Four years ago the US Department of Health and Human Services proposed a level of fluoride in community water systems of 0.7 parts per million. Recently the Department after further study finalized that level as optimum for preventing tooth decay. Over 75 percent of Americans have fluoridated water.
St. Louis adjusted the fluoride levels in the water system when the recommendation first came out. The proposed levels prevent tooth decay but do not cause discoloration of children’s teeth.
At St. Louis Hills Dental Group we are strong advocates of water fluoridation having witnessed the devastating decay possible in areas that are not fluoridated. We are constantly looking for information and ideas to improve the dental health of our patients and our community.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
While 93% of Americans believe that fueling an empty tank every morning is important, less than half jumpstart the day this way, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Breakfast is the first nutrition opportunity of the day and a great way to get important foods such as dairy foods, fruits, and whole grains in your diet. These foods are high in vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. Research has shown that breakfast-skippers may not make up these nutrients later in the day.
Milk is a great way to quickly boost the health of your diet. Milk is the #1 source of potassium and calcium in the diet, so you’re boosting bone and heart health.
One cup of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein which is as much as an egg. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults and children ages 9 and older include three servings of dairy food in their daily eating plan.
At St. Louis Hills Dental Group we do our best to continue to give you information that will improve your overall health as well as your dental health. Follow us online, by phone, on Facebook, or simply stop by and say hello.
The use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, has become increasingly popular as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. While the smoke may be less offensive than cigarettes, the smoke from electronic cigarettes still contains nicotine and carries the associated known health risks. Electronic cigarettes are not useful in smoking cessation, but are in fact an alternative to regular cigarettes.
The Center for Disease Control found that in the past year the number of high school students who have used electronic cigarettes has doubled. This is partly due to the ease of purchase of electronic cigarettes compared to trying to purchase regular cigarettes.
Much more research and study is currently being done regarding the use of electronic cigarettes.
For the people of south St. Louis, dental hygiene is of utmost importance. Routine maintenance is often ignored by many people, largely due to inconvenience or discomfort. It need not be this way.
Proper maintenance of your teeth is important to prevent worse issues from arising. It’s far better to go in for a routine dental hygiene appointment than delaying treatment and having more involved and costly procedures to deal with later. While at many places, routine cleanings can be uncomfortable or inconvenient, the dental care professionals at St. Louis Hills Dental Group make it different in many ways. We can get you in and out in minimal time, and with minimal discomfort.
As our patients will attest when your dental office is St. Louis Hills Dental Group you will enjoy going to the dentist!