March has been a busy month and we have Spring Fever! Last week, March 3rd – 7th, was National Dental Assistant’s Week. Pictured above are our wonderful assistants with our dentists. We appreciate all the hard work our assistants do for our patients and staff. Thank you!
Don’t forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th!
Our staff will be attending the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta at the end of this month to participate in dental educational classes so we can provide the best service to our patients!
Also, March is National Nutrition Month, and below is an article by the American Dental Association on proper nutrition and how it affects your oral health.
As you know, a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. Poor nutrition can lead to all kinds of health issues, including oral health problems such as gum disease and cavities. In fact, studies show that people who have lost teeth or wear dentures don’t eat as many fruits or vegetables and tend to have less nutritious diets overall.
Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So naturally, what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also the health of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your oral health. Did you know that certain foods can put you at risk for cavities and other oral health problems? Here are some MouthHealthy tips.
According to MyPlate, a website from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture, a balanced diet should include:
•Fruits and vegetables. Combined these should be half of what you eat every day.
•Grains. Make sure at least half of the grains you eat are whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread and brown rice.
•Dairy. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods.
•Lean proteins. Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry and fish. Try and vary your protein choices to include eggs, beans, peas and legumes, too. Eat at least 8 oz. of seafood a week.