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Thanksgiving – The Natural Conclusion Of Gratitude

Thanksgiving gratitude Merrimack NHHere at Elliott Orthodontics, our team believes in the simple power of gratitude. What better time of the year to express our gratitude than Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving brings to mind different thoughts to different people.

To most, it brings visions of a family Thanksgiving feast with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing with yummy gravy, cranberries, squash, and of course…pumpkin pie! To a student away at school, it may mean coming home to be with those they miss and possibly some much needed down time from the daily rigors of school and studying. Then again for others…are you ready for some football… a day off from work… or a long weekend?Read More

Announcing Our Warm Clothing Drive & Raffle!

When it comes to donating to families in need during the holidays, our patients always knock our socks off with their generosity!

From Monday, Nov. 6th  through  Thursday, Dec. 21st – Elliott Orthodontics is accepting new or gently used clothing items for families in need. Items on our wish list include:

  • Coats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Boots
  • Hats (new hats only, please)
  • Blankets and Bedding

Bi-Weekly Raffles

For each item of clothing you donate to our drive, you will be given a raffle ticket.  We’ll be choosing two winners every two weeks in our raffle – each will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Winning raffle numbers will be announced on our contest page.

The Grand Prize

But wait, there’s more! The final drawing will determine our grand prize winner. They’ll  receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a $100 donation to their choice of 1 of these 3 charities:
  1. Friends of Forgotten Children http://www.fofc-nh.org/
  2. Families in Transition https://www.fitnh.org/
  3. Share Clothing Barn http://www.sharenh.org/

Remember – 1 item of clothing donated = 1 raffle ticket!

For more information, check out our contest page. We appreciate your consideration to help families in need this holiday season!

Flex Your Flexible Spending In 2017

Flex spending account Merrimack NH2017 is quickly winding down and we will soon be welcoming the New Year. As a courtesy to all our patients, this is a reminder to review your Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account (FSA or FLEX) balances to make sure you don’t lose any of your benefits socked away this year. Fall is also the time of year when companies offering programs have open enrollment where employees can apply for their benefits in 2018.Read More

Halloween – Some Treats Are Tricky

Halloween Treats Merrimack NH

You have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to your teeth and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, our Team at Elliott Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged braces for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed. Not only the discomfort involved as a result of broken wires and brackets but also the inconvenience of coming office for an extra visit with your busy school and/or work schedules.

Here at Elliott Orthodontics in Merrimack and New Boston NH, we love Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness of potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Click here to download a Do’s and Don’ts Treat List offered by the American Association of Orthodontists. As a reminder, print it off and post in on your refrigerator for all to see.Read More