Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Can Turkey make you tired or is that another urban legend for the birds?

I'm sure at some point all of us have fallen prey to that post holiday feast snooze. I know for a fact that within hours after enjoying one of my family's feasts, I nap for a few hours while I claim to be "digesting". I'm sure we've all heard people say, "it's the tryptophan in the turkey, get's you every time"..right? Well is it?

I thought so until I read this neat little article I found through National Geographic. It states that that there are other meats consumed on a regular basis that boast higher levels of tryptophan than turkey does, siting "the slumber may be caused by the stressful hustle and bustle of the holidays, alcohol consumption, and the massive caloric intake of the year's biggest feast." So we know it wont be the tryptophan toting turkey that makes us drowsy this weekend!! Pace yourselves folks!

Check out the article below for more interesting facts http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/11/1122_051122_thanksgiving.html .

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Advertising Space Available at Savon Q Print

Savon Q Print is proud to introduce it's NEW Dental Fun Newsletter! The first issue is scheduled to be released on December 01,2009. The newsletter will be published once a month and will be available at Savon Dental Plan's Phoenix Metropolitan Area Provider's Offices.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dental Hygiene for Men

Here are some of the risk factors for developing gum disease:

Being male: Men are more likely to suffer from gum disease than women.

Being African-American: Black men are more likely than white men to develop gum disease.

Lack of funds and insurance: People at the lowest socio-economic levels tend to have the most severe gum disease. This is largely because they don't have access to (or can't afford) regular dental care.

Age: As we get older, our gums gradually recede, exposing the roots of the teeth to plaque. We also produce less saliva, which plays an important role in rinsing plaque out of the mouth.

Genetics: If your parents lost teeth to gum disease, you are at greater risk.

Neglect: Not brushing and flossing regularly.

Poor diet: Sugary snacks and drinks encourage the growth of plaque, and crunchy snack foods can damage enamel and teeth.

Clenching, grinding teeth: Chronic teeth grinding can sometimes result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may also damage tooth enamel and wear teeth down. This kind of damage can lead to the need for a host of expensive dental work, including bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures.

Smoking: Recent studies have shown that tobacco use may be one of the most significant risk factors in the development and progression of gum disease. In addition, following periodontal treatment or any type of oral surgery, the chemicals in tobacco can slow down the healing process and make the treatment results less predictable.

Article found here.