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October 27, 2014
Category: Holidays
Tags: Halloween  

Going trick-or-treating?  All of us at Osmanski Dental Wish you a

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LETTER S
Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
LETTER A
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
LETTER F
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
LETTER E
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
LETTER H
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
LETTER A
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
LETTER L
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
LETTER L
Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
LETTER 0
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
LETTER W
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
LETTER E
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
LETTER E
Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
LETTER N
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

October 21, 2014
Category: Recipes
Tags: Dips  

FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS:  TAFFY APPLE DIP

1 - 8 oz Cream Cheese

1 lb Carmals

1 pkg Peanuts

Sliced Apples

Heat first three ingredients in mircrowave for about 5 minutes or until caramels are melted.  Serve at room temperature with the apples for dipping.  

 


October 15, 2014
Category: Informational
Tags: Teeth Whitening?  

Study Shows Fruit and Baking Soda Combination Not An Effective Tooth Whitener.

Despite YouTube videos and even the Dr. Oz Show claiming otherwise, a study published by a University of Iowa dental researcher assert that mixing fruits such as strawberries and baking soda will not whiten teeth. Indeed, according to the American Dental Association, any tooth whitening substance must contain the “key ingredients” hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.  You really want something that penetrates into your teeth and breaks down the stain molecules.  If you don’t have that, you get just the superficial, and not the whitening from the inside, which was what you really want.


Runners at a Higher Risk of Tooth Decay 

Athletes may be in peak physical condition, but that good health doesn’t always extend to their dentition. According to several studies, athletes, particularly runners, are more prone to oral health problems such as dental caries and erosion than the general population.  Several factors, predominantly stemming from training regimens, played into this greater risk of tooth decay, including diet, consumption of sports drinks, and mouth breathing.
Runners typically ingest large quantities of carbohydrates during training, which can lower a runner’s oral pH level, increasing the risk of dental erosion and decay. Additionally, runners’ tendency to breathe through their mouths while exercising can dry out the 
mouth, providing a hospitable environment for bacteria.