April 5, 2007

In this issue: Focus on the Doctors, National Facial Protection Month, GERD, Easter Egg Contest

Our doctors were busy last year!

Normally, we use this space in our newsletter to spotlight one of our team members. This month, against our doctors wishes, we want to brag about these amazing guys we work for, Dr. Smith and Dr. Roy.

Just a few months ago, to end 2006 with a bang, Dr. Roy, after months of training, traveled to New York City to participate in the ING New York Marathon on November 5th. 4 hours, 28 minutes and 1 second later, he crossed the finish line with a smile on his face! Dr. Roy

Traveling a different direction, Dr. Smith, along with two of our dental assistants, set off for Mexico for a week of dentistry in a somewhat different setting than we are used to! Check it out!  Dr. Smith

April is National Facial Protection Month

The dentists at 21st Century Dental advise kids to play it SAFE!!!  Wearing the proper protective gear can prevent almost all sporting injuries. Dental professionals take the opportunity during the month of April to advise young athletes to play it safe by wearing mouth guards and other appropriate protective gear when participating in sporting events!!  Find out more by clicking here.

GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD, or acid reflux, is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up, or refluxes) into the esophagus, and often beyond, into the oral cavity. The liquid can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus, and can gradually erode the enamel surfaces of the teeth.

What many people do not realize, however, and what some physicians fail to recognize, is the role of snoring and sleep apnea in the creation of GERD. If you have some of these symptoms, and have not had a dental health check lately, we would encourage you to contact our office for an examination.  In the meantime, you can read more about this condition on our web site by clicking here.

And now for a chance to win an Olympus Stylus 410 Digital Camera

Find the dancing Easter Egg on our website www.21stCenturyDental.com and your name will be entered into a drawing for a digital camera. Just find which page the dancing Easter Egg is on; answer the quiz correctly; and email us your name, quiz answer and the