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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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Happy New Year!

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It's a time for new beginnings. Looking for an easy resolution with a big impact? It's surprisingly easy to improve your smile by brushing for two minutes, twice a day. Huszti Dental also advises January resolutions should include safe winter fun & most of all time spent with friends & family!

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An article from US News sheds more light on the tradition of the New Years resolution: 

The New Year is all about making resolutions. But while 45 percent of Americans say they usually make them, just 8 percent of Americans manage to keep them, according to recent data from University of Scranton researchers and the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more are the top promises we make (and break) at the end of each year. Here are five tips for making New Year's Resolutions that you're more likely to keep.

[MORE: Be the Best You: Optimize Your Life]

Set achievable goals. Losing 25 pounds may not be within your control, but opting to eat more healthily can be. Getting a promotion may be up to your boss, but learning more transferable skills is something you can vow to do yourself. "Be real when you make a resolution," suggests Elisa Zied, a registered dietician and the author "Younger Next Week." Rather than commit to running a marathon, "Set yourself up for success and map out your course by making appointments with yourself to be active. If you treat your goals like set appointments, you're more likely to achieve them."

Reach out to others. Let your closest friends and family members in on your goals; they'll help hold you accountable, provide support when you feel your willpower starting to slip and serve as a sounding board when you need to figure out a problem. "Having a support network is crucial in achieving your goals," says Luke Landes of Consumerism Commentary.

Do unto yourself as you would do unto others. Yes, you read that correctly -- it's a twist on the Golden Rule, and something we tend to forget to do. "Consider resolving to treat yourself with just as much love and respect as you do your closest friends and relatives," Dr. Yoni Freedhoff writes at U.S. News & World Report. "Anytime you catch yourself beating up on your own normal human imperfections ... consider how you might counsel your loved ones were they in the exact same situation. Because you deserve to love and respect yourself too; no doubt, doing so will confer onto you tremendous health and life benefits."

Find ways to feel happier. Thousands of studies have shown that having an attitude of gratitude can make for positive change in your life. "Gratitude isn't passive reflection. It's active," says David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. "And it's not about the past. It's there to help direct our behavior in the future." At the very least, it can make you feel happier -- and there are real physical and emotional benefits to being more upbeat. "You're 50 percent less likely to have a heart attack, you get sick less often, and you can be a lot more productive at work," points out Nataly Kogan, founder and chief happiness officer at Happier.com, where community members chronicle their daily happy moments, no matter how small. With a little practice, feeling happy can become a habit (check out Kogan's 21-day Happier Courses for inspiration). And happiness is contagious. "If you're happier," Kogan says, "You'll make the people around you happier, too."

Forget resolutions; pick a theme instead. Tired of making the same resolutions year after year? Instead of focusing on "lose 10 pounds" or "hit the gym more often," pick a theme like "activity," "movement" or "fitness" and strive toward that instead. "The theme should be a word that resonates with you and embodies something that has been missing from your daily life," advises Melinda Johnson, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Instead of defining specific behaviors that you want to do, you simply keep your theme in mind and allow your days to unfold from there."

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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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Statewide Public Education Campaign

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On November 8, 2013 Dr. Huszti attended a meeting at the Michigan Dental Associations headquarters in East Lansing. His committee is tasked with engaging the public & keeping the message current. 

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For the past 10 years, the Michigan Dental Association has presented the important message “Want a health body? Start with a healthy mouth,” as the platform for its public education campaign. Todays meeting presented a thorough review of research from a wide variety of resources about the oral health habits of Michigan residents. Oral health issues are easily preventable. The goal of the committee is to present our best advice to the public and , as before, maintain a high impact on the good oral health of Michigan. 

On November 8, 2013 Dr. Huszti attended a meeting at the Michigan Dental Associations headquarters in East Lansing. His committee is tasked with engaging the public & keeping the message current. 

For the past 10 years, the Michigan Dental Association has presented the important message “Want a health body? Start with a healthy mouth,” as the platform for its public education campaign. Todays meeting presented a thorough review of research from a wide variety of resources about the oral health habits of Michigan residents. Oral health issues are easily preventable. The goal of the committee is to present our best advice to the public and , as before, maintain a high impact on the good oral health of Michigan. 

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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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Huszti Dental Math lesson

We all know that somethings just seem to add up to more than the sum of their parts. Example? 1 Triplet = 3x’s fun. Easily and maybe a little bit more…great check-ups too. All of our patients are special to us. It’s our pleasure to care for you!

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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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Dental Implants

Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements surgically placed in the jawbone.

A Solution of Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth

Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.

Twenty years ago, these patients would have had no alternative but to employ a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Fixed bridges and removable dentures, however, are not the perfect solution and often bring with them a number of other problems. Removable dentures may slip or cause embarrassing clicking sounds while eating or speaking. Of even greater concern, fixed bridges often affect adjacent healthy teeth, and removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease and other factors have a negative impact on fixed bridgework. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need attention and may need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.

 

Today there is another option for patients who are missing permanent teeth. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that a surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called "osseointegration," dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have "false teeth," and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges.

We’re pleased to offer patients from Milford, Highland, Commerce, White Lake, Hartland, Holly and all surrounding Michigan areas the latest dental implant treatments.


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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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Dr. Huszti Nominated to Committee

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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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Happy New Year

Dr.’s Huszti , Chong & the team at Huszti Dental Care would like to extend our best wishes to you for the New Year & thank you for making 2011 so special. We accomplished a lot & tried to find the time whenever  we could to “blog” about it! We just received our annual report and have posted it below. Thanks for following along. We always welcome your input. Is there a topic you’d like us to write about? Let us know!

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2011 in blogging


Happy New Year from WordPress.com!

To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on your blog’s activity in 2011. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers


A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

In 2011, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 65 posts. There were 46 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 61mb. That's about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 10th with 87 views. The most popular post that day was Lights, Camera, Action, Milford!.

How did they find you?


The top referring sites in 2011 were:

Some visitors came searching, mostly for white lake michigan map, red laser beam, laser beam, dental presentation for kids, and huszti dental.

Where did they come from?Most visitors came from The United States. India & Canada were not far behind.


Who were they?


Your most commented on post in 2011 was Your Dental Office on Television!

These were your 5 most active commenters:

Attractions in 2011


These are the posts that got the most views in 2011. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2011. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

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on the go for you: Chicago

Dental Implant conference 2011

Consistent with our mission to provide the most current treatment to our patient family Dr.’s Huszti & Chong attended Dental Implant conference 2011 on December 2-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The dental implant is a break through technology offering a variety of solutions to help patients live, eat and look better than ever before.

Dr.'s Huszti, Chong and colleagues

The AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) played host to more than 1,200 surgeons staff and guests. The conference featuring a faculty of 32 internationally renowned experts is considered by many to be the preeminent meeting of its kind in the world. Speakers were given time limits resulting in a very lively format offering more opportunities and access to the latest and best information. Topics ranged from stem cell research to the latest techniques for esthetic restorations.

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Dr.’s Huszti & Chong thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and have scheduled several follow up meetings with staff to implement subtle changes in protocol to emulate the success of the experts. The conference was a winner but the  Dr.’s daughters were more interested in the Chicago deep-dish pizza delivered to their table Sunday night.

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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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Laser dentistry

Laser Dentistry- Huszti Dental


When high precision is required our diode laser is hard to beat. The interaction of laser light with the soft tissue provides a special approach to surgery. A highly focused laser beam gently vaporizes the target tissue.

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The benefits are noteworthy:

  • Gentle and comfortable
  • No stitches
  • Faster healing
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Less anesthesia needed
  • High-energy beam sterilizes the area
  • patients report more comfort post-op

When it comes to high tech solutions we see the “light”!



 


 

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We've gone Hollywood !

The Michigan Dental Association has chose your dental office in its state-wide television campaign!

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Their decision didn’t happen over-night. Over the weeks we hosted  location scouts, producers and finally a panel of film production professional’s. Similar meetings were being held at numerous dental offices throughout Michigan. After each meeting we kept our fingers crossed and anxiously awaited their decision. Finally all the cuts were made and we were the last office standing. It felt a little like “American Idol”!

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A word about the Michigan Dental Association: truly a stand out among professional organizations. Their contributions toward oral health in Michigan and proactive style has earned them the respect of Dr.’s Huszti & Chong ( MDA members for 18 years).

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On Wednesday June 30th we closed our doors to the public as a crew of 25 descended into Huszti Dental Care and took over every inch of the office. 10 hours later they finished and continued to Kensington Metro Park’s Maple Beach for the next sequence. We have a lot of stories and pictures of the big day just ask us at your next appointment! All in all a fun and most memorable day!




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