The Oral Health Benefits of Chewing Sugarless Gum
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Did you know that clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes a day after meals can prevent tooth decay?
When we chew sugarless gum, the increased flow of saliva helps rinse away food, neutralize acids and bring with it tooth enhancing calcium and phosphate.
Continue brushing and flossing on regular basis as chewing gum is not a complete substitute.
This video explains more.
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3 New Years Resolutions to Renew Your Smile
1.  Re-“new” your tooth brush.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends changing your tooth brush every 3-4 months to achieve optimal cleaning. Learn more about the ADA’s recommendations for cleaning, storing and replacement of toothbrushes.
The company Good Mouth, will even send you a tooth brush on a regular basis so you won’t ever forget.  They will also dontate 2 brushes or the equivalent in dental care to those in need.
2.  Floss
The American Dental Association offers an excellent video overview of flossing at this link.
3.  Visit a dentist at least twice this year.
Sound oral health has been shown to be closely linked to robust overall health.  Most dentists recommend 2 visits per year and more if you have active gum disease or are a smoker.  Learn more about the oral & systemic health link by watching this video.
Click here to learn more about the American Dental Associations guidance on dental visits.

We are very appreciative of your participation in our Enhancing Your Oral and Community Health offer during 2014.  Through your participation in the offer, Artisan Dental has donated $2,200 to local and global non-profits you selected to receive a donation.  In light of the strong interest in the Enhancing Oral and Community Health offer we have decided to extend the offer into 2015.

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We have also decided to invite a larger number of local non-profits to participate as potential recipients of patient directed donations.  We welcome your suggestions around additional non-profits to be considered as partners in the program and if you have family and friends you feel may be interested in participating in the offer we would welcome your referral.

To learn more about Artisan Dental’s Philanthropy click here: http://artisandentalmadison.com/philanthropy/

Flossing Should I floss first or should I brush first? This is one of the most common questions we get asked here at Artisan Dental. The ADA (American Dental Association http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/ada-seal-of-acceptance/product-category-information/floss-and-other-interdental-cleaners) recommends that as long as you are flossing once a day and brushing the recommended two times a day, which comes first doesn’t really matter. Some people like to brush their teeth first and then get the residual plaque out from in between the teeth with the floss after brushing. Others like to use dental floss first to remove plaque from in between the teeth and then brush the rest away. As long as you are doing a thorough job with home care, it is personal preference.

For flossing tips: http://artisandentalmadison.com/education/dental-videos/

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