2015 Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt

2015 Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt!

Thank you to all who visited our booth last Saturday, April 4th, at the Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt!

This year was a great success for the annual community event, with thousands of families coming out to enjoy all of the Easter activities at Mile Square Park.

For those of you who weren’t able to make it, we have a recap of all the fun activities and some pictures for you to enjoy.

Rosy Dental’s team was working hard with a long line of children and families, hungry for cotton candy. Over the course of the morning, we served over 1500 delicious, fluffy pink treats! To keep the line moving, we had not one, but TWO cotton candy machines running all morning!

(From left to right – Jose, PR Assistant; Alvin, PR Assistant)

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After getting their sugar fix, the families headed over to the Rosy Dental Barnyard to take a picture at our farm themed photobooth.

(From left to right – Madison, PR Assistant; Gaby, PR Assistant; Dr. Daniel Tran, doctor/partner, Rosy Dental Santa Ana; Taylor, PR Executive; Jose, PR Assistant)

Dr. Tran came out to meet with the community and let everyone know about his beautiful new office – Rosy Dental of Santa Ana!

The kids had fun playing in the bubbles while enjoying their giant cotton candies.

Stay tuned for even more fun events coming up this summer with the Fountain Valley Community and Rosy Dental!

Cheers!

TOP TEN REASONS TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH – By Dr. Joshua Drais, DDS

TOP TEN REASONS TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH

By Dr. Joshua Drais, DDS

  1. Help prevent gum disease
  2. Fresher breath
  3. Reduce the risk of tooth loss

(Note: a toothbrush will not stop a jockey puck)

  1. Cleaner teeth
  2. Save money

A toothbrush is a lot cheaper than fixing a cavity.

  1. Prevent cavities
  2. Save time

Using an electric toothbrush will save you a minute every time you brush (recommended 2 minutes with an electric vs. 3 minutes with a manual). Over the course of a year, that is 12 hours of extra time, and over an average lifetime, that’s nearly 42 days!

  1. It can be fun

The new Oral B electric toothbrush has Bluetooth technology and an interactive app!

  1. A more kissable mouth

Clean mouth vs. dirty mouth? Which would you prefer?

  1. Decreased risk of stroke, pregnancy complications, heart disease, diabetes, and ED.

More and more studies are showing a relationship between gum disease and many health conditions.

– Dr. Joshua Drais, DDS

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TOP TEN REASONS OWN A WATERPIK WATER FLOSSER

TOP TEN REASONS OWN A WATERPIK WATER FLOSSER       

By the Rosy Dental Hygiene Department

  1. Improve the health of your gums
  2. Reduce bad breath
  3. Flush away plaque and food particles not removed by floss
  4. Reduce stain
  5. Apply medications to the gums (i.e. Listerine, Peridex, etc.)
  6. Clean deep pockets and improve measurements
  7. Reduce inflammation
  8. Minimize tartar buildup
  9. Massage gums to increase attachment to root surface
  10. Reduce bleeding and gum pain

Happy Waterpik-ing!

– Rosy Dental Hygiene Department

To learn more about the Waterpik Water Flosser, visit their website at https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/why-waterpik/

Top Ten Reasons To Go To The Dentist – Dr. Rosa Tran Bank e, DDS

TOP TEN REASONS TO GO TO THE DENTIST

By Dr. Rosa Tran Bank e, DDS

1. You’ll get bad, stinky breath

Your mouth will start to smell as you get halitosis (bad breath) if you do not visit the Dentist at least 2x a year. For example, some people think chewing gum will just cure the bad breath.     That’s like not taking the trash out from the kitchen and just spraying it with Lysol… right?

2. Your teeth will feel grimy with bacteria and plaque

Bacteria and plaque like to grow and spread around in the gums and teeth when not cleaned properly by a Hygienist or Dentist, and the teeth look yellow, dull, and feels rough and grimy. It’s like dust bunnies and debris on the floor; you can feel the debris with your bare feet and the floor feels dirty and not so smooth.

3.  You’ll get puffy, red gums called Gingivitis

This is the before stage of Gum Disease when not handled or prevented in its early stages. It is just inflammation of the gums. That means there is some swelling and bleeding that can occur when brushing or flossing. People think it’s normal that gums bleed when they brush or floss, but actually it’s not. Just like it’s not normal for your hands to bleed when you wash them, right?

4. Gum disease  (Periodontitis)

Gum disease is a silent but deadly killer to teeth and the overall health of a person.  It actually follows Gingivitis, if it is not handled then. It can actually cause High Blood Pressure, increase the chance or severity of Diabetes and also be the cause of cavities. You can never feel it as it’s starting and the day you can, it may be too late. It’s like mold growing under the tiles and nobody knows it’s happening until you finally decide to question the green mold around the tile. When you remove the tile, the mold has now spread to the other tiles (same as in teeth) and you have to remove all the other infected tiles as well.

5. Heart attacks

The overflowing plaque and bacteria can eventually make its way into your bloodstream. It can clog arteries and cause plaque in the arteries.  The mouth is like the engine to the car; a clean engine makes the car operate efficiently and run well with less problems.  So take care of the mouth and the heart and body will be a happy camper.

6. Strokes

Similar to the heart, the bacteria can also make its way up to your brain.  Bacteria is bacteria and it spreads like wildflower.

7. Impotence

Studies have shown that Gum Disease can cause many problems to parts of the body, even in the stunt of growth.

8. Birth Problems

Studies have shown that the birth mother can transfer her bacteria to her fetus from constantly swallowing the bacteria, and can cause delay in the fetus development, premature births, low birth weights, and even stillbirth.

9 . Dementia

Poor oral health increases your risk of developing dementia by 30-40%.  So make sure to keep coming for oral maintenance to keep those memory cells working!

10. Save money

Prevention is the best cure! If you neglect your oral health, you will potentially need to spend thousands on extractions (you have 32 teeth), and eventually dentures.  Patients who start early and see the dentist regularly for their checkups have less issues, can study better without teeth-aches, function better at work, miss less school days, miss less work days, and even get sick less!

– Dr. Rosa Tran Bank e, DDS

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Top Ten Reasons To Floss – Dr. Daniel Tran, DDS

TOP TEN REASONS TO FLOSS

By Dr. Daniel Tran, DDS

  1. Prevent gum disease

Flossing helps reduce dental plaque, which is made up of bacteria. Flossing your teeth on a daily basis will remove and reduce the plaque and food particles between teeth and under the gums that can cause inflammation. It also helps reduce tartar buildup. Tartar is mineralized plaque buildup and firmly attaches to your teeth.

  1. Prevent Decay

Since toothbrushes can’t reach in between the teeth, flossing regularly helps ensure that all of the surfaces of your teeth are cleaned, preventing tooth decay and cavities between the teeth.

  1. Prevent Recession of Gums

When your gums are unhealthy and inflamed because of gum disease or tartar buildup, your gums will start receding and expose more of your teeth. This causes your teeth to look longer and become more sensitive.

  1. Flossing can get help with dry mouth

Saliva is a natural disinfectant in your mouth, without it, bacteria gets a better hold to cause gum disease and decay. With more than 500 common medications on the market that can cause dry mouth, regular flossing can help compensate for the lack of saliva, by getting rid of the bacteria that would have otherwise been killed.

  1. Fresher breath

No one wants to walk around with bad and offensive breath. Flossing on a daily basis will help remove plaque and food particles that can cause bad breath.

  1. Healthier Heart

Bacteria caused by gum disease has been linked to certain types of heart disease. Bacteria left in the mouth can reach the cardiac tissues. Flossing can reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth that may affect that tissue.

  1. Reduce Complications with Diabetes

Organ tissue heals much slower in people with diabetes, therefore, it is important that they floss on a daily basis to prevent plaque and tartar build up that may lead to complications from gum disease.

  1. Healthy pregnancies

Women should pay particular attention to their flossing. Growing evidence suggests that poor oral hygiene and health during pregnancy may induce miscarriage and premature birth as well as inhibiting the growth and development of the unborn child.

  1. Time – It only takes two minutes

The average American spends one minute brushing their teeth, which generally only removes 60% of the plaque.

  1. Save money

Prevention is the best cure! If you neglect your oral health, you will potentially need to spend thousands on extractions (you have 32 teeth), and eventually dentures or implants.

 

– Dr. Daniel Tran, DDS

 

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Five Holiday Treats that May Lead to Ho-Ho-Holes in Your Teeth

The old adage “too much of a good thing” is never more true than during the holiday season. There tends to be an overabundance of everything – especially sweet treats. While it’s impractical to suggest complete avoidance of holiday goodies, Delta Dental encourages moderation to make sure you receive the gift of great oral health!

Here are five common treats to limit during the holidays:

1.      Candy Canes: The problem with candy canes is the prolonged amount of time that they linger as you slowly dissolve them in your mouth. Not to mention, the temptation to chomp them, which can lead to cracks or chips in your teeth. Consume them quickly and carefully to limit their negative oral health impact.

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2.      Christmas Cookies: It’s tempting to overindulge when there’s an abundance of baked goods – like Christmas cookies – laying around. But cookies are laden with sugar and can do significant damage to your pearly whites. Of course, we know suggesting skipping cookies entirely is impractical. Just enjoy them in moderation.

3.      Holiday Drinks (such as eggnog, apple cider and hot chocolate): Festive beverages offer more than warm, holiday cheer – eggnog boasts over 20 grams of sugar per cup,1 while hot cider can pack over 65 grams of sugar when dolled up with caramel sauce and whipped cream.2 Stick to one small serving of your favorite drink and wash away some of the sticky sugar residue with a glass of water.

4.      Caramels: Chewy, sticky treats such as grandma’s famous homemade caramels are particularly damaging because they are not only high in sugar, but they spend a prolonged amount of time stuck to teeth and are more difficult for saliva to break down. The same rule applies to all those sparkly gumdrops on your gingerbread house.

5.      Fruitcake: Even though it’s the butt of many holiday jokes, some people actually eat the fruitcake that gets passed around at the holidays. Oral health reasons to avoid it include the sugary cake base and the chewy, candied fruit that stud it throughout.

Cookies, candy and sweet holiday beverages all have at least one main ingredient in common: sugar, whose negative effect on teeth has been well-documented. Why is sugar so bad for your teeth? It mixes with bacteria in the sticky plaque that constantly forms on teeth to produce acid that attacks tooth enamel. The stickiness of that plaque keeps those harmful acids against the teeth, which contributes to tooth decay.

Try to enjoy in moderation, and if you find yourself overindulging, perhaps spend some extra time flossing and brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

When you do indulge your holiday sweet tooth, it’s best to enjoy goodies as part of, or immediately following a meal, rather than snacking on treats throughout the day. Another good tip to is to stick to one small serving of your favorite drink or snack and to follow up by swishing around some water, chew sugar-free gum, or brush soon after finishing to wash away some of the sticky sugar residue.

Holiday sweets can be tough on teeth!!

The winter holidays are known for sweet treats and tempting goodies, but that doesn’t mean that you have to end up at the dentist with cavities in January.

How do sweet foods and drinks cause cavities?

When you eat sugary foods or drinks, naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth feed on the sugar and create acids as a by-product. These acids then wear down the tooth enamel, making it weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay as well as a host of other problems, including gingivitis.

Snacking on sweets throughout the day or during an extended period of time (such as at a holiday party) is especially harmful, since damaging acids form in the mouth every time you eat a sugary snack and continue to affect the teeth for at least 20 minutes afterwards.

Simple steps for holiday oral care

The best way to avoid cavities while still enjoying your holiday indulgences is to practice good oral hygiene. Here are some tips to help:

  • Eating sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods as part of a balanced meal is better than eating them alone. The body produces more saliva to help digest larger meals, which washes away more food and helps neutralize harmful acids before they can attack teeth.
  • Foods that take a long time to chew can damage teeth. That’s because sticky foods, including nutritious choices like raisins, dates and dried fruit, hold acid against teeth longer than do other foods. Try to limit your consumption of these foods.
  • After consuming high-acid food (fruits) or drinks (wine), rinse with water before brushing your teeth to prevent tooth erosion from the acids.
  • Keep a toothbrush and travel-size toothpaste handy (for example, in your pocket or purse or store these in the glove compartment of your car) so that you can brush right after eating at holiday parties. An added benefit is that you are less likely to eat after you brush your teeth, so you may end up eating less at parties.
  • If you’re unable to brush your teeth after eating, rinsing your mouth thoroughly with water or chewing sugar-free gum will help to wash away food particles, produce more saliva and neutralize acids in your mouth

“Brush up” on your technique

Use your holiday vacations to spend more time brushing your teeth. If you’re relaxed or have more free time during the day or with your morning or nightly routine, you can use the time to brush more thoroughly and develop better oral care habits.

It isn’t necessary to brush vigorously to get your teeth clean. What’s important when brushing your teeth is not how hard you scrub, but that you use the proper technique and that you do a thorough job. And that takes time. Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth for two to three minutes to get the most thorough cleaning.

If you get into the habit of brushing for two to three minutes every morning, every night and after every meal during the holidays, you may keep those good habits when your regular routine resumes.