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    3 ways to motivate your child to brush and floss

      It is very important for your child to develop a proper oral care routine from an early age. As a parent, you may be having trouble coming up with creative and fun ways to teach your child these very important skills. Here are three ideas to make brushing and flossing fun for you and your child!   Sing Happy Birthday or The Alphabet Song four times to keep track of two minutes. Sing the song twice for the upper jaw, twice for the lower jaw at a normal speed.   Brush your teeth alongside your child. By showing your child the proper way to brush and floss, you will…

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    February is American Heart Month!

    Did you know that heart disease is the MAIN cause of death of both women and men in the United States? Heart disease is the reason behind 25% of deaths each year,  which is why the American Heart Association is working so hard to increase awareness during February, American Heart Month. Although these statistics may seem scary, it’s easy to prevent heart disease if you make healthy choices! For instance, use spices instead of salt to add flavor to your food, and prioritize physical exercise. Other health tips include scheduling regular visits with your doctor, eating healthy foods, avoiding smoking, and taking medication if needed. If you are obese or…

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    Enhancing Your Smile with Invisalign

    Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or inconvenient! With Invisalign, you can get the smile of your dreams without food restrictions or brackets and wires. This kind of orthodontic treatment uses clear, removable aligners made with 3D computer imaging technology. Therefore, you can eat or drink whatever you want and brush and floss without complications. Because there are no metal or wires involved, you don’t need to come into the office as often to get adjustments. Invisalign gradually and gently shifts your teeth into their correct placements. You will only need to visit us about once every six weeks for a checkup, and the total treatment lasts about…

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    Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

    Some common new year’s resolutions are exercising more or trying a new activity, but did you know that improving your oral health should also be one of your priorities for 2017? Healthy teeth is the key to your overall well-being! A few small improvements could lead to great rewards. The first step to a healthier mouth is to have better brushing and flossing habits. If you’ve had your toothbrush for more than three or four months, replace it! Worn bristles don’t clean your teeth as well as a brand new toothbrush! Brush at least two times a day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes every day. This is the…

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    Protect Your Smile in the Cold!

    Baby, it’s cold outside! Since having healthy teeth is important for self-confidence and the prevention of diseases or pains (such as canker sores or cold sores), we need to make sure to take care of our teeth as the temperatures drop. This is especially important if your teeth are sensitive. If you have sensitive teeth in cold weather, it may be due to several reasons. For instance, you could have cracked teeth, weakened enamel, gum recession, gingivitis, or an infection. Make sure not to brush too hard or clench or grind your teeth, because these habits could make your teeth even more sensitive. However, teeth sensitivity problems can be easily resolved.…

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    Health Problems Linked To Gum Disease

    Did you know that gum disease, or periodontitis, is linked to many other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s? Recently, researchers have found even more connections between periodontitis and health issues, including the following 1. Erectile Dysfunction Connected by inflammation Untreated bleeding gums and teeth can lead to tooth decay and loss Bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and damage blood vessels ED is caused by impaired blood flow in the penis Gum disease is a causative clinical condition of ED 53% of males with ED had severe periodontal disease, compared to the 23% of those who did not have ED 2. Low Testosterone Levels Chronic periodontitis could have…

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    Sensational Sealants

    Sealants, or plastic coatings that cover the surface of teeth (particularly molars and premolars), help prevent tooth decay by smoothing out uneven surfaces where bacteria and acids could get trapped. There are many different types of sealants, including: resin-based, glass ionomer, etc. This treatment is especially recommended for children, but is also an option for adults who are prone to cavities. Even though brushing, flossing, and fluoride mouthwashes can remove plaque from your teeth, sealants add an extra layer of protection. According to a systematic review of sealants published by the Cochrane Collaboration in 2013, scientists concluded that getting sealant treatment effectively reduces cavities for at least four years and that children without sealants…

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    Amalgam Fillings Could Raise Mercury Levels

    Dental amalgam, a type of filling material that is a combination of mercury, silver, tin, and other metals, is a cheap and long-lasting way to restore your teeth and prevent further tooth decay. However, a study that analyzed the link between dental fillings and mercury exposure of around 15,000 individuals conducted by the department of environmental health science from University of Georgia’s College of Public Health reports that using amalgam can cause mercury levels to be prolonged in the body. This is the first study that controls for variables such as age, ethnicity, race, gender, and diet. The study’s main author, Lei Yin, PhD, MD, MS, says that although tooth…

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    6 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Halloween!

    With Halloween right around the corner, it’s hard to prevent yourself and your kids from indulging in mountains of candy. However, it’s very important to keep the teeth and the mouth healthy because maintaining oral hygiene is key to one’s overall well-being (especially during October, which is National Dental Hygiene Month). Here are some tips on how to protect your oral health during this festive candy-filled holiday season! 1. Avoid sticky or acidic candy These kinds of treats, such as sour gummies and caramel apples, can stick to your the surface of your teeth and promote tooth decay. 2. Chew sugar-free gum and rinse your mouth with water Gum promotes saliva flow…

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    High Blood Sugar Increases Risk of Heart Disease

    To be heart healthy, you not only need to pay attention to your habits, but also your diet! According to a study published in the journal Nature, scientists discovered that cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that causes irregular heartbeats, is linked to a biological pathway activated by abnormally high levels of blood sugar. This finding explains why diabetes greatly increases the risk for heart disease. The National Institutes of Health claims that diabetics are four times more likely to have heart disease, and the American Heart Association notes that about 65 percent of the death of diabetics are caused by heart disease or stroke. Therefore, if you have diabetes or high blood sugar levels,…