September 28th, 2012
It’s that time of year to start thinking about protecting yourself and your family from the flu. Here are some simple steps you can take to help yourself avoid colds and the flu this season.
• Wash your hands before and after brushing
• Allow the brush to air dry after each use, harmful bacteria dies after being exposed to oxygen
• Store the toothbrush in an upright position to allow water to drain and dry faster
• Replace toothbrush after every cold or flu or every 3-4 months when bristles appear worn
To promote a healthy and clean environment, our team gives a great deal of attention to sanitation and sterilization in our office at all times, as well as following all requirements for sterilizing instruments and work surfaces.
For the protection of other patients and our staff, we always ask that patients reschedule their appointments if they have any type of cold or illness that can infect others. We hope this helps and give us a call if you have any questions!
Stay healthy this beautiful autumn!
July 5th, 2012
Unfortunately, not every student begins the year with the school supplies they need to make the grade. Stafford County Public Schools coordinates a school supply drive every summer to help students in need get ready for the upcoming school year. The school system partners with Stafford County Social Services so the backpacks/school supplies are received by specific individuals identified as having financial need.
This is the 5th year running the Stuff the Bus campaign and every year the numbers of students increase. All 30 schools within Stafford County are serviced (17 Elementary, 8 Middle and 5 High Schools). Last year 248 elementary, 133 middle and 94 high school students received assistance. That is a total of 475 backpacks filled with school supplies. Items that are needed the most are: pencils, loose-leaf paper, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, markers, composition books and dry erase markers.
This year Lupi Orthodontics is an official drop-off site! We will be accepting donations starting Monday, July 9th and school supplies will be collected through August 16th. We thank you in advance for your support!
May 17th, 2012
This Sunday, May 20th, marks the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon and our very own Dr. Lupi and Geri-Lynn will be participating in this great event!
The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with great excitement and lots of events during the weekend, May 18-20 in Fredericksburg, VA. Since it began in 2008, the Historic Half has welcomed nearly 20,000 participants to the Northern Virginia area!
Please join us at Lupi Orthodontics in cheering on Dr. Lupi and Geri-Lynn. You will both do great!