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Thanksgiving Foods : Is It Good for Your Teeth?

13 Nov 2017 19:18

Turkey​The Good: This main course is packed with protein. The Bad: "Turkey can be difficult to eat because it sometimes           gets stuck between your teeth," says ADA spokesperson Dr. Kim Harms. "That’s where flossing can help."  The MouthHealthy: It's the star of the Thanksgiving table.                               Gobble it up!Cranb [...]

Dental Health Guide for your Loved Ones

7 Nov 2017 20:04

If you’re one of the 44 million family caregivers in the United States, you’ve got a lot on your mind. However, keeping your loved one’s mouth healthy is important for their dental health, overall health and so much more.“It’s also about comfort, safety and self-esteem,” says ADA dentist Dr. Judith Jones. “Keeping your mouth and teeth clean can prevent sensitivity or pain in your teeth. In terms of safety, there might be broken teeth, broken parti [...]

Association between Medications, Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

2 Nov 2017 17:15

You may wonder why you’re suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years. As we get older,we enter a second round of cavity prone years. Onecommon cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth.Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. However, itis a side-effect in more than 500 medications,including those for allergies or asthma, high bloodpressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression,Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Thi [...]

Trick or Treat Candies: Dental Health Survival Guide

20 Oct 2017 07:00

​With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies--and the sugar in those treats can play some unwantedtricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probablymore excited to eat Halloween candy than you are.When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. But don’t hang up your costume just yet.“Halloween is a [...]

New Full Upper & Lower Denture

12 Oct 2017 22:40

Patient was pleased with her new Smile & asked "How do you like my smile now?She wanted to have her denture make her look younger and when she saw it, she was satisfied.by VbaV [...]

Emergency Patient before his Wedding

29 Sep 2017 19:36

Did you know that.... when your front tooth is Broken before your wedding. It can stop you from smiling & creating good memories on your big day? But Dr. Velasquez can help.​This was an emergency case. He came in when he brokeone of his front tooth few weeks before his wedding. It was a series of treatments, and definitely the processtook time. But thanks to him & his vision that had aligned toours, with the goal in mind which is to fix the brokentooth,we [...]

Steps on how to get a Whiter Smile for your Wedding

25 Sep 2017 18:15

​The first thing Larry Dougherty noticed about his dentalschool classmate Ana Paula Ferraz was her long, jet blackhair. As Ana got to know Larry, she fell in love withhis kindness and sense of humor.After dental school, itwas “I do” for the couple. Ana and Larry married in asmall, 60-person wedding at an old estate home inMiami. One of their most special guests – the couple’srat terrier Chi Chi, in full top-hat regalia – even rode tothe wedding with Lar [...]

Did you know that  chewing sugarless gum can prevent cavity?

14 Sep 2017 19:44

​Clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gumfor 20 minutes following meals can help prevent toothdecay.The chewing of sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris,neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in themouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughoutthe mouth. Increased saliva flow also carries with itmore calcium and phosphate to help strengthen toothenamel.Look for chewing gum with the ADA Se [...]

Your Teeth Are Amazing! 5 Fascinating Facts

8 Sep 2017 19:16

​They help you chew, speak and smile, but how much do you really know about your teeth? Here are some of the “tooth truths” that prove your teeth really are remarkable. 1. People have been caring for their teeth for centuries.Did you know the first toothbrushes were actually twigs our ancestors chewed on, using the frayed ends to cleanse their teeth? Around 5,000 B.C., the Egyptians used crushed eggshells and ground animal hooves to clean and polish their teeth. By [...]

8 Secrets to a Successful Back-to-School Dental Checkup

28 Aug 2017 19:49

Backpack? Check. Booster shots? Check. Teeth cleaning?Check!Regular dental visits are important year-round, buta back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the mostcommon chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children tomiss more than 51 million school hours each year. Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain,trouble eating, difficulty speaking and schoolabsences. “When people are beginning to do theirpedi [...]

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