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With the New Year around the corner, is there an aspect of your life you want to improve? Check out this infographic on the top 10 New Year’s resolutions and see if you can relate:
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You invested your hard earned dime on our teeth whitening services, and now you want to keep it—especially for the holiday season. However, just because your teeth are whiter doesn’t mean it will never turn back to a dingy, dull color.
You’ll need to stay away from stained foods and drinks to avoid the spotting in your smile.
Some of those staining foods and drinks include:
While our favorite treats can stain the teeth, it does not mean you have to stop consuming them completely. There are ways to still eat your favorite foods and drinks and still keep your teeth sparkling.
Some of these foods are extremely healthy for your overall health especially blackberries and blueberries because of its antioxidants. You can still eat these treats, but eat them moderately.
If you’re nervous to consume staining fruits, replace them with other antioxidant sources. Apples, pears, cauliflower, grapefruit, and melons are great replacements to keep up with your antioxidant intake.
Whether you’re drinking your favorite soda or tea, sip through a straw to avoid staining. It’ll keep the staining away from your front teeth.
When you drink your favorite beverages, do so quickly and not let the liquid linger in your mouth.
After your meal, rinse your mouth with water right away followed by a thorough brush to clean your teeth from the staining foods.
You want to keep the glamour in your smile, and it can be achieved while moderately consuming your favorite treats! Smile brightly for the holidays with these informative tips and call your Redmond, WA, dentist, today if you wish to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.
Do you have other methods of keeping the luster in your pearly whites? Comment below, and share your stories!
During the holiday season, it’s easy to get carried away with the delectable treats that can put a damper on your smile. While we all love the holiday cheeriness from wine and stained foods –such as red sauces, coffee, candy, etc—these items can dull the brightness and damage your smile.
There are many delicious treats you can enjoy during the holidays that can naturally whiten your smile over time. Consider these options:
We want you to love your smile and have the confidence to show it off.
We offer teeth whitening treatments, which are safe and can effectively brighten your smile sooner than you think! Our in-office treatments can enhance your smile by 8-10 shades in as little as one hour. You could walk out of our office with a glowing new confidence.
Our teeth whitening in Redmond, WA, beats over-the-counter methods because those products use less quality in their agents. We care about your smile and want you to be happy and confident with it.
Brighten your smile for the holidays! Browse through our website and learn more about our teeth whitening services, and schedule your consultation with us today!
Celebrate the holidays by helping those in need! Check out your dentist’s in Redmond, WA, infographic to think of ways you can give back to your community:
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These easy-to-make drinks can liven up your party for people of all ages. What are you waiting for? Start concocting your favorites from this list!
We’ve gathered 5 amazing recipes for drinks that will surely raise your spirits and make you feel merry during the holiday season. Check out our slideshow:
With office parties, family gatherings, and end-of-year celebrations, the holiday season packs a lot of fun into a few short weeks. But with the fun comes the stress, which can often peak in November and December.
Stress can affect the body in numerous ways, and it’s no surprise that it can also impact your oral health. Becoming aware of how stress affects your smile can help you manage, or even avoid, dental problems. Here are a few things to watch out for this holiday season:
Nighttime clenching and grinding: Up to 65 million Americans suffer from this condition, known as bruxism, which can exert up to 250 pounds of pressure on the teeth and lead to pain and tooth damage. Stress increases the risk of bruxism, so even if you’re not normally a sufferer, the habit might surface during the holidays. A dental nightguard protects your teeth from damage, and can alleviate the everyday jaw pain that often plagues grinders and clenchers.
Holiday decay: Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? They can be nightmares for your teeth. Candy, cookies, and flavored coffee drinks may warm the heart, but holiday snacks can increase your risk of decay. If you find yourself indulging on a regular basis, plan on brushing and flossing more often than you normally do. If you can’t brush, chew some sugarless gum or rinse your mouth with water after you eat.
Loud snoring and sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic condition where the airway partially or completely collapses during sleep, which can lead to sleep deprivation and a host of associated maladies. Holiday-related weight gain can aggravate the condition. Though CPAP therapy is standard treatment, sufferers can also get relief from an FDA-approved oral appliance. Learn more about dental treatment for snoring and sleep apnea here.
Overlooking regular maintenance: Even if you’re fanatical about self-care, you still need to get a professional exam and cleaning at least every six months, and even more often if you are at risk for periodontal disease or have other issues. But, it’s easy to forget during the busy holiday season. If you’re overdue for a visit, call 425-885-0008 to schedule your appointment.
Taking care of your body can help you manage stress and ensure you stay happy and healthy so you can get the most out of the holidays.
As part of our commitment to excellent patient care, we’ve recently added a new dentist to our team. Dr. Lynn Cheney brings excellent credentials, a warm and friendly patient manner, and over 13 years’ experience running her own dental practice.
Like Dr. Jeff Files, Dr. Cheney is also a native of Western Washington. After earning her biology degree from the University of Washington, she went on to attend their highly respected dental school, receiving a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1999.
After graduation, she opened her own practice in Monroe, Washington, earning recognition as one of Seattle Met’s Top Dentists in 2011, 2012 and 2013. As a practicing dentist, Dr. Cheney has been committed to continuous education, with an emphasis on restorative and implant dentistry. She also participates in dental seminars and local study clubs, where she shares knowledge and information with her fellow dentists.
A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Washington State Dental Association, and Snohomish County Dental Society, Dr. Cheney is also an honorary member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.
In 2012, she sold her Monroe practice to spend time with her family, which includes her husband and her son, Carter. After a while, she started to miss treating patients, and that’s how we were fortunate enough to recruit her to our practice.
Please join our team in welcoming Dr. Cheney, and the next time you’re in the office, come by to say hello.
Cha-ching! Statistics show in 2012, the Black Friday long weekend brought in millions of shoppers and $59.1 billion in sales. On November 29, 2013, will you be fighting the crowds to scope out Black Friday’s offerings?
As part of our “Holiday Survival Tips” series, here are a few secrets to capitalize on your Black Friday shopping experience!
Before you leave home, have in mind what stores you want to visit and for what items. This doesn’t mean you can’t peruse other products on sale, but it’ll go far in making sure your main items are covered.
Why not skip fighting for parking spots and those long waits in lines? Before joining the crowds, check if your favorite stores have online promotions. There’s even a good chance an online sale would begin at midnight—hours before store-doors even open to the public!
Leave the kids at home on Black Friday and shop with a friend who shares your shopping style. Use team-work to search out shopping list items or hold a spot in super long lines—it’ll all help expedite your day. Tip: Bringing a couple of snacks and beverages from home; it may help keep you energized while on-the-run.
Advertisers stuff the Thanksgiving Day newspaper with coupons for even better sales prices. Many companies also offer online coupons. Read the small print to note any restrictions. Thirty seconds with a pair of scissors could save you more than a couple bucks—how can you complain about that?
Just because it’s 70% off does NOT mean you should buy it. Stores often use Black Friday to clear out old electronic stock items (such as phones). Even with a great price, are you ready to commit to something already obsolete? Are there hidden costs—such as expensive replacement cartridges for that super-cheap printer they’re selling?
Huge crowds and frenzied shoppers create the perfect setting for thieves. Keep your wallet/purse close at all times. If you have to carry a wad of cash, don’t keep it all in one location. When paying with debit or credit cards, be aware of shoulder-peepers trying to catch your PIN number. It pays to be paranoid sometimes.
Most of us don’t have an unlimited spending budget. Set a maximum dollar amount you’re willing to part with. Swiping your credit card is easy; paying for it later—not so much. Unpaid credit card bills accrue interest quickly, and your great Black Friday savings could soon be forfeited.
For those who simply must join the whirlwind of Black Friday shoppers, hopefully implementing the above tips will keep a little extra jingle in your pocket and a lasting smile on your face!
Comment below on our dentist in Redmond, WA’s blog! What are you doing to prepare for Black Friday?
Redmond dentist Dr. Jeff Files provides excellence in dentistry! Patients come to Dr. Files from Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish and further for his proven experience in sleep apnea & snoring treatment, TMJ relief, dental implants, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and more. For a remarkable dental experience, come see Dr. Files.
Jeff Files, DDS | 7502 164th Ave NE Suite #A-135, Redmond, WA 98052 | phone: (425) 885-0008 | fax: 425.895.1180