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Banana Muffin Above & Beyond Dentistry
Sep 20 2018

Mouth Friendly Recipe: Banana Muffins

This one is for all those Banana Lovers out there. You have heard of banana bread before, but have you heard of these mouthwatering, healthy, and good for your mouth banana muffins? If you want a fun activity for you and your family to do together, try baking a batch. After you take a bite, you’ll be hooked. You may even want to make another batch for yourself!   Ingredients:   1 large egg 3 large (1 1/2 cups) very ripe bananas 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey 3 tbsp olive, avocado or coconut...

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Above and Beyond Dentistry Limebike Rockford
Sep 05 2018

5 Things To Do In Rockford

Rockford truly is a beautiful city with so many things to do. We know there are simply too many to list, so we figured we would just start with our top 5. If you are looking for something family friendly to do this weekend, check one of these awesome places out!    Discovery Center Museum   The Discovery Center is the perfect place to take your children for a fun day of learning. Who knew those two words could be in the same sentence, but it’s true! Throughout two different floors, children can learn about...

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Smoothie Time
Aug 29 2018

Smoothie Time

Smoothies have become very popular these days. You can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as a snack! There are so many interesting foods you can put in smoothies. You would be shocked at how delicious some unusual foods taste when blended together. We were skeptical about putting spinach and strawberries in the same smoothie too, but it tastes amazing. Don’t knock it until you try it. Here are three smoothies that are not only delectable but can also be great for your teeth.   #1:  Avocado Mango Smoothie This...

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Starbucks coffee no straws
Aug 01 2018

What’s In Your Cup? Straws, Staining, Tooth Decay And More…

Did anyone else hear about Starbucks’ plan to remove all straws by 2020? And now many cities in California have actually made it illegal to use plastic straws as well. By then, we might be drinking our delicious caffeinated beverages from sippy cups.   While we understand the negative effect straws can have on the environment, we also must consider the positive effects that straws can have on our teeth. Straws allow your drinks to bypass your teeth. This means that those dark beverages that stain your teeth, simply pass right on...

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Smiling
Jul 26 2017

5 Ways Smiling Will Make Your Life Better

Did you know that we start smiling before we are born? Most newborns don't start smiling regularly until they are about 6 weeks old, but you will see many ultrasounds that show a hint of a smile on your unborn baby. Tooth buds can actually start forming as early as 8 weeks during gestation. This shows that the smile is an essential part of life from almost the beginning. There are many reasons that smiling is just plain good for you and for those around you. Here are a few reasons why:   Smiling...

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Teething Baby
Jul 19 2017

Tips For A Teething Baby

Teething is a term used when a baby's teeth begin to grow in and break through the gums for the first time. This usually starts to occur between the ages of 6 and 24 months. The two bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear, followed by the two top front teeth. It can be quite painful and irritating for your baby.   A few classic signs or symptoms of teething include:   Drooling.   Chewing on solid objects.   Cranky or irritable.   Tender or sore gums.   So what's the best way to soothe these sore...

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Diabetes
Jun 20 2017

Diabetes and Your Mouth: What You Should Know

People who live with diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, kidneys, heart, nerves and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also wreak havoc on your mouth? If you are one of the 22 million people living with diabetes, there is a lot you need to know.   Diabetes affects the body's ability to produce sugar. When you eat, food is converted to sugar and used for energy. When you have Type I diabetes, the body doesn't produce enough insulin, which is the hormone that carries sugar...

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American Flag Fruit Salad
May 25 2017

Mouth Friendly Recipe: American Flag Fruit Salad

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, we thought this was the perfect time to offer up a fun, super easy treat to make! This mouth friendly recipe is not only delicious but low calorie as well.  Need a dish to pass for your upcoming barbecue? Look no further! This American Flag fruit salad is sure to be the hit of the party!   Ingredients:   1 pint of blueberries   2 cups of strawberries (cut in halves)   3-4 bananas (cut in slices)   8 oz of Cool-Whip   Directions:   1. Layer the bottom of a 9x13 pan (glass or metal) with the entire...

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Above and Beyond Greenfire
May 04 2017

Where To Eat In Rockford. Restaurants We Love!

Rockford is a city with all kinds of restaurants, many of them well known. There is the ever popular JMK Nippon and the elegant Franchesco’s Restaurant, but what are some of the lesser known places to eat in this amazing city?  We asked each team member to pick their favorite. Some are high-end dining and some are just rustic joints off the beaten path, but all should be put on your must-eat list immediately. Warning: proceed with caution. This list is guaranteed to cause salivation and hunger!   Ashley’s pick: Mexico Clasico   This Mexican...

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