Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tongue Tattoos

Now if you have never heard of this before, tongue tattoos might come as quite a shock. Tattoos are a hot commodity these days, becoming more and more popular than they have ever been in the past. Tattoos are very popular and the new trend that is rapidly taking effect in the world of tattoos is known as tongue tattoos. Although many aren’t familiar with tongue tattoos yet, they are just now starting to take shape.
Like any other tattoo on the body, the tongue can be tattoo as a whole or in portion. The most popular design is the star or tribal work. Stars are commonly found near the tip of the tongue and tribal is typically reserved for the middle part of the tongue.
As far as the procedure goes, it’s very similar to getting a tattoo on any other part of your body. Those who have had tongue tattoos in the past say that they aren’t very painful. Unlike tattoos on the skin, the tongue is a giant muscle. A tattoo on the tongue is often described as a tickling sensation or the feeling of numbness in your mouth. When the tattoo artist does the tattoo, he will normally use a tool to hold the tongue out.
Here are a few pics of some.















Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Veneers to Cover Tetracycline Stains

Many, many years ago..........the baby boomers will remember this.......the antibiotic Tetracycline was widely used to treat a variety of ailments in children as well as adults. It is still used today for more specific diseases but more is known now about the effects of the drug on permanent teeth of children in their formative years. Tetracycline has been known to cause a staining of the teeth in children whose teeth are in the formative stages. It attacks the teeth from the inside, and the discoloration begins before the tooth is completely formed. The stain then becomes encased in the tooth. These stains can range from very light to a very dark brownish gray color. Until recent advances in dentistry became available, the procedures to mask the stains included bleaching, which was essentially ineffective because the tooth is discolored on the inside as well as the outside, or placing a porcelain crown, which involved grinding the actual tooth and fitting a crown over it to cover them. In many cases, the dark portion of the tooth would still show through the crown. The newest and most effective procedure in dentistry by far is the porcelain veneer. Here is an article including some before and after pictures of people with tetracycline stains who have opted for the veneers. They are a bit pricey, but worth the cost when you see how easy it is and the end result. Amazing!

Repost from January 2008

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

7 Random Facts about Tooth Whitening

I thoughts these were interesting facts!
  1. Pregnant and lactating mothers should not undergo teeth whiting
  2. People with gum disease and untreated cavities should not undergo teeth whitening
  3. Excessive and repeated tooth whitening produce irreparable damage to teeth
  4. Can have extreme tooth sensitivity, irritation and pain
  5. Home teeth whiting remedies damage teeth in the long run
  6. Tooth whitening toothpaste is just as effective as normal toothpaste
  7. newly bleached teeth get colored by food easily for a few weeks

Monday, September 27, 2010

Limit your snacks you eat a day, especially high sugar ones

Every time you eat, food gets in and around your teeth. When you eat food containing sugars or starches your teeth are exposed to these acids for 20 minutes or more. The acid attacks can break down the enamel surface of your teeth, leading to a cavity. If you must snack, brush your teeth or chew sugarless gum afterward.
Try and make sure you are eating a balanced diet also. Not getting enough minerals and vitamins can affect your oral health.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Savon isn't JUST a dental plan...

It is true that Savon Dental Plan is one of the most preferred dental plans in the nation. It is also true that Savon is dedicated to providing the best service and the best prices to both our members and dentists. But we didn't stop there...

At Savon, we believe that knowledge is power. Thousands of people are STILL paying way too much for dental coverage and getting little in return, and now days, it's easier than ever to be taken advantage of, simply because your options haven't been laid out for you. At Savon, we take this problem very seriously, so seriously that we even dedicated a portion of our website for all members and non to use as a tool in finding the right kind of dental coverage to match your needs and budget, whether it ends up being Savon or not. Check this out:

Unraveling the Mystery of Dental Plans, Dental Insurance, and Dental PPO'S -
Here, we have outlined and defined each type of dental coverage, detailing on how each works, pro's and con's of each, and how they may or may not work for you.

Dental Insurance And What You NEED To Know - This page gives you detailed information about dental insurance and some of the "hidden" downfalls you wouldn't be prepared for if you weren't made aware of them. These are the kinds of things that COST you money and time.

The Comparison Zone - Savon just made your search for dental coverage EASY! Here you can compare all the major insurance companies, dental plans, and ppo's against each other without having to search the entire internet! It's all right here for you in one place!

Whether you're already a member, looking to become a member, or know someone who is looking for dental coverage, read the educational information we provided and pass it on so you don't end up paying for it in the future.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Day of Fall

Yesterday was the first day of fall. Personally, it's my favorite season! I love the colors, the smell of the air, the start of a new school year and Halloween...For those of you that enjoy looking at fall foliage, I came across a website that has some beautiful pictures!

Click here for the link.

Hope you all have an enjoyable season!
Keep smiling!

What is the best selling Halloween candy?

You might think the best selling Halloween candy is some sort of chocolate right? Well as it turns out the number one best selling Halloween candy is the Candy Corn! Candy Corn can also be found all year long, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The second best selling Halloween Candy is the Snickers bar. Not only is this the best selling Halloween candy it is the best selling candy bar.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top FEARS of 2010

So we all have something or another we are afraid of. Below is a list of the top fears accordingly to MSN Health & Fitness;

  • Terrorism
  • Flying
  • Heights
  • Financial ruin
  • Public speaking
  • Spiders
  • Dogs
  • Confined spaces / open spaces
  • Thunder and lightning storms

What are your fears??

List found here..

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fun Facts About Animal's Teeth

Here are some facts about animals I collected from various sites on the web. Just a little fun trivia for everyone to read. Enjoy!

  • Beavers, Gophers, Rats, Mice and Hamsters teeth grow continuously throughout their lives. They must grind their teeth down to keep them at a reasonable length.
  • A dolphin has only one set of teeth to last throughout it's lifetime.
  • An Armadillo has 104 teeth.
  • A Blue Whale is the largest mammal on earth but it has absolutely no teeth!
  • A Cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
  • Turtles and Tortoises are toothless.
  • Rabbits are born with their permanent teeth.
  • African Elephants have only 4 teeth.
  • Mosquitoes have 47 teeth. (They drink blood, what's to chew, lol?)
  • A snail has thousands of tiny teeth, yet it's mouth is smaller than the head of a pin!

Keep smiling!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thumbsucking

Why do children and babies suck there thumb? Thumb sucking is a natural way the toddler and baby comfort themselves.
Thumb sucking is very difficult thing to stop if you keep allowing this through toddler years. Some ways to stop thumb sucking is to put a non-pleasant tasting substance on the toddlers thumb, or try to distract him/her if you notice them sucking their thumb.
Children who suck their thumbs after the age of 3 are in risk of dental problems. Some dental problems associated with thumb sucking:
  • Reshape the jaw
  • Upper teeth will flare out
  • Bottom teeth will move inward
  • Poor tongue placement
  • Problems chewing

http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/thumbsucking.htm

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Herbal Remedies for dental care!

For years people have gone the all-natural route instead of pharmaceutical medicines. Today many people turn to herbal remedies for many reasons. A couple being it is cheaper then the alternatives and you are not getting the chemicals found in traditional medicines.

For those of you that drink green tea, did you know it is good for fighting dental cavities by getting rid of bacteria? Apples also help keep bacteria away too. To ease that toothache you may have you can use clove oil, vinegar and also you can place an ice bag on your face wherever the pain is. Those things will help ease your pain until you can get into the dentist. Most people push aside the little parsley that comes on your dinner plate, but if you have somewhere to be after dinner and don’t have time to brush your teeth or any gum on hand eat the parsley and it will do the trick.

To whiten your teeth rub the white inside of an orange rind against your teeth and rinse after a few minutes or you can make a paste using a few strawberries, let it sit for a few minutes then rise with a little baking soda.

Those are just a few examples on how you can use herbal remedies that are all natural and healthy for you.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Anaesthetist

Dwayne is recovering from surgery in St Peter's, Chertsey, UK, having had a local anaesthetic when a nurse asks him how he's feeling.' I'm O.K. but I didn't like the four-letter-word the doctor used in surgery.'
'What did he say?' asks the nurse.
'OOPS!'

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Give the gift that keeps on giving!

Do you know someone who is in need of dental work? Savon Dental Plan has gift certificates you can purchase for your family and friends. If you purchase one we will waive the processing fee, send full color gift certificate to you to give to recipient and you or the recipient can choose the date when to have the plan activated. As a thank you, if you are already a member of Savon Dental Plan we will extend your plan by two months!

Go here for more information.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Be sure to Brush and Floss!

I found this poem on a website called tooter4kids.com. Really cute! The link is below.

When Grandpa starts to floss his tooth,
We set the bleachers up.
He takes his false teeth from his mouth
And drops them in a cup.
In the mirror we see him grin
As he looks upon the prize.
His one remaining tooth smiles back
As pride lights up his eyes.
He measures out a piece of floss,
About four feet or more.
And as he turns to face himself
It drags across the floor.
So carefully he lifts the hand
That holds the captured end.
Like chalk across the blackboard,
We hear his elbow bend.
With one end held against that tooth,
The other end is found.
Then grandpa—at a snail-like pace
Begins the wrap around.
When wrapped he does a little hop
And twirls a dainty spin
We see the tooth begin to shine
As he flosses it again.
So then we all stand up to cheer,
He shyly takes his bow.
And says, "I'm glad for your applause,
Please listen to me now,
"My tooth is an example
That yours might well be lost,
Unless you brush them everyday
And make sure they all are flossed."

—Grandpa Tucker
Copyright ©2000 by Bob Tucker

http://www.tooter4kids.com/DentalHealth/teeth_poetry.htm

Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

10 Foods for a healthy, beautiful smile..

Can what we eat make a difference in our oral hygiene? I found this article that says there are 10 foods you could eat the help keep your teeth healthy along with brushing and flossing. You should check it out!! :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Student Plan

This is a for students only.
  • Ages 18-25
  • Must be student
  • Proof of schedule
  • No kids covered (if you have kids, The plan goes to a family plan for regular amount)
  • $49 for a single plus a $10 processing fee
  • $69 Double Plus a $10 processing fee

X-rays while pregnant?

At some point you have heard that you should not get x-rays done while you are pregnant because it can be harmful to your unborn child. I thought I would see what information I could find out about it and I came across this web-site that has four different articles all on x-rays and pregnancy. They all seem to be a little different but have some great information in them. I learned some things I didn’t know before.