December 2011: Tips, eNews, and More!
Valentine's, Mother's and Father's Day, check, Halloween, check, Thanksgiving, done … Where did 2011 go? The holiday season is just around the corner. Whatever holiday you celebrate we would like to wish you and your family a season to smile.
If you would like to request an appointment before seeing family and friends during the holidays, please make appointment requests accordingly.
Please note out office will be closed from December 23rd to Januaruy 2nd. We will back to work on January 3rd at 8:00am
Is your smile all that it can be?
Has it been a while since we last saw you?
Were you waiting for your coverage to renew?
We are now booking appointments into 2012. We would love to help make 2012 a healthy, beautiful year for your smile.
Wishing you all the best this holiday season,
The Team at St. Clair Dental Associates
| A Win Win Situation!
It's hard to believe 2012 is upon us, it's going to be a great year!
We would like to thank you for offering us the opportunity to care your family over the past year. We are always looking for ways to improve your experience at our office. Please take a moment and let us know how we can improve in 2012. We look forward to making you smile for years to come.
Help us improve your experience by completing our 5 question survey here. All entrants will be entered in a draw to win a Braun Oral-B Professional Care 3000 Series Dual Pack toothbrush valued @ $125.00!
It's a win, win situation!
| Health Tip:
Are you brushing your teeth away?
A common problem that patients complain about is sensitive teeth. One of the avoidable causes of sensitive teeth that is truly 'in your hands' is aggressive brushing. Many people are under the misconception that brushing harder with a firm bristled tooth brush will better clean their teeth. This, coupled with an improper brushing technique (using a back and forth motion) can damage enamel, exposing dentin and resulting in tooth sensitivity.
Using a soft bristle brush, a proper technique, along with regular cleanings at our office, will be more effective at keeping your smile beautiful and healthy. We also recommend using an electric toothbrush: studies have shown that electric tooth brush users generally brush longer, with better results than those using a manual brush. The electric tooth brush will safely give your teeth that smooth clean feeling that you may be trying to achieve through your current aggressive brushing technique.
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Have you begun thinking of your New Year's resolutions?
Let us add one that is easy to accomplish and will offer you health and wellness benefits that are far beyond the difficulty of keeping the resolution. Are you ready for it?
Drink more water in 2012!
Your body contains between 50-80% water and needs (6-8 glasses) of water per day to function properly. While most of our daily water intake comes from foods and sources other than simply drinking a glass of water, use this resolution to simplify your water intake. Proper hydration aids in weight control, toxin release, reduces the occurrence or severity of headaches, muscle aches and much more.
To help you remember to drink more water try attaching it to tasks you already do every day.
Here is a simple schedule to show you how to easily include more water in your day.
You can also make your own whole-food energy bars instead.
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