except there is a slight change.  Lie on the ground, have your knees bent and hands behind your ears.  Lift shoulders of the ground and curl your upper body diagonally across your chest, doing each side.  Repeat.  *Do not tuck chin, and do not use hand to pull your neck.  If you do this you could strain your neck.
If you are having trouble doing the amount of sets and reps given, please start at a level you are comfortable doing and work your way up.  You can also go above and beyond the amounts given, just don‘t push yourself!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma´s Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Soft and Fluffy Low Carb Cloud Bread

Grandma C.
  1. 3 large eggs

  2. 3 oz cream cheese, softened

  3. 1/8 tsp cream of tartar

  4. 1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Separate egg whites and yolks.

Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl.  With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.

In another large bowl, beat the egg yolks, cream cheese and salt until smooth.

Fold the egg whites gradually and gently into the cream cheese mixture, using care not to disturb the air bubbles in the egg whites.

Scoop the mixture out onto the parchment by wooden spoonfuls enough to form 6 round pancake like discs.

Bake 25 to 35 minutes until bread is a golden color.  Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool to room temperature before enjoying!

Cloud bread makes excellent toast, sandwiches, small individual sized pizzas and more!

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.


Dentistry At Dove Valley

Dentistry at Dove Valley
Our spotlight for February goes to the city of Cave Creek, Arizona and shines on Dentistry At Dove Valley

The expert dental treatments and procedures led by the highly experienced team at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ, will provide you with excellent quality, pain-free dental care.

The team at Dentistry at Dove Valley offers a wide variety of dental treatments to ensure healthy, attractive teeth and smiles.

All dental services are performed in a warm, welcoming office environment.  This superb dental team will ensure that your dental visits and treatments are relaxing, pleasant and pain–free.

The practice is located at 4705 E Carefree Hwy #126, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331.  The phone number is 480-595-5688.  We also invite you to visit them on the web.

Say thank you to your dental office for the excellent manner in which you are treated by nominating your dentist!

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn´t Know

  • Sloths can hold their breath for longer than dolphins.

  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of only 24 hours.

  • Cap‘n Crunch‘s full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.

  • Frank Sinatra was offered the starring role in Die Hard when he was in his 70s.

  • Most pandas in the world are on loan from China.

  • The number of dimples on a regulation golf ball is 336 dimples.

  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it´s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Here´s Your Answer

Questions From Our Members

J. Ochoa of Los Angeles, California asks: 

“My dentist office has an open floor plan (very low walls between operatories).  I noticed they don‘t have a lot of hand pieces (picks, explorers, mirrors, etc;).

They have a girl that takes the dirty ones out of the operatory and in just a few minutes comes back with the same tools (colored bands lead me to believe this) in a sterile bag.

How can I be sure that they are in fact sterile.”

Savon’s Answer

In the past I would have been very worried about that.  Most dental offices use an autoclave or chemiclave, the two leading methods of heat sterilization.  These methods can take as little as 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

If your dental office can turn equipment around that fast, chances are the have a Statim.  This is one of the newer types of sterilization equipment.  Statim sterilizes handpieces and instruments for immediate use in as little as 8 minutes, reducing the number required as instruments can be processed ‘just in time’ or between patients.

You may want to ask your dental office what they use to sterilize their equipment.  As long as it's an autoclave (the newer ones can actually sterilize pretty fast) or a Statim, you have very little to worry about.

Tooth Talk With Tommy The Wisdom Tooth

Light, Not Needles, May Numb Dental Patients

A direct reprint of an article by Karie Neeley Anderson of DrBicuspid.com
A new tool uses LED lights to numb dental patients without using needles, according to clinical study being conducted by researchers at Griffiths University in Australia.  This could be a game changer for those who skip the dentist due to the fear of anesthesia injections.

Nuralyte, developed by startup Dentroid, works similarly to local anesthesia sans the needles.  The device uses a cluster of LED lights that penetrate the bone, blocking nerve conduction.

One 20–second burst of light can numb an area for up to 20 minutes, according to the story, which was published on January 12 by the university‘s Griffiths News.
“After about 20 minutes to half an hour, the cells begin to recover their normal function but you can zap them again and they go back to sleep again,” Dr. Laurence Walsh, PhD, an adjunct professor from the university, said in the release.

Past studies have shown that in the U.S., about 36% of adults fear the dentist.  Meanwhile, about 1 in 10 have reported having severe dental anxiety.

The upside to this technique is that it works without affecting other nerves.  Unlike local anesthetic, numbing an area via light blocks sensation but doesn‘t make the tissue “go all thick and tingly,” Walsh added.

The device could replace needles for simple dental procedures, like simple restorations.  For more complex procedures, the Nuralyte could be used to first numb the area so that patients would not feel the needle prick of local anesthesia as it is administered.

‘I see so many people who avoid a trip to the dentist because of either a fear of needles, pain or just seeing the dentist in general,” Simone Sleep, a doctoral candidate with the Griffith University School of Medicine and Dentistry, said.

Nuralyte is safe to use, according to Walsh.  “?Unlike X–rays, the energy that‘s carried in this light source is not enough to change DNA,” he said.

Currently, Nuralyte is being tested on cells at the university.  Dentroid is aiming to make the patent–pending technology available to dental practices by 2025.

Until next time; brush, floss and keep smiling!

The above material is provided as an information service and is not intended as medical advice.

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