Recent News & Events
Posted March 10, 2017:Spring Break!!
IT IS TIME FOR SPRING BREAK AND CLEANING
It's spring break for many students. Road trips! Beaches! My favorite? Just sleeping in and relaxing. It's also a great time to fit in dental checkups they've put off.
Not only are regular dental hygiene appointment important, but now is the time to plan for or complete restorative treatment before summer plans interfere or make sure that oral surgeon appointments for removing wisdom teeth have been scheduled to be able to get the appointment that you want instead of what is left over. You may be surprised to know that more than almost any other group, 18-24-year-olds are avoiding the dental office. Only 33 percent visited a dentist in the last year!
Encourage them to schedule appointments over spring break.
Posted February 7, 2017:Precisely Under the Rainbow
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
~ Maya Angelou
You know it's going to be a good day when you come into work and see this!
Posted January 21, 2017:Hinman Membership Meeting
Here we are at a Hinman Membership Meeting at the Aquarium in Atlanta last Friday. We are thankful and appreciative to our dentists for taking us to the informative meeting on taking care of our health to obtain MAXIMUM ENERGY! As an important side note, our dentists spend a great deal of their out of the office time volunteering through the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, that is comprised of more than 750 member dentists.
Founded in 1911 by Thomas P. Hinman, the Society is dedicated to the advancement of its membership through outstanding educational and professional development opportunities, as well as promoting the high practice standards of the field of dentistry through public advocacy and outreach.
Each year, the Society hosts the annual Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, which exists to provide the best possible continuing dental education, not just for the dentists, but also the whole dental team.When we are out of the office for a few days in the spring, we are at this national meeting fine tuning our skills for your optimal care.
Posted September 20, 2016:Make New Friends but Keep the Old
Today, Dr Gadbois is celebrating his 40th anniversary of dental excellence in Gainesville. He spends his days making new friends and keeping the old. We are so pleased to have him with us helping us to reach ever greater standards of care.
We want YOU to know that we welcome new patients to our dental practice. We are interested in having you with us for your lifetime. We will take your health and concerns seriously!
Please don't postpone your care any longer, call (770)536-1324 today.
Posted February 1, 2016:SUGAR WARS!
If you don't want your kid to suffer from such conditions that may affect both their health and self-confidence, it is best to start the habit of cleaning the teeth and mouth as early as possible. If you're unaware or inexperienced in handling this kind of stuff, then why not participate in this month's National Children's Dental Health Month?
This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children. We feel fortunate to be visiting with students in Lanier Elementary School, Lula Elementary School, Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science, Mount Vernon Elementary School, Oakwood Elementary School, Riverbend Elementary School, Spout Springs School of Enrichment, and Sugar Hill Elementary School.
DURING FEBRUARY, KIDS, ASK FOR A BALLOON!!!
Posted November 1, 2015:DON'T FORGET TO SMILE
We want you healthy and happy now and throughout the holiday season.
If you have unscheduled treatment along with unused dental health benefits or a plan to claim dental and medical expenses as a tax deduction for 2015, only two months remain to complete your care.
When it comes to keeping your smile looking its best, good oral hygiene is a must. Quality oral health habits should start early and continue throughout your lifetime.
To learn more about your home health needs, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call today.
Posted October 1, 2015:In just THREE months, YOU will be celebrating New Years Eve!
Don't delay planning for you and your loved
ones to look and feel your best!
We have Opalescence Go. This is a professional alternative to over-the counter whitening which involves no impressions or chair time. A discreet, clear tray is pre-loaded with whitening gel that also gives a fluoride treatment that helps reduce decay and strengthen enamel. Packaged in a box of ten they are individually wrapped to be given en masse or individually. Think ahead to holiday photos, spring proms, summer weddings. Who wouldn't want to have a brighter smile today and always?!
Waterpik Aquarius Professional Waterflosser
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean
These professional waterflosser and sonic cleaning units are a healthful choice for you or your loved ones to help maintain your dental work investment. Many of these units currently have rebates available through the manufacturer. Seasonal treats are just around the corner, why wait until the new year to make your dental health a priority?
Dental Insurance and Medical Spending Accounts
I know it seems early to ask you to think about it, but do you have any preventative or restorative treatment that remains undone for 2015? If you are fortunate enough to still have any amount of dental insurance coverage or been wise enough to save to a spending account, don't squander your money. We will be open many Fridays during November and December to make coming to see us as easy as possible. We will, however, close between Christmas and New Years. Please make sure that you set time aside in your schedule for these needs and that we save your perfect day and time for you by giving us a call now.
Posted September 1, 2015:The Tooth Fairy Follows the Stock Market!
The Tooth Fairy left $225 million under kid's pillows nationwide last year. Interestingly enough, those gifts seem to follow the S & P 500 index!
The average first time tooth loser received 5.74. The average child received 4.36. The study also concluded the average tooth price by U.S. region: Midwest, $2.83; Northeast, $4.16; West, $4.68 and $5.16 in the South. That is over 51 million lost teeth boys and girls!
Let's be sure that she is getting healthy teeth for her gift.
No. 1. Get a Checkup
Your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. Early preventive care saves you money in the long run. A CDC report shows that dental care costs are nearly 40% lower over a 5-year period for children who see a dentist by age 5.
No. 2. Teach Good Habits
Brushing is crucial from the get-go. Before your baby has teeth, you can gently brush his gums. Use water on a baby toothbrush, or clean them with a soft washcloth.
When your baby's teeth appear, brush twice a day with an infant toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.
Start flossing when two of his teeth touch each other. Ask your dentist about techniques and schedules.
Brush and floss just before bedtime. After that, don't give your child any food or drink, except water, until the next morning.
Your dentist can suggest when your child should start using mouthwash. You'll need to wait until he knows how to spit it out.
No. 3. Avoid 'Baby Bottle Decay'
Don't put your infant or older child down for a nap with a bottle of juice, formula, or milk. Sugary liquids cling to his teeth, feeding bacteria that can cause tooth decay.
If you must give your child a bottle to take to bed, make sure it contains only water.
No. 4. Cut Back on Juice
Many parents think juice is a healthy daylong choice for a drink, but it can lead to tooth decay.
Limit your child to no more than 4 ounces a day of 100% fruit juice. Only give sugary drinks and foods at mealtimes, and use juice as a treat.
No. 5. Control the Sippy Cup
A sippy cup can help kids move from a bottle to a glass, but don't let him drink from it all day long. Using it too much can lead to decay on the back of the front teeth if the drinks are sugary.
No. 6. Fix Baby Teeth as Needed
Many times we encounter the dilemma, what do we do with baby teeth that have severe decay? Parents are often surprised when they learn that their child has dental decay, "they are baby teeth, can you just pull them?" They question the need to restore primary teeth.
Let's start by saying that primary teeth or baby teeth serve a very important purpose; to save the space for the permanent teeth. The twenty primary teeth are replaced by twenty permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost before the permanent tooth is ready to erupt, adjacent teeth will drift and tip into the empty space. This will cause serious space problems when the permanent tooth is ready to come into the space that is been lost.
The primary teeth must be present to help guide the proper path for eruption of the permanent teeth. The anterior teeth are lost naturally between 5-6 years of age. The eight baby molars aren't ready to come out until 9-13 years of age. If a primary second molar is lost too early because decay, the permanent molar that erupts at six years of age will have no guide to its proper position. It will drift forward taking the space of the adjacent unerupted permanent tooth and blocking it out.
If a baby tooth has decay your dentist will recommend fillings to prevent spreading of the decay. If the decay is too advanced and the tooth cannot be restored with a filling, the doctor may recommend a stainless steel crown or silver cap. The stainless steel crown provides the tooth with full coverage that is long lasting, until the permanent tooth is ready to erupt.
When the decay travels to the center of the tooth where the nerve and blood vessel lie, a pulpotomy can be performed to remove the decay and nerve. If the infection spreads to the bone and causes an abscess, the tooth will need to be extracted. Soon after the extraction a space maintainer should be fabricated to fit the space. The space maintainer is an appliance that is custom fit to the patient's mouth and stays in the child's mouth until the permanent tooth starts to erupt. The appliance itself will prevent the adjacent teeth from drifting or tipping into the space.
Posted July 30, 2015:TIME, TIDE, AND TOOTHACHES WAIT FOR NO ONE
We need to share a sad fact! 51 million school hours are lost due to dental related illness.
Please check your personal calendars for dates you can bring your scholars in to have their teeth cleaned, examined, and/or complete their restorative work before the hustle and bustle of the school year begins.
If they aren't currently due and need to be scheduled during the school year, check your school calendar to find dates they are out for teacher work days that will work for you. Those dates go quickly once the school year begins. It's good to be proactive and claim your space early. Paula, Kim, and Marie would love to take your call!!
Please don't let a dental emergency cause you or your child pain or wreak havoc in the months to come.
Posted July 1, 2015:4 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR TEETH THIS FOURTH OF JULY
Who doesn’t love 4th of July—barbecues, fireworks and gatherings with friends and family! Shouldn’t your teeth have a great Fourth, too? Here are four quick tips on how you can have fun and still take good care of your teeth during your 4th of July outing.
1. Drink lots of water. One of the easiest ways to take care of your mouth is to keep it moist. A dry mouth can be very unpleasantness, causing cracked skin and bad breath. Stay hydrated to avoid all that.
2. Carry a toothpick. Or a small carton of dental floss. Sneak off for a minute to remove residue from your teeth. It’s more attractive than picking corn-on-the-cob and rib remnants out of your teeth all day!
3. Limit the alcohol intake. For a lot of people, beers and barbecue are synonymous. Just don’t overdo it. Alcohol can cause dry mouth which can lead to decay and bad breath! Enjoy a beer or two, but think about replacing subsequent drinks with just water.
4. Eat tooth-friendly foods. When you head for the picnic table, try foods like chicken, which can help re-enamelize your teeth, and firm foods like apples or pears, which hold a lot of water and can help keep your teeth hydrated!
Posted June 15, 2015:LET THIS BE THE YEAR YOU DON'T PROCRASTINATE
While Santa is still on a beach somewhere, make your dental healthcare needs list, check it twice and call to schedule:
Restorative work for myself and/or my family
Cleanings that are overdue
Whitening products and Dental Care Appliances for now or for gifts
i.e. AirFlosser, Sonicare, Waterpic, replacement brushes or nozzles
Prescription Fluoride products
Make plans for unused insurance benefits or health savings plans
Summer is often a more relaxed time of year for you and your family. We would love to care for you before the fall rush of school, changed schedules and holiday prep begins.
Posted May 6, 2015:IT IS YOUR THREE MONTH REMINDER
HOW SHOULD I STORE AND WHEN DO I REPLACE MY TOOTHBRUSH?
“3 months may sound sort of crazy,” but if people “think back to when you actually last replaced your toothbrush” they might find a consistent reminder helpful.
Women’s Health (5/5) reports that a study from researchers at the University of Manchester found that “the average toothbrush can contain 10 MILLION OR MORE BACTERIA,” including E.coli and Staph. The article reports that the study illuminates the importance of properly rinsing and storing one’s toothbrush, as well as replacing it at the proper interval. The article cites American Dental Association spokesperson and dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell, who explained that people should rinse their brush thoroughly after use, replace it when the bristles become frayed or after three months of use, and to store it in an upright position “in a spot that gets enough air for it to dry between brushings.”
You certainly can get on the three month interval for yourself (try every 6 month cleaning and once mid-way; every 3 month cleaning interval; January 1, April 1, July 1, September 1) to replace what you have but there are also companies that will help you! One is a start up company called Quip which will ship a subscriber a new toothbrush every three months. Quip also has launched “its referral program, which is aimed at helping the company generate more word-of-mouth (ha!) referrals."
Posted April 1, 2015:2015 Brighter Smiles Brighter Futures Campaign
We are excited to announce that from April 1 through June 30, 2015, Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Gadbois will again be participating in this year's campaign to benefit Good News Clinics Green Warren Dental Clinic. YOU make a $250 tax-deductible donation to GNC, look your best for upcoming proms, graduations and weddings, and help our entire community serve others in need. WE will provide bleaching trays along with a Venus White Pro bleaching kit. Each kit sold will cover the costs associated with providing a dental visit for 5 to 7 patients!!! We look forward to providing this win-win service for you.
For more information on GNC, please visit their website http://www.goodnewsclinics.org/
Posted March 9, 2015:Diabetic Patients and Dental Care
At least half of CDC’s list of Top 10 Causes of Death in America are caused by conditions that have been shown to have some inflammatory relationship to periodontal disease.
Diabetes is #7.
Drs. Ramsey and Gadbois as well as our hygienists, Glory and Nikki are aware that in 2013, there was a new diabetes consensus paper published in the Journal of Periodontology that revealed how they may be able to help diabetic patients prevent the addition of a second medication.
Please call the office at (770)536-1324 or come in for a hygiene appointment. The importance is undeniable!
Posted March 2, 2015:Endurance Athletes May be More Prone to Tooth Erosion and Cavities
The study, Effect of Endurance Training on Dental Erosion, Caries and Saliva, published online June 11 in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, evaluated 35 triathletes who trained at least five hours per week and 35 non-exercising individuals. Participants completed a questionnaire, providing their age, gender, height, body weight, oral hygiene practices and weekly training schedules. They also provided information on the beverages they drank and sports nutrition products used during training. All participants had clinical oral exams and had saliva output and pH testing during inactivity. Fifteen athletes also had saliva assessments during exercise. The pH of swimming pools used for triathletes' training was also factored into the data.
Although the salivary output and pH of athletes and non-athletes was similar when they were inactive, athletes showed an increased risk for dental erosion and their salivary flow rates decreased and saliva pH increased significantly during activity. In addition, scientists said that there was a significant correlation between the cumulative training time of the athletes and their likelihood to have cavities.
The effects of physical training and use of sports drinks and nutrition lower the pH of athletes' saliva to levels where dental erosion can occur, said Dr. Cornelia Frese, lead author for the study.
"With a lowered intra-oral pH dental erosion and caries can occur," said Dr. Frese. "We saw that the weekly training time correlates with caries prevalence. We assume that longer training time is consistent with a higher intake of carbohydrate sports bars, gels and drinks and this might cause a higher risk for caries."
Dr. Frese also said that physiological changes in the athletes contribute to the problems.
"Exercise activates the sympathetic drive and suppresses the parasympathetic innervation of salivary glands," she said. "Additionally athletes breath through the mouth during hard exercise and the mouth gets dry. If they consume sports nutrition/drinks at this moment saliva protection might be diminished."
Athletes need a special oral health regimen, she said, and "use of a fluoride containing toothpaste is important. The fluoride in the toothpaste increases the resistance of tooth hard tissue against caries and erosive challenges."
For more tips on nutrition and good oral health, visit MouthHealthy.org, the ADA's consumer Web site
Posted March 1, 2015:AirFloss!! The New Kid on the Block
Only 10% to 40% of Americans floss on a daily basis. When a patient settles into a cushy operatory chair and a dental hygienist asks him that probing question about "between teeth" cleaning that generally results in a great deal of guilty embarrassment and fidgeting.
Sonicare AirFloss is the new interdental kid on the block. It is an effective alternative to traditional flossing with microbursts of water and air. A rechargeable unit with an easy-to-grasp, ergonomic handle and thin, angled neck, this slick-looking device has special eye appeal. In the handle portion of the unit, there's an on/off button. There's also a reservoir for about two teaspoons of your favorite mouthwash or water, and I have found that it uses about one teaspoon of water/mouthwash per full mouth interproximal use. Maybe now we can now combine an OTC antimicrobial or fluoride mouthrinse to AirFloss and get more than one desirable outcome! It's easy to position between teeth and there's a mouse-like clicker that you press to activate the slim, slightly angled nozzle.
The feature I like most is the ability to point/click (with one hand), which means I'm free to walk around the house while AirFlossing!
Please ask your hygienist about the new Philips Airflosser. It's time for the embarrassment to end.
Posted February 18, 2015:CDC STUDY: Nearly 2 out of 3 US Adults Over 30 Have PERIODONTITIS
The MLive (2/18) carries a press release announcing that “a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that nearly one out of two U.S. adults age 30 and over—64.7 million Americans—has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease.” The study was published in the Journal of Periodontology, and its findings “also indicate that prevalence is highest among ethnic minorities, with 63.5 percent of Hispanic-Americans, 59.1 percent of Non-Hispanic Blacks and 50 percent of Non-Hispanic Asian Americans affected by periodontitis.”
We want to help you! Please check out our website and give us a call.
Posted February 13, 2015:50 SHADES OF GREY?!? NOT ON OUR WATCH!!!
There are some things that can be beautifully grey such as dolphins, mist, and storm clouds. If you check Benjamin Moore's website you will find that they offer 150-plus shades! However, that is for your home interior not your smile. We welcome you to come in or call to check out our whitening options.
If you are in search of long term options, fabricating a custom tray and then purchasing the whitening syringes as needed may be your most cost efficient option.
If you want to get professional results now with as little investment as possible, Opalescence Go would be a great choice. The tray is preloaded with whitening gel and only needs to be worn for an hour. That's time enough to shower and get ready in the morning!
Having a white sparkling smile is simple and discomfort free.
Posted February 11, 2015:A dental hygiene check up is ANYTHING but routine.
Dentists are often the front line care giver that notices other health issues. Please come in for yours if it has been a while!
Routine Dental Checkup Leads To Tumor Discovery, Saving Little Girl’s Life.
KWTV-TV Oklahoma City (2/10, Lowry) reported on its website and during its evening broadcast that a routine trip to the dentist for an 11-year-old Oklahoma girl may have saved the girls life. After the staff “noticed yellowing” in the whites of the girl’s eyes, “the dentist told the family to see” a physician “immediately,” leading to the discovery of a tumor in the girl’s abdomen.
KFOR-TV Oklahoma City (2/10) added that a website chronicling the girl’s recovery said that the surgeons performed a “Whipple Procedure,” removing parts of the girl’s pancreas, stomach, gall bladder and a portion of the intestine. Still, KFOR reports that the dentist “is quick to point out that he and his crew were simply being diligent and doing their job.”
In a separate story out of the UK, the Bolton (UK) News (2/11) reports that a dentist employed his life-support training when a man “collapsed and stopped breathing at his local gym.” The dentist saved the man’s life with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions. The dentist “has had regular life-support training for the past 20 years and organises (sic) refresher training for all 13 of his staff every year,” and stressed to the Bolton News, “It did underline for me, though, just how important life-support training is.”
Posted February 1, 2015:Children's Dental Health Month
If you don't want your kid to suffer from such conditions that may affect both their health and self-confidence, it is best to start the habit of cleaning the teeth and mouth as early as possible.
If you're unaware or inexperienced in handling this kind of stuff, then why not participate in this month's National Children's Dental Health Month?
The event is quite useful and educative for parents and their kids and teaches them on how to engage in this particular activity successfully. Each month of February, the American Dental Association or ADA, backs up and funds the National Children's Dental Health Month to increase the awareness levels to children and their parents regarding the importance of maintaining oral health and wellness.
National Children's Dental Health Month's messages and paraphernalia have reached millions of individuals across the globe in different communities. Cultivating good habits and discipline and adhering to regular visits to the dentist will greatly help children get a good start for lifelong well maintained and conditioned teeth and gums.
Regardless if you're a teacher or a concerned parent, the American Dental Association provides free tools and resources online, including oral health presentations, concepts for viable classroom projects, coloring and activity sheets that may be utilized as handouts. ADA also provides booklets, pamphlets, tutorial videos and other tools.
Don't forget us! We aren't here just to check off your appointments. We want to help you change your life to it's most healthful!!
Posted January 1, 2015:It's difficult to be your best when your oral health isn't!
When it comes to keeping your smile looking its best, good oral hygiene is a must! Good oral health habits should start early and continue throughout your lifetime. Here, Drs. Ramsey and Gadbois and our team suggest five habits worth adopting that will help keep your teeth healthy:
•Brush and floss regularly. Brush gently at least twice a day, paying special attention to the gum line to rid your mouth of food and bacteria that may lurk in between your teeth. Floss at least once a day. Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
•Make regular visits to see us! Regular checkups (twice yearly) will help diagnose any dental problems early on when they can be more easily treated.
•Stop smoking. Did you know smokers are four times as likely as nonsmokers to develop periodontal (gum) disease? Tobacco, whether in the form of cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or chewable tobacco, increases oral and throat cancer risks, and raises the risk for candidiasis, an oral fungal infection. Smokeless tobacco contains sugar, which furthers your risk for cavities.
•Limit your alcohol intake. Heavy drinking dramatically increases the risk of developing mouth and throat cancers.
•Eat healthy. Avoid snacking on foods that contain high levels of sugar or starch. We encourage you to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are known to help stimulate the flow of saliva to re-mineralize tooth surfaces and neutralize cavity-causing bacteria.
To learn more about the habits you should practice in between your visits, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call today!
Posted December 17, 2014:Merry Christmas!
Even Santa comes to the dentist and gets his fluoride, too! Merry Christmas from our office to you!
Posted December 8, 2014:WHY weren't you at elf practice??
Meet a DDG - Dental Do-Gooder!!!
After 50 years of dreaming about becoming a dentist and promoting good dental health to his friend Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and everyone in the North Pole, Hermey the Elf has been named a DDG-Dental Do Gooder. The animated classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," airs Tuesday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Check out the holiday-themed dental health checklist and quiz on MouthHealthy.org, plus enter the sweepstakes to win a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer prize pack. There are also free downloadable coloring book pages featuring Hermey and good dental health tips at MouthHealthyKids.org.
Posted November 4, 2014:Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Gadbois Inductees into the International College of Dentists
We congratulate doctors Ramsey and Gadbois for their induction into the International College of Dentists. This fellowship is an organization honoring the world's outstanding dentists who have demonstrated an abiding interest and concern for their communities and profession. We are lucky to have these guys!!!
The International College of Dentists (ICD or “College”) is the oldest and largest international honor society for dentists in the world. Established in 1928, the College has over 12,000 members, in 122 countries, who have been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow in the ICD.
Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. A nominated dentist must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading to the recognition of the individual’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”
Posted October 31, 2014:Ten Candies to AVOID this Halloween!
Some candies are worse than others when it comes to your children’s dental health. In general, you should encourage eating candies that dissolve quickly and don’t have too much contact with the enamel on your children’s teeth. You’ll want to avoid candies that require a lot of chewing, or are acidic or especially hard.
The longer a candy stays in the mouth, the more it promotes tooth decay because sugar makes bacteria grow, and the bacteria breaks down into acid that wears away teeth. So make sure your kids aren’t getting too many of these:
1.Hard candies- Hard candies are not recommended because they roll around in your mouth for several minutes and make quite a bit of contact with enamel surfaces on your teeth.
2. Taffy- Sticky, chewy candies are problematic because, in addition to the contact time the candy has with teeth, the sugar can also get into crevices in your teeth and gums that make it harder to remove.
3. Sour Candies- The ingredient that creates the sour flavor in candies is acid – usually citric acid – and acid actually erodes the enamel in teeth. The pH level, a measure of how much acid is actually in food, is 7.0 in water and about 5.5. in sour candies. Loss of tooth enamel occurs at 4.0.
4. Caramels- Caramels, like taffy, can cause problems because the stickiness causes the sugar to linger in small mouths for a longer time.
4. Gummy Candies- Gummy candies such as gummy bears or Dots can stick to your teeth and gums, encouraging tooth decay and making it much harder to keep your teeth clean and free of plaque.
5. Gum That Does Not Carry the ADA Seal- Gum with the American Dental Association seal is sugarless; sugarless gum increases saliva production helps wash out food particles and neutralizes the acid produced by bacteria. Meanwhile, gum that isn’t sugarless simply deposits sugar on the teeth over a period of time and adds to the potential decay problems.
6. Lollipops- It takes a few minutes to finish a lollipop, and these suckers often have constant contact with teeth as they are consumed. During that time all the sugar is dissolving on tooth enamel.
7. Jawbreakers- These super-hard candies contain citric acid, so kids’ teeth are exposed to dangerous pH levels. In addition, most kids keep jawbreakers in their mouth for a long time – 15 minutes is average. And, if they attempt to bite through, kids can chip or crack their teeth.
9. Jelly Beans- Jelly beans are another type of candy that can promote tooth decay. The gelatin that’s in jelly beans is often of a sticky texture not conducive to keeping your teeth sugar- and plaque-free.
10. Chocolate Filled with Caramel or Nuts- Chocolate itself isn’t so bad, as it dissolves quickly and provides calcium, which protects teeth. But put it with caramel or nuts, and you have something that’s harder to chew and more dangerous for your teeth.
Posted October 24, 2014:Two Months Before Christmas
when all through your house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.....
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care , in hopes that Opalescense Go would soon be in there.....
*We have Opalescence Go. This is a professional alternative to over-the counter whitening which involves no impressions or chair time. A discreet, clear tray is pre-loaded with whitening gel that also gives a fluoride treatment that helps reduce decay and strengthen enamel. Packaged in a box of ten they are individually wrapped to be given en masse or individually. One box is only $75.00!! Think ahead to holiday photos, spring proms, summer weddings. Who wouldn't want to have a brighter smile today and always?!
The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of Waterpik Aquarius Professional Waterflossers,Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinums, and Philips Sonicare Diamond Cleans danced in their heads.
*These professional waterflosser and sonic cleaning units are a healthful choice for you or your loved ones to help maintain your dental work investment. Many of these units currently have rebates available through the manufacturer. Seasonal treats are just around the corner, why wait until the new year to make your dental health a priority?
And mama in her 'kerchief and I in my cap were thinking about Dental Insurance and Medical Spending Accounts instead of taking our nap.
*I know it seems early to ask you to think about it, but do you have any preventative or restorative treatment that remains undone for 2014? If you are fortunate enough to still have any amount of dental insurance coverage or been wise enough to save to a spending account, don't squander your money. We will be open many Fridays during November and December to make coming to see us as easy as possible. We will, however, close between Christmas and New Years. Please make sure that you set time aside in your schedule for these needs and that we save your perfect day and time for you by giving us a call now.
Don't delay planning for you and your loved
ones to look and feel your best!
Posted August 12, 2014:Let's Give a Cheer for a New School Year
There is a lot of preparation that goes into getting ready for school each fall, and one thing that should not be left off of the back to school checklist is proper dental care. In order to ensure that your child maintains their bright smile throughout the school year, here are some tips to consider as your child heads back to the classroom:
1. Stay away from packing your child’s lunch with drinks that are high in sugar. Many sports drinks, energy drinks, sodas, and juices have anywhere between 5-12 teaspoons of sugar in one serving. The longer this sugar stays on your child’s teeth, the more likely they will develop tooth decay. Many children do not have a chance to brush their teeth throughout the day, so minimizing the amount of sugar in their lunch can help decrease their chances of cavities.
2. Pack snacks that are high in protein in your child’s lunch. High protein foods will minimize hunger, and as a result your child will be less likely to snack all day on sugary unhealthy foods that are found in many cafeterias and on-campus vending machines.
3. If you want to occasionally add a sweet treat to your child’s lunch, try chocolate instead of other candies that are highly acidic and/or are more likely to stick to their teeth for long periods of time.
4. Fall is the time for many contact sports both on and off the field. Be sure to get a properly fitted mouthguard before trying out for your favorite team.
5. Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, and once your permanent teeth come in, make sure that you floss, too. There is less space between your permanent teeth, so it’s harder to get particles out of your teeth with just brushing.
6. Come in to see us! Regular dental appointments keep parents and children aware of their dental health, and they are less likely to develop cavities and dental related illnesses.
Posted July 8, 2014:Authentic Professional Whitening on the Go!
Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options.
It's a simple, fast, and great-tasting way to start a whitening treatment or for whitening touch-ups. With no impressions or custom trays necessary, Opalescence Go is ready to use right out of the package!
Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.
*NO impressions, NO models, NO lab time
*Sleek and comfortable; adapts to any smile
*Discreet, clear tray material
Wear 30 to 60 minutes for 5 to 10 days
Currently available in Mint flavor
Great gift for all wedding participants, back to school, birthdays, promotion/new job. Don't delay looking your best!
Posted June 4, 2014:Imagine All The People Living Life in Peace
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us!!!!
We want you to be comfortable and relaxed in our office . For that reason, nitrous oxide is offered during dental procedures by Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Gadbois free of charge! Please copy and paste this video from the ADA into your browser to view it and call our office with any questions.
Don't let the summer go by without taking the time to get the dental excellence smile you deserve!
Posted May 1, 2014:Step Forward to Get a Clearer View!
Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Gadbois utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera that fits comfortably into your mouth. It enables our team to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis and educate you on what we see. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair time for you!
Call our office to schedule an appointment today.
Posted April 16, 2014:Is an Aquarius in your Future?
We are so excited about the new Waterpik Aquarius Professional flosser!!! We now offer these exclusively to our patients. The cost is $72 and comes with a mail-in rebate of $15 bringing the cost to $57!!! Not bad for this brand new product that is not yet sold in stores! Click the link below to watch a video about the flosser.
Posted April 1, 2014:Get Your Bright On and Pass It Along
2014 Brighter Smiles Brighter Futures Campaign
From April 1 through June 30, 2014, Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Gadbois will be participating in this year's campaign to benefit Good News Clinics Green Warren Dental Clinic. YOU make a $250 tax-deductible donation to GNC, look your best for upcoming proms, graduations and weddings, and help our entire community serve others in need. WE will provide bleaching trays along with a Venus White Pro bleaching kit. Each kit sold will cover the costs associated with providing a dental visit for 5 to 7 patients!!! We look forward to providing this win-win service for you.
For more information on GNC, please visit their website http://www.goodnewsclinics.org/
Posted March 20, 2014:Congratulations to the Sonicare Winner!
We picked our lucky sonicare winner this morning! We are SOOOOoooo excited to congratulate Jennifer Johnston. Thank you to all who tried to win. We'll try to do this or something similar again! In the meantime, while Jennifer is enjoying the power toothbrush clinically proven to remove up to 6x more plaque between teeth than a manual toothbrush, please join us at Ramsey Gadbois in facebook where you will read dental information, laughs, and office happenings.
Posted February 18, 2014:Care Credit making care possible....today.
With Care Credit, you have a great choice! Choose Excellence!! Please go to our "links" section to apply for your card today.
Posted May 16, 2011:Drs. Gadbois and Ramsey have Launched a New Website!
Take a few minutes to browse our new website. Dr. J. Andrew Ramsey and Dr. Ronald R. Gadbois along with their talented team is excited to offer their patients accurate treatment information, up to date practice news and secure online health history forms and appointment requests.
Let us know what you think by visiting our convenient contact form or give us a call today!
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