Did you know that silver (otherwise known as mercury or amalgam) fillings are comprised of 50% mercury? Although these fillings have been utilized in the field of dentistry for the past century and a half, there is currently no known safe level of mercury exposure. And high mercury exposure has been linked with a plethora of serious health concerns. Here’s what you need to know about the possible effects of silver fillings.
On a surface level, Halloween may sound like a celebration of sweets, cavities, and tooth decay. However, at Bowen Legacy Dental, we want to consider the bigger picture. We don't demonize Halloween. In fact, we believe it holds a lot of importance in our children's lives and culture. Here are some tips for having a balanced (but still fun) Halloween.
Getting children to brush their teeth twice each day, can sometimes be a challenge. After all, why brush your teeth when there are stories to read, toys to play with, and bedtimes to avoid? However, dental hygiene is essential for the entire mouth and lifelong wellness. As young ones get ready to go back to school, here are some tips for healthy smiles and information about children’s dental health.
Sun’s out, smiles out! A new season is here, which means warmer temperatures, a rising UV index, and more time out in the sun. However, did you know this season has several connections to your teeth?
Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we love promoting the wellness of not just our patient’s teeth but their whole bodies! Dental care goes above and beyond your mouth. Oral hygiene influences the wellness of your entire body. With this knowledge, we offer wellness treatments that allow our patients to be their healthiest selves with the confidence of a happy smile. Read on to learn more about some of our wellness services and their many benefits.
May marks Better Sleep Month, dedicated by the Better Sleep Council to raise awareness about the benefits of a full night's rest. Healthy sleep benefits are undeniable—from improved concentration and productivity to boosted immune function and decreased inflammation, risk of type 2 diabetes, and risk of heart disease. It may sound strange, but your oral health and sleep are connected! Read on to find out how to take care of your teeth at night and why your teeth can impact your ability to sleep soundly.
The beginning of every spring offers a fresh start. As the snow melts and flowers begin to bloom, many take this blossoming opportunity to clean out their homes, declutter, and redecorate. Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we believe that the best spring cleaning starts from the inside out.
It is a well-known fact that staying active is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercising keeps your heart healthy, helps control your blood sugar and insulin levels, can improve mental health, lowers high blood pressure, and has many other whole-body benefits. One lesser-known bonus of exercising is that it can benefit your oral health. Read on to learn more about this fascinating connection!
Each February, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute celebrates American Heart Month to spread awareness about cardiovascular health. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Yet, heart disease is largely preventable. That’s why it is essential to learn how to take care of one of the body’s most important organs! But did you know that your oral health can also contribute to your heart health? Read on to find out how our mouths and hearts are connected and how to keep your heart happy.
Happy New Year from Bowen Legacy Dental! After the wonderful indulgences of the holiday season, the new year is the perfect time to kick off a wellness journey. Yet every year, New Year’s resolutions are begun and ended—all before February rolls around. Setting smaller, more easily achievable goals is a great way to live a healthier lifestyle without becoming overwhelmed. Here are five easy habits to adopt this new year to benefit your dental and total-body health.
The holiday season full of celebration, gatherings, and gift giving is finally here! With so many gifts to give, knowing what to buy can become a difficult task. Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we think the best presents are ones that promote wellness for your body, mind, and our community! Read on for local ideas your friends and family will love:
With November in full swing, the season of togetherness, gratefulness, and joy is all around us. It is important to take time to reflect on what makes us feel grateful during Thanksgiving. That list may look different for each and every person! Some may be most thankful for their pets, friends, family, or health. Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we’re feeling extra grateful for the opportunity to deliver total-body wellness. Read on to learn more!
October marks Healthy Lung Month as designated by the Lung Health Institute. You may be surprised to learn that the health of your lungs and the health of your mouth are actually linked! Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we strive to help educate our patients about the connection between your oral and total-body health. This month, let’s take a look at how to keep your teeth and lungs healthy.
Attention! If your teeth are in need of a little help to straighten up, check out our Smile Bootcamp! Join us at Bowen Legacy Dental on November 4 from 12-6 p.m. to get going on your smile goals with Invisalign. At this special event, you will enjoy a free 3D scan of your teeth (no goopy molds!), get started with your first Invisalign appointment, AND get $500 off your treatment!
As the years go by and our bodies begin to age, it is inevitable that physical changes will ensue. Graying hairs, wrinkles, stiffening joints, and increased fragility are all common factors of aging. Oftentimes, these physical changes are viewed as unfavorable milestones. Yet if you take care of your body properly, aging can be a beautiful process that, as this month entails, is worth celebrating.
As the summer comes to an end and busy schedules enter full swing, it’s time to get your kids ready to go back to school with a smile!
Summer is here, and staying on top of your wellness is more important than ever! With a surge of reopening establishments, the summer of 2021 is off to a raucous start—and with the record-breaking temperatures to come, we all know how crucial it is to stay hydrated and slather on that sunscreen. In honor of summer, we want to give you some tips and tricks to help keep you healthy and happy all season long!
June 23 is National Hydration Day. While most people know about the importance of staying hydrated, reports show that up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Dehydration puts patients at risk for a host of oral health and total-body problems. This month, drink up and learn everything you need to know about hydration!
May is Better Sleep Month, the perfect reminder about just how important sleep is for your overall health and wellness. This month, make a conscious effort toward better sleep—starting with a trip to Bowen Legacy Dental!
April marks Stress Awareness Month. While stress and the mouth may seem unrelated, the COVID pandemic has made it clear that they are interconnected! In fact, stress can be the root of many emotional and physical problems, including dental issues that are on the rise. This Stress Awareness Month, read on to discover more about the connection between stress and oral health.
Spring is nearly upon us, and while it comes bearing the gift of warmer weather, it also brings irritants that can lead to seasonal allergies. Surprisingly, allergies do not only affect your sinuses; they also are closely linked with your oral and overall health. Read more about the connection between allergies and oral health below!
The holiday season is just around the corner, and we know you want to pick the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and we know you want to pick the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving! This season is a beautiful time for gathering (safely) with friends and family and remembering the importance of gratitude. With turkey carving time almost upon us, we would like to share some of the many things that we are thankful for this year
October marks Dental Hygiene Month—a reminder for you to keep your oral health in tip-top shape with a visit to our office! In addition to boosting dental hygiene, dental appoint-ments also provide other benefits. Remember, oral health is linked with your total body health. Excellent dental hygiene is just one component of overall wellness!
Experts recommend that you should visit the dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning. However, during the pandemic, you may be concerned about coming into the office for regular dental care. Here are some reasons why visiting the dentist is not only beneficial for your health and wellness but also important during the pandemic!
According to surveys, 1 in 3 Americans skips an annual visit to the dentist. And, even fewer receive the biannual appointments recommended by the American Dental Association. If you have been skipping dental appointments, you may be surprised to learn that trips to the dentist are potentially tooth- and life- saving.
As we work to reopen, your health and wellness continues to be our top priority. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, ADA, the Ohio State Dental Board, and OSHA.
While you stay at home practicing social distancing, we've compiled some tips and infor-mation to keep you smiling and healthy-inside and out!
At Bowen Legacy Dental, we’re celebrating March 6th, National Dentist’s Day! This holiday was established as a way to show appreciation for everything that dentists do.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Many people mistakenly believe that oral hygiene isn’t important for children—after all, baby teeth do fall out. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Dental health, oral hygiene, and whole-body wellness are essential at all ages!
Happy New Year to our Bowen Legacy Dental family! We hope you are enjoying the start of the new decade. If you are looking to make 2020 your healthiest year yet, choose resolutions for your best oral and total body health. Need some inspiration? We’ve collected our top five resolution ideas to help you boost your wellness in the coming year.
It’s hard to believe it, but the holiday season is upon us! It’s such a busy time of year with holiday shopping, cooking, and family in town—not to mention all the holiday parties. During this festive season, it can be easy to let your oral health take the back seat. However, it’s so important to keep your teeth clean, even when your life gets a little more hectic than usual. You certainly don’t want to start the new year with a cavity.
In the past few years, vaping has taken the world by storm, rapidly becoming a multibil-lion-dollar industry. But, how do e-cigs and their vapors impact your oral health? And, are these popular devices safer than cigarettes? This month, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about vaping so you can make informed choices for your healthiest smile.
TMJ disorder affects millions of Americans—particularly women between the ages of 25 and 55. But, despite how common this painful condition is, TMJ disorder is often overlooked or misdiagnosed during medical exams. This TMJ Awareness Month, we’re raising awareness about all things TMJ!
Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we want to wish you a Happy Halloween! Although it’s common knowledge that sugar and candy aren’t good for your teeth, you shouldn’t have to miss out on this holiday’s traditions for the sake of your smile. Instead, Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert have some great suggestions for participating in the trick-or-treating fun this Halloween without causing long-lasting damage to your teeth or health:
Did you know that September is Baby Safety Month? Here at Bowen Legacy Dental, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of keeping your child’s teeth safe from tooth decay! Although dental care is often overlooked for infants, oral healthcare is a vital component of healthy development.
It's back-to-school season—a busy time for parents and children, alike! But this year, don't let your child's oral healthcare take a back seat during the hustle and bustle of back-to-school preparations.
Did you know that July 6 is International Kissing Day? This holiday was created to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate this simple act of love, so don’t let halitosis or bad breath ruin your special smooch!
Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and—as usual—they’re hungry. While it’s easy to cave in to those sugary cravings and processed foods when you’re on the go during the busy summer months, these convenient, pre-packaged options can have long-lasting damage on your child’s teeth. Therefore, it’s always better to plan ahead and keep some packable, healthy snacks on hand. Dr. Bowen recommends these simple, pack-ahead alternatives to the sugary and processed snacks that stock our supermarket shelves:
Every day, millions of Americans brush their teeth and floss to keep their smile healthy and happy. But did you know that drinking water is another important element of caring for your oral health? This week, May 6-12, is Drinking Water Week, and we’re urging our patients to rethink hydration! Since studies show that up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, we’re breaking down six ways that water can improve your smile and make you your healthiest self.
For Frazer Bailey, the writer and director of Netflix’s controversial documentary Root Cause, a mystery illness almost took everything away from him—an illness that was caused by what he believed was a toxic, infected root canal. Unfortunately, his case of microbial isolation and full-body illness may not be an isolated incident.
MANY OF US, even though we know that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and important part of life, don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some, though, the very thought of visiting the dentist fills them with anxiety, and it could even be a full-blown phobia. That’s why we’d like to put our focus on helping our patients overcome their dental anxieties and fears.