"Talking Teeth"


Talking Teeth with Dr. Reynolds

In This Issue:
  • Holiday Hours
  • Looking for the Perfect Gift?
  • Dental Tips for the Holidays

Holiday Hours

Our team wants to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Below are our holiday hours. Emergency calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Closed December 21st-26th
December 27th 7:30am- 6:00pm
December 28th 7:30am-3:00pm
Closed December 31st and January 1st


Dental Gift Guide
 
We have great gifts that will make anyone on your list smile!

Oral-B Genius Electric Toothbrush $120
 This system can only be purchased from dental professionals. We recommend this for all of our patients as it cleans significantly better than a manual toothbrush.

Opalesence Home Bleaching $280
 Safe and effective whitening trays designed to fit your teeth with professional results.

Sheer White Whiting Strips $90
  A stronger version of over the counter whitening strips and a great option for sensitive teeth.

Contact us today to purchase one of these gifts!


10 Dental Tips for the Holidays
 
1. Eat Teeth-Healthy Foods such as crunchy fruits and veggies  (carrots are a particularly great choice), whole grains and plenty of refreshing water. Your teeth will thank you, and so will your wallet!

2. Avoid These Dental No-No Foods- Sticky, hard, chewy, gummy or sugary foods

3. Stick To Your Daily Oral Health Routine

4. Schedule Your Post-Holiday Checkup & Cleaning Now

5. Drink Plenty of Water Daily

6. Never Use Your Teeth As Present-Openers

7. Chew Cinnamon Gum

8. Choose Light-Colored Or Clear Beverages

9. When You Imbibe, Nibble On Cheese

10. Pack A To-Go Teeth Cleaning Kit For Parties




Talking Teeth -with Dr. Reynolds

May 2016

In This Issue:

-Health Foods and Erosion

-Replacing Toothbrushes

-Tension Headaches and Clenching/Grinding

-Therapy Dogs for Dental Anxiety

-Office News


Popular Health Foods May Contribute To Teeth Discoloration, Dental Erosion

     The Daily Mail (4/27, Johnston) reports that, "some of the most popular health foods," may negatively affect dental health. The acid content in green smoothies, for example, may damage enamel, while nutrient-rich beetroot may contribute to teeth staining. The article provides several "tooth-friendly" alternatives, recommending whole fruits and vegetables, nuts in moderation, and cheese.

     Meanwhile, a second article in Daily Mail (4/27) states, "People make a number of simple mistakes," that can harm teeth, such as chewing ice cubes, eating dried fruits, using a toothbrush with hard bristles, using teeth as tools, and having tongue and lip piercings. 

Replacing Toothbrushes Every Three To Four Months Advised

     In a list of seven, "easy cleaning tricks," Buzzfeed (5/2) recommends replacing toothbrushes every three to four months. Mentioning that soaking a toothbrush in an antibacterial mouth rinse overnight may be an option for cleaning a toothbrush before it is time to replace it, the article notes the American Dental Association states that there is no clinical evidence this approach has a positive or negative effect on oral health. The ADA provides additional information on toothbrush care online. 

Jaw Clenching, Teeth Grinding May Trigger Tension Headaches

     Consumer Reports (4/28) reports on the treatment and prevention of tension headaches, a type of headache, "up to 80 percent of people suffer from," on occasion. The article recommends first trying home remedies to relieve the headache pain, such as drinking extra water, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, and resting. If these methods are unsuccessful, the article recommends consulting with a physician and dentist to determine if there's an underlying cause. "Jaw clenching and teeth grinding in your sleep, for example can trigger a tension headache," states Consumer Reports, adding, "If you suspect your bite is to blame, see your dentist." Mouthhealthy.org provides additional information on teeth grinding and jaw pain.

Dentists Using Certified Therapy Dogs To Ease Dental Anxiety

     The Chicago Tribune (5/10) stated that patients at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic who experience stress and anxiety have access to a certified therapy dog. The canine, "has been trained to sense these negative emotions and to offer a gentle nudge of her head against a patient's hand or simply her quiet and calm presence." According to the article, "The response of patients has been overwhelmingly positive." 

     WFMJ_TV Youngstown, OH (5/10, Keller) reported on its website and during a broadcast that a dental office in Hermitage, Pennsylvania also uses a, "hypoallergenic, certified therapy dog," to provide comfort to patients of all ages with dental anxiety. Mouthhealthy.org provides additional information on dental anxiety.



Office News

We are happy to have Emma back from maternity leave. Sophie is doing well and growing like a weed! Here is a sweet smile to brighten your day!



Talking Teeth -with Dr. Reynolds

May 2016

In This Issue:

-Health Foods and Erosion

-Replacing Toothbrushes

-Tension Headaches and Clenching/Grinding

-Therapy Dogs for Dental Anxiety

-Office News


Popular Health Foods May Contribute To Teeth Discoloration, Dental Erosion

     The Daily Mail (4/27, Johnston) reports that, "some of the most popular health foods," may negatively affect dental health. The acid content in green smoothies, for example, may damage enamel, while nutrient-rich beetroot may contribute to teeth staining. The article provides several "tooth-friendly" alternatives, recommending whole fruits and vegetables, nuts in moderation, and cheese.

     Meanwhile, a second article in Daily Mail (4/27) states, "People make a number of simple mistakes," that can harm teeth, such as chewing ice cubes, eating dried fruits, using a toothbrush with hard bristles, using teeth as tools, and having tongue and lip piercings. 

Replacing Toothbrushes Every Three To Four Months Advised

     In a list of seven, "easy cleaning tricks," Buzzfeed (5/2) recommends replacing toothbrushes every three to four months. Mentioning that soaking a toothbrush in an antibacterial mouth rinse overnight may be an option for cleaning a toothbrush before it is time to replace it, the article notes the American Dental Association states that there is no clinical evidence this approach has a positive or negative effect on oral health. The ADA provides additional information on toothbrush care online. 

Jaw Clenching, Teeth Grinding May Trigger Tension Headaches

     Consumer Reports (4/28) reports on the treatment and prevention of tension headaches, a type of headache, "up to 80 percent of people suffer from," on occasion. The article recommends first trying home remedies to relieve the headache pain, such as drinking extra water, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, and resting. If these methods are unsuccessful, the article recommends consulting with a physician and dentist to determine if there's an underlying cause. "Jaw clenching and teeth grinding in your sleep, for example can trigger a tension headache," states Consumer Reports, adding, "If you suspect your bite is to blame, see your dentist." Mouthhealthy.org provides additional information on teeth grinding and jaw pain.

Dentists Using Certified Therapy Dogs To Ease Dental Anxiety

     The Chicago Tribune (5/10) stated that patients at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic who experience stress and anxiety have access to a certified therapy dog. The canine, "has been trained to sense these negative emotions and to offer a gentle nudge of her head against a patient's hand or simply her quiet and calm presence." According to the article, "The response of patients has been overwhelmingly positive." 

     WFMJ_TV Youngstown, OH (5/10, Keller) reported on its website and during a broadcast that a dental office in Hermitage, Pennsylvania also uses a, "hypoallergenic, certified therapy dog," to provide comfort to patients of all ages with dental anxiety. Mouthhealthy.org provides additional information on dental anxiety.



Office News

We are happy to have Emma back from maternity leave. Sophie is doing well and growing like a weed! Here is a sweet smile to brighten your day!


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Testimonials

Dr Reynolds dental facility is the ultimate wonderful dental experience. Great parking available right in front of the office so you can walk right in. The decor is beautiful and they have great magazines and coffee. I almost never have to wait over 5 minutes. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The chairs are comfortable and they have tv's in every exam room. They also have windows in the exam rooms so it isn't claustrophobic. They have state of the art equipment. The staff explains what they are doing and using so that you aren't caught off guard by anything. They offer cosmetics without being pushy. I would recommend his practice to anyone and everyone in the city of Birmingham. The location is convenient as it is very close to IH 65 near the Alford Avenue exit.

BH - Birmingham

What a wonderful staff and an incredibly knowledgeable dentist. He end years of jaw pain by fixing my bite! Can't say enough good things about this group.

KH - Birmingham

I am a new patient to Dr. Reynolds. My appointment was received without hassle or wait. The environment is extremely professional and far exceeded my expectations. The staff is warm and welcoming. The office is aesthetically appealing. I went in due to discomfort of a tooth and received a root canal without any pain or discomfort at all. The dental service was like sitting at home in the living room in your favorite comfy chair, reclining of course. With t.v. remote in hand and in my own private suite, my root canal was comfortably done in record time! X-rays were done with out having to change locations in the office. Yes, Dr. Reynolds office and staff is modern and technologically precise! I even got emails and text messages to remind me of my appointment. To top it all off, the morning after my root canal I received a personal call from Dr. Reynolds to check on how my mouth was feeling, WOW!!! #CUSTOMER SERVICE#WARMTH#BEAUTIFULRESULTS!!! You will FORGET you are at the dentist!

ChristineW

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