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Friday, April 26, 2013

24th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show

This weekend is the start of the 24th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show (April 25-28, 2013) at South Coast Plaza's Crate and Barrel/Macy's Home Store Wing.  This year's garden show theme is "The Garden as Art."  The display gardens will represent either an art movement or a specific artist interpreted in a garden.  There will also be over 75 specialty garden vendors on hand offering exotic, unique garden accessories, and more.  Admission and parking is free.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

4th Annual Central County Health Expo

Saturday and Sunday April 13-14, 2013 was the 4th Annual Central County Health Expo held at Santa Ana High School.  The expo featured FREE Vision services (eye disease screening, referrals for follow up, prescription eye glasses), medical services (treatment for adults and children, prescriptions, lab work), dental services (fillings, extractions, screenings), social services (application for MSI and Medical), and health screenings (asthma, blood pressure, breast cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes, stroke risk, diabetes, obesity).
Dr. Bui volunteered her time and helped out with the dental services.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CDA in Anaheim, Ca starts today...

The CDA started in Anaheim, California today.  The CDA convention in Anaheim is one of the largest in the nation.  The convention allows doctors and staff to learn more about the latest clinical and technological advancements.  The convention features more than 550 companies with special show pricing.  The show goes goes from April 11-13th.  Dr. Chi Bui attended today to stay up to date on the new advancements.

Dr. Bui with Dr. Calilung OCDS president

Monday, April 8, 2013

Smoking Can Kill Helpful Oral Bacteria

It has been known that smoking can cause a lot of damage to the smoker but now according to new research, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease.  The mouth of a healthy nonsmoker, despite the regular disturbance of brushing and flossing, contains a stable ecosystem  of healthy bacteria while a recent study shows the mouth of a smoker is far more "chaotic" and more susceptible to invasion of harmful bacteria.
We, here at the Orthobee, participate in Healthy Smile which advocates patients to not smoke and teach them the harmful results of smoking.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tax Day is coming...

Having a talk with your partner well before tax day (April 15th) can prevent a jarring moment of truth when a secret investment loss is revealed.  31% of Americans admit to lying about money matter or withholding information with a spouse or partner.  One surefire way to diminish tax worry is to have someone else to the work for you.  If you go with an accountant, expect to pay about $250 to have your federal and state forms done for you.  There are websites also that can help with all the calculations, and much cheaper than going to an accountant, such as or (prices range from free to $100).  Remember, there are only two things that are certain in life: Death and Taxes.

Monday, April 1, 2013

There are so many reasons to love California. One of the most popular reasons people visit the Golden State is for the beautiful beaches! With the weather warming up, more and more people are gathering to the coast to hang out, play water sports, or to just relax. Ever wonder why the beach makes us all so happy? Biologist and researcher, Wallace J. Nichols tells us that there are scientifically proven reasons why visiting the ocean makes us happier and encourages us to participate in conserving ocean life. Nichols and his colleagues delved into researching how our brains are positively affected by the ocean. Research found that our minds are relaxed and pleasured by sounds that have, "wave patterns, low pitches, soft volumes, and harmonic frequencies". On the other hand, loud and busy sounds like airplane noise can release stress hormones. The calmness and flat surface of the ocean relaxes our minds compared to busier environments like traffic on the 405 highway! The color blue is scientifically proven to make us happier and more relaxed. Sunshine is also proven to induce happy thoughts in people compared to those who live in areas where there is more rain than sunshine. With just these simple reasons, we hope to see you at the beach this weekend!! :)

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Happy April Fools' Day!

What's your favorite practical joke or prank to play on your friends and family? Here are some hilarious ones we found on headlines today!
  • Twitter announced that vowels will no longer be available for free. Users must pay $5 to get their vowels back.  >___<
  • Youtube also joined the fun and announced that starting April 1st, 2013 they will no longer be accepting anymore videos. HA!
Don't forget to share with us some of your best pranks of the day!