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Protect Your Teeth Against Sports Injuries

Posted on: July 25th, 2016 by tcg_admin

When suiting up for sports this summer, don’t forget to protect your smile!


It can be easy to forget about your oral health when it comes to playing summer sports, but doing so is a mistake! While we love seeing all of our dental patients, we want to prevent emergency visits whenever possible. Check out our tips for protecting your teeth while playing this summer!


1) Wear a Mouthguard for Contact Sports

There are plenty of contact sports to be enjoyed in the summer, from baseball to soccer! Using a mouthguard is a simple, cost effective way to protect your child or yourself from unnecessary pain and expense due to a mouth injury. Whether playing organized summer sports, or a pickup game with friends, make sure you take your mouthguard along. Mouthguards come in a variety of styles and colors.


2) Be Mindful of Your Teeth When Swimming  

If you are a frequent swimmer, wear goggles so that you are sure to see well and avoid running into anything that might damage your teeth. If you are one of many swimmers who suffer from “swimmer’s calculus” (a yellow stain that can be brought on by spending lots of time in chemically treated water), be sure to see the dentist for a thorough teeth cleaning!


3) Wear A Helmet

Think a helmet is just for your head? Think again! Helmets can protect not only the top of your head, but your face and mouth as well. Falls and bicycle crashes are all too common in the summer, but a cracked tooth or worse may be avoidable simply by wearing a helmet!


Make sure to keep your family smiling by protecting your mouth this summer! Staying active is even more fun when you stay safe. If you are inspired to get a custom mouth guard or come in for a cleaning, give us a call at Richview Family Dentistry. We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming environment where you’ll actually enjoy a visit to the dentist!



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Fun Fact: Sunshine is good for your teeth!

Posted on: June 20th, 2016 by tcg_admin

Did you know that getting out in the sun this summer can be good for your oral health?

It’s true! The sun shining down is not only a mood booster, but a few rays can have a positive impact on your pearly whites! How? The increased production of Vitamin D, of course! Spending some time in the sun is a great way to naturally absorb this necessary vitamin.

Vitamin D is essential to your health for many reasons, but it is especially imperative for strong, healthy teeth! Here are just a few reasons why proper Vitamin D production should make you smile.


1) Vitamin D Helps You Absorb Calcium

We all know that calcium is necessary to strong bones and teeth, but you may not know that your body uses Vitamin D as a catalyst to absorb calcium. Whether you are getting your calcium from food or supplements, Vitamin D helps make sure it really takes!


2) Vitamin D Helps Fight Tooth Decay

Some studies suggest that Vitamin D is responsible for up to a 50 percent reduction in tooth decay! Wow, now that is what we call maximizing your time in the sun!


3) Vitamin D Helps Regulate Your Immune System

As your body’s first defense against illness, keeping your immune system strong is a must! Vitamin D can help do just that. Studies have shown that Vitamin D can also help your pancreas produce insulin and lower your blood pressure!


If spending time in the sun isn’t for you, don’t worry. You can get Vitamin D from food and supplements in order to reap the same benefits for your teeth! Some Vitamin D rich foods include:


At Richview Family Dentistry, we are always on the lookout for fun ways to improve your oral health! Our office is a state-of-the-art facility that doubles as a warm, welcoming environment where you’ll actually enjoy a visit to the dentist and leave with a smile! Check us out on Facebook, or contact us to make an appointment for your next cleaning. In the meantime, do yourself (and your smile) a favor and get out in the sun. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!


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Smiling is the best, for many reasons!

Posted on: May 25th, 2016 by tcg_admin

Smiling is a great way to improve your mood and your health.

At Richview Family Dentistry, we love to see smiling faces. That is why we have dedicated our lives to improving people’s smiles. As much as everyone loves to laugh and smile, there may be even more reasons to smile than you realized. Here are just some of the reasons smiling is the best:

  1. Smiling boosts your immune system.

    Smiling changes the chemistry in your body. Numerous medical studies have found smiling can help lower heart rate, steady breathing and relax the body, which results in a stronger immune system.

  2. You feel better when you smile.

    When a person is smiling, it affects muscles that make you feel happy or joyful. You smile because you are happy and when those muscles are in use, your brain sends endorphins. Smiling really does make you feel better!

  3. Smiling is contagious.

    When someone is having a bad day, pay them a compliment with a smile. The double-duty mood boosting effect will turn their day around for sure.

  4. Smiling helps reduce stress.

    There was a study performed in 2012 that brought a whole new meaning to the term “grin and bear it.” The people who had a bigger smile during a difficult task actually completed it with less stress. So, when you tackle something hard, remember to do it with a smile on your face!

  5. Even fake smiles do the trick.

    Even when your existing mood and surroundings suggest otherwise, faking a smile can help your improve mood and health. It only takes smiling for a brief period to experience the benefits — no matter how contrived it feels initially. In this case, maybe it’s OK to fake it a little.

  6. Smile your way to success.

    People who smile more often are perceived to be more attractive. Psychological research has shown that attractive people are perceived as more successful, intelligent, and friendly.

  7. Smiling is a universal sign of happiness.

    Language may be a barrier, but facial expressions like the smile are universal signs of happiness. So show your pearly whites and spread the happiness around!


At Richview Family Dentistry, we want to help keep a smile on your face and also help you feel confident in your smile! Contact us today to set up an appointment for a routine cleaning or a consultation for Invisalign. Our office is a state-of-the-art facility that doubles as a warm, welcoming environment where you’ll actually enjoy a visit to the dentist and leave with a smile!
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