A+ Family Dentistry May 2019


3 Secret Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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Our teeth look smooth, but they are actually porous. These pores absorb anything with color, like coffee or wine, and are the reason your teeth go from bright white to a dingy, stained yellow over time. Whitening your teeth removes stains from inside these pores, brightening your smile and improving your life in ways you may not expect. A person’s smile is one of the first things people notice when you meet someone. If you’re uncomfortable with your stained, yellowing teeth, odds are you press your lips together when your smile or cover your mouth when you laugh. This comes off as secretive and untrustworthy, and it can push people away. Plus, who doesn’t want to be around someone who laughs and smiles freely? Better Relationships

to preventing serious health risks, like tooth decay or gum disease.

When we no longer feel self-conscious about our smiles, we tend to smile more. This can lead to us feeling genuinely happier. Just the act of smiling creates a chemical reaction in our brains, releasing hormones like dopamine and serotonin. These hormones are associated with happiness and reduced stress. In short, smiling creates a feedback loop of extra happiness! After going through the process of whitening your teeth, you’re probably going to want to maintain that bright smile for as long as possible. Individuals who whiten their teeth tend to be more serious about proper dental hygiene. Not only does this help keep your teeth pearly white, but regular oral care is also vital when it comes Better Oral Health

Ready for Whiter Teeth? Get Your Free Take-Home Whitening Kit!

Friday, May 10, 2019

For one day only, every patient who comes in for a cleaning will go home with a free, dentist- approved take-home whitening kit. This kit has everything you need to start enjoying the benefits of whiter teeth in the comfort of your own home. We have plenty of whitening kits for everyone, but space on our calendar is limited! Call 619-265-2467 today and schedule your next cleaning for Friday, May 10, 2019 .

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Strawberry Mango Paletas


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1 1/4 cups strawberries, chopped 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

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1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 medium ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and chopped


1. In a saucepan, toss strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. 2. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Cook strawberries until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Let cool completely, about 45 minutes. 4. Meanwhile, in a blender, purée mangoes with 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1/4

blender. Then, purée strawberry mixture until smooth. 5. Into 8 3-ounce ice pop molds, spoon 2 tablespoons mango purée. Add 2 tablespoons strawberry purée to each mold, then top with remaining mango purée, leaving 1/2 inch between filling and top of mold. 6. Using a small knife, gently swirl layers together. 7. Insert ice pop sticks and freeze until solid. 8. Dip molds in hot water for a few seconds, then unmold paletas and serve immediately.





teaspoon salt until smooth. Scrape into a medium bowl and clean the

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