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Category Archives: Preventive Dentistry

​Blueberry Extract Used to Fight Gum Disease

​Blueberries are one of Maine’s natural treasures. Aside from being delicious, blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and anthocyanins, two molecules that fight against numerous diseases. The discovery of the blueberry’s power earned it a spot on the list of human superfoods. We now have a new reason to be in love with the State [...]

​Women and Periodontal Disease

Everyone is susceptible to periodontal disease (PD), particularly if you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums. However, this disease can affect women in more serious ways at different times throughout their life. In addition to causing inflamed gums, chronic periodontal disease has been linked to an increase in heart disease, diabetes, stroke, [...]

National Dog Day – August 26

While we here at RADA are people dentists, we still know it’s important to take good care of our canine friends’ teeth. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a myriad of oral health problems including tooth decay, gingivitis, oral infection, bone loss, and more. Your dog’s bad breath could be a sign of poor [...]

National Smile Week – Getting children on board with oral health

The habits we establish as children stay with us for a lifetime. This Smile Week “brush up” on techniques that encourage your child to brush and floss, helping them stay healthy for a lifetime. Toddlers Toddlers are famous for being willful. Some toddlers will refuse to let you brush their teeth, insisting they can do [...]

Water Quality Month – Fluoride In Water

Many municipalities, and the entire state of Washington, are considering scaling back the amount of fluoride added to water supplies. This is partly a response to recent recommendations by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services that advocating a reduction in the amount of fluoride added to water. The updated recommendation is 0.7 milligrams [...]

Best and worst summer foods for your teeth

A summer banquet is set before you. Corn on the cob, hamburgers, ribs, grilled chicken, sodas, French fries, tossed salad, cake. Do you know which ones help your teeth and which will hurt? Let’s go through three bad and three good foods you’ll come across this summer. The Bad News Foods 1. Soda Soda is [...]

Drinking Alcohol in the Summer

A warm day and a cold beer – they just go together. But that relaxing drink may keep you up at night. Muggy summer weather already makes sleeping a challenge, especially for sleep apnea sufferers. Alcohol adds another barrier between you and a good night of rest. Many people believe alcohol helps you as it [...]

National Dentists Day

March 6th is National Dentists Day. It’s a time to commend dentists for all they do to keep patients healthy. Although this year’s holiday has come and gone, you can still celebrate by making sure you are doing everything necessary to keep your smile in tiptop shape. Nothing makes a dentist happier than healthy patients. [...]

Halloween Candy Guide

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, which in our opinion is fitting. So in celebration of both Orthodontic Health Month and Halloween, we decided to make a Halloween Candy Guide! According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there are currently 4 million children and 1 million adults in the United States who are receiving orthodontic [...]

Free Customized mouth guards at RADA through September

That’s right…mouth guards are SO important, that we are offering you a customized mouth guard for free (a $35 value) throughout the month of September. Just how important are mouth guards as a piece of your sports equipment? Well they are so essential, that mouth guards alone are responsible for preventing over 200,000 injuries nationally [...]

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