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Posts for: March, 2015

All of us at Osmanski Dental hope you have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.  

May the Luck of the Irish be with You! 

No matter how late you get home...... Be sure to brush and floss as usual. The acid in beer, ale, and other alcoholic beverages can be severely damaging to tooth enamel. Just a few minutes of preventative maintenance to save your smile, and then you can climb into bed. Your teeth will thank you!

Foods That May Negatively Impact Dental Health.

When you think of foods that negatively impact dental health, the most obvious foods come to mind, such as candies and sticky caramels. Problems can also arise when foods are sugary, sticky, starchy (meaning they cling to the teeth longer), or hard (since chewing them can cause tooth cracks or breakage).  Some of these foods are popcorn, citrus fruits, sports drinks, ice, potato chips, dried fruits, and peanut butter.   There are no absolute nevers. ... If you brush well in the morning and before bed, and floss once a day, drink a lot of water, and see your dentist for a cleaning once every six months, you can absolve yourself of many sins. 

New York Company Saving Patients’ Baby Teeth For Future Stem Cell Extraction.

A dentist, based in Georgia, is participating in a program by the New York-based company StemSave, a cryopreservation company that stores stem cells taken from teeth.  According to the dentist a baby tooth removed and saved could potentially one day save the child’s life.  He added that the stem cells could be used to grow him or her a new hip — or bladder.  The process works by saving the bone marrow in the baby teeth, a location for stem cell extraction that circumvents more painful and involved bone marrow removal. The StemSave service costs $630 with a $10 per month storage fee, and patients can make arrangements for using the StemSave process with their own dentist.