A+ Family Dentistry November 2018

USE IT OR LOSE IT 3 Ways to Use Your Benefits Before They Expire

3. Your New Year’s resolution is to take better care of your health.

Dental insurance is great. The many benefits of dental insurance mean you can maintain regular checkups, enjoy proper cleanings, and rest easy knowing you’re covered in the event of an emergency. What’s less great is the fact that those amazing benefits don’t roll over into the new year. After spending all year paying into your insurance, not using your benefits before they expire is like throwing all that money into the ocean. Here are a few reasons to make an appointment with your dentist before your 2018 benefits are gone for good. 1. There’s a major problem you’ve been putting off.

because your teeth are sensitive? Do you still have a gap in your smile from a childhood accident? Don’t go into 2019 with the same old problems. Instead, use your benefits to treat yourself to an improved, healthier smile. 2. You want to look your best for family gatherings during the holidays. Cosmetic work isn’t always covered by your dental insurance, but if it is or if you have a health savings account, then now is the time to spruce up your smile. One whitening treatment can remove years of stains from your teeth and brighten your whole appearance. Or maybe Invisalign is the answer you’re looking for. If your smile isn’t ready for those holiday selfies, talk to your dentist today and see how your dental benefits can help.

If you have been reading our newsletter for a while, then you know just how much your oral health impacts the rest of your body. Regular exercise can only do so much when the gingivitis in your mouth is increasing your risk of heart disease. Get a jump-start on your oral health while you still have all your benefits. That way, when you hit the gym in January, you’re already off to a good start. Don’t let all the money you put into your dental insurance go to waste. Call A+ Family Dentistry at 619-265-2467 today. Our calendar fills up fast at the end of the year, so schedule your appointment before it’s too late!

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Chipotle-Roasted Carrot Salad

These spicy, tangy carrots make a healthy Thanksgiving side that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Plus, you can do most of the work in advance and assemble the finished dish on the big day. Ingredients

30 small carrots (2–3 bunches), tops removed and carrots scrubbed 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, minced 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from the chipotle can

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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 ounces watercress, stems trimmed Plain Greek yogurt, for serving Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

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1 tablespoon molasses





1. Heat oven to 350 F. In a rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots with

3. Once cooled, toss carrots with adobo sauce. Lay across a platter, and top with watercress. 4. Serve alongside yogurt.

chipotle peppers, molasses, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and roast for 30–35 minutes.


2. Transfer carrots to a plate and let them cool completely.

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