With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in full swing, we thought it fitting within the social dentistry sphere to showcase some Olympic sized smiles.
Whether you’re a fan of Women’s Ice Hockey, Curling, or the Nordic Combined, the way in which the media is capturing the Sochi Olympics athlete’s smiles gives us all the opportunity to smile along with our favorites.
Because we all know smiles are contagious!
And who can’t help but smile while watching Curling?
The amount and type of emotion a smile communicates is immediately recognizable, if not the country of origin of the particular athlete donning the actual Olympic smile…In the 1960s and ’70s, psychologists Paul Ekman and Wallace Friesen showed that people all over the world use the same facial expressions to convey Read More
Everyone needs to practice good dental care if they wish to keep their teeth and mouth healthy. Failure to take care of this can lead to a lot of medical issues. The following article will go over what you can do to be sure that you’re taking the…
One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions amongst Americans has to be dieting, and despite the irony of also being one of the more chronically obese nations out there, we Americans know how to keep our resolutions, right?
We know nobody will touch that one with a ten foot pole, so given the timing we thought it wise to share some snacking info to help keep those dietary resolutions alive well into 2014.
Are your New Year’s Resolutions still intact?
It’s not enough to simply trade out the Snickers Bar for a so-called nutrition bar or bran muffin, especially when all the added sugars and salt make that “health bar” or gut-bulging bran muffin a less desirable alternative come snack time. Read More
New Year’s resolutions are not made to be broken, especially dental-centric ones that will improve our oral and overall health.
If we simply manage to maintain a diligent daily regimen of brushing, flossing, and visiting our friendly neighborhood dentists, we can take our new found dental health resolutions well into June…and beyond!
In keeping with a traditional health improvement theme for this year’s resolutions, let’s examine 3 simple ways we can all resolve to take better care of our teeth and gums…aside from these 5 tips to quit smoking, that is. Read More
We all know that too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing, especially when we’re non-stop noshing on those tasty confectionery treats of the Holiday season.
Is it the weather (in certain locales), is it human nature, or is it simply just a good time of year to get together with family, friends, and the ones we love to relax our dietary diligence and indulge in some less than healthy treats?
If we manage to adhere – at least most of the time – to the “everything in moderation” axiom…especially moderation…we can all take comfort in the fact that we can treat our taste buds to the too easy to ignore treats while at the same time preventing the cavity creeps and Gingerbread Man (or Woman) from launching a total tooth takeover during the Holiday season.
We still should enjoy all of these tasty toothy treats during our Holiday feasts, but maybe just remember to slosh with some water or maybe cut the cookie intake off at a few dozen…just to prevent the aforementioned cavity creep entrenchment. Read More