With a New Year starting, there is a new reminder that February is Heart and Stroke awareness month!
To hopefully catch a stroke in time you can use the acronym FAST: FACE… Is it drooping? ARMS… Can you raise both? SPEECH… Is it slurred or jumbled? TIME… To call 9-1-1 right away
At Innovation Drive Dental, our patients health is of utmost importance. To support this cause we will be accepting donations for The Heart and Stroke Foundation to support research and aid. At the end of the month, Doctor’s Jennifer and Corey Shulman will match the total amount raised!
Check out the video below to see where your donations will be going to!
It’s October and it’s time to remind everyone that the end of the year is fast approaching. It’s time to think about maximizing any unused dental benefits on any outstanding dental treatment you may have. Unfortunately dental insurance benefits, if not used by the end of the year, expire. Having dental insurance is an awesome benefit, why not take advantage of it. Remember...USE IT OR LOSE IT!
A small start-up group in China created a new device to help smokers kick their habit. Like a FitBit monitors your steps and activity, the ToSee cigarette holder monitors the number of cigarettes you smoke as well as the amount of poison you are inhaling.
You can use the app (available on Android and iOS) to set up custom targets, reminders, tracking the intake of substances over time and how much the habit costs. Eason Wu, the co-founder and chief operating office believes that if people are aware of the amount, the cost and the effects of their habits, they may reduce the amount of cigarettes they smoke or quit altogether.
Before heading out, don’t forget to brush your teeth… and your tongue. While most people only focus on their teeth, the grooves and ridges on your tongue are a breeding ground for bacteria which can cause bad breath.
Choose a good mouthwash
Go with an alcohol free mouthwash. While mouthwash tastes great and seems to cover up bad breath, the alcohol in it can cause a dry mouth. Dry mouth=Bad Breath.
Eat some Strawberries
For a natural pick-me up try eating some strawberries, they are known to brighten your smile as well as freshen breath.
Limit your alcoholic intake
While alcoholic drinks may give you some liquid courage, they also cause dehydration, which can cause dry mouth. And like I said before Dry mouth=Bad breath. Make water your drink of choice to keep you hydrated.
Try popping some gum in your mouth after your meal. If you can, aim for one that contains Xylitol, a cavity fighting ingredient.