I have heart it said that a person’s smile is a reflection of their soul. It is often the first thing people see when they meet you. A big smile full of white straight teeth is a sign of a happy, healthy individual. Losing even one tooth is a very emotional thing to go through. People missing teeth don’t want to smile, don’t want to laugh and some don’t even want to eat out in public. Can you imagine not wanting to even be seen? These people often talk less, or talk with their hands in front of their mouths. According to a study done in 2011 by the Journal of Periodontology women are more aware of missing teeth in others and are more embarrassed if they have a missing tooth than men are. Here is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth. Dr. Openshaw places them often in one visit. This is called immediate load implant placement. Using all the best dental tools he gently and carefully extracts the root tips (or decayed, or fractured tooth) if applicable, then a titanium screw is placed below the gums and into the bone. Then a custom implant support and crown are placed and the result is striking! Bringing back your natural smile, ability to chew and that dazzling smile that makes you who you truly are.
Periodontal Health: Women vs. Men
Women are 26% more likely than men to floss on a daily basis.
74% of women would be embarrassed by a missing tooth, a possible consequence of periodontal disease, compared to 57% of men.
Women are almost twice as likely to notice missing teeth on another person than men.
44% of women are aware that periodontists can help contribute to overall good health, compared to 33% of men.
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Portion control is essential to balanced nutrition. Americans have long been fooled into thinking we need to eat more than we actually do. We have been hearing this for decades but do we really hear it? Here are some reminders for monitoring serving size. The images that follow were all found online, by doing a simple search you can find many images that explain serving sizes. By knowing this information you can make better choices for you and your family. Education is key.
“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”
What this means to us is that we will strive to encourage nutrition throughout the month of March. A lot of our friends have tried fad diets, extreme caloric restriction, and excessive excercise. With this campaign we believe that it is important to educate our staff and the people we come into contact with to eat right. We are pretty sure that at least a majority of the people that we know can afford to eat at least a little bit better. Our blog posts throught the month will be focused on healthy eating tips and related material. New years resolutions have come and gone, those that have stuck with eating right for the past two months might like some new information and those that hadnt even started yet might get a boost to get going. Eating right benefits your oral health as well. Eating less sugar and more healthy and “clean” options keeps the entire body running more smoothly. Today we will start by offering the education of a strong immune system as written about on eatright.org (Found at http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442474901) . Since the cold and flu seems to still be hitting our area we want to remind you that your immune sysytem is the bodies best defense. “A strong immune system is one of your best defenses against infections from bacteria, viruses and other health problems like arthritis and certain types of cancer. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods every day will give your body the nutrition it needs to help protect against illness and reduce your risk of chronic disease.
By choosing foods that provide the most nutrients per calorie, you can create healthy habits that will benefit your health now and for the rest of your life:
- Start each day with a healthy breakfast that includes whole grains and foods packed with calcium, vitamin D and vitamin C.
- Replace refined grains with whole grains like whole-grain breads, cereals and brown rice.
- Pre-washed salad greens and pre-cut vegetables make great quick meals or snacks.
- Choose fresh, frozen or canned whole fruit for snacks and desserts.
- Don’t forget beans, which are rich in fiber, folate and flavanoids.
“The National Nutrition Month® 2013 theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles* and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. Registered dietitians play a critical role in helping people eat right, their way, every day. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year is the 40th anniversary of National Nutrition Month®.” Taken from : http://www.eatright.org/nnm/
Here at Dr.Openshaw’s office in Modesto CA we see patients with the very first tingling sensation and we use the latest technology with our dental laser to painlessly treat the area. Patients report reduced severity and also a reduced recurrence in the area that is lasered. A cold sore is uncomforatable at best and downright embarrassing. Plus they are contagious. When you notice that first tingle, call us to get in right away. (209) 524-4763.