Veterans Day: Thank You For Your Service

From all of us at McGann Facial Design: Thank You For Your Service!


Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, is an important day for showing appreciation to military veterans (those who served in the United States Armed Forces) past and present. It is a time to thank those who are serving or have served and are still with us. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

San Diego is a military town, so honoring our veterans is something that happens year-round, not just on Veterans Day. And at this time of year, we …

It’s Time to Fall Back! Standard Time Returns this Sunday

It’s Time to “Fall Back”! Standard Time Returns as Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend.


Ready or not, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, 2017, when we are instructed to set our clocks back exactly one hour at 2AM. Also called Fall Back and Winter Time, what we’re basically moving to is Standard Time.

Loved by some, loathed by many, our biannual clock twirling ritual has wide-ranging and often surprising implications. From energy use to our very health, here’s a look at some of the mythology and facts surrounding Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time.

1 ~ It Doesn’t Seem to Save Energy One of the most commonly offered rationales for Daylight Saving Time (yes, it’s “Saving,” not “Savings”) is the presumption that by …

Boo! 25 Strange But True Facts About Halloween

“For some of us, Halloween is every day.” —Tim Burton

Ghosts, ghouls, and candy: what’s not to like about Halloween? We are going to forgo the usual dental warnings about all things candy; and in celebration of this creepy day, we thought it would be fun to share 25 strange but true facts about Halloween.

The tradition of wearing scary costumes on Halloween comes from the ancient Celts: back then, people believed dressing up as demons and the like would confuse or ward off the evil spirits who roamed the streets during Samhain (the pagan version of Halloween).


Christians, in an effort to convert pagans, changed Samhain in the 11th century to a three-day celebration from October 31st to November 2nd. The first night of this holiday is called All …

October is National Dental Hygiene Month – The Daily 4

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? We find that fitting since October also happens be the biggest candy eating month of the year!

This October marks the eighth year that the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Health Programs are teaming up to increase public awareness about the importance of maintaining good oral health.  This year, National Dental Hygiene Month is focused on the “Daily 4” – four routines that can help maintain healthy smiles. Brush. Floss. Rinse. Chew.



THE “DAILY 4”: 1. BRUSH: Brush Twice a Day

The single most important thing we can do is to brush our teeth for two minutes, twice each day. Proper brushing reduces plaque, prevents cavities, and help limit the onset of gum …

5 Ways Dental Implants Can Change Your Life


Did You Know? Dental Implants Can Change Your Life in Many Ways. Here are 5 of Them.


The American College of Prosthodontists reports that about more than 36 million American adults have lost all of their teeth and 120 million are missing at least one tooth.

Regardless of the cause, tooth loss can have serious consequences on oral health, nutrition, physical health, speech, appearance, and self-esteem. Dental implants can provide a long-term solution for tooth loss that can improve more than just your smile.

Here are 5 ways dental implant restorations can change your life:

1 ~ Improve Your Speech Missing teeth can leave gaps that cause speech impediments. Dentures can be bulky or loose, leading to discomfort, slurred words, and embarrassment. Dental implants stay secure and do …

Toothache? Or Sinusitis? Colds and Your Oral Health

The Common Cold, Teeth, and Your Oral Health are More Connected Than You Think


Between the sniffling, sneezing, and other annoying cold symptoms, we’re sure you never stop and think, “Why do my teeth hurt when I have a cold?” Did you know that a sinus infection (sinusitis) or inflammation can cause a toothache? The upper rear teeth are close to the sinuses; and in fact, pain in the upper teeth is a fairly common symptom with sinus conditions.

Sinuses are air chambers that rest behind your cheeks, eyebrows, and jawbones. They have tiny hairs (“cilia”) inside them, which help clean out mucus and keep air chambers free of debris. However, when you get a cold, excess mucus can block the openings of the sinuses and bacteria …