Big news in the Tooth Fairy world! She has been caught on tape!  This is fun to show your children who may wonder about her! And this is a fun new tradition you can start called Tooth Fairy Letters. You can start receiving a personalized letter from the tooth fairy that includes a personalized letter…

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Our “flossophy” at Dr. Pastrell’s Office is that you floss your teeth at least once per day. This helps reach those tough places that the brush can’t quite get. Check out this video from Colgate on how to properly floss your teeth.  Happy flossing!

How to Brush Correctly

Most of us have been brushing our teeth for longer than we can remember. It has maybe become second nature to us and we don’t even pay attention to our technique! But what is the correct way to brush one’s teeth? This short video from Colgate gives a quick demonstration on the proper way to…

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Brush First or Floss First?

Which comes first? The brush or the floss? Patients often ask which you should do first. It really doesn’t matter as long as you are doing both! Check out this article from Colgate entitled Brush Teeth or Floss First? They say the same thing-as long as you are doing a thorough job, it doesn’t matter!…

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Question: What English Romantic poet wrote the poem “To Autumn,” which describes the season as a time of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ but also evokes a sense of melancholy? Congratulations, Mary on being the first to answer! Enjoy your Starbucks giftcard! Answer: John Keats To Autumn By John Keats   Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,    Close…

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Question: What English Romantic poet wrote the poem “To Autumn,” which describes the season as a time of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ but also evokes a sense of melancholy? Thanks to everyone who participates in our monthly trivia game! We are enjoying the fun responses! First person to email the correct answer to dpastrell@gmail.com wins a $10…

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Veggie & Fruit CSA Box

Eat Your Veggies!! There are many new diets and ways of eating out there these days. But there’s one thing everyone agrees on-vegetables! We all know we need to eat our veggies! Eating good quality vegetables helps improve our overall health. Looking for a way to get more vegetables in your diet? We have just…

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Tour de Tahoe!

Dr. Pastrell has just completed the  Tour de Tahoe this past weekend! This 72 mile ride went all the way around Lake Tahoe. Dr. Pastrell has been spending a lot of time on his bike to prepare for this event. Biking is a great way to get in shape! There are some great places to…

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Question: The Greek god of sleep is Hypnos. What does “hypnic jerk” mean? Answer: Waking up with a start right after falling asleep Yep, it’s that feeling we’ve all experienced…you fall asleep, and moments later you’re almost jumping out of your bed because of a hypnic jerk. Aren’t you glad you finally know what it’s…

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Thanks to everyone who participates in our monthly trivia game! We are enjoying the fun responses! First person to email the correct answer to dpastrell@gmail.com wins a $10 Starbucks gift card! Question: The Greek god of sleep is Hypnos. What does “hypnic jerk” mean? Be on the lookout for the answer to this one! It…

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