April is National Facial Protection Month

As dental professionals nationwide observe National Facial Protection Month, dentists can take the opportunity to remind their patients, both children and adults, about using safety strategies to protect themselves against injuries to the face, head and mouth.

 One fall or collision with a fellow biker could damage your smile, so it’s better to be safe than sorry,” said Dr. Alice Boghosian, ADA consumer advisor spokesperson and a practicing dentist in the Chicago area. “Mouthguards aren’t just for football players or hockey players. Mouthguards should be worn while participating in any sport that involves the risk of injury, such as basketball and volleyball. Why risk damaging your gums or losing a tooth?”

 The AAOMS encourages use of helmets during a variety of sports and activities, including riding bicycles, scooters and motorcycles; or playing baseball, soccer or lacrosse. An AAOMS news release states that nearly half of children 14 and under who are hospitalized for bicycle-related injuries are diagnosed with brain injuries, and helmets can reduce the risk of a head injury by 85 percent and brain injury by 88 percent.

 Dental professionals have long encouraged patients to use protective mouthguards during sports and recreational activities such as rollerblading and skateboarding.

 Mouthguards, which typically cover the upper teeth, can cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth, according to the ADA. A properly fitted mouthguard will stay in place and be easy for users to talk and breathe while wearing.

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St. Patricks Day!!!

Dont Forget to wear your GREEN today!!!!st patricks day

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Chew Gum Responsible for Migraines in Teens

A team of reseachers recently indentified gum-chewing as as cause of migriane and tension headaches in adolescents, according to a study publishes in Pediatric Neurology. Lead author Nathan Watemberg, MD, said hid findings can be put to use immediately and that by advising teenagers with chronic headaches to simply stop chewing gum, doctors can provide many of them with quick and effective treatment, without the need for expensive diagnostic tests or medication. In the study, researchers "evalusted the influence of daily excessive gum-chewing in older children and teenagers with chronic headaches, emphasizing the impact of habit discontinuation and its reintroduction."Out of 30 patients, 26 reported significant improvement, and 19 had complete headaches resolution," said Watemberg in a news release. "Twenty og the improved patients later agreed to go back to chewing gum, and all of them reported an immediate relapse of symptoms."

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Valentines Day!!

     HAPPY VALENINES DAY!!!    

Valentines day fun fact

There are a number of Saints called Valentine who are honored on February 14. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England. This may have followed on from the Pagan fertility festivals that were held all over Europe as the winter came to an end. Traditionally, lovers exchanged hand written notes. Commercial cards became available in the mid nineteenth century.

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

 

 

National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  Why is this type of celebration—and year-round attention to children’s dental health–important?

 

Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than two-thirds of 16- to 19-year-olds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. Although overall rates of tooth decay have decreased over the past four decades, decay has actually increased in preschool age children in recent years.

The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities. In addition, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two other strategies that can help prevent tooth decay.

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Happy New Year!!

 

Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

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Human Right #30

Today is Human Right Day and end our 30 day count down.

Human Right #30. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights

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Human Right # 29

Human Right # 29. Reponsibility

We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedom.

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Human Right # 28

Human Right # 28. A Fair anf Free World.

There must be proprt order so we can all enjoy right and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.

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Human Right # 27

Human right # 27. Copyright

Copyright is a special law that protects one's own artistic creations and writings; orthers cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.

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