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Summer Is Here!

Be Ready With These Summertime Tips for Kids and Parents

Generally, the beach, bike riding, walks in the park, and visiting the zoo are all activities children look forward to enjoying.

With globally warmer summers, stronger harmful UV rays, and school’s soon release, parents might wonder the best way for kids to stay healthy during summer.

1. Get Some Sun
Five to ten minutes daily is optimal in order to receive the benefits without raising risk of skin cancer and sunburn. Vitamin D comes from the sunlight and aids in fighting off some cancers, including breast, colon, kidney and ovarian.

2. Use Sunscreen
Pay particular attention to the chest, feet, scalp, collarbone and thumbs. Apply every couple of hours.

3. Never Swim Alone

4. Create a Healthy Eating Schedule
Maintain a regular eating schedule ditching the chips and soda along the way. Instead, opt for healthier, fresh snacks. Kids do best on a schedule.

5. Stay Hydrated
Drink smoothies for nutrients and remain hydrated. Investing in a blender will help kids get the nutrients they need when hot humid days convince them their tummies full.

6. Keep Up With Tooth Care
Brush teeth twice-a-day. At bedtime, especially, because germs like moist warm dark environments exactly like when people are sleeping.

7. Spend Time With Kids.
A little time goes a long way. Kids want the prize of time with adults.

8. Exercise the Body and the Mind
Move more, sit less.

Buffalo Burgers

Dr. Brooks’ pick for summer BBQs? Buffalo Burgers! We’re not kidding. Dr. Brooks grilled these up for a family get-together and said they were a huge hit. He’ll be grilling them again soon, and he recommends that you give them a try. Here’s the recipe he used; it’s by Willie Cooper for Williams-Sonoma On The Grill. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb Ground bison meat
  • 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot-pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp. Granulated garlic
  • Coarse salt & ground pepper
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Gruyère cheese (6 slices)
  • Unsalted butter for brushing (melted)
  • Brioche rolls, Kaiser rolls, or seeded hamburger rolls
  • Green leaf lettuce (6-10 leaves, trimmed to fit rolls)
  • 2 Heirloom tomatoes, sliced

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the ground bison, Worcestershire sauce, 3 or 4 dashes of hot-pepper sauce, the granulated garlic, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper. Using wet hands, gently work the seasoning into the meat, being careful not to overwork it. Divide the meat into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty 3 1/2 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick. Using your thumb, make a 3/4-inch indentation in the center of each patty. Transfer to a plate, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium high heat. Brush and oil the grill grate.

Grill the burgers directly over medium-high heat until well marked, 2-3 minutes. Turn and grill the burgers until a flavorful crust forms and juices begin to rise to the surface of the patties. Move the burgers to an area of low heat and top with the cheese. Cover and grill until the cheese is melted and the burgers are cooked to your liking, about 2-3 minutes on each side for medium rare.

During the last few minutes of cooking, brush the cut sides of the rolls with the melted butter and grill over the hottest part of the grill, cut sides down, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Turn and grill the rolls for about 30 seconds longer.

Serve burgers on grilled rolls topped with the lettuce & tomatoes.

*Dr. Brooks recommends trying these with a pepper aioli or spicy mustard instead of traditional ketchup and mustard.

William Cooper, as found in Williams-Sonoma On The Grill, printed by Oxmoor House on April 7, 2009.

Happy Birthday

Congrats to our July birthday winner, Vickie L!

She is celebrating her birthday on July 7. We’re sending her a $25 Cheesecake Factory gift card!

Please also join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to Katie, our insurance coordinator. She is celebrating her birthday on July 7 as well!

Good for a Laugh

If you’re looking for a good laugh, check out the skit “Dentist” from the Carol Burnett Show:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2v1kz5

We promise you’ll never have an experience like it at Anderson Dental Care, but it sure is funny to watch. The Carol Burnett Show is one of Dr. Brooks’ favorite shows. He grew up watching reruns with his grandparents, & the featured skits never failed to get him laughing.

Upcoming Hometown Events

These events are perfect for the entire family, close to home and a great way to spend some time together this summer.

If you have a family-friendly event you’d like featured in our newsletter, please email info@atowndental.com

Free Movies for Kids
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
at Esquire Theater, Kenwood Theater, Mariemont Theater
Free admission
More details: mariemonttheatre.com

Honey Bees in the Summer Breeze
July 2 – August 21
at Krohn Conservatory
$4 Adults, $2 kids (4 & under are free)
More details: cincinnatiparks.com/krohn-conservatory

Civil War Weekend
July 9 & 10
at Heritage Village Museum
$8 Adults, $5 kids (4 & under are free)
More details: heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events.aspx

Marsapalooza
Ends June 11, 9-11 p.m.
at Cincinnati Observatory
All ages, $7/person
More details: cincinnatiobservatory.org

OTR Performs – Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra:
Spotlight on Broadway

July 24, 7-9:00 p.m.
at Washington Park
Free admission
More details: washingtonpark.org

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Thank You!

Our practice continues to grow everyday and we recognize that our best patients come from your referrals. To show our appreciation, you will be entered into our monthly raffle anytime you refer a friend or family member to us! A chance to win big prizes! As always, thank you for your continued confidence and support!

This publication is provided as a courtesy/gift subscription to the patients and friends of: Nathan A. Brooks, DDS • Anderson Dental Care • 7525 State Road, Ste. A • Cincinnati, OH 45255 • Phone: 513.275.1904 • www.atowndental.com

Questions and comments on the material in this publication should be directed to our consumer affairs hotline via fax: 1-503-218-0557. The goal of News from the Office™ is to provide information to the general reader on living a more rewarding life through better physical, mental and financial health. This publication is not intended to provide individualized advice, which should be sought from licensed professionals such as dentists, physicians, attorneys, and/or accountants.

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