Brush!

August 6, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 6:30 pm

Don’t wet your toothbrush before you brush! A dry brush removes plaque more effectively.

A Healthy Smile is the Fountain of Youth!

August 3, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 9:29 pm

Ever heard the old adage  “He’s looking long in the tooth”?  This phrase is sometimes used to describe older persons, whose  gum disease causes gums to recede and teeth to appear longer.  Years of smoking, or drinking coffee or red wine can cause teeth to look yellow and stained which can also make you look older than you are. We may not be able to turn back the clock, but we can change our smile to look younger and healthier.

I know we talk to you a lot about flossing, but statistics show that only 13% of the population actually flosses on a regular basis. And it is critically important to stopping periodontal disease from developing. Healthy gums make a healthier you.  And a younger looking you.smile-medina-family-dentistry-copy

Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to take years off your smile. It used to be a celebrity bright smile was only seen on, well, celebrities, but now it is the hallmark of a youth, health and vitality.  Whitening your teeth is easy , and the results can be dramatic.

If you are looking for the fountain of youth, no need to go off on a journey of far away lands!  Give us a call and let us start with making your smile healthy and bright and watch the years fall away!

Get your calcium from food!

July 30, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Mary Kay @ 6:33 pm

We know that a calcium rich diet helps our teeth and bones stay strong.  But did you know that how you get your calcium matters too?  In a recent study, people who got their calcium almost exclusively from supplements without coadministered Vitamin D were more than twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with those who took no supplements.  Yikes! Why not get your calcium the good old fashioned way…in food!   Nutritional experts recommend most adults get about 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day preferably from food.  Try to eat three cups a day of calcium rich food such as milk, cheese and yogurt. If you prefer vegetables, try broccoli, spinach, kale and Swiss chard.

 

 

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