Some Amazingly Unexpected Eating Tips to Fight Cavity

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Regular brushing, avoiding sugary candies, daily flossing and avoiding caffeine can lead to prevention of tooth decay but it is a matter of lifestyle rather than spending five minutes in front of the bathroom mirror each morning. Find more tips about dental care with Nadia Kiderman blog. Tooth decay is caused by cavities which are the result of a number of foods and drinks. However, that is just one side of the story and there is definitely another side to it which means there are foods that help fight cavities. If you want to have decay free amazing teeth, then you simply need to increase the intake of these amazing foods that will help you get free from tooth decay without any effort or professional help:

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Reforming the Industry

Change is a positive thing but it can be viewed as a scary thing that gives some pause when it’s robust and truly challenging the status quo.

Innovation is happening throughout the medical industry but it is in particular affecting dentistry.

The following are some great quotes that aptly describe the phenomenon we are bearing witness to:

“According to my mother, there pretty much wasn’t anything I wouldn’t eat as a child. Not just try, but eat. I was even inclined to dig into stuff about which she expressed open disgust – lobster and other shellfish, and cheap Chinese food with pepper so hot it made your gums feel like a medieval dentist had been at them.” – Alice Dreger

“I do get scared of the dentist, so a drive-through dentist might make me feel more at home. If I got to stay in my car.” – Jessica Pare

“The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist’s drill.” – Leonard Woolf

“I am keeping with tradition today. After I learned of my Golden Globe nomination, I went to the dentist, so today, let’s make it to the orthodontist.” – Frankie Muniz

“I went to the dentist for a toothache, and it turned out his kids were in an acting school. We talked about it, and I decided to enroll at the same school. I was 14. I guess you could say I just got lucky.” – Nolan Gerard Funk

“I am lucky: I have fantastic doctors and a fantastic dentist.” – Anna Deavere Smith

“I’m like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist. I’m very conservative and boring in a lot of ways.” – Augusten Burroughs.

“For almost anyone who chooses to be a writer, since so very few writers are able to learn a living from their work that is equivalent to the living earned by the average dentist or accountant.” – Russel Banks

What Holds out for the Future of our Profession?

IMG_2312Ever since the introduction and the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act (which is truly an oxymoron), there has been much fear among dental professionals about whether our profession will continue to remain as lucrative as it once was.

It’s up-to us to maintain the profession as one of the world-class professions it has always justifiably been branded as.

But how are we to do that when many students considering going into dentistry don’t view it as a financially rewarding profession.


How we can fix OUR PR problem

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that people don’t enjoy paying their Dentists a visit. Even while it’s for their own well being and they are fully aware of that, still people are hesitant about going to their dentist.

But how do we rectify this issue? There must be a way. And there certainly is.

Dentistry is a practice that is meant to ensure that the health of the patient’s teeth are preserved and enhanced. Why is it that whenever I see or read media I see representatives of other fields of medicine in the press?

It’s a fundamental issue that for some reason our field does not get as much attention as others in the healthcare field.

It’s an issue that can be fixed and should be. The American Dentists’ Association should retain the services of a public relations agency that’s role will be to put qualified spokespeople representing our field on all media platforms that exist.

That should not only include traditional media such as various television outlets and print press.

It should also include press online. On all the frequently visited blogs and others. So this time whenever there’s a story involving a dentist or a catastrophic experience a patient had at the dentist’s office there’s somebody representing our interests in the media.

It’s simply not fair that our field’s reputation is suffering because such a step has yet to be taken. This has to change.

Ultimately, it’s not that complicated an issue to change. We have a serious perception problem. And in the business of communications, perception truly is reality. In fact, often times perception matters whereas reality doesn’t.

This is especially the case when it comes to the media and how viewers and readers see things.

I call upon the ADA to take this necessary steps and I urge my colleagues to join me in being vocal about this important issue.

The Present State of Dentistry

Great Quotes Concerning the Present State of Dentistry:


“If you use your smart toothbrush, the data can be immediately sent to your dentist and your insurance company, but it also allows someone from the NSA to know what was in your mouth three weeks ago.” – Evgeny Morozov


“I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.” – Rodney Dangerfield


“We have this culture of financialization. People think they need to make money with their savings rather with their own business. So you end up with dentists who are more traders than dentists. A dentist should drill teeth and use whatever he does in the stock market for entertainment.” – Nassim Taleb


“I didn’t want to be an actress. I wanted to be a dentist, but you never know what life will bring you.” – Sofia Vergara


“Every time I go to the dentist they say, “You really need to fix that gap of yours”. I’m like ‘my gap is paying your dentist bills.’ – Lara Stone


“Put your energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it’s too late to become a musician afterwards.” – Peter Tork


“Trips to the dentist – I like to postpone that kind of thing.” – Johnny Depp


“One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears.” – Temple Grandin


“I’m always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can’t understand is, if they don’t know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?” -Paul Merton



Visiting the Dentist

Here are some great quotes about the visit to the dentist. We have a major PR problem in our field. Many patients or prospective patients don’t view their regular dental visit as a rewarding experience, when they should.

Maintaining dental hygiene is essential and dentists are the providers of a very important service.

Here are some fascinating quotes on the subject:

“We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist.” – Joseph Heller


“This is how war starts. One day you’re living your ordinary life, you’re planning to go to a party, you’re taking your children to school, you’re making a dentist appointment. The next thing, the telephones go out, the TVs go out, there’s armed men on the street, there’s roadblocks. Your life as you know it goes into suspended animation. It stops.” – Janine di Giovanni


“All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I’d sooner go to my dentist any day.” – Evelyn Waugh


I don’t remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.” – Mark Haddon


“I think what it does is it gives me a much broader perspective than the average politician. You know, having walked in those shoes of being hungry and being homeless. The indignities of not getting health care, or waiting in the public hospital, hoping somebody will care for you. Going to sleep with a toothache because you can’t go to the dentist.” – Richard Carmona


“Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” – Johnny Carson


“Now, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forward. I thought “This is unusual.” And the dentist said to me “Mr. Vine, get out of the filing cabinet.” – Tim Vine

Honesty and Dentistry

The actual practice of dentistry is by no means an easy one. It’s a challenging task at times. Not just working together with your colleagues, but also with your patient.

You need to make sure to maintain a good rapport with all of your patients and treat them with the utmost level of respect, integrity and professionalism.

Often times there can be miscommunications between the Dentist and the patient. These miscommunications can come in all forms. Whether it’s related to an actual operation, to the billing process or something else, it’s always important for the dentist to be upfront and fully honest.

Unfortunately there have been misperceptions about the dental profession because of a few bad apples. We cannot allow a few bad apples to destroy our good name and profession as a whole.

Whether you’re billing a private insurance company or medicare, or whether you’re simply being paid by personal check the billing process must be handled with care and transparency.

We have all heard too many horror stories that patients have experienced as a result of deceptive billing processes. These horror stories have not only been heard by us, but by the public writ large.

They’ve responded. And many have ceased their visitation to their respective dentists. Others have begun coming only periodically as opposed to before when they would come to their dentist’s office fairly regularly.

It’s an unfortunate situation when any profession is defined by a few bad apples. They certainly don’t speak for us and they don’t certainly don’t speak for me.

No matter what your occupation is in whatever field, it’s integral that you focus on maintaing a great amount of integrity through your business dealings. The field of dentistry is no exception.

Be honest. It’ll make your workspace a better place and it’ll make your business-place a better place as well. It will pay dividends down the road.


Going to the Dentist

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Nadia Kiderman

For various reasons, many people don’t like going to the dentist. They don’t find it to be a pleasant experience.


Here are a few quotes about the experience:

” Look, if you have somebody who doesn’t have health insurance, who doesn’t have a doctor or dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room – in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center.” – Bernie Sanders


“I was never afraid of anything in the world except the dentist.” – Taylor Caldwell


“I’m so glad I’m not a dentist. How many times does someone say, “Oh, Doc, it felt so good when you were drilling my teeth?” Never. But when you give someone a wonderful cookie, you put a little of yourself in, and you see someone’s face light up – that’s immediate approval.” – Paula Deen


“When I was in sixth grade there was a talent show, and I wrote my first sketch, “The Dentist.” I played the dentist, and I had my friend play a patient. It was sort of what can go wrong at the dentist, and I just remember I had lots of fake blood and everything.” – Trey Parker


“Low-income people, racial or ethnic minorities, pregnant women, seniors, people with special needs, people in rural areas – they all have a much harder time accessing a dentist than other groups of Americans.” – Bernie Sanders


” If you took your child to the dentist and check for cavities, the child likely won’t get them. If you take them just for emergency, that’s all they’re gonna get.” – Bill Cosby


“Sometimes, giving up your privacy is a little like going to the dentist and we have let him have access that no one’s ever had.” – Tom Petty


“Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.” – Joseph Barbara

Professionals Must Continue Doing Good

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Nadia Kiderman

I have long held onto the firm belief that it is incumbent upon those that are successful in their respective fields to give back to their communities. Giving back can come in all different types of forms. You need not give yourself financially necessarily. There are all types of ways to give back and I personally encourage the broader professional community to commit themselves to establishing foundations and participating in volunteer work.

The following are some quotes regarding committing good deeds:

“In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else’s mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of one’s own place and economy.

In such a society, also, our private economies will depend less and less upon the private ownership of real, usable property, and more and more upon property that is institutional and abstract, beyond individual control, such as money, insurance policies, certificates of deposit, stocks, and shares. And as our private economies become more abstract, the mutual, free helps and pleasures of family and community life will be supplanted by a kind of displaced or placeless citizenship and by commerce with impersonal and self-interested suppliers…

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Thus, although we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody else’s legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. What would be the point, for example, if a majority of our people decided to be self-employed?

The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth – that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community – and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.” -Wendell Berry


Community Advocacy

Throughout my career I have noticed a pattern that is worth making note of. There is a strong correlation between those that give back to their community and succeed in their respective businesses. Corporate social responsibility is an incredibly important idea that more professionals ought to take upon themselves. We in the healthcare field have an especially important role to play, representing our field in the honorable way we should. Giving back matters. Providing the best of services to our patients is what is required of us. But the special thing about going the extra mile is that it’s a choice we make.

Here are some quotes from leaders about committing ourselves to community advocacy.

“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.” –Jodi Picoult

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“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” –John Donne