More Fresh Breath Facts

Today is National Fresh Breath day so we thought we would share a few more fresh breath tips with you. If you missed our other fresh breath tips, you can check them out here.

Mint & Cinnamon –

Chewing on a fresh mint sprig or a cinnamon stick can quickly freshen your breath.

Water –

Our circumstances don’t always allow for us to brush our teeth right after we eat but rinsing with water can actually keep bad breath at bay.

Spices & Seeds –

Eating spices and seeds such as clove, anise and fennel are great solutions for fresher breath. And don’t forget about that parsley garnish on your plate, parsley is a wonderful breath freshener.

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There are many reasons you may have bad breath, from improper brushing, medications, dry mouth, smoking, the foods you eat and so on. If bad breath is a concern for you or those around you, please talk to us we can help!

Your Partners for Better Dental Health,

Oakwood Family Dentists

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What Do Women (and Men!) Want?

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It may be a first date or it may be a long-term relationship, but whatever the goal, young women and men have clearly stated what the “must-haves” are – at least when it comes to initial attractiveness.

Recently a survey was done of over 5,000 single adults, and the most interesting part of the survey involved what others are judged on. The results differed for men and women, with women ranking their date’s clothing (58%) over hair (53%), and vice versa for men (51% for hair vs. 45% for clothes).

Fortunately, at the bottom of the list, only 9% judge others on the electronic device they carry. And towards the top for both sexes came grammar – so watch what you say!!

But least surprising (to us anyway) was the fact that the number one thing both sexes look at when sizing up their dates are…..teeth!

According to one very wise survey participant, “Taking care of your teeth is a good indicator of hygiene.” How true!

Anthropologist Helen Fisher, a professor at Rutgers University, agrees. She says “From a Darwinian perspective, good teeth are a real indication of your health – how much you drink, smoke, and what you’re eating.” Even more so, yellow, stained, uneven and otherwise unsightly teeth can leave a first impression that is hard to overturn.

Whether you are single, married, dating, or not interested – a healthy attractive smile says so much about you. That’s why regular preventive dental care is one of the most important things you can do for your appearance and physical well-being.

At Oakwood Family Dentists, we care about you and your smile! If you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth or your dental health in general, we are here for you! Whether it’s a confidential smile evaluation, problems with bad breath, or a routine dental cleaning – we will be glad to see you and answer any questions you may have. Please call us today at 313-945-8900. We can help!

Your Partners for Better Dental Health,

Oakwood Family Dentists

Drs. Jaffe, Goldstein & Aboona  

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Teeth Whitening for FREE for all Oakwood Hospital and Oakwood Midwest Medical Center Employees

FREE Teeth Whitening!

Dearborn Michigan Oakwood Employees

Here at Oakwood Family Dentists we are celebrating Spring during the entire month of May by offering FREE Teeth Whitening to all Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center -Dearborn and Oakwood Midwest Medical Center Employees.

What:  FREE Teeth Whitening (Absolutely No Purchase Necessary)

Who: Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center Dearborn and Oakwood Midwest Medical Center Employees

Where: Oakwood Family Dentists – 4700 Schaefer, Suite 190. Dearborn

When:  May 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013 

How:  Simply call 313-945-8900 to schedule your 15 minute appointment.

Spring into a Beautiful, White Smile!!

Your Partners for Better Dental Health,

Oakwood Family Dentists

Please feel free to share this post with all your Oakwood Employee Friends and Family!

Click the link below for full details!

Free Teeth Whitening for Oakwood Hospital Employees

Is There A Killer Hiding Under Your Nose?

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Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month?  

Sadly,  Oral Cancer KILLS One American Every Hour of Every Day!!

Close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer (cancer of the head, neck & mouth) can go completely undetected and kills. Early development of oral cancer doesn’t always produce physical symptoms that you would be aware of. However, if detected early enough survival rate increases 80-90%. We urge you to visit your dentist for your oral cancer screening!

In years past, oral cancer was a disease most often associated with older ones who were long time tobacco users.  Not anymore! A serious change has taken place, a common sexually transmitted virus has replaced tobacco as the number one cause, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in persons ages 25-50.

Additional risk factors include high alcohol consumption, the use of conventional smokeless (chewing/spit) tobacco, as well as prolonged exposure to the sun (for lip cancers).

Symptoms Include:

Persistent mouth sore

Difficulty swallowing & chewing

White or Red Patches in the Mouth or Lips

A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of your mouth

Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice

Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck.

Non tender lump in neck

Earache

Feeling that something is caught in your throat

Loose Teeth

Loose Dentures

Bleeding from the mouth

Unexplained Weight Loss

The good news is, Oral Cancer is easier than ever to detect. The screening is quick and painless.

Knowing all the risk factors and seeing your dentist regularly can help prevent this deadly disease.

Oakwood Family Dentists are pleased to offer FREE (No-Obligation) Oral Cancer Screenings by appointment  now thru April 30, 2013

-Call us today to schedule your complimentary Oral Cancer Screening at

313-945-8900.

You do not have to be a patient of record to take advantage of this free, no obligation offer.

Please Visit us at  www.oakwoodfamilydentists.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oakwood-Family-Dentists/350573238380573?ref=hl

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have about your dental health. 313-945-8900

Your partners for better dental health,

Oakwood Family Dentists –

Drs.Goldstein, Jaffe & Aboona