The Effects of Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers – updated 2018August 15, 2018
It’s common for babies and children to suck on their thumbs, fingers, or a pacifier. This is a typical practice because it helps children and babies to feel comforted and is a natural reflex for them. However, as natural as this reflex may be for babies and children, it can cause damage to their teeth and mouths if it is carried on for too long. Why Thumb-Sucking? Babies are born with a natural need or urge to suck on something.  This instinct is easily apparent as babies explore the world and begin putting everything they can into their mouths. The urge decreases after about 6 months, but lots of babies keep sucking their thumbs or fingers to calm themselves when they’re falling asleep. As they get older, they will also sometimes suck their thumbs when they feel hungry, restless, scared, or tired. Children tend to naturally wean themselves at around age 3, but if the sucking continues past age 5, this could be a…
5 Long-Term Effects of Avoiding Dental Care

Tooth Decay Not giving your mouth proper care will attract harmful bacteria to your teeth and gums, which can cause massive damage. Studies show that bacteria can survive, overgrow, and become unbalanced in one’s mouth and can put the enamel in significant danger. Once the enamel is torn up, there is no other way to replace it. Too much tooth decay can cause a huge hole in a tooth that cannot be repaired by fillings alone, leaving the tooth vulnerable to cavities. Gum Disease
         Can You Get Gum Disease From Kissing Someone?

YES! You can get gum disease from kissing, or even by sharing a drink or utensil. It might seem harmless, but here’s why you’re putting yourself at risk: The mouth contains a mixture of both good and bad bacteria, and those “bad” bacteria include the ones that cause cavities and gum disease. Kissing someone who has gum disease or cavity-causing bacteria  can cause someone else who previously had a low   concentration of “bad” bacteria to “catch” dental problems,  due to the increased concentration of “bad” bacteria  especially if that person has poor oral hygiene habits,                      which set the stage for tooth decay. Don't delay your dental check up any longer.                                                                        Love your teeth & your body.
When people have anxiety about pain or about the dentist in general, they often opt for what is sometimes called sleep dentistry.  Dental sedation  make sleep dentistry possible. Find out about the options, at your consultation.

Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is used to relax patients during dental procedures. You’ll be conscious while taking laughing gas, but because it’s a gas, it wears off very quickly once you stop breathing it in. Patients who only receive laughing gas as a sedative are often allowed to drive themselves home after a procedure.
When you receive laughing gas, the dentist gives you a nose apparatus through which you breathe the gas. The effects are very mild, and you’ll start to feel the gas very quickly, sometimes as soon as 30 seconds after you start breathing it in. Some patients relax enough with nitrous oxide and do not require another form of sedation. Other patients need laughing gas on top of oral sedation. Oral Sedation
Oral …
Life is a paddleboat  

Do you ever feel like you are sinking in problems? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try you just keep sinking  and the load is to heavy for you to keep moving forward? Is your faith being tested again and again? Life is much like a paddleboat slowly filling up with water and getting heavier and heavier and harder to paddle and slowly sinking in the middle of the lake. I learned a lot about paddleboats and life on Saturday July 7th, 2018 when I was at the end of my rope with life. I felt buried in problems, I was depressed, I had gained some weight from depression and I was in chronic pain in my body from stress and depression. I had cried out to God many times to help me and he heard me, I just didn't know it yet. My friend Doc invited me to the lake for the weekend, so I went to get away and relax. We decided against our better judgement to take out his paddle boat even with rough waters and high winds.We started …

Five Easy Tricks That Will Help You Avoid Overeating

Find yourself overeating a lot lately? Test out these simple tricks and stop the bloat once and for all!

                                                    Five Easy Tricks That Will Help You Avoid Overeating

You know that glorious stuffed feeling you relish after a wonderful holiday meal? The feeling that sends you looking for a cozy place to lay your head and take a snooze? It’s a wonderful treat when it happens on special occasions. But when it happens all too often, and you find yourself feeling guilty about eating a bit too much, then it might be time to look into your habits and call it what it is: overeating. It’s easy to do, and you’re not the only one wondering what to do about it. Luckily we’ve got five tried-and-true tricks that can help. Ready for them?

You know that stuffed feeling that follows a wonderful holiday meal? The one that sends you looking for a cozy place to lay your head and take a snooze? It’s a wonderful treat on special occasions.…