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Em‘brace’ Your Child’s First Orthodontic Visit

Just when you think you’ve mastered the tooth fairy’s visitation schedule, you realize that your child may need to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age 7. “By this age, several permanent teeth in most children have erupted, allowing an orthodontist to effectively evaluate orthodontic conditions,” explains Dr. Jeff Martin of Martin Orthodontics in Orlando. “Basically, the earlier the assessment is made and orthodontic care begins, the easier it will be to correct problems in the long run.” Orthodontic care is advised... 

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Products to Play the Part

Budding musicians and future stage stars need the right swag. Show them that you’re their biggest fan with these performance-inspired gifts. Drumstick Pencils Sharpen up your drum solo with these percussive pencils. You’ll be ready to jot down the melody or words to a new song! Retails for $8.00 at Fingerless Music Gloves This fashionable design is ideal for marching band players practicing on chilly nights. Rock stars might also opt for the matching beanie hat. Retails for $11.99 at Eschenbach Opera Glasses Let your teen thespian look the part... 

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Florida Beach Camping Guide

What could be better than spending the day at your favorite Florida beach? Spending the night! Some of the best campsites can be found along Florida’s coastline, from primitive tent camping to hotel-quality cabins. Most beach campsites are located in the slightly sheltered area behind the sand dunes. Camping directly on the beach (near the waves) is not usually permitted for safety reasons and to protect wildlife, such as sea turtles and nesting birds. The season and your shelter preference can help determine the site selection. For example, in the winter months, humidity is lower, breezes... 

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