Dental Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Dental Health

The Woodlands, TX and the surrounding areas are thriving, booming communities. Many families live here and many more are moving in at a high rate. With great schools, churches, parks and activities, families are growing bigger which means more wives are becoming moms and more moms are having second and third children. During pregnancy, we control what we eat and drink, the kinds of medications we take and we try to limit external influences which may affect the pregnancy in some negative way. If you are pregnant or hope to be pregnant in the future, even something as simple as dental cleaning can be a source of stress and anxiety. Below we discuss a few of the conditions and questions that pop up from time to time regarding pregnancy and dental health. Pregnancy...
Dental Missions

Missions and Dental Health

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We talk a lot about mission trips and traveling to other countries to help less fortunate folks get quality dental care. In fact, WoodlandsOnline.com recently released an article about our travels to Guatemala to provide some much needed dental care. We believe we have been blessed in order to be a blessing to others in need. You may ask, "Is there really a need to send large groups of dentists down to central America to clean someone's teeth?" and the answer is a resounding "yes!" We take for granted, or many don't know, that our public water sources are supplemented with fluoride. Yep. The stuff in toothpaste and mouthwash that prevents tooth decay. Poorer and less developed countries may have very few instances of fluoridated public water supplies. In many...

Exercise and Dental Health

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Can exercise and Vitamin D give us a happier and healthier smile? In short, yes. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Dentistry have both published studies that give us some good guidelines regarding Vitamin D, Exercise and our dental health. In short, regular exercise and elevated levels of Vitamin D have shown to reduce the likelihood of gum disease, increasing overall dental health. How does regular exercise and Vitamin D help our dental health? People who exercise regularly typically have improved blood sugar regulation which might contribute to their lower incidence of gum disease. Vitamin D might improve dental health through its anti-inflammatory action. By comparison, a diet high in sugar increase risk of diabetes both of which...
July 4th

Celebrate Freedom!

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It's America's birthday so, let's get out and celebrate! From sea to shining sea, let's wave sparklers, sing along with the songs, eat too many hot dogs and stand in awe at amazing fireworks finales. Amid the barbecues, family gatherings and firework displays, we should all take a moment to reflect on this great nation. From our founding fathers to our modern day service men and women, the freedoms we enjoy have come at a cost. Those sacrifices are not forgotten and we are truly thankful for all those who have forged that path to freedom and opportunity we now have. We are grateful to be in this amazing country and wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend. Happy Independence Day!