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    Does Your 7-Year-Old Really Need Braces?



    Braces are often a rite of passage for middle school students with overbites or crooked teeth. But the oral problems those braces are solving likely started way back in elementary school – possibly as early as first or second grade. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children make their first visit to an orthodontist no later than age 7.

    “That doesn’t mean they are going to get braces,” says Dr. Jamie Reynolds, an orthodontist, national and international lecturer and author of “World Class Smiles Made in Detroit” (www.AskDrReynolds.com). “In fact, it’s pretty unusual to put braces on a child that young.”

    But with those early visits, the orthodontist might be able to head off problems before they get worse. Reynolds says these are a few of the things an orthodontist would be checking with your child:

  • Are the jaws growing properly? You would think the upper jaw and the lower jaw grow pretty much in tandem, but you would be wrong. The upper jaw stops growing around age 8 while the lower jaw keeps on growing like the rest of the body. That means orthodontists can spot problems with the upper jaw earlier and recommend treatment if it’s needed, Reynolds says.

  • Is there enough room for the teeth to grow in? Sometimes permanent teeth don’t have enough room to grow in properly, possibly because a baby tooth is in the way. Generally, baby teeth fall out on their own, but occasionally a stubborn one needs to be pulled so that the permanent tooth doesn’t start growing in an awkward direction and become impacted. “Removing a misbehaving baby tooth is often the simplest and best solution to a problem that could become much bigger,” Reynolds says.

  • Are there too few or too many teeth? One of the things an orthodontist would do when examining a young child is to make sure the correct number of permanent teeth are forming. Extra teeth can be removed, but if a child is a tooth or two short the orthodontist will wait until all the permanent teeth are in before starting any treatment. “Before I went to dental school, I assumed everyone had the same number of teeth – 32,” Reynolds says. “But it’s not unusual at all to see people with missing teeth or with extra teeth.”

  • Does the child snore? Snoring is a potential sign of sleep apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing while sleeping. It can cause serious health problems and has been diagnosed in children as early as 4 or 5 years old. One common and treatable type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, in which the airways become partially or completely blocked by the tongue or fatty tissues of the throat. An orthodontist can widen the child’s palate so the upper jaw expands, and that expands the nasal passages. It also provides more room for the tongue so it rests on the roof of the mouth and not the bottom.

    “Usually, orthodontists offer complimentary exams so it really is a good idea to have your child checked out by an orthodontist at age 7,” Reynolds says. “The odds are that no treatment will be necessary. But if problems are starting to develop, early detection could make a big difference.”

    About Dr. Jamie Reynolds
    Dr. Jamie Reynolds (www.AskDrReynolds.com) is recognized on an annual basis as one of the top orthodontists in metro Detroit. His book, “World Class Smiles Made in Detroit,” puts an emphasis on the many benefits of having a great smile. Reynolds – who is a national and international lecturer on high-tech digital orthodontics and practice management – attended the University of Michigan for both his undergrad education and dental studies, and did his orthodontic residency at the University of Detroit-Mercy.


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    Is A Bad Bite Only About Your Smile?

    5 Long-Term Health Consequences If Your Teeth Don’t Line Up Right



    With May being National Smile Month, people with significant bite issues aren’t always that enthused about showing off their pearly whites.

    Maybe it’s crooked teeth that have thrown your bite out of whack.

    Maybe you suffered an injury, or perhaps the cause is dental work that wasn’t quite right.

    Whatever the reason behind a bad bite, pain is usually the result.

    “And that’s too bad because having a great smile can improve a person’s self esteem and confidence,” says Dr. Jamie Reynolds, an orthodontist, national and international lecturer and author of “World Class Smiles Made in Detroit” (www.AskDrReynolds.com).

    A bad bite leads to more than a reluctance to smile, Reynolds says. Overall dental health is affected. Here are a few of the long-term consequences when teeth don’t line up quite right:

  • Tooth pain. A bite that is off by a fraction of a millimeter can cause tooth pain. Improperly adjusted dental work can irritate a nerve. Tooth pain from these factors usually happens quickly and is usually the result of trauma or dental work. It’s important to have the eventual position of the tooth corrected to prevent long-term issues.


  • Jaw-joint (TMJ) pain. The jaw joint is made up of two bony parts: the temporal bone in the skull and the lower jaw (the mandible). Put the temporal bone and the mandible together, and you get the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Occasionally trauma to the joint can create a crackling or popping sound when you open or close your jaw. For most people, that’s no big deal, Reynolds says. But, if you have a hard time opening your jaw, can’t open it at all, or have significant pain during jaw movement, you should be evaluated for TMJ problems.


  • Muscular pain. Muscular pain is the most common finding in people with jaw-joint problems and is largely responsible for the pain associated with many headaches.


  • Tooth wear. Your teeth function as a chewing machine. And, just as with any other machine, the parts need to fit together properly to prevent premature wear. Over time, teeth can wear so that the inside part of the tooth becomes exposed. Once tooth wear progresses to a certain point, significant dental work and orthodontics are necessary to correct the problem. Preventing significant tooth wear before it happens is the best approach.


  • Gum wear. Not only will teeth that aren’t aligned correctly begin to wear prematurely, the gums and supporting bone will, too. Notching of the teeth near the gum line and wearing away of the gum tissue are common in people over 30 whose bite is off. Gum recession and tooth notching can be painful as well as difficult and expensive to fix. Again, prevention by correcting your bite early is the best option.


  • Some people’s bad bites catch up with them when they are in their 20s. For others those bad bites won’t create significant problems until they are in their 60s.

    “But eventually your bite will catch up with you,” Reynolds says. “Dealing with bite issues proactively is much less painful, less labor intensive, and less expensive than dealing with bite problems later.”

    About Dr. Jamie Reynolds
    Dr. Jamie Reynolds (www.AskDrReynolds.com) is recognized on an annual basis as one of the top orthodontists in metro Detroit. His book, “World Class Smiles Made in Detroit,” puts an emphasis on the many benefits of having a great smile. Reynolds – who is a national and international lecturer on high-tech digital orthodontics and practice management – attended the University of Michigan for both his undergrad education and dental studies, and did his orthodontic residency at the University of Detroit-Mercy.


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    (BPRW) Colgate® Optic White® High Impact White™ Named by ESSENCE Magazine as a 2016 Best in Black Beauty Product

    Colgate Optic White


    NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 – Colgate® Optic White® High Impact White™ won ESSENCE Magazine’s 2016 Best in Black Beauty Award for “Easy Whitening Fix.” The Best in Black Beauty brands will be featured in the May issue of ESSENCE on newsstands April 15, 2016 and celebrated at an awards event in New York City on April 21. Top beauty brand winners this year include Chanel, Nars and SKII.

    The authority on Black women for over 45 years, ESSENCE Magazine instituted the Best in Black Beauty Awards to help readers identify leading beauty products that will help them get professional results for a fraction of the cost. Colgate® Optic White® High Impact White™ is Colgate’s newest whitening toothpaste that promises 4 shades, visibly whiter teeth in 6 weeks, starting in just three days. It’s enamel-safe whitening makes it ideal for daily use.

    “Colgate is excited about Colgate Optic White High Impact White receiving this year’s Essence Best in Black Beauty Award,” says Carla Kelly, General Manager, Multicultural Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive. “We know the power of the ESSENCE brand and the trust that they have developed with their audience. Colgate Optic White’s recognition as a beauty brand speaks volumes to the brand’s elevation in the beauty category.”

    About Colgate-Palmolive
    Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.

    About Essence
    Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, with a multi-platform presence in publishing, live events and online. The company’s flagship publication, Essence magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women, generating brand extensions, such as the Essence Festival, Essence Black Women in Hollywood and Black Women in Music, Window on Our Women and Smart

    Beauty consumer insights series, Essence.com, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For over 45 years, Essence, which has a brand reach of 14.2 million, has been the leading source of cutting-edge information and specific solutions relating to every area of African-American women’s lives. Additional information about ECI and Essence is available at www.essence.com.


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    Dental Relaxation System: Dramatic Industry Impact Predicted

    Reduced Fear Will Spur Dental Visits, Fewer Cancellations, Happier Patients -- and Dentists


    (Issued April 2016) -- There’s no reason for dental phobia in the 21st century.

    Fear of the dentist would be understandable if Hippocrates was extracting your tooth in 500 BC in ancient Rome, or if you were at a barber-surgeon’s shop in 13th century France. Or if it was before 1905 and there was no novocain.

    But now dental patients can relax. Researchers have perfected a safe, non-drug, four-part relaxation technology that naturally brings your mind and body to a state of deep relaxation, says James M. Poole, CEO and President of Solace Lifesciences, Inc., makers of NuCalm®. “The amazing thing is, you feel this way for your entire appointment,” says Poole, “yet there are no after-effects.” NuCalm is an alternative to traditional sleep dentistry as it’s about relaxing you versus sedating you for your appointment.”

    Two Types of MVP’s

    In recent months, dentists using NuCalm reached the 500,000 patient milestone. “The goal is a ‘Million Patient Challenge,’” says Poole who calls both the dentists and patients MVP’s – Most Valuable Practitioners and Most Valuable Patients.

    Poole says NuCalm promises to have an enormous impact on the overall economy in some surprising ways. He outlines benefits to dentists --a potential $4 billion industry boon from serving 1 million dental patients:

  • Fewer missed visits / cancellations due to fear or anxiety.


  • Opportunity to do more dentistry – when fear is removed from patients, they will get the dentistry done that they need and want.


  • Additional practice revenue via fee-for service for NuCalm.


  • Ability to do faster procedures during one appointment due to relaxed patients.


  • Faster rotation of patients in and out of the office – no recovery time from NuCalm. Risk free.


  • Benefits to patients – Countless millions of dollars saved by patients and insurers by avoiding or early detection of more serious dental issues:

  • Dentists can uncover more serious health issues earlier resulting in fewer missed work days, greater productivity, better overall health and higher quality of life.


  • Savings on health issues that could have worsened if undetected (e.g., oral cancer screenings, gingivitis).


  • All natural.


  • NuCalm’s four components work together to create a powerful and effective relaxation experience that takes about 4 minutes to set in: The system includes a calming cream that counteracts adrenaline; Microcurrent stimulation patches that facilitate the relaxation response; noise-dampening headphones with proprietary neuroacoustic software layered with soothing music to bring brain waves to a state of deep relaxation; and a light-blocking eye mask to negate visual stimuli. There are no side-or after-effects. The more stressed or anxious the patient, the more profound the NuCalm effect will be.

    Poole says, “It has been a 14-year journey to this point, including eight years of research, discovery, and development, followed by six years of tested, proven real-world use, by dentists, doctors, cancer patients, professional athletes, pilots, and business executives across five continents. This is the just tip of the iceberg as NuCalm provides a proven solution to the ever increasing problem of stress.”

    About Solace Lifesciences, Inc.

    Founded in 2002, Solace Lifesciences, Inc., is a privately held Wilmington, Delaware-based company.

    Solace Lifesciences develops all-natural neuroscience technologies used to lower stress and improve sleep quality without drugs. NuCalm®, our flagship product, is a patented, clinically proven all-natural stress intervention system that rapidly and reliably interrupts the stress response and guides people to a deeply relaxed state. This technology is drug-free, non-invasive, and quickly “flips the switch” from acute stress and alarm to deep relaxation within minutes, allowing the body to idle in its optimal healing state.

    For further background, please visit: www.nucalm.com.


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    Turning Off the Faucet is the New Black


    Take a moment to think about your going out ritual. You probably take a shower, wash your hair, put your makeup on, brush your teeth, change your outfit a thousand times and take that last look in the mirror before heading out.

    Now, how many of those steps involve water?

    Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth for the recommended two minutes can waste up to four gallons of water. Four gallons. From brushing your teeth!

    Join Colgate on World Water Day (Tuesday, March 22) to raise awareness and make a personal pledge online to save water by using #EveryDropCounts to signify four gallons of water being saved.

    Here is a link to Colgate’s #EveryDropCounts video and website.



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BLACK - AFRICAN AMERICAN DENTIST
   

  1. African Americans and Dental Careers ...
    The Black Dentist in the new millineum: Where are they? by Dr. Michael Rowland.
    http://www.dogonvillage.com/Tidbits/dentist.htm

  2. African-American Dentists in the Military ...
    Dental Information & Library Innovation News and tips about dentistry from the University of Michigan dental informationist (and friends).
    http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/dentlib/archives/2007/01/african-america.html

  3. African-American Family Dentist ...
    Berkeley Parents Network.
    http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/medical/Dentists/aa.html

  4. Ann Slaughter, D.D.S., M.P.H. ...
    Ann Slaughter, D.D.S., M.P.H. Philadelphia, PA. Geriatric Dentistry.
    http://www.aetna.com/diversity/aahcalendar/2004/septprofile.html

  5. Archive for Black Dentists ...
    Are Black People Conditioned To Think Less Of Black Professionals?
    https://bmia.wordpress.com/tag/black-dentists/


  6. Berkeley Parents Network ...
    Berkeley Parents Network. African-American Family Dentist listings in Northern California.
    http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/medical/Dentists/aa.html

  7. Dentistry In The Black Community ...
    Prior to 1880 there were fewer than a dozen trained black dental practitioners in the southern United States, where the greatest number of African Americans resided.
    http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/


  8. Dentalplans.com ...
    Save 10% - 60% on checkups, cleanings, fillings, braces, Invasalign, crowns, x-rays, "cosmetic dentistry", vision care & more! Coupling with dental insurance can help reduce out of pocket costs. Preexist dental problems immediately covered!
    http://www.dentalplans.com/

  9. Disparities in Dental Care ...
    African-Americans receive poorer dental care than white Americans, even when they have some dental insurance coverage.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/


  10. Dr. Massiah ...
    As one of the leading African American dentists in NYC, Dr. Massiah is dedicated to dental education and serves as an attending dentist at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center.
    http://www.drmassiah.com/about_doc.htm

  11. Extraction Jackson ...
    Pennsylvania's only african american female oral and maxillofacial surgeon. my mission is to provide high quality health care services to you while maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical standards. we strive for excellence to conquer disease and improve the quality of life for all patients. providing care in my hometown of philadelphia is a great opportunity to give back to the women, men and children of our great community.
    http://extractionjackson.com/

  12. How Blacks Helped Transform Dentistry ...
    By most accounts, the history of black and white dentistry crosses in the late 19th century. And appropriately, even at that early juncture there were more similarities than differences –starting with the fact that no matter which race was performing the work, it was an extremely painful (and primitive) experience.
    http://www.implantseminars.com/blog/


  13. JADA Continuing Education ...
    Determinants of dental care visits among low-income African-American children.
    http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/abstract/138/3/309

  14. Leon Gant ...
    African American Health Care Project bio.
    http://www.med.umich.edu/haahc/Oralbios/gant.htm

  15. NDA ...
    The mission of the National Dental Association is to represent the concerns of ethnic minorities in dentistry, to elevate the global oral health concerns of underserved communities, to enhance educational and financial opportunities, and public policy awareness, for its members.
    http://www.ndaonline.org/

  16. National Dental Hygienist Association ...
    The National Dental Hygienists’ Association is an organization for licensed dental hygienists and student dental hygienists who have graduated from or are enrolled in an accredited dental hygiene program. NDHA represents the professional interests of under-represented minority Dental Hygienists in the United States.
    http://www.ndhaonline.org/

  17. New York University College of Dentistry ...
    150 Years of History Celebrating African Americans in Dentistry.
    http://www.nyu.edu/dental/news/index.html?news=137

  18. Optima Dental ...
    Optima Dental is a dental practice with two doctors (Dr. Anizor and Dr. Houenou), that focuses on Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. We treat the entire family using high tech equipment and modern materials.
    http://www.lawrencevillefamilydentist.com/

  19. Poindexter Dental ...
    Poindexter Dental believes in giving patients exactly what they need from a dentist that will give them a wonderful smile. Your beauty and dental health is our goal. Finding the right dentist is the next step to a new look. At Poindexter Dental, you will find experienced, friendly professionals and Houston renowned, Zeb F Poindexter a highly qualified dentist. Houston Texas.
    http://www.drpoindexter.com/

  20. The National Dental Hygientists' Association ...
    Organization providing a professional foundation for minority dental hygienists and students.
    http://www.ndhaonline.org/

  21. Urban Pre-Dentistry Club ...
    Promoting interest and fosters success in dental careers among individuals who come from ethnic, racial, or socioeconomic populations or communities whose oral health care needs are underserved.
    http://www.iupui.edu/~updc/index.html

  22. Vip Smiles ...
    Official website for popular celebrity dentist Dr. Catrise L. Austin.
    http://www.vipsmiles.com

  23. Yvonne Goff DDS ...
    Santa Monica Dental Implant & Cosmetic Dentist.
    http://www.santamonicadental.com

  24. Zeb Poindexter III ...
    We are a comprehensive practice catering to general oral hygiene, implants, oral surgery, cosmetic surgery, and laser treatment. In 1956, Dr. Poindexter's father, Dr. Zeb Poindexter Jr., was the first African-American to graduate from the University of Texas Dental School. His son followed in his footsteps and took over the practice.
    http://www.poindexterdental.com/





















 
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