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American Diabetes Month

25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the population – have diabetes. And not too far behind those 25.8 million are the estimated 79 million Americans with prediabetes. What's worse, the increasing prevalence of Type II diabetes has become so staggering, the International Diabetes Foundation has begun to term Diabetes overall as “The Global Burden.” Diabetes is a serious illness, and its complications are manifold. Most know of its impact on circulation, visual acuity, and heart and kidney function. Many aren't aware, however, of its deleterious effect on gum tissue. If you're prediabetic, have diabetes or have a loved one with the disease, you'll want to learn more about how to ward off this commonly unknown side effect of the disease. Diabetes is a disease with tentacles – its impact on a person’s health can be widespread, so it’s important to be proactive in avoiding the disease. If you have diabetes, you know the disease can ha ...

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October is National Hygiene Month

October is National Hygiene Month. And, what better way to celebrate than to share a few tips from the men and women in the dental office trenches: the dental hygienists! They work each and every day to help ensure you’ve got the whitest, cleanest smile you can flash, day-in and day-out. And while the advice you tend to hear from them is of the good ol’ “brush twice a day, floss more often” variety, there are a few interesting bits in this list you may have not heard before. Let’s check them out! Consider a Child’s Toothbrush: If you’ve ever sat in the hygienist’s chair and had them marvel as to how small your mouth is, you might want to consider a return to the kiddie aisle when it comes time to pick up your next toothbrush. Too big a brush can cause you to miss spots when cleaning and can wear down your enamel if you’re not careful. So, the next time you’re in the hygienist’s chair, ask them what they recommend. Heck, you ma ...

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Doing Good: Kindergarten backpacks donation brings cheer to Easton Elementary School

EASTON – An integral part to a child’s success in school is to make sure they have proper classroom supplies. As The Center for Specialized Dentistry works to bring smiling faces to the community, it also realized that parents who struggle to put food on the tables, pay for clothing for their children and more, would also not be able to provide school supplies for their children. The Center’s new staff member, Demetrio Beach, who is responsible for communications and patient relations contacted Easton Elementary school in July and asked what the greatest needs at the school were. The school rep shared that Kindergarten school supplies were the greatest need and any way the Center could help would be appreciated. So this August the Center launched the “Fill the Backpack” campaign in their e-newsletter to patients asking them to join in the efforts to create Kindergarten backpacks for local students. Some patients dropped off supplies, some gave funds for the Center to purc ...

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Toothbrush

Here’s a tip. When you’re packing to go back home from your upcoming or next summer vacation, toss your toothbrush. We all know bringing home a used toothbrush is a messy adventure, complete with wet Dopp kits and crushed bristles. And, when was the last time you replaced that thing, anyway? Changing your toothbrush after a trip is a great way to get into this good habit. And now that you know you’ll be shopping for a new one, here are some tips to pick one that’s the best fit for you.   Choosing the right toothbrush comes down to two specifics: what’s recommended, and what’s good for your own mouth. The Standard Recommendations: Go soft: Overwhelmingly, soft bristles are better for your teeth and gums. Yes, you can buy medium bristles and stiff bristles, but unless your dentist has recommended that specific type of brush for your mouth, go soft. Go round: This confuses a lot of people since the shapes and patterns of bristles are mostly at all s ...

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Perio Update - Back To School

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