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5 Items To Have On Hand In Case Of A Dental Emergency

OUR TEETH DEAL with a lot when we’re out and about. Basketball games, pie-eating contests, rogue popcorn kernels... it’s a rough life. Usually our teeth are strong enough (or we’re lucky enough) to not suffer any major problems. However, accidents happen. And fortune favors the prepared, so here are some tips for guarding yourself against dental emergencies. You’re Less Likely To...
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Want to Change to World?

Want to Change to World? Have you ever met someone so filled with energy and light, you just want to be near them?  I met one of those people in the most unlikely of places last week. Rays of Light As many of you know, I’ve been in Florida for the last few weeks with my son for surgery.  We had our bumps (he spent the first night in the ICU), but everything went well and he is on the road...
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Should You Use An Electric Or Manual Toothbrush?

THE TOOTHBRUSH: One of the most basic, efficient tools of modern society! But as technology continues to progress, patients ask which is best—a manual toothbrush or an electric one? First of all, it’s important to note that most people can get an effective cleaning using either option. Nevertheless, the Cochrane study evaluating hundreds of electric toothbrushes (ETB) revealed that t...
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Are You Too Busy?

Are You Too Busy?  4 Signs That You Need to Slow Down! I’m a busy person.  I move quickly and I try to do more than one thing at once.  Schedules, appointments, commitments - that is what my life is made of. I have a to-do list on my phone, and some days it is a mile long.   I live for the moment when I get to check something off of that list - I’m accomplishing things and it feels gr...
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While You Bathe In The Sun, What Do Your Teeth Bathe In?

WHEN IT’S WARM OUTSIDE we all enjoy our favorite warm weather foods and beverages! Have you ever considered how some of these affect your smile? You may be surprised. Here’s a short list of foods that can do some damage to your teeth if you’re not thoughtful about it. Warm Weather Foods To Be Aware Of: Iced Coffee Many people not only start the day drinking iced coffee, but continue...
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Spring Break Time

It's Spring Break time, so I did what every college frat student does - I headed to Florida!  I've been basking in the sun...or rather torrential rain, for the last three days.  Unfortunately, I'm not here just for the sun and the palm trees.  I am here with my son Jens for his jaw surgery.  We had to come a few days early to do all the prep work - get surgical braces on, see the physical ther...
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Your Tooth Enamel Is Super Cool Stuff

WHAT IS AS BRITTLE AS GLASS and at the same time, the hardest substance in your body? Your tooth enamel! Each time you bite down it handles the equivalent of 160 pounds of pressure, time after time after time. Think about how often you bite down during your lifetime. It’s crazy! Enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth, built to protect the softer dentine layer, and your super-sensi...
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No Nutrients = Empty Foods

No Nutrients = Empty Foods I have some great heroes, but I've found another living, breathing one right in my own neighborhood.  She is a spit fire of a woman, in her 70s and still going very strong.  She has made it her life's work to work with and improve soil, and is still growing an extensive garden and test gardens. I was running errands on Saturday and passed her out working on her farm....
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Gardening Season is Here

Gardening Season is Here I was at a family gathering today and realized just how weird I really am!  My mom is the oldest of nine children, 8 girls and 1 boy.  (Can you imagine how the bathroom situation worked in the morning??  They only had two bathrooms!)  Her sisters are all fun to talk to - lots of ideas and opinions about most anything. At lunch today I was talking to one of those si...
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Protect Your Smile From Acid Reflux Disease

LOOKING INSIDE SOMEONE’S MOUTH, members of a dental team can learn a lot! We can get clues about your diet, how sound you sleep, and perhaps whether or not you struggle with acid reflux. Acid Reflux Disease Is Very Common Today Acid reflux disease is quite common in adults over the age of 20. This is a condition where stomach acid leaks up into the esophagus creating heartburn or regur...
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