Issue #45
DECEMBER 2014 Newsletter
5 tips to keep you smiling through the holiday season
‘Tis the season for sweet treats, festive meals, and hurried days that might leave you tempted to skip the floss or rush through brushing. This can be a recipe for trouble for your teeth. What can you do?
  1. Teeth are not nutcrackers - Yes, teeth are hard enough to crack a nut. Unfortunately, many nuts are hard enough to crack a tooth. Don’t take the chance.
  2. Teeth are not bottle openers – When you’re in a hurry, it might be tempting to open a bottle or package with your teeth. However, this can lead to painful tooth damage.
  3. Caramel is not your friend – You can minimize sugar-related damage by rinsing with water promptly after eating, and practicing good hygiene. However, sticky candies tend to cling to teeth, even if you’ve eaten other things or rinsed your mouth.
  4. Don’t skip dental appointments – You may be busy, but dental care is not the place to trim your schedule.
  5. Choose snacks wisely – Is there a cheese platter at the office party? Some celery sticks on the veggie tray? Remember, calcium rich foods, and crunchy raw vegetables are good for oral health.
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Thanks to those who entered our Beautiful Smile Contest last month.
The winner, Sue Irwin,
is entitled to a complimentary in-office Zoom® teeth bleaching
with a retail value of $550.
Continue to watch for our next contest where we give away a free Sonicare toothbrush!
Tis the Season for Giving

"Thank you!" to our patients, Rose for her always deliciously moist bundt cakes and Dale for the
special chocolates. They were welcome treats just before Thanksgiving.

''No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." - Tony Robbins

Hats off to my dental assistant, Jonathan, for wanting to accompany me on one of my Mt. Diablo hikes.
He did just fine! Taking that first step toward any accomplishment is sometimes the hardest step
(no pun intended). -Leo
Sleep Apnea News
Kaiser In-Service Presentation
From among the other authorized Kaiser dentists, last month I was selected by SomnoMed®, makers of the oral sleep apnea appliance called SomnoDent®, to give a presentation to the respiratory therapists at Kaiser Permanente's San Francisco sleep apnea clinic. SomnoDent® is Kaiser hospital's preferred oral appliance for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and for all those who cannot tolerate a CPAP. Call us if you or someone you know needs help in getting an oral appliance.
Snoring and Daytime Sleepiness Can Be Potentially Life Threatening
The lack of oxygen while sleeping can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Since the only way to diagnose sleep apnea is with a sleep test, there is no way to tell whether your snoring or daytime sleepiness are signs of sleep apnea. We have a simple home sleep testing unit that we can dispense, we can work with your physician, and in many cases we can work with your medical insurance to diagnose if you have sleep apnea. Why not get the peace of mind that your snoring or daytime sleepiness is not sleep apnea related? You'll sleep better for it. Call us to discuss your concerns.
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