Jason Schermer December 2018

Don’t Wait Any Longer!

3 Reasons t o V i s i t t he Den t i s t Be f o r e t he End o f t he Yea r

2. Why start the new year with old problems? It’s really easy to put things off and let the year get away from us. How’s your New Year’s resolution going? Maybe you noticed some tooth sensitivity when eating an ice cream cone back in July but kept forgetting to make an appointment. It’s okay; it happens to everyone. But if you don’t take care of it, your dental problems will only get worse. A small cavity today can turn into a root canal in just a few months. 3. The holidays should be about fun and family. If cavities or chipped teeth are keeping you from chowing down on that candy cane, do something about it! Don’t worry about going into the holidays with a temporary one. At our office, we can prepare and place a crown

Look, we know visiting the dentist isn’t part of anyone’s holiday tradition. Between family dinners and wrapping presents, who wants to spend time sitting in the dentist’s chair? But the end of the year is fast approaching, and there are plenty of reasons to visit the dentist sooner rather than later. 1. Your dental benefits are about to expire. This realization sends a lot of patients running to their dentist’s office. Unused benefits and premium payments don’t roll into the new year. If you haven’t used your benefits, all the money you spent on dental insurance in 2018 just disappears. Plus, if you’ve already paid your deductible, waiting until January to see the dentist will mean your out-of-pocket costs are going to increase.

in the same day. We know it’s hard to focus on watching the kids unwrap presents when there’s a health worry nagging at the back of your head. Check your dental appointment off your holiday to-do list so you can focus on spending time with your family. Remember to make your appointment soon. Our calendar fills up fast this time of year, and you don’t want to wait until 2019 to take care of your oral health.

30-Minute Cauliflower Soup

Leah’s Bad Dad Joke of the Month

This hearty soup is a quick, easy, healthy addition to your holiday table. It can also be made vegetarian by substituting chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Why is Santa so good at karate?

Because he has a black belt!

Ingredients •

1 small head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cored and sliced

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

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1/2 cup heavy cream

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1 leek, chopped

1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions 1. In a large pot over medium

and cream. Simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes. 3. Using a blender, purée in batches until smooth. 4. Top servings with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of pepper.

heat, melt butter into warm oil. Add onion and leek, season with salt and pepper, and cook until tender, about 10–12 minutes.

2. Stir in garlic and cook for 1

minute. Add cauliflower, broth,



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