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January 2017

We hope you enjoyed the holidays and that 2017 is off to a positive start for you and your family. Around this time of year we're all striving to make positive changes in our lives by adhering to a New Years Resolution, but how often do we stick to them? How often does anyone achieve their New Years goals?



Did you know that last year...

  • 60% of adults say they'll make a resolution but only 40% follow through in setting their goal.
  • Just 8% of people achieved their resolution.
  • 39% of those who were successful are in their twenties, while 14% are over the age of fifty.
  • 47% of resolutions were related to education and 38% were related to weight.
  • 75% of people stick to their resolution for the first week and 64% make it one month.
  • The most important resolution was to see your dentist for an annual checkup.

Okay, we made that last one up, but now that you mention it click here to schedule an appointment.

You can find out more about new years statistics at statisticbrain.com.


Have a safe and healthy month,

Your team at St. Clair Dental


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As we age there is no reason why your smile has to be 'long in the tooth'! It is not the case that as we age our gums naturally recedes. If you notice that your crowns are getting longer it is important to have your dentist examine your teeth.


What Causes Gums to Recede?

Some reasons include:

  • Overaggressive brushing - your enamel at the gum line can be worn away by scrubbing the sides of the teeth.
  • Lack of proper oral hygiene - without regular brushing and flossing bacteria builds up in between the teeth.
  • Using chewing tobacco adversely affects the mucus membrane lining in your mouth and can cause your gums to recede.
  • A poorly placed tongue or lip piercing can cause your gums to recede. :


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The holidays often call for extravagant meal preparations for family get togethers and potlucks. With the holidays behind us we wanted to give you and your stomach a much deserved break from the complicated recipes, heavy meals and sugary treats.

If a healthy diet is part of your New Years Resolution, this salad is for you.


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St Clair Dental Associates