The Braces Blog

The official blog of Northern Colorado Orthodontics

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    Earth Day 2014 (Our Practice By The Green Numbers)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Happy Earth Day!  To celebrate we wanted to share some of our favorite green numbers from the last year that show how we honor Earth Day every day!   95%: our office is almost exclusively paperless   Zero, zip, zilch: paperless includes digital x-rays and photos with absolutely no waste   20,000 gallons: water saved because we use a waterless… Read more »

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    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Sunday, April 20, 2014

    We ♥ celebrating Easter with family and friends and deviled eggs are a braces-friendly dish that everyone just seems to love!  The horseradish in this recipe really gives it something different and delicious! Ingredients 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 c mayo 2 tbsp prepared horseradish (more if you like it spicier!) 1 tsp fresh dill  1/2 tsp ground mustard Salt &… Read more »

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    5 Ways To Green Your Brushing Routine

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, April 09, 2014

    April is Earth Month and are always excited to celebrate! Here are 5 tips to save water and keep your pearly whites while staying green: 1.Turn The Water Off: Instead of letting the faucet run while you brush, turn the water off for most of the time and only use it when you need it 2.Floss: Nothing beats good old-fashioned… Read more »

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    Creamy Carrot & Ginger Soup (Gluten-Free, Low-Fat)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, April 01, 2014

    Happy April!  We are excited to share this month's braces-friendly recipe - a great way to get your (soft) carrots in!   Ingredients 4 c carrots (peeled and sliced) 1 large potato (peeled and diced) 1/2 chopped onion 3 tbsp butter 2 tsp chopped ginger 4 c chicken broth 1/2 c half & half (optional) Fresh ground pepper to taste… Read more »

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    March Contest

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, March 05, 2014

    March Madness is one of our favorite times of the year!   Our March Contest is simple:  Guess which team will win it all for a chance to win an official NCAA basketball!  Simply write your name and the name of the team you pick to win!  All entries must be done by the time the Men's NCAA basketball championship… Read more »

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    The Green Smoothie (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, February 28, 2014

    Ingredients 1 c almond milk 1 c fresh spinach 1/2 c blueberries 1/2 banana 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tsp honey (optional) 1/2 c ice (optional)     Directions Place all ingredients in blender.   Blend until smooth.  The smoothie will have a beautiful green color and is the perfect healthy treat to enjoy on St.… Read more »

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    Kari’s Cheesecake Tarts

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share a delicious and braces-friendly treat to enjoy!  The recipe is from our awesome assistant Kari, hope you enjoy!   Ingredients 16 oz cream cheese 3 eggs 1/2 c sugar 2 tsp vanilla 24 vanilla wafer cookies 1 can each cherry and blueberry pie filling Directions Add cream cheese, eggs,… Read more »

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    Mexican Turkey Pasta Bake (Gluten-Free, Low-Fat)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, January 27, 2014

    We ♥ Mexican food!   This baked pasta dish is soft for braces, has plenty of protein from the ground turkey and black beans, and is absolutely delicious!  Make sure to use the low-fat and gluten-free versions of the ingredients to keep it nice and healthy.  An easy weeknight family meal!   Ingredients 1 lb gluten-free elbow macaroni  1 lb ground… Read more »

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    Broncos Blue(berry) & Orange Muffins

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Saturday, January 18, 2014

    These muffins (made with fresh blueberries and fresh-squeezed orange juice) are a fantastic snack to eat while you cheer on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos!   What You'll Need 3 c flour 1 c sugar 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 c milk 2 eggs 1/2 c sour cream 1/2 c… Read more »

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    What is a Crossbite? (Part 1)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, January 16, 2014

    We have many patients who are referred by their dentist because their teeth are in "crossbite".  Crossbites can occur with either baby teeth or adult teeth and usually require orthodontic treatment for correction.  In Part 1 we focus on the most common questions patients and parents have about crossbites and show some examples of patients with crossbites.  Part 2 will… Read more »

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