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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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Cavities: Checkmate! Prevention plans lead to great check ups.

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You can help prevent tooth decay by following these tips:

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Check with us about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
  • Regular visit’s for professional cleanings and oral examinations. 

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Patient spotlight: Doug Goodhue sets World record

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Milford’s own Doug “ silver bullet” Goodhue just returned from an amazing US National Road Race Championship where he competed in the 12K ( 7.46 mile) distance. Doug’s average mile of 6:36 would be the envy of a 20 year old. Doug is 71 years old!  Dr. Huszti couldn't be more proud of his long time running partner. Congratulations Doug!!

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Tips for a healthy Halloween

The candy is coming!


Here’s our top 10 tips for a fun & healthy Halloween:

•    Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
•    Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Besides 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.
•    Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
•    Drink more water. Drinking optimally fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that are fluoridated.
•    Maintain a healthy diet. Your body is like a complex machine. The foods you choose as fuel and how often you "fill up" affect your general health and that of your teeth and gums.
•    Avoid beverages with added sugar such as soda, sports drinks or flavored waters. When teeth come in frequent contact with beverages that contain sugar, the risk of tooth decay is increased.
•    Chew gum that has the ADA Seal. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals helps reduce tooth decay, because increased saliva flow helps wash out food and neutralize the acid produced by dental plaque bacteria.
•    Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
•    Clean between teeth daily with floss. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
•    Visit your dentist. Regular visits can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early, when they are easy to "treat."

 

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Yeah, kid’s have time!

We love Katy Perry's video 'Roar' when she takes the time to brush her crocidiles teeth. Remember brushing just 2x’s 2 min. makes a big difference. In the jungle use your best judgement!

 

We love thorough but gentle brushing. Here’s how:

• Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.

• Move the brush back and forth gently in short strokes.

• Brush the outer surfaces, the inside surfaces and the chewing surfaces of all  
  teeth.

• To clean the inside surface of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and

  make several up-and-down strokes.

• Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

Our hygenists would be more than happy to assist you or your child with your brushing technique. Please ask at yor next appointment. It’s our pleasure to care for you!

 

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Kensington Challenge Countdown

 


Family, fitness and fun are all part of a healthy lifestyle. Join the Huszti family and the Huszti dental staff as they take the Kensington “Challenge”. Huszti Dental is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. The proceeds go to such worthy charities as the wounded warriors project and local programs to encourage childhood fitness.

Road races: 5K, 15K
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kensington Metropark

Be sure to vote for your favorite Team Huszti Dental runner on our facebook page!


Whether you’re a runner or walker you’ll enjoy the beauty of the Kensington Metro Park and that special feeling of accomplishment at the finish line!

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Cavities don't stand a chance!

Kim & Sue do it all. With over 30 years of combined service to Huszti Dental Care they are an important part of the Team that keeps our patients smiling. When they’re not busy with patient care they like to do a little modeling. Case in point: our new marketing piece “cavities don’t stand a chance” features our two favorite dental assistants.



With all that Kim and Sue do at our practice it got us thinking. If we had to detail their job description what would it look like?

Superstar Dental Assistant’s

Must be a great communicator with supreme customer service skills. A dedicated team player with an exceptional work ethic. Must “make our patients day”, bring a positive attitude & a love of chocolate.

Skills/Qualities:
* Experienced in assisting on cosmetic cases (veneers, full mouth makeovers) , implant placement, oral surgery, and all other facets of general dentistry. Must be able to pour models, take impressions, make temps, and stay two steps ahead of the doctor.
* Must be well spoken, professional, presentable and customer service must be a priority. Attentive to our patients needs
* Computer proficiency
* Must be able to take digital x-rays.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Assisting doctor and hygienist
  • Inventory and ordering of supplies
  • Lab tracking and lab communication
  • Assisting office manager with administrative duties
  • Optimizing patient flow

Must be eager to work and allow the doctor to focus on his dentistry and deliver phenomenal customer service to our patients.

…photoshoots & modeling experience a plus!


Many thanks to graphic artist Peter Moreau for his wit & creativity -  www.moreaucreative.wordpress.com

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Grow Healthy

Huszti Dental Care supports the grow healthy initiative. Sipping sugary beverages all day raises the risk of tooth decay. Help protect your teeth by brushing 2 minutes 2x a day with fluoride toothpaste! Better yet cut back or eliminate sugary drinks altogether!


There are lots of ways to grow healthy, but you don't have to do them all at once. Print this postcard and put it on the fridge as an easy reminder to make healthy choices: http://1.usa.gov/176Oe9Q

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Nursing bottle Caries

Temporary,yes but your child's baby teeth are important. And are still susceptible to cavities. Decay or “caries” in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Nursing bottle Caries, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also help make sure their adult teeth come in correctly. It’s important to start infants off with good oral care to help protect their teeth for decades to come.


What causes Nursing bottle Caries?

Nursing bottle Caries most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected.

There are many factors which can cause caries. One common cause is the frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Caries can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby.

Caries is a disease that can begin with cavity-causing bacteria being passed from the mother (or primary caregiver) to the infant. These bacteria are passed through the saliva. When the mother puts the baby’s feeding spoon in her mouth, or cleans a pacifier in her mouth, the bacteria can be passed to the baby.

If your infant or toddler does not receive an adequate amount of fluoride, they may also have an increased risk for caries. The good news is that decay is preventable.

Preventing Nursing bottle Caries

  • Try not to share saliva with the baby through common use of feeding spoons or licking pacifiers. After each feeding, wipe your child’s gums with a clean, damp gauze pad or washcloth.
  • When your child’s teeth come in, brush them gently with a child-size toothbrush and water. Be sure to consult with your child’s dentist or physician if you are considering using fluoride toothpaste before age 2.
  • Brush the teeth with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste from the ages of 2 to 6.
  • Supervise brushing until your child can be counted on to spit and not swallow toothpaste—usually not before he or she is 6 or 7.
  • Place only formula, milk or breastmilk in bottles. Avoid filling the bottle with liquids such as sugar water, juice or soft drinks.
  • Infants should finish their bedtime and naptime bottles before going to bed.
  • If your child uses a pacifier, provide one that is clean—don’t dip it in sugar or honey.
  • Encourage your child to drink from a cup by his/her first birthday.
  • Encourage healthy eating habits.

When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. For more information about nutrition and your baby, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

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Celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month


The usually reserved professionals at Huszti Dental Care will do anything to promote good oral health with our kids. It was determined "silly" was the way to go and what could be more ridiculous than your dental office making a rap video? Besides “Rap music is the only way to get through to kids today. Between photo shoots and the use of “autorap” software the Huszti Dental staff began working on an original rap piece. All in all we had a great time making our video and even convinced a couple kids/patients to join us as “guest rappers” ( thanks Olivia & Stephen).

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for children. Good home care, prevention and regular check-ups pave the way for smiles that last a lifetime.

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Better Oral Health in 2013

Still looking for a New Years resolution ? Consider cutting back on problematic soft drinks. Such a small change can impact your weight goals, general health and will make your dentist very happy too! Please enjoy this article from the Michigan Dental association and be sure to ask us about smart diet choices at your next visit!

When you’re thirsty, what do you reach for? If you’re like a growing majority of Americans, more often than not you reach for a can or bottle of pop.

Soft drinks make up 27 percent of all the beverages Americans drink. That’s an astounding $54 billion spent on 14 billion gallons of “liquid candy.”

Since teenagers are some of the biggest pop drinkers around, this is cause for concern. Teenagers today drink twice as much pop as milk, which means they may not be getting the vitamins, minerals and protein they need.

What they are getting is a large dose of sugars and other unhealthy additives that can lead to tooth decay. The sugar in soft drinks combine with the bacteria in the mouth to produce acid that can destroy the teeth. You’re at even greater risk if you sip pop throughout the day, since that exposes your teeth to the sugars and acids for longer periods and is even more likely to result in tooth decay.

And don’t think that by drinking diet pop, you’re saving your teeth. Diet pop contains the same acids as regular varieties, and can erode away the enamel on your teeth as well as cause decay.

So what can you do to reduce your risk of decay? Obviously, you need to cut down on the amount of soda you drink. Next time you’re thirsty, reach for milk or water, or even a thirst quenching fruit like grapes, watermelon or apples. Here are some other tips:

  • Avoid sipping soft drinks throughout the day. Instead, drink them in a short time with food or as part of a meal.
  • If you can’t brush, rinse your mouth with water after drinking pop.
  • Eat foods that are high in sugar or are sticky and more likely to cause tooth decay during meals rather than between meals.
  • Brush and floss regularly to remove the plaque that can lead to tooth decay.
  • Ask your Michigan Dental Association dentist about the use of fluoride products to lessen further decay.

No one’s saying you need to eliminate soft drinks from your diet. But use them sparingly – making them the treat they were originally intended to be.

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Kensington Challenge

More than 500 people of all ages responded to the “challenge” this year crowding Kensington Park’s Maple Beach for the 29th annual Kensington Challenge road race. Team “Huszti Dental Care” turned out in force to participate and help raise funds for local youth fitness and the wounded warriors project.

“ The Kensington Challenge showcases healthy lifestyles and family fun. It’s sends an important message throughout our community.”

 


Huszti dental care is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. A special thank you to race director and good friend Doug Goodhue for another great race. Thanks Doug!

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Dr. Huszti Nominated to Committee

Dr. William Huszti, Dr. Anna Chong-Huszti

 

Dr. Huszti was recently nominated to serve on the Michigan Dental Association’s committee on “Communication, Education and Awareness”.

“ Of course I’m honored to have been asked. The Michigan Dental Association is such a positive force for oral health. I am looking forward to adding my enthusiasm to this group.” 

 

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Pop Wars: Diet & Your Health

What we choose to eat can have a large impact on our health. Be sure to check out our latest public service contribution to You Tube. Huszti Dental Care is passionate about the message.


By sharing the specifics of your diet we can build a prevention program that’s best for you and that’s guaranteed to keep you smiling!

 

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Technology spotlight: Digital X-rays

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When it comes to our tech favorite’s our digital x-ray system may top the list. The Dexis Platinum has proven to be a “game changer”. The wonderfully detailed images allows us to see problems early. The results? A greatly enhanced prevention program.


Special software analyzes information beyond the abilities of the human eye thereby increasing the diagnostic quality too. The CMOS (Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) sensor is so sensitive we can accomplish all and still reduce the radiation used by up to 80%. 


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Why Digital?
• Enhances your prevention plan
• Reduced exposure to radiation
• Green friendly ( no film or developing chemicals)
• Your time is important - Faster, easier procedure
• High performance CMOS technology
• High quality images 

We’re proud to provide you with the best solutions for your oral heath.

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Your Dental Office on Television!

 


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As promised here are the video clips produced for the MDA’s  new television campaign and starring your dental office!  Many of you have seen have seen the state-wide ad’s on such shows as “Oprah”, “Today show”, “Good morning America’, “Law & Order”, “Anderson Cooper 360” and others.

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The MDA’s message supports the importance of oral health care and regular prevention appointments. The campaign is being very well received and we’re glad to have played a part. Thanks for all of your interest throughout the entire process. We’re proud to be your dental office!

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Hartland , Dentistry & Community Prevention

Prevention advice from a dentist serving Hartland, michigan




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Hartland, Michigan has been a rapidly growing community.Huszti Dental Care has been pleased to volunteer in neighboring schools & teach youngster the basics of oral health.  Many young families have transitioned to Hartland from areas benefiting from city water.


Hartland Michigan dentist & prevention

As a result Hartland dentistry involves attention to prevention ( including professional fluoride treatments) but may have less restorative needs than other nearby communities. An analysis of individual wells may be beneficial.



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Communities have unique signatures which affect its citizens and their oral health. I am honored to care for members of several communities and would like to share some general observations with you. As always check with your dentist for details and personal prevention advice for you and your family

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"e-dental-pedia"- patient education technology

The staff at Huszti Dental Care are always available to answer your questions. Educational technology is another  important adjunct to help patients of all ages better understand oral health. A short multimedia presentation can



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be just the thing to shed light upon technical questions concerning dental treatment or to make a compelling case for ease of dental prevention. That's why the clinic has been equipped with an electronic dental encyclopedia, available chair-side, in every treatment room.

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An informed patient is always in a position to attain better health.



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