Newsletter December Part 1

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Newsletter December Part 1

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Anthea Callam, J Wray & Nephew sales representative, ensured that the Henny flowed smoothly all night for her clients at the Hennessy VSOP 200th anniversary celebration.
 

Brian Walker graced the society pages of his father, Managing Director Danville Walker’s Jamaica Observer, in celebration of his sister’s recent nuptials.

Creative Director of Spaces Limited, Janelle Pantry-Coke, kept it crisp in all-white with a touch of black at the highly anticipated social event of the year, the Diamond Mile.

Congratulations to newly-weds Jordan and Michelle Simpson as they embark on their future together. May your love continue to grow in leaps and bounds!

EXCHANGE RATE AS AT DECEMBER 1st, 2018 IS   J$126 to US$1. PAYMENT TO YOUR ACCOUNT IS DUE ON THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH.

REMEMBER WE HAVE ARRANGED IT SO THAT YOU CAN EASE THE STRESS BY USING ANY OF THE BILL EXPRESS OUTLETS ISLANDWIDE, BNS ONLINE OR NCB ONLINE TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS.

THE OFFICE WILL CLOSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON DECEMBER 21st AT 12:30 PM.  WE WILL RE-OPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS ON JANUARY 3rd 2019  
      
FOR VERY URGENT EMERGENCIES DURING THIS CLOSED PERIOD CALL OUR CELL AT 356-2637.

PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE AT BILL EXPRESS OR TELESCOTIA
                 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


 

Patient Education

Orthodontic Emergencies

      


 

Trimmell & Anders Ortho:

 

At first, having orthodontic treatment may take a little getting used to. It isn’t uncommon to experience a bit of soreness when appliances are first put on, or some minor aches as teeth begin moving into new positions. Yet it’s comforting to know that genuine orthodontic emergencies are rare.

If you think you may have an emergency, however, the first step is to determine the severity of the problem: Is it an urgent situation that requires immediate attention, or a minor problem that you can take care of yourself, temporarily, until you can come in to our office?

A Major Emergency

There are only a few true orthodontic (or dental) emergencies. They include:

  • Trauma or injury to the teeth, face or mouth

  • Infection or swelling of the gums, mouth or face

  • Severe, unmanageable discomfort or pain in these areas

In any of these situations, you should seek help as soon as possible — go to an emergency room, if that’s your best option. Generally, however, the place to start is with your regular dentist. Remember that he or she is trained to handle a range of dental problems, and can most likely offer the necessary diagnostic tools, anesthetics and treatments you need. If, for example, you have a fractured tooth, your dentist will treat the immediate problem and arrange for the tooth’s restoration; afterwards your orthodontic treatment plan can be adjusted as needed. Likewise, severe pain or swelling could be a sign of infection or disease, which a dentist or periodontist is best able to treat.

Some Minor Troubles

Fortunately, the vast majority of orthodontic problems are minor compared to these situations — but they may still cause discomfort or irritation. In general, it’s best to try and soothe the immediate cause of the discomfort, and then call our office to schedule an appointment; that way, we can allot sufficient time to take care of you. Here are a few of the more common orthodontic problems, along with some tips on what you can do to relieve them at home:

Loose or broken brackets, bands or wires
This problem is often caused by eating hard or sticky candy or food, or playing with the braces. If the band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it as is — but don’t connect any elastics to it! You can cover it with orthodontic wax if it’s irritating the inside of your mouth. If it has come off, save it. In either case, call our office to let us know what happened, and we will schedule a visit. Be sure to bring any loose parts with you to the appointment!

Misplaced or poking archwire, bracket or tie
As the teeth start to move, the wire that connects them (archwire) may begin poking near the back of the mouth or irritating the cheeks. You can try moving the wire into a better position with a pencil eraser or a Q-Tip. If the wire won’t move, you may be able to cut the end off with a nail clipper sterilized in alcohol — but before doing so, please call our office for our guidance or instructions. Often, you can also use tweezers to gently move a misplaced wire or a tie that’s causing problems.

When wires or brackets cause irritation, covering the metal parts with wax will often help ease the discomfort. As with any of these types of problems, call our office and we’ll schedule a time to see you.

General tooth pain or loosening
It is normal for teeth to become slightly loosened during orthodontic treatment — that shows they’re moving! Sometimes, this movement may be accompanied by tenderness, especially after braces are placed or adjusted. For minor soreness, you can use your regular over-the-counter pain reliever. A twice-a-day salt-water rinse may also help: Mix one teaspoon of salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water, and rinse for 30 seconds. A warm washcloth or heating pad placed on the outside of the jaw can also offer some relief.

While actual emergencies are rare, our goal is to make orthodontic treatment as comfortable as possible. If you need additional advice, don’t hesitate to call us!

Lemon Roast Potatoes

Ingredients

1 kg potatoes

2 lemons

1 tablespoon coriander seeds

Extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon dried oregano

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas 4.

  2. Peel and halve the potatoes, cut the lemons into wedges and bash the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar.

  3. Parboil the potatoes in boiling salted water for 10 to 12 minutes, until soft around outsides. Drain well and let steam-dry for 1 minute.

  4. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a tray in the oven for a couple of minutes, then throw in the potatoes, lemon wedges, bashed coriander seeds and oregano.

  5. Season well with salt and pepper and toss until the potatoes are well coated in the oil.

  6. Pop in the oven and cook for 45 to 60 minutes, turning every so often, until beautifully golden on all sides.

 

Holiday Sorrel Drink


 

  • 3 cups dried sorrel

  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick

  • 10 whole cloves

  • 1/4 tsp. crushed allspice

  • 2 3-inch pieces peeled fresh ginger

  •  

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

Preparation

1. To make Sorrel Drink: Bring all ingredients and 4 cups water to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes. Cool, strain, and chill.

2. To make Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan. Stir to dissolve sugar, and simmer 1 minute. Cool.

3. Pour Sorrel Drink over ice. Serve with pitcher of Simple Syrup for guests to sweeten drinks to taste.

 

 

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