October is the Month of Smiles

first_img Business News Oktoberfest, pizza month, and Halloween equals beer, pizza, and candies. The mere mention of these October celebrations is enough to make your teeth quake in its roots. Fortunately, October is also National Dental Hygiene Month, so it all peters out right?It does, if you practice proper dental hygiene.As part of National Dental Hygiene Month, which coincidentally this year marks the centennial celebration of the founding of dental hygiene in 1913, dentists worldwide are pushing for everyone to follow basic dental hygiene practices to keep your teeth and mouth healthy and clean.Remember the three steps to healthy teeth and gums:Brush. Brushing for two minutes, twice a day. The single most important method for reducing plaque and other oral problems, brushing for two minutes, twice a day is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile.Floss. Daily flossing removes plaque and other food particles that cannot be reached by a toothbrush, especially under the gum line and in-between teeth.Rinse. By rinsing your mouth everyday with an anti-microbial mouthwash, you prevent gum disease. Brushing and flossing takes care of your teeth, but what about the rest of your mouth? Antiseptic mouthwash takes care of the part of your mouth that brushing and flossing can’t get at.Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month every day with these three steps, and you’ll find your smile become healthy and glowing.But to have the perfect smile, sometimes daily oral care is not enough. Which is why a visit to your dentist twice a year is recommended. For the month of October, Flintridge Dental Studio is offering free whitening for life for any patient who comes in for their cleaning and keeps scheduled future appointments.What’s more, you can boost your daily oral care regimen with a free home whitening kit from Flintridge Dental Studio. Also, for every kept appointment in the future, you get free touch up whitening gels too.How’s that for complete oral care from Flintridge Dental Studio?For more information on Flintridge Dental Studio, its services, and proper dental hygiene, visit http://flintridgedentalstudio.com or call (818) 495-4969.Flintridge Dental Studio is located at 4542 Rinetti Lane, La Canada Flintridge. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Living Now October is the Month of Smiles A lot of fun stuff happens in October: Oktoberfest, Pizza Month, and Halloween. And all can cause havoc on your dental hygiene. Good thing October is also National Dental Hygiene Month. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 12:31 pm Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Saint Mary’s archivist plans to make College collections more accessible to community

first_imgEric Walerko joined the Saint Mary’s community in June, becoming the College’s newest archivist. Since then, he has started the task of maintaining materials pertaining to the history of Saint Mary’s from 1844 to the present.“Having an undergraduate degree in history, I always had an interest in a hands-on approach to history and its preservation,” Walerko said. “I was fortunate enough to get a student work position at the [Indiana University South Bend] archives on special collections, which really introduced me to the field.”The Indiana University of South Bend (IUSB) graduate further pursued his education, spending about two and a half years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and receiving a master’s degree in archival studies there.“Then I had my first position for a nonprofit foundation in Philadelphia,” Walerko said. “And after a few years there, I saw the position open up here at Saint Mary’s, and the opportunity to move back home and work for such a fantastic institution I was familiar with, it was just an opportunity too good to pass up. So, I was very fortunate and was able to join the Saint Mary’s community.”The archives are crucial to safeguarding the identity of Saint Mary’s as a college, Walerko said.“I mean, of course, you have the records management aspect of keeping a paper trail for the routine records of the administration and operating procedures,” he said. “But we’re much more than that. The history we have here has enduring value for generations. It tells everything from the story of the College itself – from a small academy in Bertrand, Michigan turning into the bustling liberal arts college that it is today.”Walerko said many Saint Mary’s alumnae have contacted the archives, hoping to find remnants of their own pasts and those of other relatives.“There’s also a lot of personal connections here, with records connecting students and alumna from generations,” Walerko said. “Every week, we get research requests from the people in the community that are either looking for an ancestor that went here, or maybe even information about themselves that they thought was lost forever … so I think that’s why it’s really important to have functioning archive.”Walerko said he is joined by two student workers who have been assisting him in making the collections more accessible with better labeling and digitization.“As far as my end, I haven’t been able to dive too deeply into the physical processing myself, because there’s still some administrative gaps that I have to fill,” he said. “My first few months have consisted of writing policies and procedures that are critical for running a credible archive … creating forms and templates that will keep the archive functioning smoothly for the day-to-day stuff.”While preparing the archives for student use, Walerko noted he and the student assistants are also making the collections more accessible to the community as a whole.“I have some long-term goals, such as a digital repository for photos, art and documents that will make it possible to pull those up much quicker,” he said. “I also have plans for an online archive management tool that will allow for our collections to be searchable to students online, and … have access to the descriptions of those collections for quicker and easier research.”For now, however, Walerko said he is focusing on establishing the archives as an important and valued resource on campus.“In the short term, I’ve definitely been playing up to the campus’ theme of community this year, trying to connect with different department faculty, administrators and students to kind of get the word out [about] what the archive is and what kind of services we can offer, because it’s very important that people know that we’re here for those functions,” Walerko said.Walerko said he invites anyone pursuing research opportunities or interested in learning more about Saint Mary’s history to stop by the archives, located in Madeleva Hall.“I’d be happy to answer any questions,” Walerko said. “The archive is typically open between nine and four. If the lights are on, I’m probably here. So, feel free to come by and ring the doorbell.”Tags: archives, digitization, Eric Walerko, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more