American Dental Association, June 18, 2012 - Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful dietâ€”most of the time. It has vitamin C and potassium, substances your body needs to work properly. But it isnâ€™t good for you when it affects the way your medicines work. Grapefruit juice and fresh grapefruit can interfere with the [...]
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We hope that youâ€™re family is surviving after the Friday evening storm that caused such terrible power outages. Weâ€™re in the office, seeing patients, and we can call out, but both of our incoming lines apparently have intermittent automated messages that â€œall circuits are busyâ€. We are calling people to confirm appointments, although we too [...]
Did you know: allergies caused by pollen can make your teeth hurt? Those beautiful blossoms coming out now can be a source of pain for your teeth: sinus problems that are worsened with the onset of pollen season often show up as tooth pain. Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the [...]
Sugarless gum is typically sweetened with sorbitol that although less cavity causing (cariogenicity) still is not a cavity-free sweetener. Xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar alcohol (polyol), is the only compound of those tested (xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol) which significantly did not affect the growth and acid production of from cavity causing bacteria. More about xylitol, click [...]
Novartis Consumer Health Inc. issues voluntary nationwide recall of certain over-the-counter products (Bufferin, Excedrin [various], Gas-X, and NoDoz) due to potential presence of foreign tablets or chipped or broken tablets or gelcaps. See the full FDA recall notice, click here. See the full list of recalled over-the-counter drugs, click here. CBS news report of the [...]
Except in limited circumstances, HMO, or strict in-network PPO, you can use and weâ€™ll process your insurance. Iâ€™m always surprised when I hear a friend / patient concerned that they canâ€™t use their dental insurance in our office, particularly for carriers like Aetna or Met-Life. 99% of the time even when itâ€™s a network PPO [...]
It's almost that time again. Insurance open season, when you have an opportunity to change your insurance to better fit your life. But ... it can be a puzzle. Which insurance plan is right for you? How is that company to work with? How is their coverage? Is dental separate from medical. Federal open season [...]
It doesn't take much to help others during the holiday season. Share your good will with other local families. Food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, new and gently-used clothing - cleaned (especially coats), and financial contributions. See the list below, working with local organizations Koinonia and Food for Others in the spirit of giving. financial [...]
Did you know: allergies caused by pollen can make your teeth hurt? Those beautiful weeds coming out now can be a source of pain for your teeth: sinus problems that are worsened with the onset of pollen season often show up as tooth pain. Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the [...]
When: First full weekend of August (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) each year. The 2011 holiday will take place on August 5-7, 2011. What's Exempt: During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will [...]