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Dr. Van Treese, DDS and his entire team want to wish you a happy and healthy new year. We know that many people resolve to be healthier in the new year. If this is the case for you, we want to offer some help. Below, Dr. Van Treese lists a few hints to help you get on the right track in the new year!

Tip #1: Eat Breakfast

Breakfast is imperative to a good start to the day. Saying it’s the most important meal of the day isn’t just to sell more eggs and bacon. Eating breakfast will give you more energy during the morning and keep you from overeating at lunch, which causes that afternoon “crash.”

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Tip #2: Lose Weight

More than one in three Americans are considered to be obese. If you are one of these people, you should try to start getting your weight under control. What is important is finding an activity you love doing (walking, running, biking, rowing, playing basketball, weight lifting, etc.) and stick to it. Additionally, you should start watching your calorie intake more carefully. You don’t need to do some glamorous diet to lose weight. The formula is simply: burn more calories than you take in and give it time!  

Tip #3: Sleep More

Do you often find yourself lacking energy, or in a bad mood? A key factor in reversing this is to get a full eight hours of sleep every night. By doing this, you should see a boost in energy, an improvement in your mood and many other health benefits. In addition to getting more sleep, start exercising. Exercising causes a release of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. Combining sleep and exercise should result in a drastic increase in energy and a boost in your mood.

Dr. Van Treese hopes that these hints will help you lead a healthier and more fulfilling life in 2017! Another tip for a healthier life is to visit the dentist in 2017. Remember: good overall health begins with good oral health. If you are in the Sidney, OH area and are in need of a dentist, we are always welcoming new patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Oral Wellness Visit

In the last several years, we have seen many advances in dental products and technology. While these advances are great, it leaves many of my patients asking if they still need to visit the dentist two times per year.

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Typically, the answer to this question is still yes. There are several reasons why your routine check-ups are still necessary, including the following:

– Your dentist can check for problems, and spot them, before you notice or feel them develop.

– Your dentist can spot tooth decay before it becomes serious. Decay usually does not become visible or painful until it is more advanced. If spotted early, you can begin receiving fluoride treatments or start using products that contain fluoride.

– A routine check-up is a lot more than just a cleaning. There are many other exams your dentist can do, like cancer screenings, to ensure you’re staying healthy.

With this in mind, there are people who may be able to take more time in between visits. If you have taken great care of your gums and teeth, and have gone years without any oral health issues, you might fall into this group. If you think this is the case for you, consult your dentist at your next check-up to determine what schedule will give you the best results.    

On the other hand, however, there is a group of people who should consider visiting the dentist more than twice per year. If you suffer from gum disease, frequent tooth decay, or suffer from excessive plaque and tartar build-up, you might want to consider visiting the dentist more often. Doing so will keep your mouth more healthy, cause you less pain, and save you time and money in the long run.

Need to schedule a dentist appointment? Haven’t been to the dentist in a while? Feel free to reach out to Dr. Van Treese in Sidney, OH to set up an appointment. Dr. Van Treese is always welcoming new patients, and wants you to have a happy and healthy smile.