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Hermiston Dental Group June 2012 Newsletter
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At Hermiston Dental Group, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Please ask us any dental related question by giving us a call or clicking the "submit question" link below.
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What's cooking? For Calcium and Vitamin D
One of the ways you can keep your teeth strong and healthy is by making sure you get the right amount of calcium and vitamin D. Some people think the way to get vitamin D is from the sun or from vitamin capsules. And that dairy products are the only way to go for calcium.

You can also increase your intake of both calcium and vitamin D through some delicious food choices.

Did you know that shiitake mushrooms have vitamin D when grown in ultraviolet light? One serving contains about a fourth of our recommended daily intake of vitamin D. Blackstrap molasses is a great source of calcium. A single tablespoon of it contains 172 mg of calcium. Try it on your morning oatmeal, spread it on toast, add it to spice cake, or drizzle it over tart fresh fruits.

You'll enhance your calcium intake and add zip to your cooking with the addition of cinnamon, dill weed, peppermint, basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary, and fennel. You can get a big calcium and vitamin D bang for your buck with fish: sardines, salmon, tuna, perch, clams, trout and crab. Experiment with sardines on toast, crab cakes, clam chowder, poached salmon and tuna sandwiches. Grilled trout can make a quick and easy main course for the hurried household.

And if you serve up your meals with regular helpings of beans, you'll increase your nutritional edge. Beans are one of the most versatile calcium-loaded foods around. Incorporate them in casseroles, slow-cooker recipes, as a garnish on salads, or simply on their own with a little chopped fresh herbs and olive oil.

Bon appetit!
Who's Afraid of the Dentist?
It may surprise you to learn that women in their 40's are more likely to fear the dentist than any other age group, according to a University of Sydney study. Such fears have a negative effect on oral health by delaying treatment and increasing the risk of gum disease and early tooth loss.

If you struggle with dental phobia, don't put off your appointments. Tell us how you're feeling; we have methods for reducing anxiety and increasing positive results.

Preventive Dental Care, Why?
Many oral health issues can be identified and resolved at the early stages, helping you to avoid more costly treatment later. In some cases early detection of serious conditions even helps save lives.

When you come in for a visit, our comprehensive screening evaluates you for gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. These can afflict children, too, making it important at all stages of life to maintain regular dental appointments.

Help us keep you safe and healthy. Schedule regular checkups for you and your family.
At Hermiston Dental Group, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Please ask us any dental related question by giving us a call or clicking the "submit question" link below.



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