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Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year from Coquitlam Family Orthodontics

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The year is almost over, so we wanted to ask what was memorable about 2011 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2012? Do you have a new year’s resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?

Have a safe and happy New Year, from Coquitlam Family Orthodontics!

Season’s Greetings from Coquitlam Family Orthodontics!

Monday, December 19th, 2011


In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as Dr. Couto and our team at Coquitlam Family Orthodontics reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? A clean slate for 2012? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food? Also, what gift are you most looking forward to getting this year?

We’d love if you shared with us all the things you love about the holidays. Stay warm, and don’t forget to stay away from those sweets!

Happy Holidays from Dr. Couto and our entire team at Coquitlam Family Orthodontics!

Beware of those Christmas goodies!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

At Coquitlam Family Orthodontics , we know maintaining a healthy diet over the holiday season can prove a difficult task. After all, who can resist the tasty treats of Christmas? With grandma and everybody else offering you candy, chocolate logs or Christmas pudding, you just can’t say “I’ll pass” each time. But trouble lurks: every time you chow down on that chocolate or candy, the bacteria in your mouth have a feast on the sugar—at your expense.  The sugar turns into acid, and the acid eats away at the enamel on your teeth and between your braces. Then, you start getting cavities.

Instead, try pumpkin pie, marvelous molasses cookies, wonderful waffles or other braces-friendly recipes, courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontics, or AAO, and “The Braces Cookbook” by Pamela Waterman.

If you must indulge in chocolaty goodness this Christmas or holiday season, remember to brush your teeth after eating sugary treats. Hope this helps! Give us a call if you have any questions!

Happy Holidays!

At Coquitlam Family Orthodontics, quick & easy access to your account information!

Monday, December 5th, 2011


Access to your account, 24/7. Sounds really convenient, doesn’t it?

Patients at Coquitlam Family Orthodontics enjoy access to their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week—on our web site. You can look up your appointments and all of your account details at your convenience, all from the comfort of your own home! You can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!

You, too, may sign up for this convenient service on our web site by clicking the “Patient Login” button on our homepage. Please give us a call if you have any questions! Have a great week everyone!

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