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A Letter from a Patient

We were thrilled to receive this letter earlier this month.Dear Dr. Perella and staff at North Palm Beach Dentistry:I wanted to take the time to write this letter to personally thank you for helping my client, Georgina, overcome her fear of the dentist. Her experience with her previous dentist was horrible. I'd like to share her story with you so you can really understand just how much she had to endure before coming to see you.Georgina grew up most of her life in foster care, and after turning 18, the State continued to support her ...

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Get out there and conquer the world!

Our "first baby" is starting Pre-K this year and we couldn't help but share this picture of her and her proud little sister.Remember to:Be kind to others. Offer respect for your teachers. Set good examples for those younger than you. Stand up for yourself and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Your beautiful heart will help change the world!

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Senate Approves Oral Health Screenings for Seniors

The United States Senate approved legislation that will now allow state and area aging agencies to use funds for disease prevention and oral health promotion under the Older Americans Act (OAA).The OAA supports a wide range of social and nutrition services and programs for nearly 12 million U.S. seniors and provides funding to 56 state and 629 area agencies on aging. The new bill amends the OAA definition of disease prevention and health promotion services to include "oral health" as part of routine health screenings for seniors.

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When Is the Best Time to Brush Your Teeth?

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The best time to brush your teeth is in the morning before breakfast.There are several reasons why:1. Bacteria builds up while you sleep due to decreased salivary flow.2. The levels of calcium in your saliva are lowest in the morning. Calcium in saliva helps ...

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Put Down that Mountain Dew!

There are at least 6 teaspoons of sugar in sodas and juices
Don't let that new Coca Cola campaign that has your name on the bottle fool you. Soft drinks are the highest contributing factor for tooth erosion, when the hard protective coating called enamel is worn away by continued exposure to acid. Saliva is designed to cancel out the acid, and slowly restore the natural balance within the mouth. However, if the mouth is not given ample time to repair itself, the enamel gets worn away.When enamel is worn away, it can leave the dentine area of the tooth exposed. When this happens, pain associated with hot and cold food/drinks will occur.A recent study by the Journal of Public Health Dentistry examined 3,773 ...

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My tooth hurts but I'm afraid to go to the dentist!

Fear of going to the dentist is one of the most common phobias that people have. And while we would LOVE to debunk this fear, we know that some people just have a negative psychological reaction to the idea of going to the dentist.This fear can stem from a lot of different sources. A bad childhood experience with a dentist, negative media images of dentists and the feeling of vulnerability and loss of control are just some of scenarios that contribute to this fear.However, if you are having pain, don't let your fear get the best of you. Waiting to treat ...

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