Our Team’s Thanksgiving Traditions
THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS COME in all shapes and sizes. From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to breaking the wishbone to getting together with those wacky yet lovable relatives, traditions vary from family to family, and that includes the families of our practice’s team members!
Unusual Thanksgiving Traditions
Dr.McSurdy enjoys brining the turkey before he roasts it. In the past, he has also tried to deep fry a turkey (in 45 minutes) in the freezing cold. Lastly, he enjoys having a turkey bowl with his neighbors.
Dr. Pavlow loves anything and everything associated with brussel sprouts! Not only does her family love eating them, but we decorate the house with fresh brussel sprouts, brussel sprout salt and pepper shakers, brussel sprout hot plates, brussel sprout serving pieces
Favorite Thanksgiving Memories
Dr.McSurdy’s favorite memories on Thanksgiving include it snowing on Thanksgiving (twice), watching football with a fire in the fireplace (every year), eating dinner with his family and enjoying his wife’s great tasting turkey and sausage filling.
Dr. Pavlow’s favorite memories on Thanksgiving include taking a picture every year of the person carving the turkey – as well as the person trying to steal the first bite of the turkey. And everyone around the dinner table taking turns saying that they are thankful for!
Traditions In Our Practice
Every year in our office we host a potluck. Each team member makes a side dish and we share our food together at lunch. We really enjoy trying new recipes and just getting together for lunch. We are a fun bunch so there is always a lot of laughter! We also have a thankful tree. We ask all of our patients to write on a leaf what they are thankful for and hang them on the tree. We love reading what our patients are thankful for!
Staying Mouth-Healthy During Thanksgiving
Enjoying traditions is one part of what makes Thanksgiving wonderful, but staying on top of our oral health is another! If you’re looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving dinner more mouth-healthy, you can find a few here. Don’t forget to keep brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily, and if it’s been a while since your last dental exam, we’d love to see you!
Tell Us About Your Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions!
Now that we’ve shared some of our favorite traditions and memories, we want to hear how your family celebrates Thanksgiving! Share a comment below on our Facebook to let us know about your unique traditions, or else tell us about them when you come in for your next appointment!
Our patients are what we’re most thankful for this year and every year!
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