Gardens Dental Care - May/June 2020


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Hardship Defines Us by What We Choose to Make of It

Life is incredibly difficult and unpredictable for many people right now. The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching, and many have suffered more than sickness because of it. Businesses and schools have closed, jobs have been lost, loved ones are separated from one another, and events like weddings have been postponed. Times of hardship can be difficult to see through, but take it from me when I tell you: We will get through this. I’m not unfamiliar with hardship myself, but I am also not unfamiliar with the incredible outcomes that can result from it. One of the first and perhaps most impactful hardships I had to face in life was when I was just a toddler. My dad died, leaving me to grow up without a man in the home. But I did know my father had been the first Eagle Scout in St. Lucie County, so to feel connected to him, I sought to follow in his footsteps. On my journey to earn the highest rank in the Boy Scouts, I found incredible father figures and mentors in some of Ft. Pierce’s finest men. They taught me many valuable principles I hold dear today. Had my dad not passed, I may not have persevered to become an Eagle Scout and would likely not be the person I am today.

Gardens Dental Care. It needed a lot of work in terms of upgrades, systems, and quality of team members, and for the past 10 years, the team and I have relentlessly put in that hard work to create a state-of-the-art dental practice. Because of the 2008 economic crash, Gardens Dental Care serves our patients today. Now here we are and another hardship strikes: COVID-19. In mid-March, Gardens Dental Care stopped seeing our regular schedule of patients and remained open for emergency services for nearly two months. Our business, just like many other small businesses, has faced a lot of challenges. We’re still working our way through this adversity, but if past experience has taught me anything, it’s that things will work out. They always do. Often, events that are out of our control dictate our paths in life. And often, those events are incredibly difficult to navigate. But what matters most is how we choose to navigate them. If you can see silver linings and work to find opportunity in these moments, you can create true meaning from the hardship. So, what relationships will begin or end? Where have you been more creative in your life — at work or at home? How much more important is boosting your immune system now? And what have you learned most about yourself during these days? We wish all of you safety and encouragement knowing we WILL get through this together and be stronger because of it. –Dr. David Yates

Fast forward many years later. I had grown up, and my wife and I were living in Georgia with our two young sons. I had built a successful dental practice in Marietta. The next hardship I faced was when my mom back in Florida was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and I made it a priority to visit her as much as possible before she passed away.

It made me wonder what I was doing living so far from family, and when 9/11 occurred, it was the final catalyst I needed to move us here to be near the people we love and who love us. Because of my mom and 9/11, we raised our sons closer to my brothers and sisters. I worked for a few dental offices once we moved and considered opening my own practice or buying an existing practice. But the next hardship to strike was the 2008 housing market crash. The economy became so rocky, especially in our area, and many people suffered financial difficulties. As part of that time of reflection, I more earnestly searched to find the perfect practice, and in 2011, I found and purchased what we all know today as

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How the Television Star Shaped Childhoods

We all deserve to be loved. Rogers knew that not everyone has someone at home who tells them that they are special and loved. So he took it upon himself to tell viewers, ending each episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” by saying, “You’ve made this day a special day by just your being you.” Feelings are mentionable and manageable. Rogers helped viewers understand that it’s okay to feel mad, sad, and scared, and he helped countless children learn healthy ways to cope with tough emotions. This was a mission dear to his heart. Margaret McFarland, a child psychologist at the University of Pittsburgh who became the chief psychological consultant for “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” shared with Rogers the concept he turned to again and again on the show: “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and whatever is mentionable can be more manageable.” You can explore more of Mr. Rogers’ enduring messages at Share “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”with your children and show them a world where they can grow, learn, and play.

Fred Rogers may have passed away in 2003, but the world he created remains with us. In 2018, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” documented his life and outlook, and in 2019, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” depicted Rogers and the journalist whose life was changed by the star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” These movies demonstrate that we’re still fascinated with the man behind Daniel Tiger and King Friday. Why? In part because the lessons Rogers so thoughtfully depicted are as relevant for today’s generation as they were for those who grew up watching his show. Imaginative play is a foundation of childhood. “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood,” Rogers said. Rogers knew that play, which can seem inconsequential to grown-ups, is an important part of childhood development. Imaginative play allows children to step outside of their own perspective and experience another. In the process, they engage in abstract thinking and expand their universe. Mr. Rogers encouraged viewers to use their imaginations by creating a fantastical world called the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.


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"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

Watermelon and Tomato Salad With Turmeric Oil

Inspired by


4 cups seedless watermelon, diced into 1/2-inch pieces 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces

1/4 cup virgin coconut oil

1 tsp peppercorns, coarsely crushed 1 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed

8 oz mild feta, diced into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Flaked sea salt

1/2 tsp ground turmeric


1. In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric for about 3 minutes or until fragrant. Let cool slightly but do not let coconut oil solidify. 2. In a large bowl, place diced watermelon, tomatoes, and feta. Drizzle with oil mixture and finish with a dash or two of salt.

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Inside This Issue

Hardship Defines Us by What We Choose to Make of It PAGE 1 The Timeless Lessons of Mr. Rogers PAGE 2

Watermelon and Tomato Salad With Turmeric Oil PAGE 3

The Good News PAGE 3

Get the Word Out! PAGE 3

Welcome, New Patients! P AGE 2

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Tech for Your Teeth If you think that taking care of your teeth begins and ends with dental appointments and brushing twice a day, think again!


even more kid-friendly! Using the app, your little ones can brush along with an animated friend and even see themselves on screen.

BoneBox and Dental Dictionary are great resources for adults to learn more about their teeth. While BoneBox offers detailed 3D models of the mouth complete with information about every single tooth, Dental Dictionary defines tricky dental terms and helps you understand and pronounce them. You’ll never leave the dentist feeling overwhelmed again! Not all dental tech has to be flashy and complex! Sometimes simple innovations can help us the most when it comes to keeping our mouths as clean as possible. Quip toothbrush subscription is a service that will send you fresh dental items on a regular schedule. Many people don't realize when they brush too hard, don't brush long enough, or need to replace their brush. That means brushing their teeth isn't doing them as much good as it could be. Quip's user-focused design helps people figure out exactly how to brush, and the subscription package sends you new brush heads, as well as a variety of other items, right when your mouth needs them most. Their intuitive system is something we can definitely get behind.

Thanks to innovations in technology, high- tech tools can help you and your family take your dental hygiene to the next level. With just a few taps on your smartphone screen, you can have these resources at your fingertips.

There’s an App for That Considering you already have apps for news, music, games, and podcasts, it’s no surprise there are apps out there for your teeth, too. If you want to make brushing a bit more fun or learn more about what’s going on in your mouth, try downloading some of these favorites: Brush DJ, Brush Up, BoneBox, or Dental Dictionary. Brush DJ is a great tool to help the whole family stay on track with brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and scheduling dental appointments. Push notifications remind you when it’s time to clean your teeth, and the app is packed with two-minute soundtracks that you can play to ensure you’re brushing long enough. Brush Up is similar, but it’s


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