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October 12, 2015: What Can I Eat If I am Wearing Braces?

 

September 9, 2015: Our Patients are Bonded

 

August 8, 2015: Dental Sealants: How they Prevent Tooth Decay with Children

 

July 7, 2015: Whitening Your Smile

 

June 6, 2015: Xylitol: The Tooth Friendly Sweetener

 

May 5, 2015: Cosmetic Customized Ceramics

 

April 4, 2015: You Don’t Need a PhD to Balance your pH; also a Yelp Check-in Gift!

 

March 1, 2015: A Crowning Achievement


February 1, 2015: Burning Mouth Syndrome


January 1, 2015: Start the Year with a Smile


December 1, 2014: Calcium Therapy


November 1, 2014

In This Issue:
• A Beautiful Smile is Precious and Priceless
• Dental Sealants Prevent Decay
• Nuts to You!

 

A Beautiful Smile is Precious and Priceless
Did you know that the shape, shade, length and spacing of your teeth could significantly affect your smile? And our smiles can greatly affect our self-esteem and confidence. Read the entire article . . .

 

Dental Sealants Prevent Decay
Dental sealants were developed to act as a physical barrier so that cavity-causing bacteria cannot invade the pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of back (posterior) teeth. Read the entire article . . .

 

Nuts to You!
Many people avoid nuts because they are high in calories. Research has shown that the benefits of eating nuts may outweigh the increased calorie intake. Read the entire article . . .

 

July 26, 2014

In This Issue:
• Brushing and Flossing Especially Important During Orthodontic Treatment
• Dental Vaccines May Prevent Tooth Decay
• Your Mouth Up Close and Personal

 

Brushing and Flossing Especially Important During Orthodontic Treatment
You should brush your teeth immediately after every time you eat, even after snacks. We recommend a soft toothbrush and any brand of toothpaste which contains fluoride. Read the entire article . . .

 

Dental Vaccines May Prevent Tooth Decay
A new hope exists for a vaccine to prevent cavities. British scientists published a study (May, 1998 Nature Medicine) describing a new vaccine that is an effective and painless way to prevent dental cavities. Read the entire article . . .

 

Your Mouth Up Close and Personal
Using an intraoral camera allows you to be able to sit comfortably back in the chair while the dentist or hygienist inserts a sterilized small probe-shaped camera that is moved around the inside of your mouth. Read the entire article . . .

 

July 12, 2014

In This Issue:
• It’s Not What it’s Cracked Up to Be
• Needle Phobia
• “Here, use my toothbrush…”

 

It’s Not What it’s Cracked Up to Be
While the enamel [outside covering of the crown of a tooth] is the hardest substance in the human body, undue stress on your teeth may cause them to crack. Read the entire article…

 

Needle Phobia
Needle phobia is a severe fear of needles or injections of any kind. Some people are fearful about injections only in the dental environment. Read the entire article…

 

“Here, use my toothbrush…”
Ever use someone else’s toothbrush? You may think twice about doing it again after reading this. Read the entire article…

 

May 13, 2014

In This Issue:
• Are You Thumbing Your Mouth at Me?
• Women’s Dental Health Issues
• Choosing a Toothpaste

 

Are You Thumbing Your Mouth at Me?
Infants have a natural instinct to suck as a way of nourishing and soothing themselves. Often, this leads to the child sucking on their fingers, a blanket, a stuffed animal or their thumb. Read the entire article…

 

Women’s Dental Health Issues
There are certain oral health concerns related specifically to women, especially during different stages of her life. In general, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with eating disorders, TMJ, Myofacial Pain Syndrome and/or dry mouth. Read the entire article…

 

Choosing a Toothpaste
While toothpaste [dentifrice] is a valuable adjunct to a toothbrush in oral hygiene, it is the correct brushing action that removes the plaque [sticky mixture of bacteria, food & debris] from your teeth. Read the entire article…

 

April 16, 2014

In This Issue:
• You Don’t Need a PhD to Balance Your pH
• What Is That Noise?
• A Toast to Good Health with Green Tea

 

You Don’t Need a PhD to Balance Your pH
The human body is largely made up of water equaling 50-60% of our total body weight. The water is significant in that it provides the medium for transferring nutrients, oxygen and biochemicals from place to place, thus having a profound effect on body chemistry, health and/or disease. Read the entire article…

 

What Is That Noise?
Does rasping or crunching noise coming from your child’s bedroom while he/she is sleeping bother you? Well, bruxism is the medical term for the grinding of teeth or clenching of the jaws during deep sleep or under stress. Read the entire article…

 

A Toast to Good Health with Green Tea
There is evidence to show that green tea can be effective in the prevention and treatment of certain types of cancer, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and impaired immune function. Read the entire article…

 

March 25, 2014

In This Issue:
• A Bite Out of History – Chewing Gum
• A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
• Benefits of Maintaining Your Teeth

 

A Bite Out of History – Chewing Gum
In 1869, William F. Semple (1834-1922), a dentist in Ohio was the first inventor to patent chewing gum. Semple hoped that people would be able to clean their teeth with it. Read the entire article…

 

A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
A child’s introduction to professional dental care ideally should take place by their first birthday. The earlier you begin, the better chance there is to prevent problems. Most cavities in children start to develop before age three. Read the entire article…

 

Benefits of Maintaining Your Teeth
Most people know that maintaining good dental health into old age has many benefits. Those most important include comfort of the teeth and gums, the ability to enjoy food, and a better appearance. Read the entire article…

 

January 22, 2014

In This Issue:
• Does my Dental Insurance Pay?
• Low-Carb Diets and Bad Breath
• Smoke and Your Mouth

 

Does My Dental Insurance Pay?
If you have dental insurance coverage, like most people, you want to know how much of the treatment will be covered and how much out-of-pocket expense you will have. Read the entire article…

 

Low-Carb Diets and Bad Breath
The Atkins Diet, South Beach and other low-carb diets have become increasingly popular as effective ways of shedding those unwanted pounds. However, one must take care not to simultaneously shed your friends. Read the entire article…

 

Smoke and Your Mouth
It makes no sense to use the word “smoking” and the phrase “good oral health” in the same sentence. They just don’t go together. Not only does smoking leave brown stains and sticky tar deposits on your teeth or dentures, but it contributes to halitosis [bad breath].
Read the entire article…

 

December 17, 2013
In This Issue:
• A Bite Out of History – the Toothworm
• Help! I Broke my Tooth!
• Eating Right for Your Dental Health

 

A Bite Out of History — The Toothworm
People of ancient times believed that the stabbing pain of a toothache was caused by a toothworm, which either had appeared spontaneously or had bored its way into the tooth. Read entire article…

 

Help! I Broke my Tooth!
Almost every day we get a call from a patient who has broken a tooth, and generally it means that to save the tooth, we have to place a crown or permanent restoration over it to keep it from breaking further. Sometimes the tooth can’t be saved and that is a real bummer!
Read entire article…

 

Eating Right for Your Dental Health
What we eat is significant to our overall health. General guidelines should include balance and moderation and should involve choices from the five major food groups. Read the entire article…

 

November 18, 2013
In This Issue:
• Regular Dental Check-ups
• Carbonated Beverages are Bubble Trouble
• A Bite Out of History – Dentures

 

Regular Dental Check-ups
By the time a person is in pain, a dental problem is usually so advanced that the treatment required may be much more involved, costly and may require more down time after the procedure. Read the entire article…

 

Carbonated Beverages are Bubble Trouble
The empty calories of soft drinks contribute to health problems, particularly obesity and tooth decay [caries]. Read the entire article…

 

A Bite Out of History – Dentures
George Washington wore dentures because he had lost one tooth after another to extraction. By the time of his inauguration in 1790, Washington had only one tooth, his lower left bicuspid.
Read the entire Article…

 

We hope you found this newsletter informative. If you have any questions about any of the material covered in this issue, please don’t hesitate to call us at 661-834-9900. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

The entire team at Sagepointe Dental