April 2015: Tips, eNews, & More!
Spring is in the air!
The sun is staying out longer and longer, making the days warmer and warmer - finally!
The return of summer seems to elicit more frequent smiles along with the opportunity for outdoor get-togethers
with friends and family.
In your preparation for spring and summer, don't neglect your oral health. If your smile has lost some
luster over the years, we can help! Ask us about the available options for straightening, brightening and enhancing your smile.
April is Oral Health Month
Oral health is directly related to your overall health, and your mouth may offer early warning signs of
existing health issues. One of the most important things you can do is schedule regular visits to our office. our appointment
is much more than just a cleaning! During your visit we will also:
- examine your gums
- check for potential warning signs of oral cancer, diabetes, and vitamin deficiencies
- note any irregularities in your bite, saliva and temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
- provide you with tips for maintaining good oral hygiene between appointments
If you haven't seen us in awhile, click here to book an appointment.
Dr. Ron Barzilay
|The Importance of Regular Dental Examinations
Why does your dentist want to schedule another appointment with you so soon - even if today's oral examination was perfect? Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supplemented with an examination at least every six months. Depending on the status of your oral health, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
Several months after cleaning, teeth can have plaque build-up as well as stains from food, beverages, tobacco, etc. Over time, plaque build-up can harden into tartar (or calculus) formation.
Checking your teeth for decay is only a small part of a thorough oral exam. During each visit, your dentist (or dental hygienist) will also: check your gums (gingiva) for inflammation, tooth mobility and pockets; examine your mouth for indications of possible cancer, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies; and note any irregularities in your facial structure, bite, saliva and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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|Malaysian Mango Chicken Curry
Try this delicious and healthy dish next time you're looking to make something great with chicken. Unlike other
sweet-sauced chicken dishes, like Sweet and Sour Chicken and Orange Chicken, stir-fried Mango chicken does not use
any frying batter. Try it when you're in the mood for something light and tangy.
Click here for the recipe.