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Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Served

Remember Those Who Served. All Gave Some… Some Gave All.

 

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. It signals for many longer days, BBQ, family time, and vacations. But what is the true meaning of this American holiday? Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, a day to honor the men and women who lost their lives while defending our Nation and its values.

Decoration Day & Memorial Day Origins Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War. On May 30, 1868, the first Decoration Day was celebrated. On that day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried …

Just the Tooth: Myths and Facts About Cavities

How Much Do YOU Know about Cavities? What is Myth and What is Fact?

 

Let’s be honest. Nobody wants to hear the words, “You have a cavity.” However, cavities (dental caries, tooth decay) remain the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults. A National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey conducted by the NIH found that 92% of adults ages 20 to 64 have had at least one cavity, and 26% have untreated cavities! Surprising stats, especially since cavities are largely preventable.

There is no question that dental care is imperative to the health of our teeth, gums, and mouth. Unfortunately, there are tons of myths and misconceptions about dental care…and cavities. Over the years, many of these myths have turned into what people consider common knowledge.

Happy Mother’s Day!

This Sunday We Stop to Say, “Thanks, Mom!” Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

The celebration of Mother’s Day dates back to ancient times; but Mother’s Day, as we know it in the United States, was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing Mother’s Day as a national holiday on the second Sunday in May.

The American tradition of Mothers Day is celebrated in more than 46 countries around the world. In other …

Today is Earth Day! How Green is Your Dental Routine?

Happy Earth Day!

 

Today is Earth Day. And on Earth Day, we are reminded of the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), the importance of being environmentally friendly, and decreasing our impact on the environment. But just how green is your dental hygiene routine?

Here are 3 tips for making your dental hygiene activities a little greener:

Make Every Drop Count…Turn Off the Water While Your Brush Your Teeth Do you brush your teeth with the water running? California is currently in it’s fifth year of severe drought. The US Geological Survey indicates that this is one of the most severe droughts on record, and we all know that conserving water has never been more important.

According to the Eco Dentistry Association, the average person wastes 90 glasses …

Spread the Word…April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer is Not as Rare as You Think… Join Us in Raising Awareness.

 

Do you know that approximately 48,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? And that of the people newly diagnosed, only about 60% will live longer than 5 years? When cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced.

What is Oral Cancer?

Cancer is a disease that occurs when there is an uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. These cells are referred to as cancerous and malignant. Oral cancer occurs on the lips (usually the lower lip), inside the mouth, salivary glands, tonsils, on the back of the throat, esophagus, and the tongue and soft tissues of the mouth.

Oral cancer …

Smiling Makes Life Better – Do You Know Why?

Go Ahead. We Dare You. SMILE! Smiling is Good For You!

 

Trillions of dollars are spend every year in the US alone to boost health. But what if you could improve your health for free? One of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost your health is to smile. But smiling goes beyond just good health. Smiling can have positive effects on your mood, your longevity, and success!

But did you know that smiles have not always been in style? Social smiles were not common until after the start of the 1900’s, and even then, smiling was thought to be silly.  Lucky for us, the smile has become far more commonplace, because there are few things that can brighten your day like a genuine smile.

Smiling is just …

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