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Posts for: November, 2014

November 22, 2014
Category: Holidays
Tags: Pumpkin Dip  

With Gratitude and Appreciation, We Offer Sincere Thanks to Our Patients Now and Throughout the Year.  Happy Thanksgivings from all of us at Osmanski Dental 

Pumpkin Fluff Dip – Great for the Season 
1 - 16 oz container frozen whipped topping thawed
1 - 5 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 - 15 oz can solid packed pumpkin
 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

In a large bowl, mix together instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.  Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping.  Chill in the refrigerator until serving with cinnamon graham crackers , vanilla waffers and/or apples.      


November 17, 2014
Category: Informational

Study: Senior Citizens Who Wear Dentures During Sleep At Increased Risk For Pneumonia.

A new study shows that seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia.  The research found that those who wore their dentures at night were about twice as likely to develop pneumonia as those who removed their dentures.  The researchers found that the risk for pneumonia associated with wearing dentures during sleep is comparable with the increased risk for the disease associated with mental impairment, history of stroke and respiratory disease. Thus, the study results suggest that senior citizens should NOT wear their dentures while they sleep.

November 11, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

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November 07, 2014
Category: Informational
Tags: Hair and Teeth  

Dental caries susceptibility linked to… your hair?

A new study shows a link between hair keratin and enamel strength. While oral hygiene habits and diet influence the risk of tooth decay, genetics are also at play in regards to susceptibility for dental caries development … genetics that can also determine hair strength.

Strong enamel is obviously crucial to dental health, as it protects teeth from caries and decay, so those with structural abnormalities in their enamel can be at an increased risk for such dental issues.  A new study has found not only that enamel structure can influence an individual’s predisposition to caries, but also that keratin can affect enamel structure.

Researchers found that epithelial hair keratins – proteins associated with strong hair that play a large role in maintaining the strength and integrity of the sheaths that support hair shafts – are essential organic components of enamel. As part of tooth enamel’s protein composition, keratin can influence tooth enamel structure and integrity.

Additionally, the study found that individuals that had keratin mutations associated with hair strength also had abnormal enamel structure that resulted in tooth weakness, thus increasing the risk of dental caries.

Using Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year


Another year is winding down! We wanted to remind you to make sure you take advantage of any unused insurance benefits and/or unused Flex (FSA) or healthcare (HSA) benefits you may have remaining since most companies do not allow you to carry these over to the next year.

By delaying dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. The yearly maximum usually renews every year (on January 1, if your plan is on the calendar year) If you have unused benefits, these will not rollover! You have paid your premium every month – you’ve EARNED your benefit. When the new year begins, you will need to meet that deductible again and this years benefit will be lost.

The end of the year is fast approaching! Give us a call to schedule your appointment to maximize your insurance benefits.