Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oakwood Smiles Pumpkin Carving Contest!


Oakwood Smiles

Pumpkin Carving




Who has the best pumpkin? Come on and do your best to make us smile, laugh, or just scare us to death! Summit your personal pumpkins to be entered to win!


During the month of October, Oakwood Smiles will have a pumpkin carving contest! Patients, friends, and neighbors are welcome to participate! The winner will receive a VISA GIFT CARD!!!
To enter the contest, LIKE us on FACEBOOK.  Take a picture of your carved pumpkin and TAG or POST the picture on Oakwood Smiles Facebook page or EMAIL us a picture of your pumpkin.  Get WILD and CREATIVE!  Have fun with it!  The winner will be announced no later than November 1st.

        Call the office for further details 770-534-4292

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dental Health and Your Diet

Sugar is the main cause of dental decay when there are bacteria present. More significant than the amount of sugar you eat is the frequency of

Probably the worst thing you can do to your teeth is to drink a soda and have a sip every few minutes over a long period of time; the same is true for snacking. It is recommended that if you want to have a snack or soda or juice it is better to have it after food, as dessert, or have it in one sitting. Eating or drinking something sweet over an extended period of time creates a constant supply of sugar for bacteria that causes tooth decay!

It is important to be aware of all the sources of sugar that are out there. It is not just everything that is sweet, but anything that can turn to sugar like pieces of bread. Cutting down your sugar intake is good for cavity prevention, as well as your general health.

But what about when you have to have sugar? The best way to avoid cavities is to prevent the sugar from staying next to your teeth. Brushing after eating sugar, rinsing your mouth with Fluoride mouth wash, or chewing sugarless gum can help. However, nothing has the effect of avoiding sugar!

Is there any kind of food that prevents tooth decay? Well, not really. Some people believed that chewing foods like apples and carrots may have some plaque removal effect, but they still contain some sugar so any advantage is not clear.

Another group of food that causes significant damage to teeth structure is acidic foods. If in frequent contact with teeth, things like lime, lemon, and grapefruit can cause serious irreversible damage (erosion) to your teeth.