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The Role of the Teeth and Gums in Overall Nutrition

Posted in Overall Health on Friday, April 29th, 2016 by admin


The American Dental Association stresses the roles that your mouth, teeth and gums play in digestion and your overall health. Choosing healthy foods in the correct portions benefits the entire body, including your teeth and mouth. Poor food choices are often immediately apparent to your dentist, who is trained to recognize the effects on your teeth and gums. Best Nutritional Practices Your dietary ...

Get Your Teeth Shining and Your Gums Smiling

Posted in Overall Health on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 by admin


Here is our professional advice for you and your teeth. First, we recommend that you chew sugar-free gum containing Xylitol after eating or drinking, especially after eating sugary foods. This helps protect your teeth and gums between brushing. According to WebMD, Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that comes from birch tree bark, and it is also found in many natural vegetable ...

Dr. Greenman receives prestigious designation

Posted in News on Friday, March 18th, 2016 by admin


On 9/30/15, Dr. Steven Greenman of Westlake Village, CA became one of a select group of dentists to be awarded the designation of Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). The designation is awarded only to dentists who undergo a rigorous and lengthy program of classroom training, literature review, successful completion of at least 15 clinical cases, ...

Foods for Maintaining Good Dental Health

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by admin


Are brushing and flossing your teeth enough to ensure optimal oral health? They're a great start, and an important additional ingredient is also right under your nose: food. According to the American Dental Association, fluoridated water helps make teeth more resistant to the acids that can cause cavities. And simply drinking water from your own tap can help prevent dental problems. Milk, ...

About the Prevalence of Early Childhood Caries in Young Children

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by admin


The most common chronic medical condition young children is early childhood caries (ECC). Also known as chronic tooth decay, it is more prevalent than asthma and diabetes combined.  Children actually have a fivefold greater chance of developing early childhood caries than they do of contracting asthma. This is even more startling in light of findings linking good oral health to overall ...

SmileTree Comes to the Aid of Nepalese Earthquake Victims

Posted in News on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by admin


Following Nepal's second devastating earthquake, which compounded the structural damage sustained by buildings in April's event, time was of the essence to help the area rebuild and strengthen remaining structures. Doing so will help ensure that fewer structures will be lost in future earthquakes and will put residents on a much firmer footing going forward. The Sri Mangal Dvip School that ...

Tooth loss may indicate cognitive and physical decline

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by admin


Tooth loss may be a harbinger of mental and physical decline. That's what a study released in January by the University College of London suggests. The study looked at 3,166 English adults aged 60 or older. It examined tooth loss, memory and walking speed. It found that those who had lost all of their teeth showed more rapid decline than individuals who ...

Oral Health Survey Reveals Surprising Statistics on American Dental Hygiene Habits

Posted in Dental Health on Monday, January 12th, 2015 by admin


A recent survey conducted by Delta Dental has revealed some shocking statistics regarding oral health habits in America. At first glance, the fact that 7 out of 10 Americans make it a habit to brush their teeth twice a day looks good. However, this computes to the equivalent of 30 percent of Americans not brushing their teeth often enough. Americans are ...

Advocacy for Better Access to Dental Care

Posted in Overall Health on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by admin


A July online survey of 2087 adults performed by The Harris Organization for Oral Health America (OHA) revealed that households with incomes of less than $50,000 tend to put dental visits off.  This is especially true for the young and students. Three-quarters of these households cited their delay in seeking dental care as a lack of funds and access to insurance. We ...

Oral Health in the Later Years

Posted in Dental Health on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by admin


As we age, many expect they will lose their teeth in the process. This is fiction. The fact is that around 75 percent of seniors over age 65 have managed to keep some or even all of their teeth by following some simple steps. Brush Twice Daily Just as you should when you are young, continue brushing your teeth twice daily as ...