For Your Mouth, Mind & Body This Fall!

  • Posted on: Sep 13 2016
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Pumpkin – Not just for decorating – Pumpkin pulp is dense in Vitamin A & C, and its tasty seeds (pepitas) are rich in phytosterols, which may help to lower cholesterol. It’s also known as an immunity booster, to help you steer clear of the common cold! Here are 3 great recipes for roasted pumpkin salad,  roasted pepitas and a pumpkin spread!   

Social Media – Sign Out!  Ditch Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and take a brisk walk, enjoy the leaves, the crispness in the air. Spending time outdoors increases your vitamin D levels, makes you happier and improves your concentration (says Harvard Medical School)!

Love Football? Sink your teeth into this! Instead of pulling out that bag of chips while you and your friends are watching your favorite team, try crunchy veggies and yogurt dip!

Ditch Habits that are Hard on your Teeth – If you do one thing to improve your dental health this fall, turn over a new leaf by ditching habits that are hard on your teeth. That means no more chewing on ice or popcorn kernels. Ice is a crystal and tooth enamel is a crystal — when the two meet, one of them has to give. Sometimes it’s the tooth. Popcorn kernels can break teeth or fillings too, and the hull, if lodged in gum tissue, can irritate and cause bacteria buildup. This doesn’t mean no more popcorn, just don’t chew on the kernels, and FLOSS really well after popcorn!

Improve your fitness this fall: Try a less-conventional workout to spruce up your regimen. Break out of your fitness rut by taking a ballroom dance class or a mind-body workout such as yoga, Pilates, or Tai chi. You’ll be energized and more likely to stick with it.

Get a Dental Physical! Yes, dental physical. We address the overall health of our patients by taking the time to ask the right questions, go deeper, learn about your medical history and lifestyle and look for signs that will allow us to better treat the whole person. We can now easily and less invasively detect gum disease, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes and arthritis at very early stages and map out a treatment plan.

Prevention of periodontal disease continues to reveal whole body benefits and patients count on dentists today to help them live healthier lives. Our focus is to make you healthy for life, not just patch your issues for the next six months

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