SHOW YOUR KIDS YOU LOVE THEM THIS VALENTINE’S DAY BY CELEBRATING NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH For the last 75 years, Americans’ teeth have been getting a healthy, helpful boost from our water supply. Though many don’t realize it, communities across the country have been adding fluoride to their drinking water for decades as a way to prevent tooth decay and cavities and save people money on dental treatment. This February, during National Children’s Dental Health Month, the American Dental Association is highlighting that decision, and if you have kids at home, you might want to educate them about fluoride, too! Though talking about teeth isn’t exactly a Valentine’s Day tradition, promoting good oral health to your kids is a great way to show them how much you love them. Having strong teeth and a bright smile will set them up for success in the future, and if they understand the basic principles of keeping their teeth clean, they’ll reap the rewards down the line when they save on the cost of dental treatments like fillings, crowns, and veneers. You can start by visiting the ADA website and sharing the organization’s plethora of resources with your kids. At ADA.org/en/Public-Programs/ National-Childrens-Dental-Health-Month, you’ll find coloring pages, crossword puzzles, and mazes all themed around the fluoride in our taps. The sheets are free to download and print at home and even include “Healthy Smile Tips” that every kid should know, like “Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste” and “Clean between your teeth daily.” Another step to take this month if you haven’t already is scheduling dental and orthodontic check-ups for your children. Here at Marshall Orthodontics, we specialize in early orthodontic treatment for kids, and our experienced team is used to evaluating patients as young as 7. Having their teeth checked early can be really beneficial for kids by improving facial development and even reducing or eliminating the need for braces down the line. Reach out to us today at 864-336-2965 to schedule a free early evaluation for your child. There’s no better way to celebrate National Children’s Health Month than by doing what’s best for your kids!
EASY SHRIMP SCAMPI
Inspired by The Blond Cook
INGREDIENTS • 4 tbsp butter • 4 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 tsp oregano • 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 8 oz cooked linguine • 1/4 cup parsley
• 1 tbsp minced garlic • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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