Taylor Dental Sept. 2018

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September 2018

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The World Trade Center

How the Towers Came to Be

support to ensure the World Trade Center’s completion, and the first real plans for the World Trade Center were put into action.

It was then that the Port Authority decided the towers should break the record for the tallest building in the world, beating the 1,250-foot Empire State building. To do this, architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the towers to hold 110 stories each, but they would not have the traditional glass-and-steel-box design used for most skyscrapers at that time. Instead, Yamasaki worked with structural engineers to come up with a revolutionary design that would disperse the weight throughout. The plan included two hollow tubes supported by steel columns spaced closely together and wrapped in aluminum, while floor trusses connected this shell to the tower’s central steel core. Construction of the World Trade Center officially began in February 1967. The north tower was completed in December of 1970, and the south tower was finished in July of 1971, but construction continued for the next two years until the outdoor plaza was finished. An estimated 10,000 workers labored to build the World Trade Center. The towers had 99 elevators, 43,600 windows, 40,000 doors, and 3,000 miles of electrical wiring, and each building weighed 250,000 tons. They were the tallest buildings in the world until Chicago’s Sears Tower was completed less than a year later. The towers were first attacked in 1993. Down in the basement of the north tower’s parking garage, a 1,200-pound bomb was set off. The attack cost six people their lives, and over 1,000 people were injured. The Port Authority wasted no time in renovating the building; over the next eight years, the company spent $700 million on renovations, including added safety features such as battery- powered stairway lights and a separate emergency command center for each building. The towers remained an iconic part of NYC’s famous skyline for another eight years. Today, the towers are gone, but the peace they once symbolized lives on in the tranquility of Ground Zero, and every man, woman, and child who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001, is memorialized on the stone monuments and through the annual reading of names. As Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, said, “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

On Sept.11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center traveling at 470 mph, ripping a hole in the building from floors 93 to 99. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane smashed into the south tower traveling at 590 mph, cutting a gaping hole from floors 75 to 85. Within an hour, the south tower collapsed due to the sheer weight of the building combined with the damage dealt by the impact and the burning jet fuel. At 10:28 a.m., the north tower followed. The rubble and debris from the collapsed towers caused fires and further damage to the surrounding buildings and areas. Within hours, nearly 3,000 people had lost their lives. The attack left the world in a state of terror and grief, and the United States was changed forever. Today, the twin towers’ last day is remembered as the worst terrorist attack in history, but few people know how the buildings became part of New York City’s skyline in the first place. A world trade center pavilion was first hosted during the New York World’s Fair in 1939 — the exhibit was dedicated to the slogan “world peace through trade.” The idea for the World Trade Center was then abandoned after seven years, until David Rockefeller revived the concept to reinvigorate lower Manhattan. Rockefeller took the reins and continued the project, finding premises near the Fulton Fish Market on the East River, and construction on the $250 million complex began. He also turned to the Port of New York Authority for financial

–Dr. Taylor

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INVOLVED BUT NOT OVERBEARING Parent-Teacher Etiquette to Support Your Child’s Development

Helicopter parents are the bane of every teacher’s existence. With the return of back-to-school season, it’s vital to find a happy medium between the tiger mom who bares her teeth at the smallest setback in her child’s schooling and the laissez- faire parent who is totally disengaged from their kid’s education. Here are a few tips to keep you involved in your child’s educational development while fostering relationships with their teachers in a way that won’t drive all of you up the wall. 1. BE A LITTLE EMPATHETIC. Teachers are some of the hardest-working people in the world, wrangling the disparate needs of around 25 children day in and day out while attempting to get them to actually learn something. It’s a high-stress, low- paying job. In the midst of grading 300 research papers written by 12-year-olds, the last thing they need is the added pressure of concerned parents bearing down on them. If you can approach a teacher from a position of understanding and be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, you’ll be off to a good start. 2. SHOW UP AND KEEP AN OPEN MIND. Ask any teacher in the country, and they’ll undoubtedly tell you that one of the best predictors of a child’s success is whether or not their parents make an appearance at parent-teacher conferences.

Your engagement should go beyond that. Use the teacher’s preferred method of communication to stay in semi-regular contact with them— always ensuring that you keep an open mind about any praise, suggestions, or concerns they have about your child. 3. TEACH YOUR CHILD TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Aside from leaving your kid completely to their own devices, one of the worst things you can do is swoop in to solve their problems for them at the slightest hint of adversity. Maybe that D your kid got on their algebra test really was their fault. It’s important to acknowledge your child’s missteps, but you should also try to equip them with the tools necessary to advocate for themselves. Learning to articulate what’s going wrong or what they need from their teacher will help them to develop positive and effective communication skills. The key is to work together with your child’s teacher without being overbearing. Don’t come in with guns blazing at the first sign of an educational slip. Think of your kid’s schooling as a collaborative effort —maybe one in which you’re a little less involved than the teacher —and you’ll be giving your child the best chance of success.

Take Steps Now to Protect Your Teeth

Don’t Let Tooth Decay Ruin Your Oral Health

Going to the dentist regularly is incredibly important in keeping your oral health in tip-top shape. But you shouldn’t rely solely on your dentist to keep decay-causing bacteria at bay. Take steps at home to keep your mouth clean and healthy. It’s easy! BRUSH AND FLOSS YOUR TEETH Taking proper care of your teeth is important. Plaque buildup in your mouth creates an environment in which bacteria can thrive. Those bacteria produce acid that damages the enamel of your teeth and allows cavities to form. Brush three times per day (preferably right after meals) and floss at least once a day to reduce the plaque buildup in your mouth. Using fluoride toothpaste is a good way to strengthen your enamel, and getting your teeth cleaned twice a year at the dentist ensures that any hard-to-reach plaque is removed. EAT A TOOTH-HEALTHY DIET The more sugar you eat, the more plaque you’ll have in your mouth. Sugar encourages bacteria to grow, causing more acid to be produced. To avoid this, it’s best to minimize the amount of sugary foods in your diet, including candy, soda, and

other processed carbohydrates. After meals, drink water to help remove any leftover food debris and give your saliva a chance to break things down, limiting the amount of acid produced. BACTERIA-FIGHTING SUBSTANCES Some sugar alcohols, like xylitol, are highly effective at fighting oral bacteria. Chewing xylitol gum is a delicious way to hinder the bacteria’s production of acid. Essential oils like clove, myrrh, thyme, peppermint, rosemary, and oregano also remove bacteria and prevent inflammation. Many of our patients have seen great results with an all-natural oral rinse called Tooth and Gum Tonic. This product contains organically grown herbs and pure essential oils which aids in the reduction of harmful bacteria found in the mouth. Ask one of our teammembers about this product at your next visit.

Protecting your teeth and gums at home is just as crucial as going to the dentist. Use these three tips to keep your mouth — and the rest of your body — healthy.

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Late-Summer Panzanella Panzanella, a Tuscan favorite, is a salad that features hearty chunks of bread instead of leafy greens as its base. What could be better for a late-summer cookout? Inspired by Food Network


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1 small loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 large tomatoes, cubed

2 red bell peppers, seeded and cubed

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, sliced into rounds

20 basil leaves, chopped

Salt, to taste



What Causes Those White Spots?

1. In a large sauté pan, set to medium-low heat and add olive oil. Add bread and 1 teaspoon salt and tossing often for 10 minutes or until toasted. 2. In a large bowl, mix vegetables and herbs. Toss in bread and your favorite vinaigrette and mix again. 3. Serve immediately or let sit 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Have you ever noticed those little white spots on your teeth? Those little spots can be a nuisance, and you may wonder why you get them. There are a few different reasons why these spots appear, but don’t worry — with the right care, you’ll be back to your beautiful smile in no time! THE CULPRIT BEHIND THE SPOTS It might not be obvious, but stains can affect the outside and the inside of the tooth. Those white spots are surface stains that affect the enamel, and they can occur on an otherwise healthy tooth. Two of the most common causes of white spots are fluorosis and demineralization. Fluorosis can happen when adult teeth that are still developing are exposed to too much fluoride. This doesn’t cause damage to the teeth; it just unevenly bleaches them. The best way to help your kids avoid fluorosis is to encourage them to use just a dab of toothpaste when they brush — a pea-sized amount will do. Demineralization, which is the leaching of minerals out of the enamel due to acid exposure, is a bit more serious. This can happen when plaque isn’t removed properly and builds up on the enamel, causing surface stains that appear white. HOW TO TREAT THEM As with most things, the best cure is prevention. Especially if demineralization is the cause of your white spots, practicing good brushing habits and seeing your dentist for regular cleanings to make sure plaque is being removed will help prevent them from happening. Your dentist can also help even out the discoloration with microabrasion, which is a process where a thin layer of enamel is removed from the teeth. Bleaching is another option. While you can buy at-home kits, having a professional whitening or getting a dentist-approved kit is the best way to go. Talk to your team at Taylor Dental to find the best treatment — and prevention — for white spots. We are here to help!

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Inside This Issue

• The Hopeful Beginning and Catastrophic End page 1 • The 3 Keys to Parent-Teacher Etiquette

• Fight the Bacteria in Your Mouth page 2

• What’s Behind Those White Spots?

• Late-Summer Panzanella page 3 • September Local Events page 4

SEPTEMBER LOCAL EVENTS Toe-Tapping Tunes, Brews, and Taste of the Beach

Besides the release of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, there’s a lot happening in Pensacola this month. Here are some events going on in the sunshine state to get you out of the house during our sunny fall.

2018 GULF COAST SUMMER FEST, JAZZ EDITION Sept. 1, 3:30–11:45 p.m. Pensacola Community Maritime Park The Gulf Coast Summer Fest is touted as “more than just a concert; it’s an experience on the water.” This year’s fest is jazz-themed, featuring artists including Boney James, Ernest Walker Jr., and Paul Jackson Jr. Start your September off right by tapping your feet to live jazz music against the backdrop of the bay.

EMERALD COAST BEER FESTIVAL Sept. 6 and 7 Seville Quarter

TASTE OF THE BEACH Sept. 7 and 15 Pensacola Beach

Cicerones and beer lovers of all levels, rejoice! The Emerald Coast Beer Festival returns for another year to Seville Quarter. With seven rooms and two courtyards in the sprawling entertainment complex, there’s room for plenty of entertainment and beer tasting events for all attendees. Go on Thursday, Sept. 6, for the beer pairing dinner and on Friday for the beer tasting. You can find the event details and tickets at EmeraldCoastBeerFest.com.

Taste of the Beach kicks off this year with a special VIP dinner on Friday, Sept. 7, presented by five Pensacola Beach chefs. Go back for more free-flowing fun and food on Saturday, Sept. 15, when chefs will be featured in cook-offs, demos, challenges, and tastings. It’s sure to be an event your taste buds will remember. Find more information and tickets at EmeraldCoastBeerFest.com.

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