Thursday, June 23, 2016

Honey Grilled Shrimp Recipe

With the cold weather behind us you’re probably ready to take a break from those heavy, hearty meals like stew and chili. It’s time to get out the patio furniture and fire up the grill for your summer favorites. This month we’re keeping it light with honey grilled seafood. Feel free to get creative by picking up some fresh fruit or vegetables and making kabobs.

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Italian-style salad dressing
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • skewers

  • Directions
    1. In a large bowl, mix together garlic powder, black pepper, 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce, wine, and salad dressing; add shrimp, and toss to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour

    2. Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.

    3. In a small bowl, stir together honey, melted butter, and remaining 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. Set aside for basting.

    4. Lightly oil grill grate. Grill shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Baste occasionally with the honey-butter sauce while grilling.

    This recipe can be sourced from allrecipes

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Update from Sara and We're on Instagram!

    Sara and Zoe
    Zoe and Diesel
    Zoe update!

    She's 7 months old now and working on cutting her first 2 teeth. Crawling around like crazy and very busy and independent. Starting to eat solids now, her favorites are butternut squash, pears and bananas. Babbling has started and she is so close to saying her first word I'm sure!! Hoping its mom lol. Loves Diesel, but he's not sure what to think of her still. He gives her the odd kiss or sniff but mainly looks at her like she's crazy!!! ~Sara Haire

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    Home Care Instructions for Braces

    Eating with Braces:
    • For the first two to four days after your braces are placed your teeth may be tender to biting, try and stick to softer foods. Avoid hard breads, tough meat or raw vegetables. If the pain is sever you can take a painkiller that you would normally take for a headache.
    • Your lips and cheeks may become irritated for one to two weeks until they become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We'll show you how!
    • You will need to protect your braces as long as you are wearing them.
    Foods to avoid:
    • Chewing gum
    • Hard candies (ex: jolly ranchers, toffee, hard chocolate bars)
    • Ice
    • Carrots, apples, pears (harder fruits and vegetables) should be cut into small pieces.
    • Cut meat off the bone, meat should not be chewed off the bone.
    • Corn on the cob should be sliced off.
    • Pizza, bagels, and crusty buns should be cut into bite size pieces.
    • Do not chew on your fingernails, pencils or pens.
    Home Care:
    • It is very important to brush and floss while you have braces!
    - Place the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle towards the bracket.

    - It is especially important to clean between the bracket and gums.
    - Flossing with braces takes a few minutes longer then without.

    - Slide the floss threader under the wire in between each tooth and then floss like normal.

    - Orthodontic floss picks can also be used.
    Other Aids:

    - A water pick is also very helpful for cleaning around the brackets and along the gums.

    - A Proxabrush can also be used around the brackets to help remove plaque and debris.
    What if I have an Emergency?
    • If a bracket breaks off or a wire is poking out or something else is causing discomfort, call our office right away.
    • If issue occurs over a weekend or holiday, you can place wax over area causing discomfort/sharp wire. If this does not help, please call Dr. Gray directly at 905-478-1888.
    Dental Hygienist