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Give Thanks for a Healthy Smile!

"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest" -William Blake As we near Thanksgiving, we anticipate the turkey, mashed potatoes, squash casserole, cranberry sauce and of course...pumpkin pie. One thing we can be thankful for is a beautiful smile. Don't forget to add some leafy greens to your meal to keep your teeth healthy and strong! Dr. Charles W. Wakefield, professor and director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at TAMHSC-Baylor College of Dentistry recommends you, “Eat foods that provide the vitamins and minerals needed for good oral health. Foods rich in calcium, phosphorous and vitamins A, C and D should be part of the holiday meal.” Turkey is ben

Are You Stressed?

"Dear stress, let's break up." Stressed? Pressure can cause various side effects in our bodies and when people are overwhelmed they are more likely to clench and grind their teeth. I find that I clench my teeth while driving on the highway. If I do not consciously think about it while driving, my jaw will feel very uncomfortable after a long trip in the car. Symptoms of Bruxism Teeth grinding (Bruxism) can be caused by stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked. The symptoms of teeth grinding or clenching include: Dull headaches Jaw soreness Teeth that are painful or loose Fractured teeth For adults, bruxism is often the result of stress, but t

Why Should I Floss?

Flossing is an essential part of your oral health. Plaque that is not removed from brushing can harden into calculus or tartar over time. Your gums require stimulation, otherwise they can become irritated, puffy, and unhealthy. Despite recent controversy regarding flossing, Dr. Hujoel and Dr. Cunha-Cruz explained, "A meta-analysis of studies examining the impact of flossing on interproximal caries, found that regular (5 days per week) professional flossing resulted in a statistically significant reduction in interproximal caries, a result that was not seen with intermittent (every 3 months) professional flossing nor self-flossing." 1 For a healthy mouth the ADA recommends you: Brush twice

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