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Dairy and Teeth

Dairy Products and Teeth Lacey WADairy and Teeth…As kids we all remember hearing our parents or grandparents remind us that dairy products help build strong bones and teeth. But did you also know that milk and dairy products in general help can assist in improving your oral health and lowering your risk for gum disease?

A Winning Combination: Nutrition and Dental Health

Brushing and flossing in combination with regular visits to your dentist are all effective ways to prevent cavities. But a healthy mouth also requires a balanced diet, especially during orthodontic treatment!. The recommended daily serving of 2 – 4 servings of milk or dairy products per day provides a continuous supply of calcium and other bone building nutrients that aid in protecting tooth enamel and also the prevention of bone and tooth loss.Read more on Dairy and Teeth…

Mouthguards – Worth Their Weight in Gold

Mouth guards Lacey WAYou may not realize it but mouthguards are worth their weight in gold. If you think about it, the use of mouthguards and the reasons for using them isn’t that far removed from orthodontic technology and the principals at Moss Wall Orthodontics we employ to create a beautiful and healthy smile for our patients!Read more on Mouthguards – Worth Their Weight in Gold…

Sunburn – Be Safe In The Sun

Sunburn Lacey WAThe Team at Moss Wall Orthodontics knows that regardless of the many health warnings about skin damage from the sun, many still subject themselves to the burning rays of the sun for extended periods of time. More than one-third of adults and 70% of children have admitted to getting sunburn at least once or twice in the past 12 months according to the CDC.

What Causes Sunburn

You already know the simple explanation behind sunburn. When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, eventually it burns, turning red and irritated.
Under the skin, things get a little more complicated. The sun gives off three wavelengths of ultraviolet light:
• UVA
• UVB
• UVCRead more on Sunburn – Be Safe In The Sun…

What You May or May Not Know About July 4th

July 4th Lacey WAAs Independence Day, July 4th rapidly approaches, it’s clear we are already more than halfway into the year and more importantly … summer has arrived. Our team recently researched some fun facts about our nation’s favorite holiday to showcase why we love celebrating the day which hallmarks our nation’s independence.

Did you know July 4th, or as it is commonly referred to, Independence Day, has only been a federal holiday since 1941? The tradition still has roots though going all the way back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775 – 1783). July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since then and is often celebrated with fireworks, parades, concerts and of course, barbecues. Read more on What You May or May Not Know About July 4th…