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Who doesn’t love a great, warm cup of coffee or tea? Your boring cup of joe can transform itself almost immediately with the addition of one of the new deliciously flavored creamers, milk or sugar. However, these additions can be very harmful to your teeth. In the past, we attributed interproximal decay or cavities that occur between teeth from a lack of flossing. Recent studies show that is not always the case. Sipping sugary or sweetened beverages over a long period of time can heighten the risk of interproximal decay. We urge you to drink your coffee or tea plain and limit the amount of drinking time if you must add a sweetener. Brushing after consumption is always a recommendation!
Isn’t parking always an issue in the great town of Chapel Hill? We have welcomed with open arms our neighbors across the way- UNC Medical. However, we have had to deal with a lot of parking issues- the main one being that there isn’t any! Some of you have already given us a visit in the last couple weeks and have noticed white painting on many of the spots stating “Reserved for 6015″…great news, that is OUR building! So feel free to park in any of those spaces during your visit with us.
Girls on the Run of the Triangle (GOTR) is a non-profit, character development program that uses running and physical activity to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. GOTR will hold its 11th Annual Quintiles Girls on the Run Spring 5k Fun Run at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC on Saturday, April 13, 2013. This inspiring, family friendly event is the culminating event for the Spring Girls on the Run of the Triangle season and brings the greater Triangle community together to celebrate young girls along their journey to choosing healthy lifestyles and adopting a stronger sense of self. Get your family involved and join us for an amazing day!
This Christmas Eve, thousands of children will visit the Durham Rescue Mission in hopes that Santa has brought them a new toy. We are helping out this year! Bring your new toy to our office by December 17th and we will take care of the rest…toys for boys and girls of all ages are needed. Don’t have time to shop? Monetary donations are accepted and toys will be purchased for you!
Last month, we prepared a meal for the families at Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. For many families, this is their home while their loved one is at UNC Hospitals. Care to volunteer or take them a meal? Click here.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season,
Jessica L. Bishop, DDS, PA
It’s that time of year again…we are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Contest
This year, we will be awarding winners of four different categories:
Be as creative, silly, spooky, and just plain cute as you can be!
All entries must be in by Monday, November 5th.
Send your photos via email to email@example.com
Hard to believe another Labor Day weekend has come and gone, kids are back in school, and the weather (hopefully!) is starting to cool down a bit.
Did you know that dental disease is the most common chronic childhood disease? Dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma- across the nation. Dental disease can affect your child’s ability to speak properly, chew comfortably, get a good nights rest and can also hinder their performance in school. In fact, an estimated 156 million school hours are missed due to dental disease each year as reported by the Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce.
Bring on the heat, backyard bar-b-ques, swimsuits, and the sunscreen! Summer is here and we are so excited!
Chapel Hill Rose Award – Best Dentist Category
We wanted to give a big THANK YOU to our Chapel Hill patients that voted for us to be the winner of the Best Dentist Category in the recent Chapel Hill News Rose Awards. This was truly a surprise to us and we feel very honored (and lucky to have you all as patients)!
Chapel Hill Magazine – Top Dentist
Recently, we were recognized in the May/June issue of Chapel Hill Magazine as a Top Dentist. This national award is given to those offices that are recommended by local medical and dental providers. The question asked: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” And guess what, we made the cut! We were thrilled to be nominated. Check out our snazzy new plaque the next time you come to visit!
Listen to your dental hygienist when she tells you to floss on a regular basis. Recent statistics show those with periodontal (gum) disease are nearly twice as likely to have heart disease as those with healthy gums. Research has determined a direct correlation between artery damaging inflammation and the bacteria that triggers gum disease. Nearly 50 percent of Americans have gum disease that goes unnoticed in its early stages because it is painless at onset.
This beautiful weather has made us all cheery and we just wanted to say hello!
In this Spring newsletter you will find out about the ever growing epidemic of childhood decay and how you can help prevent it. We are also supporting the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties with their 4th Annual Wine Gala and Home Roam fundraiser; we would love to see all of you there! Don’t miss the newest picture of Matthew and Madilyn…they sure are growing up fast!