“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.” Henry Van Dyke
Thanksgiving is such a pleasant time of year as the holiday reminds us to embrace what we are thankful for, and it is a time to express our gratitude.
On a personal basis, we give thanks for our families, our friends, for our health, and for our general well-being.
Whose mouth doesn’t start watering when thinking of a great traditional turkey dinner and loading up on mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, and desserts? And there are no worries – you can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with braces as most of the foods are braces friendly. As we covered in our blog last year – Thanksgiving – Plenty to Smile For traditional turkey or ham dinners are safe for braces along with all the sides and most desserts. There are a few foods to avoid: avoid raw vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower) nuts, corn on the cobb (cut corn is ok), and pecan pie.
Modern Advances in Technology
As orthodontists, we could make a long list of things we are grateful for. We could start with the advances made in technology that makes our jobs easier and help our patients have their best smiles. There are so many choices today for the type of braces that work best for the individual patient’s needs.
Our Great Team
We have our loyal and trustworthy staff whom we depend on each day to support us and our patients in providing high quality orthodontic treatment. All in all, they are a great staff! We have a lot of fun and couldn’t ask for a better “work family”!
Our Amazing Patients
We are also grateful for our amazing patients. You have entrusted us with your orthodontic needs. We are thankful that you have confidence in our services and trust us to do a great job, which we so proudly and happily accomplish each day. So, we are thankful for another year of servicing you in all your orthodontic needs.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Dr. Tripp Cobb