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Your Diet Evolution

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Monday, September 15, 2014
The Evolution Of Your Diet: Your predecessors had a lot to smile about Here’s something you might want to ponder. How did our human ancestors manage when there were no dental teams to care for damaged teeth or clean away plaque? It seems logical to assume that a lot of early humans must have been walking around with toothless grins, yet the truth is quite the contrary. Evidence shows tha ..

Facts About Men’s Health

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
About Men’s Health I’d like to share some information with you about men’s health. This discussion was triggered, ironically, by some great news about women. Research published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Periodontology confirms once again something that most dentists already recognize – women are more proactive than men in maintaining their oral health. Not only that, but numero ..

Why Babies Need Fluoride

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Babies Need Fluoride … And Here’s Why Babies need fluoride before their teeth start to form to help make them stronger as their development begins. How does it work? Fluoride, which is a naturally-occurring mineral, enters the bloodstream through food and water and becomes part of the tooth enamel even before the teeth erupt making them stronger and more resistant to decay. (Later ..

Gum Disease

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
From Gum Disease …To Healthy Gums I sometimes feel that I’m harping about gum disease at the office, but I really do see it as the number-one dental problem for adults. While most of us will experience it to some degree at some time during our lifetimes, credible estimates of the number of stricken adults run from 75-90%. That’s a lot of potential suffering. Having said that, gum diseas ..

Sugar and Your Diet

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Sweet Seduction - You can regain control of your diet Have you ever heard of the Law Of Unintended Consequences? It’s most commonly used in economics, but it has other applications where the best intentions go unexpectedly awry. Think email/spam, dieting/yoyo weight gain, lower fat/higher sugar for taste. It’s this last one that is of concern to me. Our sugar intake has increased at an alarmin ..

Cavity Prevention

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Goodbye Cavities … Hello Cavity Prevention! Everyone is susceptible to cavities, and I mean everyone. In fact, they are so common and lacking in mystery that most people think they have a good understanding of them. Interestingly, that’s not what I see and hear when I talk to some patients at my practice, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to go back to the basics with you.  ..

Your Overall Health

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Strong Links Between Your Overall Health and Oral Health Get Into The Groove Women can fit in fitness! A significant focus of patient education at my practice is ensuring that patients understand the strong links between their overall health and oral health. Of course, this is not an age-specific or gender-specific issue, but today I’d like to take a moment to consider women in particula ..

Calcium Facts

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
How Much Calcium Do You Need? Calcium How much is enough? There’s a recurring news story about calcium supplements that a number of my patients have found worrisome and confusing. It’s worth touching on and it reminded me that really, it’s an opportunity to talk to you about calcium’s importance to oral and overall health. First the worrisome story. In August 2010 The Britis ..

Dentists Assisting Meals on Wheels

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Sulz, Dave Local dentists are sinking their teeth into helping citizens who rely on Lethbridge's Meals on Wheels program. Throughout April, which is Dental Health Month, 27 members af the Lethbridge and District Dental Society are taking turns, either individually or in pairs, to serve as "Chef of the Day" by sponsoring meals through the program. The Lethbridge Society for Meals on ..