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JUNE newsletter 2017
Your guide to healthy summer hydration
Do you know the 8-8 rule? That is, drink 8, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. The Institute of Medicine, by way of the Mayo Clinic, notes men and women should drink 9 and 13 cups daily. All beverages count. As the weather heats up, the amount of fluid lost through sweating naturally goes up as does the need to replenish those fluids.

The type of beverage matters. As dentists, we understand drinks that are good for your body are often tooth-friendly. Many energy drinks contain lots of sugar and caffeine, which promote obesity and conditions like diabetes. With the abundance of flavored waters on the market, it’s not enough to reach for a product labeled “water.”

Like energy drinks, many of these beverages get their yummy flavors from citrus or other fruit acids that wreak havoc on protective enamel. When carbonation is added, flavored water is doubly damaging due to the acidity associated with carbonated beverages like soda. Eat don’t drink mango. If you prefer your fruit “sparkling,” don’t make these drinks your key hydration source. And don’t sip. It gives acids and sugars plenty of time to affect your teeth.
Holistic Dentistry
  • Provides the safest materials
  • Mercury safe Dentistry
  • Committed to patient's well being
When it comes to the overall health and well-being of our patients, our practice is committed to providing only the safest materials around. Our practice focuses on providing mercury safe dentistry; Dr. Hart is a member of IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) & Dr. Billingsley is certified with IAOMT in order to provide patients with the safe removal and care of metal dentistry. Additionally, the office carefully follows the protocols set in place by the IAOMT for safe mercury and silver amalgam removal.

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~ J Waller

3 weeks ago-
So thankful for a very knowledgeable dentist (and staff) that cares about your total health! New to the Richmond area and needed an amalgam filling removed. This office used the proper protocol, including instructing me to prepare my system for the removal. Have also had a few cavities filled- fast and efficient. Definitely recommend!
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