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Myth or Fact? 8 Common Dental Myths Debunked.

Myth or Fact? Let’s Separate Fact From Fiction…

 

You hear tips about your oral health all the time – from friends, family, the media, advertisements, and more…so how do you know what to believe and what to ignore? Let’s separate fact from fiction and reveal the truth about these dental myths.

Myth #1: Brushing and flossing extra well before your dental appointment will hide the fact that you haven’t been brushing and flossing regularly. False. Ramping up your brushing and flossing a few days before you visit the dentist doesn’t mean you can undo the weeks or months where your oral hygiene habits were lacking! In fact, adding in extra oral hygiene after letting it go for a while has the potential to inflame your gums, making them swollen, …

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are YOU Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is a Time of Togetherness and Gratitude. ~Nigel Hamilton

 

For many of us, the Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, pumpkin pie, football games, parades, family, friends, or the beginning of Christmas holidays. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada, it is celebrated on the second Monday of October.

However, the first Thanksgiving was neither a feast nor a holiday, it was a simple gathering. After the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620, the Pilgrims lost almost half of the original colonists. With the help of the Wampanoag Indians, the remaining Pilgrims survived the bitter winter and yielded a bountiful harvest in 1621. In celebration, the Pilgrims held a traditional English harvest festival, lasting three days, …

Tips to Protect Your Health (and Teeth!) This Flu Season

Winter. Holiday Season. Flu Season.

 

Winter is here! And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season is officially upon us. But unfortunately, so is the flu season. While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of each year’s flu season can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

We know it is tempting to stay in bed and dismiss your regular hygiene routine in order to get some rest when you’re sick. But proper oral hygiene during times of illness is actually quite important when you …

Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served in Times of War & Peace

On This Veterans Day, We Want to Say, Thank You For Your Service

 

In the United States, Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated every 11th of November. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.

Veterans Day is commonly confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead; but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

 

History of Veterans Day World War I, or “The Great War” officially …

It’s That Time of Year…Remember to Fall Back to Standard Time!

Daylight Saving Time Ends and Standard Time Begins…

 

It’s that time again! At 2AM Sunday, November 6th, Daylight Saving Time officially ends and we turn our clocks back an hour to standard time. This shift moves an hour of daylight to the morning from the evening for most of the United States…Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time, so clocks there won’t be changed.

Standard vs. Daylight Saving Time Standard time is also known as winter time or normal time in some countries. The standard time of a region is the local time used outside of the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period. Did you know that more than 60% of the countries in the world use standard time all year long? The remaining countries use …

Tricky Treats: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Trick? Or Treat? Time for Pumpkins, Costumes, and Lots and LOTS of Candy.

 

Did you know that just over 25% of candy purchased in America each year is bought at Halloween? Halloween and candy go hand in hand, but sugary treats can do scary things to your teeth if you aren’t careful. The bacteria in your mouth love sugar – the bacteria eat the sugar and produce acid, which weakens the enamel and causes cavities. But some candies can be scarier than others. So what are the best (and worst) Halloween treats you will find in your trick-or-treat bag?

Good Choice: Plain Chocolate Chocolate is the most popular kind of candy at Halloween. Chocolate is a better sweet option this Halloween, since it washes away easier than other candy, …

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