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July 2018 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “When you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show.  When you're born in America, you get a front-row seat.”  (George Carlin - Comedian 1937-2008)

Congratulations To:

M. Heidenreich of Prescott Valley, AZ.   Winner of our June early payment drawing for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

Traveler´s Diarrhea

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn´t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.“  — Mark Twain

Imagine it´s your first trip out of the country, you´re super excited and worried all at the same time because you have heard horror stories about people getting sick and having uncontrollable diarrhea!  That´s the last thing you want to have happen to you!

Traveler´s diarrhea is a digestive tract disorder that is usually caused by contaminated food and water.  Fortunately, traveler´s diarrhea isn´t serious but it generally lasts about 3—4 days and the symptoms can include: loose stool, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and fever.

If you are staying at a resort or following guided tours you are less likely (no guarantee) to get traveler´s diarrhea but if you´re the type that likes to venture off the beaten path, then… Good Luck!

When traveling outside of the country, remember this phrase: “boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it.”  With that in mind, follow these tips to help avoid traveler´s diarrhea:
  • Consume only foods and drinks considered to be safe.

  • Avoid tap water and dairy products.

  • Brush your teeth using bottled water.

  • Never buy food from street vendors.

  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat, fish and shellfish.

  • Stick to eating fruits that you can peel yourself.

  • Make sure the dishes and utensils are clean before using them.

  • If you need to consume local water, boil it for 10 minutes.

  • Avoid asking for ice!  It may have been made with tap water.
There is no vaccination to prevent traveler´s diarrhea but you can always pack over the counter medication such as Pepto-Bismol or Maalox just in case you may need it.  It´s always better to be safe than sorry.

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma´s Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Cajun Style Chicken & Kielbasa Stir Fry

Grandma C.
  1. 1 cup cooked chicken breast, cubed
  2. 1 pkg. turkey kielbasa, sliced
  3. 2 TBSP olive oil
  4. 1 medium yellow onion, chopped in large pieces
  5. Bell pepper, 1 of each color, Red, Green and Yellow
  6. 1 small pkg. snow peas
  7. 1 zucchini, sliced
  8. 1 TBSP Cajun seasoning (or add to taste, some like it spicier than others!)
  9. Jasmine Rice
  10. Salt and Pepper

Cook Jasmine Rice according to package directions, based on number of people you are serving.  Hint: Typically, 2 cups of dry rice will make about 4 servings.

Brown chicken, kielbasa and chopped onion in the olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat.  Cook until edges are golden.  Do not drain.

Add bell pepper, snow peas and zucchini.  Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.  Toss with wooden spoons to blend.

Stir Fry 5 — 6 minutes or until vegetables are softened, but not mushy.  Again, this is a taste preference, some people like their vegetables on the crunchy side!

Serve over cooked Jasmine Rice.

Recipe serves 4

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn´t Know

  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

  • In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

  • It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

  • Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

  • Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son.

  • Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of "Lorne Greene's Wild Kingdom."

  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it´s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Here´s Your Answer

Questions From Our Members

This is a very common question:

Is it better to go to a privately owned practice with one doctor versus a “clinic” with multiple doctors?

Savon’s Answer

The answer to this question lies solely on personal preference.  Whether a facility has one doctor or one hundred doctors shows no reflection on the doctors´ credentials or capabilities.

Privately owned practices with only one or two providers are ideal for those who prefer to see the same doctor on every visit.  Larger practices with multiple providers, or “clinics,” if you will, are beneficial for those who have a multitude of dental problems that may require the skills of more than one doctor.  Also, on-site specialists are common in larger practices and could be convenient if you get referred to a specalists.

Tooth Talk With Tommy The Wisdom Tooth

Floss Cuts and Pizza Burn…  A Pain in Everybody´s Gums!

(A reprint from our December 2009 Chairside Chat With Dawn Lawler)
Floss cuts can occur at anytime while flossing.  Most patients experience these irritating invisible little things when flossing between their bicuspids and molars, especially in areas where the contacts between teeth are extremely tight and the floss snaps through and into the gums.

Floss cuts can usually be avoided if when flossing between the tight contacts, you gently work the floss through until the contact is breached.

Pizza burns are just one of those horrible eating hazards everybody experiences.

Aside from waiting for your pizza to cool prior to eating it, there isn't much one can do to avoid getting the pizza burn.
The good news is, the treatment for both these annoyances is simple and inexpensive.  The remedy?  Salt water!  That´s right, the best way to aid the healing process is warm salt water rinses.

Most floss cuts and pizza burns will heal on their own in 7-10 days, but the rinses help cut down on lingering irritation and help speed up the healing process.

Keep in mind that if you experience elevated pain or inflammation, definitely have your dentist check out the areas to see if an alternate treatment method is recommended.

Until next time; brush, floss and keep smiling!

The above material is provided as an information service and is not intended as medical advice.

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