Dance while you brush!

                                                                                                                   

 

Dance While You Brush With “Brush DJ”

Here is a fun tip.  Try the app “Brush DJ” to make brushing your teeth less boring.  The app plays two minutes of a song taken at random from your smartphone music library. Brush for an effective length of time while rediscovering your music collection!  For more information, go to our Facebook Page.

 You can download this app at the app store on your smartphone.  Just type in “Brush DJ” in the search option.

 

Smokeless Tobacco

A recent survey of Massachusetts youth by the Mass. Dept. of Public Health & Elementary and Secondary Education found that a dangerous trend emerging in recent years is the increased use of smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products, including dissolvable tobacco. For the first time these “other tobacco products” are being used at a greater rate than cigarettes. Many kids and teens believe that these smokeless products are safer than cigarettes, but the fact is, they are not. Parents, teachers, and coaches should regularly talk to kids about the dangers of nicotine addiction and the potential risk of oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco is absorbed quickly and directly through the inside of the mouth, making it very dangerous and potentially deadly. Research has shown that more than half of smokeless users have non-cancerous or pre cancerous lesions in their mouth, with their chance of getting oral cancer being 400 percent greater than for nonusers.

A new smokeless tobacco product being introduced by tobacco companies could pose a potentially serious health threat to children and teenagers: dissolvable smokeless tobacco pellets. These pellets are made from finely ground tobacco with mint and cinnamon flavoring and contain 1 mg. of nicotine. They dissolve in the mouth and look like breath mints or bite-sized candy making them particularly dangerous for young children.

While these dissolvable tobacco products may be a substitute form of nicotine for adult smokers in settings where smoking is banned, the truth is, there really is still no such thing as harmless tobacco.

So where there’s no smoke there is still fire!

Thyroid guards

A recent segment of the Dr. Oz show highlighted the need for wearing a thyroid guard when receiving dental x-rays.  We always use a thyroid collar when taking films.  In dentistry, taking x-rays is the best diagnostic tool.  Films detect problems before they become obvious or cause symptoms.  We use digital films rather than traditional x-rays to reduce our patients’ exposure to radiation by nearly 90% and eliminate the use of harmful developer and fixer chemicals used in the processing of these films.

Our regular office hours:

Monday 8-7

Tuesday 8-5

Wednesday 8-2

Thursday 8-5

Friday 7-1

We reserve your appointment time exclusively for you. We value your time by being punctual and ask that you value ours as well.

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