Fabey Dental March 2019

The Right Way to Donate After Spring-Cleaning

Donate With Care

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Spring is in the air, and it’s time to celebrate with another round of spring-cleaning. Banish the clutter and make room in your life for something new! Many charities see a sharp increase in donations as spring-cleaning season starts. Donating your used books, kids’ toys, and gently worn clothing allows your old items to have a second life. However, when filling that donation box, make sure you’re donating each item because it can do good and not just because you feel bad about throwing it away. Charities have a big problem with well-meaning citizens dropping off items that are better left in the trash. There are many items charities simply cannot handle. Most charities will have lists of items they can and cannot accept on their websites. Some items that you should not donate include:

Tangled cords or phone chargers

Any broken, damaged, or dirty items

These items may be unsafe to sell, costly to ship, or impossible to refurbish effectively. When a charity regularly receives items they cannot use, they have to spend hours of manpower sorting through things that end up in the trash anyway. This process can be expensive for organizations with already-strained resources. Some local charities spend over $1,000 a year on dumpster and trash removal fees for unusable donations. to make your spring-cleaning eco-friendly, even for items you can’t donate. For example, if you have torn or stained blue jeans, reach out to Blue Jeans Go Green. This program keeps denim out of landfills by turning it into insulation. And while Goodwill can’t take your batteries or old flip phone, you can check out Call2Recycle.org to learn how to safely recycle your e-waste. While charities will have no choice but to throw unusable donations in the trash, there are services you can use

Expired medications

• Old TVs • Cribs • Loose remote controls • Personal care items, like soap, shampoo, or makeup • Mattresses

Your donations can be a big help to local charities. Just don’t “donate” your garbage.

Botox and Fillers for Beauty and Function An Added Offering for Fabey Dental Care

Dr. Fabey has long been certified with the American Association of Facial Esthetics to use Botox in the treatment of headaches and orofacial pain. While most folks think of Botox as a cosmetic injection, it can be incredibly useful in treating symptoms resulting from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. The TMJ is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. When you use it excessively — by grinding your teeth while you sleep, for example — it can become inflamed or displaced, leading to severe headaches and jaw pain. A Botox injection can prevent the muscles in your jaw from engaging in unwanted activity. We’ve seen countless patients benefit from the use of Botox for TMJ disorders. As the treatment has become more popular, many of our patients have been asking if we’ll ever offer Botox or other fillers for cosmetic purposes. If Dr. Fabey is skilled enough to treat TMJ with Botox,

surely he can treat wrinkles as well, right? We’re proud to announce that now, he can. Dr. Fabey recently completed training to become certified in the use of Botox and other fillers like Juvederm for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Dentistry is all about making you feel beautiful and self-confident inside and out and giving you every reason to smile. We’re always looking for ways to add to our suite of treatment options and give our patients as much value as possible. Why should you have to travel to an aesthetician for procedures that can be safely and expertly administered by a dentist? After all, Dr. Fabey’s dexterity serves people well, whether placing a filling or zapping away some crow’s feet.

If you’re interested in cosmetic procedures from Fabey Dental, call our office to find out more.

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