The Braces Blog

The official blog of Northern Colorado Orthodontics

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    Back-To-School (With Braces!)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Summer is almost over and school is officially back!  Here is a list of supplies to keep at school if you have braces: Travel toothbrush (or a toothbrush in a case) Toothpaste (any kind) Mini brush (to get in between your braces) Floss and floss threaders (helps to get floss under the wire and between the braces) Flossers (great for… Read more »

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    Quinoa and Roasted Veggies (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    What You'll Need 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ears corn (or 2 cups frozen corn) 2 chopped bell peppers (yellow, orange, or red) 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes 1 chopped avocado 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1/4… Read more »

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    Girls Gotta Run in Windsor, CO

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    This year, I had an awesome experience coaching an amazing Girls Gotta Run team!  Our goal was to get girls interested in an active lifestyle, especially running, and we more than exceeded this goal.  We had a fantastic group – all 4th and 5th grade girls from Grandview Elementary in Windsor, CO.  The season consisted of 8 weeks full of… Read more »

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    Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Smoothie (Dairy-free, Vegan, Raw)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, June 20, 2013

    This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It is easy, delicious, low-fat, and great with braces! What you'll need 2 bananas 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.  Add more almond milk as needed for desired consistency.  Enjoy!… Read more »

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    7 Steps For Taking Care Of Your Retainers

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    1. Wear your retainers all of the time, except when eating or brushing. 2. When your retainers are not in your mouth, ALWAYS keep them in your retainer case. 3. Do not wrap retainers in a paper towel or napkin, this is the easiest way to lose them. 4. Do not place loose retainers in your pocket, this is the… Read more »

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    Do Breastfed Babies Have Straighter Teeth?

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, April 03, 2013

    The February 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association featured a wonderful article discussing the general and oral health benefits of breastfeeding. Even better – it urged all dentists to encourage breastfeeding for the first year of life, which is also the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are many health benefits that come from… Read more »

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    Peanut Butter Kisses

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, January 21, 2013

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Makes four dozen What you'll need: 3/4 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup warm water 1 tsp baking soda 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour Hershey's chocolate Kisses (about 50) Instructions: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, shortening and… Read more »

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    How are we “green”?

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, October 15, 2012

    At Northern Colorado Orthodontics, we strive to provide exceptional orthodontic care while staying eco-friendly. Here are some ways we go green! Office design by LEED-Accredited architect Energy efficient lighting including motion sensor lighting throughout office to minimize energy use Energy Star rated appliances Waterless vacuum pump – saves up to 26,000 gallons of water per year versus a traditional pump… Read more »

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    Windsor Harvest Festival 2012

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, October 15, 2012

    We had an amazing time at Windsor Harvest Festival! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth, we'll see you there next year!… Read more »

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    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, October 15, 2012

    What you'll need: 3 eggs beaten 1 ½ cups sugar 2 cups grated zucchini ½ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 cups mini chocolate chips Instructions: Cream eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla together. Add zucchini. Mix well. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.… Read more »

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