One Frightful Night in Clarksville was a scary good time!
One Frightful Night was a great success for our office.
Dr. Kristy Dye and Ronda Burkhart, our office manager for over 13 years, had a wonderful time seeing all of the creative costumes throughout the day. Despite a rainy, chilly start we saw thousands of people come by for treats and to show off their fabulous costume creations. The Tooth Fairy and a Sweet Tooth greeted kids dressed as all kinds of characters. To name a few, we saw Minions, Star Wars characters, clowns, My Little Pony, Minecraft and more.
One Frightful Night was full of fun activities for all of the families. We joined with many local businesses to give away treats. In addition, there was an awesome costume contest with wonderful contestants. There was a hayride, and lots of fun crafts and games for kids of all ages. We had several of people sign up for a chance to win the iPad we were giving away and we chose one lucky winner!
The chance to take part in community oriented events is one of the best things about being part of Clarksville. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and showed us their smiling faces. To find out about more local events and giveaways from the offices Dr. Stanislav visit our Facebook page.
Help your family enjoy Halloween in a healthy way.
Halloween and candy go hand in hand, and kids dream of nothing more than a plastic pumpkin full of treats! Skipping the candy altogether seems like an easy solution, but let’s be honest, it’s just not practical. Halloween is a great time to use candy and treats to teach your kids valuable lessons about healthy eating that will last them a lifetime. So how do you proceed? Here are some tips to keep your kids happy and keep their teeth healthy!
Reduce and Recycle – make a plan with your kids to go through their candy after their big trick-or-treating adventure so you can help them pick some candy to keep (this may take some negotiating). Un-kept candy can be donated to a food bank or homeless shelter or placed in a care package for troops overseas. It’s a great opportunity to teach kids about responsibility and charity.
Choose Carefully – Not all candy treats your teeth equally! Sticky candy will stay on your teeth longer and hard candy will expose your teeth to sugar for longer periods. Both types of candy can increase the risk of tooth decay.
Mealtime Treats – Set a specific time to eat Halloween candy. Eating candy with meals is better for your teeth. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth.
Brush Up – The most important thing you can do is keep up your kids brushing health. Brushing will get rid of the sugars that cause tooth decay and keep your mouth healthy.
Check out this video for even more sugar tips from Dr. Kristy!
Remember, the key to a great Halloween experience is finding a nice balance between eating treats and having healthy teeth. Learning responsibility and great dental practices, along with regular cleaning from Dr. Stanislav and Dr. Dye will set your kids up for a lifetime of healthy teeth!
What do you call a dinosaur that keeps the other dinosaurs awake? A Bronto-Snore-us!
Snoring has long been the butt of jokes, but it’s no laughing matter.
How well you sleep will impact every aspect of your health and daily life. Sleeping well helps you look, feel and perform your best so snoring can be harmful to your health and well-being.
Snoring occurs during sleep, when the soft tissue in your airway vibrates as you breathe. Snoring is extremely common in men, but also occurs frequently in women, especially during pregnancy and after menopause. Obesity, nasal obstruction, alcohol and smoking all increase the risk of snoring. Sometimes, snoring serves as a warning sign for sleep disorders like Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It can also take a toll on your significant other with the stress it can put on a relationship.
Not to worry though, even if snoring is due to a case of seasonal allergies or nasal congestion, there are treatments that can improve those conditions.
Change Position – Try sleeping in a new position. There is greater pressure on your throat when you’re lying on your back so shifting to your side will help to reduce or get rid of your snore.
Use a Humidifier – If your snoring is due to nasal congestion or allergies, dry air may be exacerbating the problem. Sleeping with a humidifier certainly won’t hurt, it may even help reduce your snoring. Be careful using this method alone, however; a humidifier will usually just reduce the symptoms rather than providing a cure.
Open Nasal Passages – There are several methods to do this. The most widely known method is to use Nasal Strips. These are pads with a wire inside and an adhesive on one side that are designed to physically hold your nasal passages in a more open position.
Oral Appliance Therapy – An oral appliance is a device worn in the mouth only during sleep. It fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance is an effective treatment that prevents the airway from collapsing by supporting the jaw in a forward position. In order to get an appliance you must see a qualified dentist like Dr. Stanislav and Dr. Dye.
For more information and sleep solutions make an appointment at the office of Dr. Stanislav by calling 931.648.0232. We can help you make a plan! At the office of Dr. Stanislav, we strive to make you feel welcome from the first phone call and your needs will continue to remain our top priority at every office visit. We look forward to meeting you!
You probably don’t ask yourself the question, “How do I brush my teeth?” very often.
But maybe you should! It’s been a long time since we were kids, learning from a movie in health class.
So, what is the best way to brush your teeth?
Over the years, with numerous doctors doing research, the accepted techniques have changed! Before toothbrushes, people used rough cloth and water to clean their teeth. They would also rub things like salt and chalk across their teeth to try to get rid of the grime. Thankfully, we aren’t going to ask you to do that! Brushing properly is easy and it feels great. Here is the proper technique according to the American Dental Association:
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
The ADA also recommend that you:
Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
Replace your toothbrush every three or four months (or sooner if the bristles are frayed). A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
Keeping your mouth healthy is as simple as these easy steps when also combined with flossing! So put down the chalk and that strip of burlap and pick up a toothbrush. The final step to great dental health is getting regular cleanings from one of our experienced dental hygienists. We will help you prevent tooth decay and keep you flashing a dazzling smile. If you need to schedule a cleaning, contact Dr. Stanislav’s office today by calling 931.648.0232 to make an appointment. New and returning patients can also book an appointment through our website. Come in soon, we can’t wait to see you smile!