Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dr. Thomas Attends Dental Update!

If you know Dr. Thomas, then you know that his goal is to offer our patients the experience and expertise that they can trust.  We at Thomas Family Dentistry are a dynamic team of caring individuals dedicated to unsurpassed excellence in the dental profession.

When Dr. Thomas is not in the office helping our patients perfect their smile, he enjoys attending conferences, meetings and seminars.  This past weekend, Dr. Thomas attended an educational event in Branson, Missouri covering the latest dental information concerning your dental health.  The educational forum was presented by Dr. Jim Drummond and Dr. Doug Damm, two of our nation's premier oral pathologists and faculty members at the University of Kentucky Dental School.  The discussion topics that were presented covered the most current information on a broad range of areas from oral cancer to the dental implications related to the popular osteoporosis prevention drug, Boniva.

If you have an appointment scheduled with us soon, we invite you to ask Dr. Thomas about his Branson trip, including what he learned and how continuing education and the acquisition of new dental technology helps the entire dental team at Thomas Family Dentistry serve you more effectively!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May: The Dental Connection!

Did you know that the month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month?  In 1983, President Ronald Reagan encouraged Americans to incorporate more physical activity into our lives.  The reminder is even more significant today as people are more distracted by television, social networking, video games and working more hours.  Living an active lifestyle can improve physical and mental health, productivity and overall well-being.  The best part?  It does not have to take a lot of time or effort.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided these guidelines for your reference. The guidelines call for people to exercise one hour every day engaging in moderate intensity physical activity (such as playing sports or brisk walking) or one hour and fifteen minutes of vigorous activity (jogging, dancing and jumping rope).

At Thomas Family Dentistry, we always encourage our patients to exercise or participate in sports.  However, we want to remind you to always wear a mouth guard or other forms of facial protection when doing so.  To learn more about how often you should exercise, we recommend that you check out other helpful tips at the American Heart Association.

God Bless,

Friday, May 6, 2011

Foods: The Dental Connection!

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is far more common than you might think.  Each year, new studies continue to make the link between gum disease and the effects that it can have on the heart.  Our staff at Thomas Family Dentistry have been helping spread the word! One of the simplest steps to achieving healthier gums can be your diet.  We recently found an article outlining several options for healthier gums.  Included among the suggestions were:

  • Raisins
  • Green Tea
  • Whole Grains

In addition to these foods being gums-friendly, they are healthy foods in general, and a great option to begin integrating into your diet.  We hope these tips help!  If you have any further questions concerning your diet and dental health, please call us at 918-455-0123.

Have a great day!
God Bless,