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MAY 2014 Newsletter

Juicing for health… and yellow teeth?
You’ve surely heard about juicing. You’ve probably tried it. Juicing is the latest craze for increasing nutrition, detoxification, weight loss, and much more. It can also have an effect you probably didn’t intend, and that is stained teeth. Many fruits and some vegetables are highly pigmented, and the darkest colors are the most likely to cause stains.

The most damaging effects come from high-acid fruits, which can soften tooth enamel allowing it to absorb stains more readily. Additionally, acid exposure can lead to erosion of tooth enamel, and in turn, tooth sensitivity and decay. You can avoid these problems with a few simple steps:

• When possible, use more veggies than fruit.

• Drink through a straw, allowing most of the juice to bypass your teeth.

• Rinse with water immediately after drinking.

• Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing, so the enamel has time to re-harden.

• See your dentist every six months.

If you notice the color of your teeth changing, ask your dentist about teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. Read more
Enjoying Motherhood
Although we expected Dr. Cynthia Wong back to work from her maternity leave by the end of May, she has decided to extend her leave for a couple more months to further enjoy the time with her new born baby girl, Caitlyn. We all still are looking forward to her return!
Announcing the newest member of our dental team, Manny Vasquez, RDH.
After months of searching and interviewing for an additional dental hygienist, we are pleased to welcome Manny as our newest team member. We appreciate all the helpful honest feedback about the different hygienists who filled in as needed, but your feedback about Manny's care and skill weighed heavily in our decision to hire him. Thank you!

Manny Vasquez, RDH
"Greetings, My name is Manny. I am excited to have the opportunity to practice Dental Hygiene at Dr. Leo Arellano's office. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and continue the exceptional care you are accustomed to receiving at this practice. I have nine years experience as a hygienist and will continue to grow and expand my dental knowledge with you.

I have an easy going personality with a passion for life. I enjoy working, exercising, spending time with family, friends, and gardening. My philosophy on life is to treat others as you want to be treated. Before becoming a hygienist I was a teacher but realized my skills were better suited to help others on an individual basis. This experience gave me the ability to become an excellent hygienist."
Featuring Respire Medical's Snoring and Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
We are now also using Respire's oral appliances for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Their FDA approval and similarity in design to other effective brands makes it another option that your sleep physician may be prescribing. Please let us know if you would like to explore this alternative to CPAP.
Computer Hardware/Software Upgrades
Thanks for bearing with us as we upgraded our systems. They will ensure the continued security of your personal and private information.
True or False - George Washington had wooden teeth.
Here's a great article and commentary about our first president's life from a dental perspective.
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Continuing Education
In the past month, I took 2 great surgical courses, but the one that stood out as being unique was the one using kiwi fruit to simulate gum grafting. Ingenious!

Mentoring Gone Full Circle - UCSF Xi Psi Phi Senior Farewell Dinner
I couldn't be more proud of some of these senior dental students who I've helped mentor along the way. And now they're ready to become full-fledged dentists. Congratulations!

Smile Makeover of the Month

Age related yellowing whitened with Zoom® in-office one-hour bleaching.
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