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Sunburn Is A Bad Idea

Sunburn Austin TXThe Team at the orthodontic office of Mary Kay Becher DDS PA, knows that regardless of the many health warnings about skin damage from the sun, many still subject themselves to the burning rays of the sun for extended periods of time. More than one-third of adults and 70% of children have admitted to getting sunburn at least once or twice in the past 12 months according to the CDC.

What Causes Sunburn

You already know the simple explanation behind sunburn. When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, eventually it burns, turning red and irritated.
Under the skin, things get a little more complicated. The sun gives off three wavelengths of ultraviolet light:
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July 4th – Some Fun Facts

July 4th Austin TXWe celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.Read More

Graduates – The Door Opens to Adulthood

Graduates 2917 Austin TXGraduation is in the air during the month of June. Whether that graduation is from Junior High School, Senior High School or College, we want to express our hardiest congratulations to all of our graduates in Austin, Oak Hill, Buda and Kyle TX. In many instances, parents often deserve congratulations as well for helping with homework, making sure their students arrive at school or the bus on time and for just being supportive.Read More

Father’s Day – Let’s Honor The Dads

Father's Day Austin TXFather’s Day is certainly not the oldest holiday in the World or even in America. Usually, Dads are celebrated by getting a day to do whatever they want…which most Dads believe to be a great idea. You will see Dads playing golf, fishing, bowling, working on their Model-T-Bucket hot rod or just plain napping in front of the TV.

Now Dads may not be quite as busy as many Moms regarding the chauffeuring aspect, but we must admit most do their part in driving the kids to camp, to soccer, to baseball and yes…even to the orthodontic office of Mary Kay Becher DDS PA.Read More

Congrats to Our “My Teacher Rocks” Contest Winner!

A huge congratulations to L. Hill, the winner of our May “My Teacher Rocks” contest. Miss Hill nominated Ms. Spencer, her 4th-grade teacher at Ross Baldwin Elementary in Austin.

Miss Hill was one of five submissions chosen for the final voting. Her prize is a $25 gift certificate and a pizza party coordinated for her class, while Ms. Spencer will receive a “school supply cake” and a $50 gift certificate.

Thank you very much to all our patients who submitted write-ups about their teachers for consideration. To our local teachers and educators – thank you for all you do, each and every day. You ALL rock!

More fun contests are on the horizon! Ever wonder what it would be like to take Dr. Becher and Dr. Rangwala with you on your family’s summer vacation? Learn more here!


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