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Do you Know the History of Halloween?

History of HalloweenThe orthodontists at Sunshine Orthodontics and our team thought it would be interesting to share with you the history behind Halloween. Did you know that Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays? Throughout the years it has gone through many changes. It was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in). It marked the end of harvest and the beginning of the new year (November 1st). Centuries ago, the druids believed that ghosts and spirits roamed the earth at this time, and they lit bonfires as protection against the evil spirits.

When the Romans captured the Celtic lands, they adapted the day to honor their own deities. Pomona, the goddess of fruit and trees and was represented by an apple in their rituals. It is thought this is why we bob for apples at Halloween parties today!

Over time, the Roman Catholic Church adapted the day as All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows’, Day, to honor saints who did not have a specific feast day of their own. The name gradually transformed into Halloween. (more…)

National Orthodontic Health Month Rochester NYDr. Ahmed Mansour and our team at Sunshine Orthodontics want to spread the word in the Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie NY areas that October is Orthodontic National Health Month. It is never to too soon or too late to undergo orthodontic treatment to achieve a beautiful healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

The purpose of Orthodontic National Health month isto draw attention to the fact that everyone needs to be evaluated for orthodontic treatment. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.

American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents start early and all kids be evaluated 7 – 8 years of age. During the growing years of 7 – 10, kids undergo a major growth spurt that goes hand in hand with the eruptive pattern of their teeth and development of jaws. (more…)

Our lives at Sunshine Orthodontics is changing everyday at lightning speed. It is an exciting age we live in with all the latest advances in digital technology. If we are here today, where will we be one, two, or even ten years down the road? The amount of information we are bombarded with daily and the busy life styles we deal with moment-to-moment is mind boggling and exciting, while sometimes stressful and overwhelming to us all.

Dr Ahmed Mansour and his team would like to introduce our new blog with a great video viewed by millions people on YouTube all over the world. After our team watched it together, we were excited… “What a great way to open our new Blog!” It highlights amazing statistics about our world and interesting insights on projections for the future.

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