Celebrate Thanksgiving With Gratitude

 

Thanksgiving Gratitude Austin TXWhat does Thanksgiving mean in your home? Our team here at the orthodontic office of Mary Kay Becher DDS PA realizes Thanksgiving can hold many meanings to many people. To us however Thanksgiving means being grateful and expressing gratitude for all the wonderful patients and families we have the opportunity and privilege to serve.

To most, Thanksgiving means a literal feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. It also brings with it a sense of togetherness and family. Sometimes Thanksgiving is the only holiday where we can spend time with family members who live far away. And, to others, the holiday means football and naps.Read more on Celebrate Thanksgiving With Gratitude…

Cold Weather Drive – Mary Kay Becher DDS, PA

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Dr. Mary Kay Becher and Dr. Tasneem Rangwala are pleased to announce their office will be collecting donations of gently used hats, gloves, scarves and new socks through December 21, 2016.

Please bring your donations to our office at 4464 Frontier Trail Austin, TX 78745.

Donations collected will benefit the Mobile Loaves and Fishes charity organization, helping the homeless population of Austin.

Invisalign Smile – A Holiday Gift Idea

Invisalign for the Holidays Austin TXNow is the time to start thinking of the perfect gift for your special teen or adult in your life. What better way to express your sentiments and thoughts than to give someone you love the beautiful smile they always wanted. An Invisalign Smile is the perfect Holiday gift!

For the majority of people, celebrations, parties, holiday treats, cookies and candy are all part of the holiday celebration. But for teens and adults in braces, it can be challenging to say the least. Invisalign gives a person the freedom to enjoy the holiday season and all of the things that come with it. It is also a time for laughter and lots of family photos. Is there someone in your family or special loved one who never smiles for the camera because they are embarrassed about their teeth and their smile? Invisalign is the perfect solution and the ideal way to show them you care. Read more on Invisalign Smile – A Holiday Gift Idea…

Halloween – Some Tips For Orthodontic Patients

Halloween Austin TXHalloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language.

Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time when people would disguise themselves and go door-to-door, asking for food. Early costumes were usually disguises, often woven out of straw and there were times when people wore costumes to perform in plays or skits to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.

Trick-or-treating didn’t start in the United States until World War II. However, Halloween was as much a time for festivities and games as it was for playing tricks or asking for treats. Apples are associated with Halloween, both as a treat and in the game of bobbing for apples, a game that since the colonial era in America was used for fortune-telling.

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but for orthodontic patients it can be a “nightmare” waiting to happen if braces are being damaged from eating the wrong treats. Watch this video put out a few years ago by the American Association of Orthodontists with additional “Halloween Brace Tips” for consumers that still very much apply today!Read more on Halloween – Some Tips For Orthodontic Patients…