USE IT OT LOSE IT!
Don't let your valuable dental benefits go unused-- each year many patients lose out on hundreds of dollars in benefits that they have through their dental insurance provider, simply because time has slipped away. We understand life gets busy and before you know it, another year has come and gone. Our knowledgeable team is here to help answer your questions so that you get the care you need and take advantage of your remaining benefits before it's too late! Call us at 924-8200 to schedule an appointment.
TO FLOSS OR NOT TO FLOSS
Why flossing is important
A recent article from the Associated Press has caused interest in whether flossing really works.
It is important to note that the American Dental Association, which is the leading source of oral health information, still recommends flossing once a day to remove plaque that toothbrushes can not reach.
Flossing in between your teeth has many benefits you may not even know about. Every day your mouth comes into contact with many different types of bacteria including, food, drinks, pens, nails, money and everything else you handle which may end up in your mouth.
Gum disease is common in adults. It causes gums to be swollen, sore or inflamed. Even if you are brushing twice a day, you may be leaving bacteria between your teeth. The best way to remove as much bacteria as possible is by flossing. In recent reports, there are links to be made between gum disease and heart disease.
We all know that morning breath does not always smell like roses! Flossing can help get rid of the odor in your mouth by getting rid of the bacteria that causes it.
8 reasons to keep flossing:
1) Prevents decay
2) Reduces the likeliness of getting gum disease
3) Helps with fresher breath
4) Whiter smile (less stain)
5) Save money by needing less dental work
6) Reduces inflamation in your gums
7) May contribute to a healthier heart
8) Helps maintain existing dental work in your mouth (recurrent decay)
Its easy to read what you want from a headline, however we encourage you to FLOSS ON!
Dr. Nick as President of the Spokane District Dental Society would like to thanks everyone for all the support at the SDDSF fundraiser. It was such a great night!
Febuary is "HEART DISEASE AWARENESS" month! Get educated. Your heart is worth the effort!
WARNING SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK:
- Most heart attacks involve chest discomfort. It may last for several minutes or go away and come back. It may feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
-Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Be alert to pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
-Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort.
-Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea/vomiting or lightheadedness.
Every second counts. If you see or feel any of these symptoms, call 911.
RISK FACTORS THAT CAN'T BE CHANGED
-Age, Gender, Heredity
RISK FACTORS YOU "CAN" CHANGE
-Quit smoking, Keep cholesterol levels where they belong, Lower blood pressure through diet, exercise, and medications. Make smart food choices and Weight control.
For more information: heart.org American Heart association
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