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Fluoride: 70 years of Effective prevention

5 Reasons Why Fluoride in Water is Good for Communities

  1. Prevents tooth decay. Fluoride in water is the most efficient way to prevent one of the most common childhood diseases – tooth decay. An estimated 51 million school hours and 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental-related illness. Community water fluoridation is so effective at preventing tooth decay that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named it one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

  2. Protects all ages against cavities. Studies show that fluoride in community water systems prevents at least 25 percent of tooth decay in children and adults, even in an era with widespread availability of fluoride from other sources, such as fluoride toothpaste.

  3. Safe and effective. For 70 years, the best available scientific evidence consistently indicates that community water fluoridation is safe and effective. It has been endorsed by numerous U.S. Surgeons General, and more than 100 health organizationsrecognize the health benefits of water fluoridation for preventing dental decay, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  4. Saves money. The average lifetime cost per person to fluoridate a water supply is less than the cost of one dental filling. For most cities, every $1 invested in water fluoridation saves $38 in dental treatment costs.

  5. It’s natural. Fluoride is naturally present in groundwater and the oceans. Water fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride to a recommended level for preventing tooth decay. It’s similar to fortifying other foods and beverages, like fortifying salt with iodine, milk with vitamin D, orange juice with calcium and bread with folic acid

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Game Plan: Halloween tips

Have fun with the treats while avoiding the “tricks”


ime It Right

Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.

 

Stay Away from Sweet Snacks

Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl.

 

Choose Candy Carefully

Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay.

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Running with the Mavs

What happens when you have one night and 4 generations of runners on the track? Turn on the big lights... A tribute to Milford High School runners, their alumni and a passionate running community in the Huron Valley of Michigan. "when a fire starts to burn" PERFORMED BY disclosure "Heart & Soul" PERFORMED BY built by titan Doug Goodhue........

Dr. Huszti recently completed a project combining his love of film editing, his drone and the friendship of several generations of runners. Let us know what you think!

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4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth

It doesn’t matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full: Drinking water is always good for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and keeps your muscles moving. Sipping water is also one of the best things you can do for your teeth – especially if it’s fluoridated. Read on to find out why water is always a winner for your dental health.

It Strengthens Your Teeth
Drinking water with fluoride (called “nature’s cavity fighter”) is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to help prevent cavities.
A modern-day tale of two cities shows what a difference fluoride makes, especially in community water systems. In 2011, the Canadian city of Calgary stopped adding fluoride to its water. Curious about the impact, researchers compared Calgary second graders with kids in the same age group in Edmonton, a Canadian city that has had fluoridated water since 1967. Their research, published in the February 2016 journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, found children in non-fluoridated Calgary had more tooth decay than children in the city with uninterrupted fluoridation. 

It Keeps Your Mouth Clean
Drinking juice, soda or sports drinks may help you wash down your dinner, but they can leave unwanted sugar behind on your teeth. The cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth love to eat sugar and produce acid that wears away enamel, which is the outer shell of your teeth. Many of these drinks also have added acids (phosphoric, citrus or malic acid) to make them taste less sweet, but those acids also eat away at your teeth. 

Water, however, cleans your mouth with every sip. It washes away leftover food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for. It also dilutes the acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth. You’ll still need to brush twice a day for two minutes and clean between your teeth, but drinking water through the day will go a long way toward keeping your smile cavity-free. 

It Fights Dry Mouth
Saliva is your mouth’s first defense against tooth decay. It washes away leftover food, helps you swallow with ease and keeps your teeth strong by washing them with calcium, phosphate and fluoride.
When your saliva supply runs low, dry mouth may put you at risk for tooth decay. Drinking water can help cut your risk as you and your dentist work to find the best long-term solution for you. 

It’s Calorie-Free
Sweetened drinks that are high in sugar and calories, create a perfect storm that puts you at risk for cavities and other unhealthy consequences like weight gain. In fact, studies have shown that drinking water can actually help you lose weight. So the next time you need a drink, go guilt-free with water to take care of your body and your smile. 

Thanks Mouthhealthy.org for this great article!

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Advice from our favorite holiday dentist

Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?

It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey the Elf, best known for his adventures with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, joined forces with the American Dental Association (ADA) to come up with tips for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy during the holidays. 

In the classic holiday movie, Hermey dreamed of becoming a dentist and helping people keep their teeth healthy. In 2014, the ADA awarded Hermey with a Dental Do Gooder (DDG) for his passion for dentistry. This year, Hermey and the ADA came up with a set of tips to help families keep their smiles in tip-top shape. 

✓ Have a routine. Hermey always brushes his teeth two times a day, for two minutes, and you should too! It’s what keeps your mouth healthy in December and all year long. Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste that has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

✓ Choose the carrots. (That means you, Santa!) Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, take a cue from Rudolph and eat the carrots.

✓ Don’t forget the dentist! The holidays can be a busy time, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teeth. If you are due for a teeth cleaning or need work done, don’t forget to visit your dentist in December.

✓ Drink water. You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy.

✓ Protect your teeth. Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports – or reindeer games – this winter.

Article share from http://www.mouthhealthy.org

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Kid-Friendly Oral Health: To Eat or Not to Eat

Within recent years, dentists have reported an alarming influx of children -- sometimes even as young as 18 months -- suffering from tooth decay or gum infection. Often, these conditions require invasive surgery, resulting in the loss of numerous baby teeth. 

The statistics are nothing to smile about. In 2014, Australia's Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne indicated that, of the 1,000 minors who underwent general anesthetics for tooth removal, 178 were aged three or younger.

In light of this startling fact, parents have begun wondering -- what is the main culprit of early childhood dental issues, and how can they be avoided? Typically, the answer lies in today's pervasive high sugar diet. Kid-proven favorites like carbonated drinks, processed snacks and sweet treats can seriously affect a child's oral health. 

When monitoring your child's sugar intake, which food and beverage items should you specifically include on the no-no list? Take a look at these top five Dental Don'ts, in addition to some wholesome alternatives to protect their pearly whites.

Stay Away: Sodas & Juices

These notoriously cloying beverages contain, respectively, about 40 grams and 25 grams of sugar per serving. In addition, artificially sweetened drinks are often blended with enamel eroding compounds, like phosphoric and citric acids. 

Try Instead: Naturally Flavored Water
Entice your kids to quench their thirst with water by adding a tangy, aromatic infusion from sliced cucumbers, berries, watermelon or even mint leaves. 

If you decide that juice is still on the table, Dr. Matthew Mullally, an Indiana-based dentist, advises sticking with juices that have no added sugars. "Water it down whenever possible," he says. "The goal is to cut down sugar content. If possible, limit their servings to one a day."

Stay Away: Dried Fruits  
These popular snacks might be considered healthy, but in reality, the dehydration process strips away their nutrients, leaving mostly concentrated sugars. In addition, the non-soluble fiber content adheres sugar directly to the tooth's surface.

One main culprit is the raisin. "They actually cause a lot of harm," warns Dr. Justin Sycamore, who runs a cosmetic dental practice in California. "Most parents think they're really great, but the sugar sticks to the grooves of your teeth for hours."

Try Instead: Fresh Non-Acidic Fruits
Satisfy your kids' midday cravings with crisp apples, juicy pineapple or tart strawberries, which contain plaque and cavity fighting Vitamin C. 

Stay Away: Starchy Carbs
These dinnertime staples, including pasta, potatoes and white bread, rapidly convert to stored sugar throughout digestion. In addition, based on their coarse texture, these foods can get wedged between the teeth, causing tartar build-up.  

Try Instead: Raw Crunchy Vegetables
Encourage your kids to munch a variety of colorful veggies, like carrots, broccoli and cucumbers, as their folic acid properties scrape away plaque.

Stay Away: Candies & Desserts
These heavily processed confections are unsurprisingly loaded with refined sugars (as much as 30 grams in a Snickers bar, for example). In addition, saccharine particles cling to the teeth and gums indefinitely, which speeds up dental decay.

Try Instead: Stevia Sweetened Yogurt
Treat your kids to a smile worthy dessert by mixing together all-natural liquid stevia and plain Greek yogurt, for calcium fortified enamel strength. 

But if you have a little wiggle room here, Alene D'Alesio, DMD, and Program Director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh suggests letting kids be kids.

"Strawberries with whip cream after dinner or a piece of chocolate after lunch is okay." she says. "It's a better alternative to sticky candies that can stay in the grooves of the teeth. " 

Stay Away: Energy Drinks
These sports enhancers claim to boost athletic performance, but they often have even more sugar than their soda counterparts. In addition, a 2008 study determined the acidic content in Gatorade eroded teeth faster than both Red Bull and Coke.  

Try Instead: Organic Iced Green Tea
Encourage your kids to refuel their energy with this healthy source of caffeine, which offers anti-inflammatory benefits to fight gum disease. 

Stay Away: Gummy Vitamins
While these may be the easiest (and yummiest) way to get your child to consume their vitamins, from an oral health standpoint, they aren't the best option. Sure, they're visually appealing, but they also contain unnecessary sugars, food coloring and other additives that can be harmful to developing teeth.

Try Instead: Xylitol Sweetened Vitamins
A well-balanced diet can go a long way, but if your child has the pickiest of palates, and only after consulting with your family doctor, Dr. Mary Tierney, pediatric dentist in Illinois, recommends taking a multivitamin sweetened with xylitol.

"These melt-in-your-mouth form of vitamins allow them to go down quickly and not stick to teeth," she says. "Not only is the xylitol dentist approved, but it also helps make them taste great too."

Prevention Tips

Another defense against premature tooth rotting is teaching your children proper oral hygiene. If kids learn, from an early age, the importance of a clean smile, fresh breath and regular dental check-ups, they will likely make these habits permanent. The following tips are simple and effective starting points: 

  • Ensure they thoroughly brush their teeth, both in the morning and at night, with child-safe toothpaste.
  • Demonstrate how to floss between each tooth and instruct them to do this at least three times per week.
  • Urge them to rinse out food particles with kid-friendly antibacterial mouthwash right before bedtime.
  • Schedule visits with your family dentist twice each year, including x-rays and fluoride treatments.

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Dr. Huszti answers on Quora Panel

Milford Dentist

By no means is brushing overrated. In fact good oral hygiene is an important strategy in a cavity prevention plan. When combined with a Fluoride toothpaste even more so. 

Is it possible to brush your teeth as recommended and still get cavities? Sure. It may help if you understand the basic elements necessary for a cavity to form:

 
·      Tooth (substrate)
·      Diet (carbohydrates/sugar)
·      Dental plaque (bacteria). 



Prevention strategies are simply geared toward manipulating these factors with a bias towards health. 

As a restorative dentist of 25 years the most extreme cases of cavities I’ve witnessed are the result of “soda pop” sipping. The carbonation in the beverage acts to “soften” the teeth while the high sugar content provides a rich food source for the bacteria. When combined with frequent sipping the results can be devastating. In such cases diligent tooth brushing alone is a woefully inadequate measure without correcting for the dietary factor.

It’s worth noting that cavities are not the only concern addressed by proper brushing. Plaque control is a fundamental step in the prevention and treatment for periodontal disease, bad breath and contributes to the much desired “whiter smile”. Keep in mind periodontitis, pathology of the supporting structures of the tooth, accounts for more lost teeth than those caused by cavities. 

In a nutshell brushing after meals is a great start toward implementing an effective prevention plan but is only one of a number of strategies that must be considered. Be sure to partner with your dentist and share your routine. Cavity prevention can be surprisingly easy and that’s sure to keep you smiling.

  


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Grand Opening: AMP in Central Park

Dr. Huszti & daughter Olivia couldn’t resist a little filming after the Memorial Day Parade in Milford! Proud of our community and this weeks grand opening of the AMP in Central Park.

As appears on http://milfordamp.org:
" Park hosts a weekly Summer Concert Series that attracts over 1000 people each week. Every week, a stage is leased from Oakland County to service the concerts. A permanent location for these concerts—as well as other community events—was desired. 

In Central Park, next to the Ford Powerhouse and Pettibone Creek is a natural landscaped “bowl” that lends itself to the creation of terraced steps for the amphitheater. Carved into the land, the steps will face southwest toward a Pavilion that will be designed in the style of the Albert Kahn-designed Powerhouse."

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Hosting Students: Isabella

A great smile is a good start when considering “Dental” as a career. It was fun hosting Isabella today. 

This Milford High School senior has a contagious enthusiasm and a bright future ahead!

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Sterilization Center Update

 
 

Our Sterilization lab is the hub of our clinic. To maintain a high level of service we just completed an update to our Sterilization center.


Our new Corian counter tops accommodate integrated sonic instrument cleaners while improving ergonomics for staff and help keep the space clutter free.
We know the more efficient we are the more time we get to spend where it counts…with you!

 
 

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“What Would Your Mouth Say about You?"

Dr. Huszti is the co-chair of the Public Relations Advisory Committee responsible for the new public education TV Campaign.

 

The “mouths” speak about their oral health from a first-hand perspective, stressing the importance of dental health to everyone. The Michigan Dental Association takes its responsibility seriously to educate the public about the importance of dental health. 

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Huszti Dental confidential: Hygieinist Raquel

Meet Raquel

Welcome to the 3rd video in a series to help you get to know our team. The staff at Huszti Dental are a special group. Knowledgeable and caring professionals? Sure but we thought it would be fun to share how we spend our free time. It might just surprise you. Did you know our staff includes a ballet dancer, valedictorian, singer, drone pilot and more? We hope you enjoy getting to know us better. It’s our pleasure to care for you

Join the conversation on our Facebook page : Conservative professionals by day... but after hours? #wikileaks,#OpenTheFiles. Huszti Dental is celebrating over 20 years of friendships and patient care. A special thanks to all of our patients from Milford, Highland, Commerce, White Lake, Hartland, Holly and all surrounding Michigan areas. We hope you've had as much fun going to the dentist as we've had with you!

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Huszti Dental Confidential: Dr. Chong

Newly released: Dr. Chong and High School videos.

Behind every patient is a great story. After twenty years of practicing dentistry we’ve met a lot wonderful people & heard a lot of wonderful stories.

 Welcome to the 2nd video in a series to help you get to know our team and hear our stories. The staff at Huszti Dental are a special group. Knowledgeable and caring professionals? Sure but we thought it would be fun to share how we spend our free time. It might just surprise you. Did you know our staff includes a ballet dancer, valedictorian, singer, drone pilot and more? We hope you enjoy getting to know us better. It’s our pleasure to care for you!

Dr. Anna called Toronto Canada home prior to her dental school education. Her High School class valedictorian she attended the University of Toronto where she entered the prestigious Trinity College on an academic scholarship. At The University of Detroit dental school she graduated in the top of her class earning a membership into the Omicron Kappa Epsilon national dental honor society. "I met Bill in the first year of dental school when he asked me to dance at the school Halloween party. We have been together ever since”. Following dental school she received advanced training, a hospital residency program, with the University Of Michigan & Veterans administration hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 Dr. Chong- Huszti enjoys volunteering locally and in particular at the local public schools where daughters Olivia & Sophia attend. At the state level she enjoyed serving, with Bill, on the membership committee for the Michigan Dental Association. “Our Michigan dental association is a true standout and an important advocate for the public’s health”. Dr. Chong-Huszti enjoys jogging, shopping, national parks and big cities. Favorite pastimes are spent with family and daughters Olivia & Sophia. The family enjoys fun at Kensington Park and hosting friends & family.

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Huszti Dental Confidential: Hygienist, Erica

Behind every patient is a story and after twenty years of practicing dentistry we’ve met many wonderful people and families.  Welcome to the first video in a series to help you get to know our team. The staff at Huszti Dental are a special group. Knowledgeable and caring professionals? Sure but we thought it would be fun to share how we spend our free time. It might just surprise you. Did you know our staff includes a ballet dancer, valedictorian, singer, drone pilot and more? We hope you enjoy getting to know us better. It’s our pleasure to care for you!

Join the talk on our Facebook page : Conservative professionals by day... but after hours? #wikileaks,#OpenTheFiles

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We’re Irish for a day at O'Huszti Dental Care

We’re Irish for a day at O'Huszti Dental Care

We’d like to wish everyone a happy & safe St. Patrick’s Day. While we’re all thinking green it’s a great time to make sure you and your family are consuming your share of green leafy vegetables. It just might be the start of a new & healthy St. Patrick’s Day tradition!

Beyond the green leafy variety vegetables as a while are an important part of your diet. According to choosemyplate.gov: Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.


Health Benefits

◦    Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.

◦    Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.

◦    Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

◦    Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.

◦    Eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.

 Nutrients

◦    Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, or cholesterol.)

◦    Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.

◦    Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.

◦    Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.

◦    Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.

◦    Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.

◦    Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.

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Community matters: Jump rope for heart


Lucky winners of a professional whitening system.

Lucky winners of a professional whitening system.

 Huszti Dental is proud to have helped sponsor the recent “Jump rope for heart” event.

Students at all the Huron Valley elementary schools were jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No.1 and No. 3 killers. On Saturday February 6 at Milford High School field house. This is the fourth time for such a big district wide event (one of the biggest in the county -maybe the state - 10 elementary schools!).

Students jumped rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs. Jump Rope For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

The average heart beats 100,000 times each day. One of the best ways to take care of your heart is to make exercise a regular part of your every day life. Jump Rope For Heart teaches elementary school students how exercise benefits the heart and shows students that volunteering can be fun and beneficial to the whole community. They learn how they can make a difference by providing important community service and having a great time at this fun-filled family event. Money raised by the event will go to fund potentially lifesaving research into heart and blood vessel diseases and educational and community programs. 

We support the american Heart Associations goals. Really a lot of common sense ways to maintain your health & live a more high quality life
— william Huszti DDS

 

Nutrition Center

At the heart of good health is good nutrition. Find recipes, healthy cooking tips, secrets to heart-smart shopping and much more.

 Physical Activity

The benefits of physical activity are solidly-proven and well documented. But many of us need some extra motivation to get moving. Find that motivation with our programs, designed to offer you support and encouragement.

 Weight Management

Losing weight usually takes effort, and keeping it off has its own set of challenges. But your small everyday choices matter! Learn about BMI, losing weight and tips for success.  

 Stress Management

Whether you're facing crisis or simply managing the challenges of fast-paced living, you can learn to take good care of yourself and solve many of life's problems. Don't let stress get out of control.

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The dental rap

Introducing the premier of our latest: "The Dental Rap". An original piece starring our staff & patients. We’re celebrating "National Children's Dental Health Month" - smiles for life!

The usually reserved professionals at Huszti Dental will do ANYTHING to promote good oral health with our kids including scripting, “singing” & filming an original rap music video. Warning: turn your speakers down. #DontQuitDayJob

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National Children's Dental Health Month

The usually reserved professionals at Huszti Dental will do ANYTHING to promote good oral health with our kids including scripting, “singing” & filming an original rap music video. Counting down the days to it's premier ( 2/10/14).

According to the National Institute of health: National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  Why is this type of celebration—and year-round attention to children’s dental health--important? Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than two-thirds of 16- to 19-year-olds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. Although overall rates of tooth decay have decreased over the past four decades, decay has actually increased in preschool age children in recent years.

The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities. In addition, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two other strategies that can help prevent tooth decay.

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Because nobody likes a shot

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That’s why, everyday, we reach for our computerized anesthetic to keep our patients comfortable. With delicate sensors and real-time feedback computerized anesthetic provides optimum comfort. And a very different experience than the traditional syringe. Innovative technologies such as digital x-rays, laser diagnostics and computerized anesthetic enhance our treatments and insure you’re receiving the leading edge care you’ve come to expect. Whether family dentistry, cosmetic solutions or more advanced treatments  innovative care makes it easy to keep you smiling.

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History: In 1844 the thumb driven syringe was hailed as a break through technology. Irish physician Francis Rynd invented the hollow needle and used it to make the first recorded subcutaneous injections. In1853 Charles Pravaz and Alexander Wood developed a medical hypodermic syringe with a needle fine enough to pierce the skin. In 1946 Chance Brothers in Smethwick, Birmingham, England produce the first all-glass syringe with interchangeable barrel and plunger, thereby allowing mass-sterilization of components without the need for matching them. In 1956 New Zealand pharmacist and inventor Colin Murdoch was granted New Zealand and Australian patents for a disposable plastic syringe.

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