February 21st, 2013
Dr. James Stuart and our team love getting patient reviews. And recently, James Stuart Dentistry received a pretty great patient testimonial! We thought we’d share it with you today!
“Wow! I have never received better care, support and information with regards to the health of my teeth than during my appointments at James Stuart Dentistry! They are incredibly knowledgeable about the latest technology and made my experience less like going to a “doctor’s appointment” and more like visiting friends. The thing I love most about James Stuart Dentistry though is they didn’t try to sell me on anything. They provided me with all of the options and their professional advice but making an extra buck was never their intention. How many places can say that?…
I know I’ll always be greeted with warm, smiling faces and that’s important to me when it comes to dentist appointments. I felt comfortable going in and left with some good conversations, a better understanding of my teeth’s health and the assurance that if anything ever happens to my teeth, I know where I’ll be going.
Thank you Dr. Stuart and staff! You’re the best!!!”
Thank you for all of your kind words, Matt!
February 15th, 2013
Valentine’s Day is almost here and there is a lot of candy making the rounds this week. It’s once again time to remind all our patients to be extra careful when choosing those candies and treats!
All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth! Did you know sour candies can be acidic to your teeth, and actually wear down the enamel that protects them? This can cause tooth decay and cavities! Sour and fruity candy, such as Starburst and Skittles, are the worst for your teeth since these candies have a low pH value, which is known to ruin enamel.
We recommend softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods. Those who indulge should make sure they brush and floss between teeth, as well as at the gum line.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!
February 4th, 2013
You may remember our post from last week, when we discussed February being National Dental Health Month and the benefits of visiting our office every six months (or as recommended). But did you know February also marks American Heart Month?
It’s a great time to take notice of the health of your heart, as cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world, according to the American Heart Association.
Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care. Visiting our office on a regular basis can help prevent gum disease or at least catch it in its early stages. In observance of Heart Month, it’s also important to know your numbers: blood pressure (less than 120/80), cholesterol (less than 200) and BMI (less than 25).
A healthy mouth begins with a visit to our office! If you have any questions about your heart health, or to schedule your next appointment, please give us a call today!
February 1st, 2013
Did you know February is National Dental Health Month? It’s a great time of the year to renew those resolutions about continuing to practice great dental hygiene. Today, we thought we would discuss the importance of preventative oral care. While most folks are familiar with traditional healthy-conscious practices such as eating well and exercising regularly, lesser-known are the benefits that great oral hygiene provides to your cardiovascular health.
Here are a few tips to help you continue taking care of those pearly whites and in the process, your heart.
*Brush and floss every day to remove the plaque that can lead to cavities. Flossing daily removes food debris that your toothbrush simply cannot reach.
*Replace your toothbrush on a regular basis. You should replace your toothbrush every three to four months or after a cold to prevent re-infection. Please remember to use a soft toothbrush so that you don’t wear off the enamel of your teeth.
*Visit our office regularly. The American Dental Association recommends you visit us every six months (or as recommended) for regular checkups and cleanings. Fluoride treatments twice a year will help prevent tooth decay.
Each February, we focus on the preventive oral care of our patients. Have you visited us in the past six months? If not, it’s time to give us a call and schedule an appointment!