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Thanksgiving in North America

November 24th, 2014

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving thanks, and while this may seem like such a natural celebration, the United States is only one of a handful of countries to officially celebrate with a holiday.

Unlike many holidays, Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, and it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. In Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday of October, which is, oddly enough, much closer to a time when harvests were likely gathered. In addition to the different dates, the origins of the celebration also share different roots.

Thanksgiving in the United States

Giving thanks for a bountiful harvest are not new, but the modern day holiday in the US can be traced to a celebration at Plymouth in Massachusetts in 1621. This feast of thanksgiving was inspired by a good harvest, and the tradition was simply continued on. At first, the colony at Plymouth didn’t have enough food to feed everyone present, but the Native Americans helped by providing seeds and teaching them how to fish, and they soon began to be able to hold a feast worthy of the name. The tradition spread, and by the 1660s, most of New England was hosting a Thanksgiving feast in honor of the harvest.

Canadian Thanksgiving

An explorer of early Canada named Martin Frobisher is accredited for the first Canadian Thanksgiving. He survived the arduous journey from England through harsh weather conditions and rough terrain, and after his last voyage from Europe to present-day Nunavut, he held a formal ceremony to give thanks for his survival and good fortune. As time passed and more settlers arrived, a feast was added to what quickly became a yearly tradition. Another explorer, Samuel de Champlain, is linked to the first actual Thanksgiving celebration in honor of a successful harvest; settlers who arrived with him in New France celebrated the harvest with a bountiful feast.

A Modern Thanksgiving

Today, Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with the best of Americana. From feasts and football games to getting ready for the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, pause for a moment to give thanks for your friends, family, and all the bounties you’ve received. Happy Thanksgiving from Trade Winds Dental!

My teeth feel great. Do I still need to see the dentist?

November 17th, 2014

Absolutely. Checking in with Dr. David Hennington on a regular basis—usually every six months—is essential to keeping your smile looking its best. At Trade Winds Dental, we are proud to offer a number of preventive procedures to ensure the health of your mouth and the beauty of your smile. Your smile is just as important to us as it is to you!

Another good reason to visit our Georgetown, TX office is to check for hidden issues in your mouth you may not even realize you had. Bacteria, tartar, and cavities are known to form in the hard-to-reach crevices of your mouth and may only be detected through a professional exam. If left untreated, these cavities and decay can get worse, requiring more extensive treatment, and costing you even more time and money down the road. During your routine exam, Dr. David Hennington and our team will also check to make sure your fillings or other dental restorations you may have had are in good shape.

Preventing problems before they start is the key to optimal oral health. If it has been more than six months since your last visit, please contact our Georgetown, TX dental office to schedule your routine checkup! See you soon!

Extra Spending Money for the Holidays PLUS Up to 5 Chances to WIN a $1,000 Weekend Get-A-Away at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa!

November 14th, 2014

FUN going to the Dentist???  IT IS NOW!!!

We are having such a great time at Trade Winds Dental that we want YOU to share in our fun!

For a limited time when you come to see us you can leave with a beautiful, healthy smile AND

Extra Spending Money for the Holidays PLUS Up to 5 Chances to WIN a

$1,000 Weekend Get-A-Away at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa!

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To be a part of the fun just commit to and prepay for your treatment before December 22nd and you’ll receive a pre-paid VISA card, PLUS be entered into the drawing for an awesome weekend at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa nestled in the gorgeous Texas wilderness! The greater the value of treatment, the more you will be eligible to win!

$1000 or more in treatment gives you 1 entry into the drawing

$2500 or more in treatment gives you 2 entries into the drawing and a $50 Pre-Paid VISA Card

$5000 or more in treatment gives you 3 entries into the drawing and a
$100 Pre-Paid VISA Card

$10,000 in treatment gives you 5 entries into the drawing and a
$250 Pre-Paid VISA Card

The drawing for the Weekend Get-A-Away to the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, TX is December 22, 2014.

Hurry to schedule and prepay that treatment you’ve been wanting for so long, or have been putting off until you had a “good reason.” Now, you have a GREAT reason! Call 512.863.6888 now to start the fun!

You CAN have a more beautiful, comfortable, natural smile,  and have a chance to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas wilderness in a relaxing setting at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa with spending money in your pocket!!!


Patient Spotlight: Ary’s Tooth Brush Drive!

November 14th, 2014


Our patients come up with great ideas on a daily basis it seems like, and we wanted to spotlight one on our blog! As part of an activity for her school council, Ary Hawyes would like to encourage her classmates’ participation in a tooth brush drive for our office!

The project she came up with is an easy one – she’s urging her classmates to just send an old, used toothbrush to their school and drop it into the donation box. Trade Winds Dental will then take that old toothbrush that hasn’t been used in a while and turn it into something useful! For each toothbrush donated, $1 will be donated to HopeAlliance of Williamson County to benefit battered women and children in our community.

Ary wants to encourage her class to bring as many toothbrushes as possible – if the entire class participates and brings at least 1 toothbrush per child, they will have an Ice Cream Party with toppings to choose from!

Thank you Ary for helping us to reach our goal of donating 1000 for $1000!

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