Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ending The Year With A Smile!

Although people have been ushering in the New Year for centuries, it did not become an official holiday until 1582 by Pope George XIII.  At midnight, people were instructed to yell, holler, and blow horns to scare away the evil spirits of the previous year so that the New Year would be joyous and filled with opportunity.  Nearly 500 years later, the New Year is still greeted by whooping and hollering but in a celebratory manner instead.

Whether you intend to ring in the New Year quietly at home or have plans to join the countdown at a gala extravaganza, reflect on the year that's coming to an end, and look forward to the new one with anticipation.  Enjoy this transitional holiday in a way that's safe, healthy, and fun.  After all, counting down until the clock strikes 12, marks the beginning of a full year of opportunity ahead.  Happy New Year!

God Bless,

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Healthy Smile: The Holiday Dental Connection!

When it comes to keeping your smile looking its best during this hectic Holiday Season, good oral health is a must! Even though the Holidays can be a very busy time and many people put their dental health on the "back burner," check out the following habits that are worth maintaining this Holiday Season to keep your teeth healthy.


To learn more about the habits that can help you have a healthy, Holiday smile, or if you are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Stress: The Dental Connection!

With the Holiday Season in full swing, many people feel an increase in the level of stress. Although excess stress can cause headaches, stomach aches or even cause a feeling of being on "edge," too much stress can also contribute to many dental problems as well.

Many of the possible problems related to oral health include:

  • Mouth Sores
  • Clenching
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Gum Disease

Don't let this year's holidays stress you out, instead, remember to pause and reflect on the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season! If you have any additional questions related to stress and your oral health or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123

God Bless,

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Say Cheese: The Dental Connection!

You've heard people tell you to say "cheese" when you are having a picture made, probably more times than you can count.  However, there is another reason you should be saying "cheese"...or "YES" to eating cheese.  A recent study showed that cheese increases dental plaque pH, but in this cause, the plaque increase isn't a bad thing. When you eat cheese, you increase the pH of the plaque on your teeth, and this creates a protective coating that may lower your risk of getting dental decay!

The study concluded that cheese has anti-cavity properties.  That isn't the only benefit, however. Another study found that cheese may give your teeth a protective coating that helps lessen enamel erosion caused by acidic foods, particularly from sugar-sweetened soft drinks! So although we encourage our patients to brush their teeth after eating, the one time that you don't want to do that, at least not immediately, is after eating cheese.

So don't just say cheese for pictures.  If you want to have a happy, healthy and long-lasting smile, go for cheese.  It's good for your bones, too! If you have any other dental questions or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,