Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Ways To Grow Younger In 2012

Wouldn't it be nice to feel younger as you get older? Well you can do this in 12 easy ways!

  • Take Vitamin D: Known as the "anti-ager" This helps nourish the memory, skin, and helps fight cancer.. makes you feel 9 years younger

  • Take care of your teeth and gums: Brushing and flossing everyday will make you feel 6 years younger

  • Watch your size: Staying fit makes you feel 19 years younger

  • Stay stress free: Reduce stress with meditation, this will make you feel 2 years younger

  • Stay in touch: Keep in touch with family and friends, this will make you feel 8 years younger

  • Pump some iron: Weights do the muscle and bones good, makes you feel 3 years younger

  • Be happy: Spend time with friends, watching a movie and laughing make you feel 8 years younger

  • Eat fruits and nuts: Eating these will keep your mind, heart and waistline healthy and make you feel 6 years younger

  • Choose whole grains: This fends of diseases and helps keep weight down, makes you feel 3 years younger

  • Think happy thoughts: A positive attitude makes you feel 5 years younger

  • Exercise: Regular exercises makes the body feel 9 years younger

  • Sleep: Sleeping 6-9 hours make you feel 3 years younger

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Monday, December 19, 2011

A Merry Yule & Christmas Wishes to All

Whether we wish upon a star or throw a lucky penny into a wishing well; whether we place our trust in God or Goddess or our own individual higher power, our wishes are all the same at Christmas....for goodwill and peace to mankind. In these troubled times and especially at this time of year, we should reach out to those around us and offer unconditional love and acceptance.
There is never a shortage of need in this world, but there is definitely a shortage of love.
Acknowledge those in your circle, and then reach beyond it to those who are suffering!
Have a safe and Happy Christmas season.

Monday, December 12, 2011

How to nurse a weekend toothache

So it's the weekend and everyone is busy.. And where are you? At home with a toothache, wishing Monday would hurry up and arrive so you can get to a dentist. Here's a few tips on how to make it throughout that painful weekend with out suffering completely:

- Try rinsing your mouth out first. Take a mouthful of room-temperature water and rinse vigorously. Many times, a painful toothache can caused simply by trapped food.

-If that doesn't work, try flossing GENTLY. This should get rid of the problem, unless your problem is something other than just stuck food.

-Numb the pain- Take a shot of whiskey (do not swallow it), and hold it in your mouth right over the painful tooth. Your gums will absorb the alcohol and it will numb the pain.

-Rinse with salt water- Make sure the water is room temperature. This is very soothing and cleansing and will help keep it from getting any worse.

-Massage your hand- No, I'm not kidding. Rubbing an ice-cube in the V-shape between your index finger and your thumb for 5-7 minutes can reduce the pain by 50%.

-Put a little clove oil on it- You can purchase this over the counter. Simply drop a little right on the tooth.

-Try not to bite- This is a no-brainer. Obviously, if you have a toothache, try not to bite on that side whatsoever.

-Try icing it up- This may not work if you have sensitivity to cold. If you don't, you might try sucking on an ice cube- on or near that tooth. If sucking on an ice-cube isn't going to work, try puting an icepack on your cheek in 15 minute intervals.

-Shut your mouth- If you are having sensitivity to cold, breathing through your mouth can cause even more pain. Try breathing through your nose.

-Take Aspirin- And no, don't put it directly on your tooth or gum, this can cause damage. Actually take and swallow an aspirin every 4-6 hours.

-Keep it cool- Try to avoid getting to warm or hot. And definitely avoid placing heat on the area. Heat draws infection to the surface, making it worse and more painful.

This information is not intended to replace regular, professional dental care. Do-it-yourself dentistry is never a good idea. These tips are to GET YOU BY until you can see a dental professional. This information was gathered from various online sources.

Repost by MoobiDoo April 14, 2009

Thursday, December 8, 2011

15 Myths and Facts About Cavities

  • Sugar Is the Prime Cause of Cavities Myth and fact.

  • Exposure to Acidic Foods Like Lemons Causes Tooth Decay Fact.

  • Kids Are a Lot More Likely to Get Cavities Than Adults Myth.

  • Aspirin Placed Next to a Tooth Will Help a Toothache Myth.

  • All Fillings Eventually Need Replacing Myth.

  • If You Have a Cavity, You'll Know It Myth.

  • Once a Tooth Is Treated, the Decaying Stops Fact.

  • Cavities Are More Likely Between Teeth Fact.

  • Gaps in Teeth Encourage Cavities Fact.

  • Chips and Cracks in Teeth Lead to Decay Fact

  • Sensitivity in Teeth Means You Have Decay Myth.

  • Cavities Are the Prime Reason for Root Canals Myth.

  • Clenching and Grinding Leads to Cavities Myth and sometimes fact.

  • You Don’t Need to Worry About Cavities in Baby Teeth Myth.

  • Brushing and Flossing Is the Best Way to Prevent Cavities Fact. “Absolutely!

Check the myths and facts here: http://hubpages.com/hub/15-Myths-and-Facts-About-Cavities to find out how cavities are caused, prevented, and treated.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Go Ahead, Gnaw on This!

As a dental assistant, I would frequently be asked by patients if it's ok to chew gum. My answer "yes, chew gum!" came easily, but..with a few guidelines. Dentists today are encouraging patients to smack, chomp, chew their gum for their dental health. Done in moderation and in a sugar free format (i.e., gums containing Xylitol), chewing gum has many proactive benefits. Not only does it instantly freshen breath, it helps clean the surface of your teeth while chewing and stimulates the saliva flow, which in turn helps fight tooth decay!Dentists do offer a few guidelines when choosing your chewing gum. It's best to avoid gums containing sugar, as to chewing those can actually increase your chances of getting tooth decay. Excessive chewing of gum can also lead to potential problems with your temporomandibular joints which leads to problems such as TMD. Dentists suggest that chewing a piece of gum will freshen your breath after 3-5 minutes and shouldn't be chewed more than about 20 minutes.Should you have doubts about what brands of chewing gum are right for you, ask your family dentist!
Happy Chewing!!

Original post by DawnDA aka Savon Dental Plan on 12/17/09.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mouth Injuries Related To Sports

Did you know sports is the leading cause in mouth injuries? If you play or have played a sport you have been probably been hit in the mouth at least once. The most common injuries that a dentist has seen related to sports are: broken, displaced or knocked out teeth, and broken jaws.

What should you do if your child hurts their teeth or jaw?

"If a tooth has been knocked out, the tooth needs to back in the mouth with in 30 min. for the best chance of survival"

  • Avoid touching the root because it can be damaged easily.

  • If the tooth is dirty, hold it by the upper part and rinse it off with milk. If you don't have milk, don't clean it. Wiping it off may cause more damage.

  • If you can't get it back in the socket, put it in a cup of milk and head for the dentist or emergency room.

***Milk will help provide nutrients to the cells, DO NOT place/wash tooth in water

" If your child has hurt their jaw"

  • See a doctor
Remember always wear a mouth guard no matter what sport you are playing!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Soon There Will Be No Drilling For A Filling!

That's right! Researchers in France have developed a new method that will make filing cavities easier on the dentist and totally painless for the patient!!!

Rather than finding new ways to fill the hole a cavity leaves behind, these researchers found a way to fill the hole from the inside out!!

Want to know how it works and when it will be available? Read on....