Sunday, January 26, 2014

Never Too Late for a New Year's Resolution

By now the list of resolutions for 2014 has been put away and the guilt of not following through with this year's promises is most likely fairly well suppressed.  That having been said, we are not above rubbing some salt in a wound if it is for your own good.  (A product of our upbringing. Don't underestimate the power of The Force of Jewish Guilt).  I have attached a link to an article that discusses the relationship between gum disease and heart disease.  We are living longer than ever before, which exposes us to health problems previous generations avoided by dying.  So, if you won't do it for yourself, do it for me. (I'm channeling my mother, let me know if it worked.)  All kidding aside, it wouldn't kill you to take better care of yourself. (I can't stop, sorry. ) Let me add the link before I tell you that worrying about you will take years off my life.  Here it is:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our New Website

I had done our old site on my first Mac using a program included called iWeb.  It was a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) web creation tool, easy to use but no longer supported by Apple. Web standards have changed and the program didn't keep up with the new demands.  In fact, when I designed the last site mobile devices were not yet smart so there was no concern about being able to access a site on a variety of platforms. So, despite my trepidation, I bought a grown-up web design tool and committed to learning how to create a modern website.  I kept it intentionally simple for a couple of reasons. One, I wanted to be able to make changes easily down the road and two, I feel that sometimes the glitz distracts from the content.  Hopefully, this will continue to be a work in progress. We plan to add  more before and after photos of cases Terri has done and include some social media. I would love some feedback on the social media aspect as people seem bombarded by facebook, twitter and the like and I don't want to become another annoyance in their lives.  I can see sharing interesting information related to dentistry and overall health, but I can't imagine our patients really wanting to know that I bought a new pair of jeans on sale.  Anyway, here we go. Thanks for taking the time to read.