#ALSIceBucketChallenge

Because we couldn’t help getting wet for a good cause!

We want to thank The Fit Shop NMB for the nomination to participate in the #ALSicebucketchallenge.
We’ve donated and made little video of our challenge!


& we each nominate……..
Alberto Mantovani, Jonathon Catin, David Patterson, Omaira Lara, and Natalia Aristizabal.

You have 24hrs to donate and take the challenge!
Get to it guys!!!

Neuromuscular dentistry enhances traditional dentistry. The term neuromuscular dentistry is used to describe the additional consideration of muscles and joint status when evaluating your bite or occlusion. Occlusion of how your teeth fit together, is affected by several factors – the teeth, the muscles and the temporomandibular joint ( TMJ ).

If you are suffering from TMJ, a neuromuscular dentist, like Dr. Escoto & Dr. Mantovani can play an integral role in restoring you to a healthy bite, and eliminating painful symptoms. The causes and symptoms of TMJ disorder ( TMD ) can vary widely. There is no magic one size fits all cure! Determining your best bite position is done through analysis of data collected from electromyography, tens and sonography. We look at how your jaw and muscles are functioning together when you chew, swallow, talk and most importantly rest. This objective data helps Dr. Escoto and Dr. Mantovani determine the best treatment plan for you.

Signs and Symptoms of a Neuromuscular imbalance in the bite include, but are not limited to:

+Headaches, including frontal and cluster
+Migraines
+Earaches or ringing of the ears
+Pain in the neck, head or shoulders
+Rapid wearing of enamel
+Sensitive teeth, including notching at the gum line and recession
+Jaw tenderness, Limited mouth opening
+Tingling of the fingertips
+Loose teeth, difficulty swallowing
+Clenching and grinding
+Jaw pain and or jaw noise, such as clicking or popping

$500 just for your smile!

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You’ve likely been told (or read in a forwarded e-mail) that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown, and that, in light of this fact, you should smile more often. 

This Valentine’s day take advantage of our promotion, $500 off towards Invisalign treatment, to make that smile just right!

Call & schedule your appointment today as this promotion does expire February 11, 2014

The Holiday Gifts Came Early!!!

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Avoid Scary Tooth Decay This Halloween and Make a few bucks with our Candy Buy-Back!

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To all our Ghosts and Goblins,

SoBeDENTIST.com is having our First Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back.

We will collect unopened candy (no nibbles, please!) on Monday,  November 4th from 1 – 5pm. For every pound of candy collected, each Ghost or Goblin will earn $1. Collected candy will be sent to the troops serving our country.

Thank you for your help and support! Have a happy Halloween!

DENTAL HYGIENIST MONTH

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Take a bite into our natural teeth whitening options

In light of the first week of F A L L & perfect ripe apples, take a bite into our natural teeth whitening options…

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A P P L E S| your natural toothbrush

A crunchy apple acts like a toothbrush as you chew it. The process of chewing an apple removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth while scrubbing away surface stains. Apples also contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains.

S T R A W B E R R I E S| your natural at home bleaching

Strawberries are powerful teeth whiteners that contain both an astringent and vitamin C. The astringent in strawberries effectively aids in the removal of surface stains while vitamin C whitens teeth by clearing away plaque.

R A I S I N S| your natural mouthwash

Raisins help to keep your teeth white by inducing saliva production. An increased level of salvia naturally helps to rinse away plaque.

 

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Start the school year off with a SMILE!

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Leave the Spring cleaning to us….

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The importance of oral health

Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive – they can tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you may be developing a disease like diabetes.

New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. For example, when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good, too. On the other hand, if you have poor oral health, you may have other health problems.

Research also shows that good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring.

Gum disease and health complications

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum (periodontal) disease and health complications such as a stroke and heart disease. Women with gum disease also show higher incidences of pre-term, low birth-weight babies.

Other research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems. Such diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • Oral cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease

Since most people have regular oral examinations, their dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.

Poor oral health can lead to problems

If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, your poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other health problems, including:

  • Oral and facial pain. According to the Office of the Surgeon General, this pain may be largely due to infection of the gums that support the teeth and can lead to tooth loss. Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, and advanced gum disease affect more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Problems with the heart and other major organs.Mouth infections can affect major organs. For example, the heart and heart valves can become inflamed by bacterial endocarditis, a condition that affects people with heart disease or anyone with damaged heart tissue.
  • Digestion problems. Digestion begins with physical and chemical processes in the mouth, and problems here can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders.

What you can do

Seeing a dentist regularly helps to keep your mouth in top shape and allows your dentist to watch for developments that may point to other health issues. A dental exam can also detect poor nutrition and hygiene, growth and development problems and improper jaw alignment. Provide your dentist with a complete medical history and inform him or her of any recent health developments, even if they seem unrelated to your oral health.

At home, you can practice good oral hygiene:

  • Brush for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Eat a healthy diet to provide the nutrients necessary (vitamins A and C, in particular) to prevent gum disease.
  • Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which may contribute to gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Exercise preventive care and schedule regular dental checkups — the surest way to detect early signs of periodontal disease.

The importance of oral health to overall health. Academy of General Dentistry.

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