Athletics Are Not All Fun & Games

DF2 Prevention & Wellness

Sports safety tips and equipment including mouthguards & sugar in sports drinks

As parents, we want our children to thrive. We guide and encourage healthy choices and activities, including exercise. Whether your kids have athletic prowess or are part of the support team, involvement with a sport is beneficial in many ways – building strength and muscle tone, interacting with others, stress release and more. But athletics are not all fun and games. Sports safety is crucial.

With very young children, parents are essentially in control, ensuring our kids’ safety and overseeing their choices….

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Men’s Health Month: Dental Exams & Healthy Sleep

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

According to research published in the Journal of Periodontology, women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment and had better indicators of periodontal health.

Unfortunately for men, a casual approach to dental health could lead to some serious health issues. Routine visits to the dentist not only help prevent damage to the teeth, gums and mouth, but an exam of your mouth and teeth can also detect major (dental and medical) health conditions, so that they can be proactively addressed.

For instance,…

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Technology + Artistry = CEREC Magic

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry

Downstairs from our spa-like waiting room and airy treatment rooms, there’s magic happening. Enter our milling lab, where the power of technology meets the human touch of artistry.

Four laboratory technicians work as a team to create the foundation for the beautiful dentistry that we are able to produce upstairs. Putting their combined decades of experience to work, they create wax mockups to envision the final result that we are looking to create. We transfer the beautiful rendering to the patient’s mouth for a perfect end product. They are truly artists.

While most dental practices rely on remote milling labs across the country to create dental prosthetics, …

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Plant-Based Diets & Your Teeth

DF2 Nutrition, Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Plant-based diets seem to be all the rage these days. While the definition of what constitutes a plant-based diet varies, this article from Healthline outlines the basic principles. Essentially, a plant-based diet limits meat and processed food, while focusing on plants — including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts.

Health benefits of a plant-based diet include weight loss and reduced risks for developing diabetes and heart disease. But what about your teeth? A diet that minimizes processed food and added sugars will improve oral health … but as with any diet,…

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