"How to keep your teeth or live without them" by Saundra Goodman

Earth Day 2012

It’s Earth Day, 2012, and as trustees of natural resources, we must protect our water supply to survive on this planet. Protect Planet Earth for yourself and generations to come by encouraging your family members and friends to turn the water off while they’re brushing their teeth (at least twice a day).

That’s all you have to do to Make Every Drop Count and be a good environmental citizen.

Depending on where your water resources come from, turning off the water while brushing your teeth can have a positive impact on springs, rivers, and wetland habitats for wildlife that would otherwise be damaged by water treatment plants. The impacts from taking water out of processing can be lessened in small ways that will positively affect the future of Planet Earth. [Read more →]

April 22, 2012   2 Comments

Newborn babies with teeth?

 Fun Fact:

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth!

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman
Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.
www.gotteethguide.com

April 9, 2012   No Comments

Redheads delay dental visits due to more tooth-related pain.

 This is a cautionary report. Redheads are back in the news. This week NBC reported that redheads are more sensitive to pain that people with other hair colors. People with red hair need 19 percent more painkillers than the greater population.

Research published in the Journal of American Dental Association (July 2009) found that painful experiences at the dentist might cause more anxiety for men and women with red hair, who were twice as likely to avoid dental care than people with dark hair. People with red hair need larger doses of anesthesia and are twice as likely to avoid going to the dentist than those with other hair colors.

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March 29, 2012   No Comments

Avoid “green teeth” on St. Patrick’s Day.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For some of you, the occasion calls for the illustrious “green beer” enjoyed at your favorite Irish pub, but if you are in the process of whitening your teeth, you may want to rethink the color of your beverage.

During the whitening process the pores of the enamel are opened from the use of bleaching agents, allowing the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to enter the dentin layer of the tooth. It is very important that during this time you avoid foods and beverages that contain high levels of pigment, such as yellow mustard, grape juice, red wine, tomato sauce… you get the point. [Read more →]

March 16, 2012   1 Comment

Treat yourself to a spring dental cleaning!

If spring cleaning has hit you, include an inside job. Get your teeth cleaned to brighten your smile and avoid gum disease.

Take this opportunity to make a dental appointment for yourself and your family. Get your teeth as clean, fresh, and sparkling as your home.

If you have one denture or partials, you must have your remaining teeth cleaned. Take care of the teeth you still have.

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman
Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.
www.gotteethguide.com

March 15, 2012   1 Comment

You can’t beat the beet for nutritional value.

 Beets are nature’s simple, unassuming, deliciously sweet, deep dark ruby red, low fat delivery system for calcium, potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and sugar with an earthy flavor and enough nutritional value to make them vital for our oral and overall health.

They are a colorful winter root vegetable that have become available all year in red, yellow, orange, white, and variegated. First documented in 8th Century BC, Mesopotamia, beets were used in folk medicine for the treatment of fevers and constipation in Ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.

As I wax poetic about the beet, I recall homemade bowls of borscht on my mother’s dining room table with dollops of sour cream in their middles. Pickled beets, beet juice, and beets in salads and curries are popular in America, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe, India, and some parts of Africa. [Read more →]

March 6, 2012   4 Comments

Even Dexter Flosses!

If a serial killer with a family and a job can take time to floss, so can you.

Keep smiling. 

Saundra Goodman
Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.
www.gotteethguide.com

February 1, 2012   No Comments

Earth Day 2010: Save Water and Your Teeth.

It’s Earth Day 2010. Please take action to protect Planet Earth for the rest of your life. Encourage all of your family members and friends to turn the water off every time they brush their teeth (at least twice a day). Run the water to rinse your mouth.

That’s it. That’s all you have to do to be a Water Warrior and a good environmental citizen.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says, “The average bathroom faucet flows at a rate of two gallons per minute. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and at bedtime can save up to 8 gallons of water per day, which equals 240 gallons a month!”

Depending on where your water resources come from, turning off the water while brushing your teeth can have a positive impact on springs, rivers, and wetland habitats for wildlife that would otherwise be damaged by water treatment plants. The impacts from taking water out of processing can be lessened in small ways that will positively affect the future of Planet Earth. 

Applying this practice will equal a savings of 2,880 gallons of water each year for every individual in the United States who takes this simple step. [Read more →]

April 22, 2010   12 Comments

Dental Pain Sucks!

painYeah, dental pain sucks! There’s also physical, heart, and soul pain – and it’s always worse at night. Your quality of life declines and suffers as your pain increases and becomes extreme (chronic).

Take the meds, have the periodontal surgery, talk to a trusted friend, get therapy, see a specialist, bite the brownie, scoop the ice cream; do whatever it takes it takes to heal yourself.

This is the time to spend money before it’s too late and pain becomes your life. This is the only time to go into debt if you must.

I experienced extreme neck and left shoulder pain in January and February – and I’m left-handed so I’ve been unable to blog. I’m working on it and I want you to work on it, too.

I’m not abandoning  my blog. I have much to share and I hope to back soon. I’d love to hear how you overcame your pain.

What I know for sure is that its all connected.

Saundra Goodman
Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.

www.gotteethguide.com

February 11, 2010   7 Comments

I’m the Top Blogger in the Dental Health Community

thank you so muchThank you to everyone who voted for my blog in Wellsphere’s 2nd annual People’s Health Blogger Awards.

I am the Top Blogger in the Dental Health Community and #19 in the Top 100 Health Bloggers.

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Happy holidays.

Saundra
Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.
www.gotteethguide.com

December 23, 2009   No Comments