Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Popsicle Recipes

It's summer time! Popsicles are a great snack to help stay cool!
Here are a few fun recipes:

Chocolate Banana:
  • 1.5 cups bananas
  • 1/2 rice milk (or other milk)
  • 3 Tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp walnut oil (optional)

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth, scraping down sides if necessary.
  2. Pour into BellyFull popsicle tray (or other popsicle mold), add wooden spoon-sticks, and freeze for three hours.
Electric Green
• 3 ripe bananas
• 1 medium pineapple
• 2 cups spinach
• Water
  1. Blend until smooth and pour into molds. 
Orange Ice Cream
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, partially thawed
  • 12 Popsicle molds or disposable plastic cups (3 ounces each) and Popsicle sticks
  1. In a blender, combine the milk, ice cream and orange juice concentrate; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Pour 1/4 cupfuls into Popsicle molds or plastic cups; top molds with holders or insert Popsicle sticks into cups. Freeze until firm. Yield: 1 dozen.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcome To Our New Look!

As you may notice the look of our blog site has changed.  We hope that everyone enjoys the new look and continues to join in the blogs and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Friday, June 22, 2012

15 Facts about Teeth

1.A human child will lose their first tooth around 7.
2. The enamel on a humans tooth is the hardest thing in their body.
3. A mammal has 2 types of teeth called primary and permanent teeth.
4. Teeth in humans start to form before they are born.
5. Toothbrush bristles were originally made from the hair of cows.
6. Baby teeth are actually called milk teeth.
7. A Shark has around 40 sets of teeth in their life time.
8. A human baby has 20 teeth which start to grow at about 6 months old.
9. An adult human has 32 permanent teeth.
10. Humans only have 2 sets of teeth in their life time.
11. A humans front teeth are called "incisors"
12. An adult human has 2 "canine" teeth that have points and are used for tearing.
13. A human uses "molars" to grind their food.
14. Teeth are kept alive by blood and nerves.
15. Teeth are fixed into jaw bones and held in place by cement.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chewing Ice: Sooo Good, But So Bad!!!

Chewing ice is a common, thoughtless habit that most of us are guilty of. We all know it's bad for you to chew ice, but if you're anything like me, you've found yourself chomping on a cube or two every now and then. Seems harmless, but according to the following facts, an ice chewing habit can mean trouble in more ways than one:

-Chewing ice is a sign of iron deficiency anemia and other nutritional deficiencies.

-Chewing ice is also a sign of Pica- a medical condition where people have strong urges and cravings to chew on non-nutritional substances such as rocks, pottery, dirt and ice.

-Chewing ice is also a guaranteed seat at the dentist office. It causes tiny fractures and chips which could lead to an abscess and cause you to need a root canal. Cosmetic dentistry to fix chipped or broken teeth can be pricey and is often not covered by insurance companies.

-Constant chewing can also damage existing fillings and crowns as they are not as structurally sound as a natural tooth. This could lead to a lot of pain and an expensive dental bill.

It's a difficult habit to break not to mention how annoying it is to hear someone else do it. But to this day I still can't help myself. Anyone else have an ice-chewing addiction like me? :D
Repost by MoobieDoo on July 26,2011

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dental Problems Linked To Breast Cancer

Attention Women: Studies have shown that periodontal disease has been liked to breast cancer in women. This study was done in  October of 2010 in Huddinge, Sweden. This study consisted of 3,000 women between the ages of 30-40 years. More details on this study click here.

Bacteria that is found in periodontal disease, can effect the entire body's blood supply. This infection then sets off co-infections that an already weakened immune system has to fight, leaving it to suppressed (weak) to fight off cancer cells.

Periodontal Disease is also liked to heart disease, diabetes, strokes and many others.

It is very important that everyone takes care of their oral health. Brushing and flossing on a regular bases, also combined with regular dental cleanings.

Here are some signs of periodontal disease:
  1. Bad Breath
  2. Painful Chewing
  3. Sensitive Teeth
  4. Bleeding Gums

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lack of Vitamin D in Children

About 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, which puts them at higher risk for bone and heart disease, researchers said today.
The cause? Poor diet and lack of sunshine, the researchers conclude today in the online version of The Journal Pediatrics. We all know that the fast food industry (or should I say the convenience of it) contributes to a childs poor diet and the lack of outdoor activity can be blamed on TV, computer game centers and indoor activity centers popping up all over the nation. Vitamin D supplementation can help. In a study, children who took vitamin D supplements (400 IU/day) were less likely to be deficient in the vitamin. However, only 4 percent of the study population actually uses supplements.
Ask your pediatrician about this growing concern and get your kids up and moving and out of the house for some healthy exercise!

Original post by btflbttrfly in August 2009

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Dental Technologies

Technology is always changing and getting more and more advanced.  This is just not happing with cell phones or computers, there is new technology coming in to the dental field as well.  Here are some new dental technologies...

OraVerse- We all hate that numbness after a treatment right?  OraVerse is a new technology to help reverse the effect.  This will be injected right  after a treatment so the numbness wears off in half the time.

Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning – Tried of going to get a dental cleaning and having the hygienist scrape and scrape?  An instrument called a Cavitron uses vibrations to blast away plaque and tartar.

Invisalign- Need braces but don't want the metal brackets? Invisaligns are clear, removable aligners that move your teeth without having to deal with the metal brackets and wires.  Also a plus to wearing invisalign is that you cannot tell you are wearing braces!

Click here for more

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ear Pain While Flying

I'm a frequent flyer who just recently flew to the west coast, and for the first time I experienced some discomfort in my ears in flight. If you're one of those people who may have problems clearing your ears on an airplane, here is a small list of things you can do to relieve the symptoms:

1. Yawning - the most effective way to clear the ears.

2. Swallowing

3. Chewing Gum

4. Valsalva Maneuver (aka, Plug your nose and blow!)

5. Nasal Sprays (relief for allergy sufferers)

6. Decongestants

Babies are not able to clear their ears on an airplane, but there are ways to help them get through the discomfort which typically is worse during assent and descent. Using the following techniques during take-off and landing may help:
1. Breastfeeding

2. Bottlefeeding

3. Pacifiers

These are just a few suggestions that may be useful!

Keep Smiling!