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Attention Hess Orthodontics patients: we have lots of cool prizes this summer and we can’t wait to give them away! Want to find out how to win? Click on the banner above, or visit the Contests page on our website, and download the contest packet. There are four pages to the contest packet; make sure you download all four!

Prizes include a $150 Visa gift card, an iPad mini, a Nintendo 3DS XL with $50 to Gamestop, some awesome $25 gift cards, and an iPod Nano 16GB !!!

Don’t miss out on your chance to win!! Visit and click on the Contests page (under Fun Zone) and download the packet. Good luck and enjoy summer!

History of HalloweenThe orthodontists at Hess Orthodontics and our team thought it would be interesting to share with you the history behind Halloween. Did you know that Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays? Throughout the years it has gone through many changes. It was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in). It marked the end of harvest and the beginning of the new year (November 1st). Centuries ago, the druids believed that ghosts and spirits roamed the earth at this time, and they lit bonfires as protection against the evil spirits.

When the Romans captured the Celtic lands, they adapted the day to honor their own deities. Pomona, the goddess of fruit and trees and was represented by an apple in their rituals. It is thought this is why we bob for apples at Halloween parties today!

Over time, the Roman Catholic Church adapted the day as All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows’, Day, to honor saints who did not have a specific feast day of their own. The name gradually transformed into Halloween.Read more on Do you Know the History of Halloween?…

Our world, both professional at Hess Orthodontics and personal in our everyday lives, is changing at lightning speed. It is an exciting age we live in and amazes us every day. If we are here today, where will we be one, two, or even ten years down the road? The amount of information overload and busy life styles we deal with moment-to-moment is mind boggling and exciting, while sometimes stressful and challenging to us all.

Dr Michael Hess would like to start out our new blog with a great video viewed by over a millions people on YouTube all over the world. After our team watched it together, we were excited… “What a great way to open our new Blog!” It highlights amazing statistics about our world and interesting insights on projections for the future.

Read more on Riverview FL Orthodontist Embraces Change With His New Blog by Hess Orthodontics…