| September 2015: Tips, eNews & More!
September is a month of transition, and it's not just the
weather that's changing! Many people have kids who are
heading back to school and you, yourself, may need to
adjust to a more demanding routine. Added stress may have
you looking for ways to save time, but two things that
should not be skipped during your morning routine are a
nutritious breakfast and regular brushing and flossing.
From the classroom to the boardroom, a healthy breakfast
improves performance, concentration and overall health.
You don't need a three course sit-down meal; keep it
simple with a healthy bowl of oatmeal and fruit for a
healthy boost to start your day. Brushing and flossing
can provide the opportunity to think positively about
your day to help you reduce stress while maintaining your
Time for Your Cleaning
Is it time for a cleaning or to have unfinished dental
If your dental benefits are based on the calendar year,
your maximums may not roll over into the new year. Our
calendar fills up quickly this time of year, so we
encourage you to call today if you need an
appointment before the new year.
Welcome back Sharon!
We would like to extend a warm welcome back to Sharon who was on maternity leave. She has given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Emily and we are so excited to have her back!
Have a safe and healthy month,
Dr. Kotansky and Team
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|Try Mouthwash with Essential Oils!
Have you heard of biofilm?
Biofilm is a gooey substance that can form on any surface
containing water and is exposed to bacteria. You can find
biofilm on surfaces like sinks, countertops, cutting
boards and yes, even inside your own mouth - Yuck!
Biofilm on your teeth can lead to tooth decay and
periodontal disease so it is important to take the
necessary preventative measures.
Luckily we can prevent biofilm from forming by practicing
good oral care including the use of mouthwash. Mouthwash
is a great way to leave your mouth feeling nice and clean
while also combating cavities and gum disease. It can
also help prevent plaque from building up on your teeth
and gums. Plaque is a type of yellowish biofilm that can
form on the surface of your teeth and negatively affect
your oral health.
What type of mouthwash is best for you?
A mouthwash with antibacterial ingredients can help but
it is important to choose the right one for you. A
fluoride mouthwash can help prevent cavities while one
that is alcohol-based or containing chlorhexidine can
help prevent gum disease.
Mouthwash with Essential Oils
Why not try making your own mouthwash! A homemade
mouthwash with essential oils is a good alternative since
you can control the amount of alcohol that is used in the
formula. Natural ingredients like peppermint, cinnamon,
and clove are also good for you and can be used to serve
different purposes, like combating bad breath and even
healing cold sores.
Click here to find learn more about the benefits of mouthwash with essential oils.
| Dips For Friends
If you are entertaining friends and family, chances are you were considering serving chips and dip. While many dips are quick and easy, they are also loaded with fats, salt, sugar and preservatives. Undoubtedly, people will eat too much and complain about tummy aches. Is this any way to treat a friend?
Why not surprise your guests with something delicious and secretly nutritious? Here are three dips that will leave your friends talking, and while they may have seconds, they will be left with energy rather than guilt.
Click here for the full recipe.