Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thank You Note from a student!

Dr. Teresa Cody spoke at Mission West Elementary school's Career Day last month about being a dentist, and several of the students wrote beautiful Thank You notes.  Here is one that we thought was especially sweet!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Funny Christmas videos!!

We thought we would help everyone find some Christmas JOY this year by sharing some hilarious jibjab videos starring the cast of C&C Dental !!  This one is Dr. Cashion and all the hygienists at the office.  Soooo funny!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SANTA is coming to C&C Dental !!!

Mark your calendars now for December 8th from 9:00am to Noon, because SANTA is coming to C&C Dental.  He will  read Twas The Night Before Christmas and eat breakfast with the families that come early (9 to 10am).  Children will have an opportunity to sit on SANTA's lap and have their pictures taken while they tell him what they want for Christmas.  Each child will go home with a special keepsake photo absolutely FREE !!  Parents can bring their own cameras for photos from 9 to 10am, and then a professional photographer will arrive to take the  keepsake photos. 

In addition, there will be some shopping available for parents while they wait.  Several of our patients have businesses of their own and they will be selling their wonderful products at tables throughout the office.  We will have jewelry, soap, candles, clothing, handbags and totes, framed photographs and nutritional shakes.

Be sure to tell all your friends and neighbors about this wonderful opportunity to miss the crowds at the mall and still be able to see SANTA and get some shopping done too!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Halloween Candy Buy Back -- Huge Success!!!

Sherri and Antoinette posing with all the candy

Thanks to everyone who came out in support of our US servicemen and women and donated candy for our annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program.  We had a great response!!  We mailed off about 84 pounds of candy this morning in 3 big boxes,  to Operation Gratitude, who will make sure to get the candy to the troops.  In return for their donations, we gave each of our little ghosts and goblins $1 for every pound of candy and a fun light-up toothbrush.  We really appreciate your participation in this program.  Of course, we wouldn't have expected anything less from our wonderful patients!! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Uncle Red Wrote A Book !!

Here I am with my uncle, Red Cashion, at his book signing in College Station, Texas.  Many of you know that he officiated in the NFL for 25 years and have asked what he is up to these days.  His wife has been on him to write a book about his years in the NFL, and he finally did it.  It's entitled First Dowwwwwn...and Life to Go.  For you younger folks, he had a trademark "first down" call and he explains in the book how that came to be.  He has lots of other stories to tell as well.  I hope you get a chance to read it.
I bought several extra copies of my uncle's book to share with my patients.  If you know of Red Cashion and would like to have a copy of his new book, just come by the office and ask for one.  First come, first serve......I have 13 copies!
Dr. Cashion

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Shocking Truth About Energy Drinks!

This is an article that Dr. Tim Cashion wrote a few months back for a local magazine.  I thought it was prudent to share it now....in light of the recent news events surrounding Monster Energy

The Shocking Truth About Energy Drinks

You see them everywhere.  Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle are a few of the popular brands of energy drinks.  This is the fastest growing beverage segment.   Thirty to fifty percent of American teens drink them.  But at what cost?  Most contain extremely high levels of caffeine and sugar, and are incredibly acidic.  A new study in the journal General Dentistry found that energy drinks contain so much acid that they start destroying tooth enamel after only 5 days of consistent use.

The irony is many people believe these drinks are healthy!  Every time your child drinks one, they are literally bathing their teeth in acid.  Can you say caffeine?  One popular energy drink has (in one can!) the equivalent amount of caffeine as  9 cans of Coke.

Patients ask us all the time why their kids have cavities when they brush and we have products like fluoride to protect their teeth.  The answer for many, is energy drinks.  The ingredients are "the perfect storm" for causing tooth decay.

by Dr. Tim Cashion

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Watch Out For Monsters!!!

We read about the possible danger in a popular sports drink called Monster Energy and wanted to share the warning with our patients.  They were in the news today for possibly causing the deaths of 5 people.
Dr. Cashion wrote an article for a local magazine a few weeks back about the high sugar content in these drinks and how bad they are for your teeth.  (I will post it next on our blog, so you can read it)

We have included a portion of the article we read in our blog below.  We took it off the internet at the following link.  You can read the full article for yourself, if you want.

 We also took the ingredients chart below off of Wikipedia, so you can see the ingredients for yourselves.  Be sure and read the note at the bottom, below the chart.  They fool you by only listing the ingredients for 1 serving, while the bottle contains a full 3 servings!

"Monster and other Energy Drinks
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was investigating reports of five deaths that may be associated with Monster Beverage Corp’s namesake energy drink, and the company’s shares fell more than 14%.
Monster is also being sued by the family of a 14-year-old Maryland girl with a heart condition who died after drinking two cans of its Monster energy drink in a 24-hour period.
Monster, the top-selling energy drink in the United States, said it does not believe its energy drink was “in any way responsible” for the girl’s death.
Still, the lawsuit and reports of other deaths could escalate calls from critics including two U.S. senators and the New York attorney general about the safety of the beverages and the way they are marketed.
The family of 14 year old, Anais Fournier sued Monster on Friday for failing to warn about the product’s dangers.

The lawsuit, filed in California Superior Court in Riverside, said that after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy on consecutive days Fournier went into cardiac arrest. She was placed in an induced coma and died six days later on Dec. 23, 2011.
The lawsuit, filed by her parents, said Fournier died from "cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity" that complicated an existing heart valve condition related to a disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
The highly caffeinated drinks with aggressive-sounding names like Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar, AMP and Full Throttle are often associated with active or extreme sports, which makes them especially popular among young men."

Here is the list of ingredients:

**Notice that there are 3 servings per can....so the 27g of sugar is really 81g of sugar!