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Travel Doesn't Have to Hurt Oral Health!

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Hey everyone! Are you ready for Summer?

With the "Holiday Weekends" and Summer season upon us, we reached out to our family dentist for some suggestions on how to make sure we keep up our dental hygiene while traveling. Since Taylor just got her braces off, we wanted to make sure we protected that investment! Following is the ideas that Dr. Polley and his office sent, and I thought they would be great to share with you.


Happy reading, and thanks for sharing! - Heidi





Ah, Holiday Weekends and Summer Vacation. With the kids out of school and the roads clear, these are the best times to get out of town. Whether you decide to take a plane or hit the road in your family-mobile, travel is a great experience for your family.But it can also be bad for your oral health. Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy when you travel.

Get a Checkup before You Go

Regular dental checkups give us the opportunity to identify dental problems before you notice them. This not only keeps your dental costs down, it can help avoid unpleasant symptoms of dental disease, like a foul taste in your mouth, broken teeth, or discomfort. If you’re overdue for a checkup, make sure you schedule one before you go on a trip. That way, you won’t experience any ill effects while traveling. You don’t want to spend your vacation in pain--or in a dentist’s waiting room!

​Bring All the Tools You Need

When you’re packing, don’t forget to include all the tools you need to keep your teeth clean on your vacation, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and, yes, dental floss. Just because you’re taking a vacation from home doesn’t mean you can take a vacation from flossing. You know that oral bacteria aren’t going to be taking a break! Travel size packages for everything and covers for toothbrushes make it easy to pack everything without taking up a lot of space. Just remember to air out your toothbrushes every day--that helps keep them clean.





Make Time for Tooth brushing

As we said, you can’t take a vacation from oral care. Just bringing along the tools doesn’t help if you’re not making time to care for your teeth. Make tooth brushing a priority before everyone settles in for bed at night. If kids fall asleep because of all the exhausting full days, they can maybe skip once in awhile, but don’t let it happen too often! ​Mom and Dad, this goes for you, too! Even if you were out a little later than usual, try to get your teeth brushed and flossed every night before bed.



​Don’t Eat with Abandon

The biggest danger to your oral health is probably the way our diets change when we go on vacation. When we travel, we’re more likely to eat more sweets and spend more time sipping from acidic and sugary drinks. This is especially a problem on road trips, where a cola might seem like the perfect pick-me-up on those endless afternoons on the highway. You can protect your teeth by choosing water and other less acidic options. If you need a caffeine bump on the road, get a cup of coffee or tea--without sugar. And remember to take adequate breaks and pass over the wheel sometimes--a car accident won’t do anything good for your teeth!

Smile for the Camera!

Now that you’ve done the work of taking care of your teeth while traveling, it’s time to reap the reward! Show off those pearly whites in your pictures so that everyone will be jealous of your vacation--and your smile!









Dr. Polley is a popular Las Vegas cosmetic dentist with more than 30 years' experience. Advanced education at the Kois Center has helped make Dr. Polley one of the area's elite dentists.  He has been named one of the Top Ten Dentists in Las Vegas and also one of Summerlin's favorite dentists.


Heidi Winston Named As Top 25 Realtor by WCR Las Vegas

by Michael Winston, Devoted Husband

As a husband, nothing makes me prouder than to be able to share positive news about Heidi. Please forgive this bit of "horn tooting", but she just continues to make us proud!- Michael

As a REALTOR(R) in Las Vegas, it is exciting when you are recognized by your peers for your work and professionalism, so I am honored and humbled to share that Heidi Winston has been named as one of the Top 25 Women in Real Estate by the  Women's Council of REALTOR's, Las Vegas​.  Heidi is passionate about working with her clients and has been a real estate agent since moving to Las Vegas in 2002. She initially worked on a team as a marketing representative and buyer’s agent. She quickly progressed to managing listings as well, and in that same year struck out on her own. Heidi is a career RE/MAX Agent, and has earned their Lifetime Achievement Award.  Heidi holds the Real Estate designations of REALTOR, ABR, CDPE, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RRG, and SRES. Heidi is an Alumnus of the University of Washington where she earned her Bachelor of Arts from the School of Communications. She has been married for 22 years to her husband Michael, and they have a daughter named Taylor. Heidi and her family currently reside in the master planned community of Summerlin. 

Click here to learn more about Heidi and how she works with her clients.

As always, we want to thank our client's, family and friends for their support! We also want to thank Linda Naw, the President of the Women's Council of Realtors, Las Vegas and her entire team for the work that they do, and to RE/MAX Excellence for being such a wonderful and supportive group to work with.

Thank you very much for this special recognition, it is truly an honor!

Spring Is Here!- Time To Get Organized

by Heidi Winston, REMAX Lifetime Achievement

Custom Bookshelves​​SPRING IS HERE!  There are so many things to look forward to in spring!  Baseball, flowers blooming, BBQs on the patio and Spring Cleaning.  Wait, “Spring Cleaning!” who looks forward to spring cleaning??  Well, just think how much easier spring cleaning would be if your life was organized?  One of the easiest way to organize your life is with a custom closet system.  A bonus to getting custom closets, is that it forces you to de-clutter.  Here are a few ways to conquer your clutter without getting overwhelmed and make sure next season will be filled with doing more of the things you really want to do.


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We all know there are items in our closet we haven’t worn in years, so get rid of it!   Ease the pain by not trying to do everything at once.  Do shoes one day, long sleeve shirts another day, pants and so forth.  Create 3 piles: Trash, Giveaway/Sell and Storage.  If you haven’t worn it for the past 2 seasons, get rid of it!  Use the closet as an area for your clothes, it’s not a storage room.







Having the right closet organizer will help you get and stay organized.  When meeting with a KNOWLEDGABLE designer, they will measure your space, take an inventory of what you have and discuss any extras you may need/want.  If you have space in your closet, it’s great to get built in drawers.  Avoiding the trek back and forth from your closet to your bedroom to get ready will help get you where you need to be ON TIME.  There are also other great options and accessories to help make the most out of the space: Built in Hampers, Tie and Belt racks, jewelry trays, etc.  If you have a 10’ tall closet, you can utilize the height with pull downs.  Your designer will personalize it to fit your needs.




Just because you have an AMAZING custom closet organizer doesn’t mean the work ends here!  Dump the wire/plastic/wood hangars and upgrade to huggable hangars!  They are better for your clothing and take up less space.  Group like with like: Place all the pants together, shirts, dresses, etc.  You will probably even find yourself purging more of what you don’t wear once it’s all organized in the closet. After all, who wouldn’t want to go on a shopping spree?! 

I hope this gives you a kick start into enjoying your spring cleaning instead of dreading it!


Thank you Chantel Saucedo of Absolute Closets and Cabinetry for this month's Guest Blog!





Chantel Saucedo is a talented artist, with a passion for making functional spaces beautiful and efficient! She has been in the custom closet industry since 1997, and a Las Vegas resident since 2001. You can connect with Chantel for a design consultation by calling her direct line at 702-610-5838.

Las Vegas closet company Absolute Closets was founded by two of the top closet guys in the nation.  We manufacture and install closets and cabinetry in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.  Our goal is to provide our customers with the best service, best designs, and best product based upon our customers’ requirements.

Heidi Winston has been a real estate agent since moving to Las Vegas in 2002, and she has earned the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. Heidi holds several real estate designations and been married for over 20 years. Heidi and her husband Michael are raising one daughter, and they currently reside in the master planned community of Summerlin. To contact Heidi, you can email her at  or call her direct line at 702-219-8692.

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Heidi and Michael Winston
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Las Vegas NV 89117
Heidi: 702-277-6599
Michael: 702-219-8692
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