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Why are X-rays so important?

A Message from Dr. Drouin…

 

We are often asked “Why are dental x-rays so important?”  In short, X-rays, along with a visual examination, help find problems in the mouth such as tooth decay, damage to bones supporting teeth, dental injuries, and to monitor any previous dental work that was completed.

Here in Dr. Drouin’s office we typically take two types of X-rays; Bite Wings and Full Mouth series.  Bite wings are taken once a year to help diagnose decay of the back teeth.  The full mouth series are taken every 3 to 5 years depending on individual situational needs and consists of 16-20 individual X-rays of the entire mouth.  This allows a very detailed evaluation for proper diagnosis of all the teeth for cavities, gum and bone disease, root resorption, bone pathology, etc.

By following the schedule, we have the best opportunity to catch problems early in order to provide treatment that is as conservative as possible.  Please don’t hesitate calling our office at 704-664-7774 if you have further questions.  We are here for “Restoring Hope, Health, and Beautiful Smiles”.

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The Effects of Sport Drinks on Teeth

Energy and sport drinks such as Red Bull and Gatorade cause dental erosion. The following article has findings on the effects of sport drinks and hopefully will change what you drink!  Dr. Drouin recommends to stick to the basics and “just drink water and eat a banana to hydrate and replenish the body”.

Read the full article here: http://americandental1.blogspot.com/2011/03/sport-drinks-destroy-teeth.html

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Healthy Snack

100_1942This is one of our family favorite snacks. We use Juice Plus Complete (Plant Based) protein powder in ours. Delicious!!

Nut & Seed Protein Bars

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Just a Little Heart Attack

“A little film about a super mom who takes care of everyone except herself” — Elizabeth Banks

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Giving Back

Because of your referrals, last month we were able to donate $1577 in New Patient exam fees to benefit Caterpillar Ministries. This  local ministry works with low income children to become all that Jesus intended them to be.

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Free Healthy Living Event

You’re Invited.

Two dates to choose from:
Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 6:00pm and Thursday, March 3 @ 10:30am.
Hosted by Chris Drouin
452 Williamson Road, Suite F, Mooresville
or email LKNsmiles@gmail.com to save a seat.
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The Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health

Did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked?

Click Here to find out more about how heart disease is connected with oral health in this informative fact sheet!

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Healthy Living Event

A New Year = A Healthier YOU

Join us for this event on one of these two dates:

  • Thursday, Jan. 21st @ 10:30am
  • Tuesday, Jan, 26th @ 6:00pm

Space is Limited! Please call the office 704-664-7774, or email lknsmiles@gmail.com to Save a Seat.

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Tower Garden

Teaming up to Inspire Healthy Living

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We are donating new patient exam fees this month to purchase an aeroponic Tower Garden for Caterpillar Ministries. This Lake Norman ministry works with low-income children ages 3 -18 to become all that Jesus intended them to be.

  • No dirt, no bending, no weeding
  • Vine-ripened, nutritious produce
  • No pesticides or herbicides
  • Uses all natural earth mineral growing tonic

 

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A Burning Feeling

FS_GERD-1More than 10 percent of Americans experience the burning and discomfort of heartburn every day. What many don’t know is that heartburn, or acid indigestion, is a common symptom of chronic acid reflux, also known as gastroesopheageal reflux disease (GERD…

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