New Year Joy! Miles of smiles are winging your way from Dentistry for Children in Central Florida. Happy New Year from Dr. Troy King and his staff to all of our friends, supporters, colleagues and blog readers.
Here at Dentistry for Children, we would feel remiss if we did not share with you, our giant golden wishes for the coming New Year. We wish you good fortune, good fun and good finances for 2018. We hope 2018 brings you and your family Health, Wealth and Happiness.
New Year Wishes from a Poem
We hope the New Year brings you plenty of time to enjoy the magic and mystery of life, time to reflect and time to rejuvenate. We previewed dozens of New Year’s poems and sayings to find you the perfect wishes. Finally, we chose a few favorites to share in this New Year Blog.
In the words of Neil Gaiman:
“May your coming New Year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
May you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful.
And don’t forget to make some art–write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
And, in the spirit of the New Year, we at Dentistry for Children add that we hope the surprise mentioned in this poem is the good kind, like when the x-rays reveal no cavities.
A New Year Brings New Teeth to Some, New Numbers to Others
Around here, one of the first steps of an examination with our youngest patients is to count the teeth. While we are counting up our blessings and wishes for the New Year, perhaps we should make a record of the numbers behind teeth.
1. You probably know most kids have their first set of teeth by the time they are 3 years old. These primary teeth number at 20. They will all fall out by the time your child is aged 5 or 6.
2. Gradually, permanent teeth replace the baby teeth. By around 13 years of age, your child has a nice, full set of permanent teeth.
3. All of us get 32 permanent teeth in all, and if you do the math, that is12 more than the original set of 20 baby teeth.
4. Wisdom teeth come in at the back of the mouth and arrive at ages in between 17 and 25 years old. These complete the adult set of 32 teeth.
Counting Teeth and Counting Blessings for 2018
Given the ages of our patients, counting is a pretty important activity. Thus, we wish you some special statistics in the coming New Year. Dr. King hopes you have 12 months of Happiness. His happy healthcare staff hopes you enjoy 52 weeks of fun. We all want you to have 365 days jam-packed with success. That means you will need 8760 hours of good, solid health.
And here at Dentistry for children, we hope you remember that a healthy mouth is a basis for good health and well-being, so use some of your 52600 minutes to brush and floss. Countless blessings should fill your days and that means you have 3153600 seconds of joy to count them.
The 2018 Resolution at Dentistry for Children
Meanwhile, trust that we will continue to keep our pledge to bring you the new trends and developments in dental health and technology for 2018.
Part of our promise is that we will help you face the challenges and untangle the mysteries of the world of dentistry. We also resolved to express our appreciation to our colleagues, patients, friends and supporters for a beautiful year in 2017.
As we reflect on the past year, we thank you for helping us shape our practice. We hope the old year has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, your friends and your loved ones. As your children grow, we look forward to working with you and enjoying their accomplishments.
As parents and caregivers of our patients, we highly appreciate the fact that you make our jobs easier. You and your children also bring value and beauty to our lives.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce wrote that each and every year compares to a book. Now, we look at 2018 like a big book before us. We will open the book. At the moment, all the pages are blank.
We are going to write our story in the book, put words on those pages. “The book is called Opportunity. And its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Happy, happy New Year!”