In recognition of February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, our hygienist Brenda did a presentation at Baldwin Elementary School for 27 Kindergartners. She talked about the importance of going to the dentist regularly, making healthy food choices, as well as information about plaque and decay. In addition, she gave an explanation and demonstration on how to brush and floss their teeth properly. Brenda and the students all had a great time!
We are very excited to be part of Downtown Rochester’s Festival of Trees. We have decorated and donated a Hotwheels themed tree. We are very excited to be part of the even and can’t wait to see all the other wonderful decorations. The Festival of Trees is an event which is being held November 22nd through 23rd at the Rochester Community House. There will be over 80 beautifully decorated thematic trees, tablescapes, wreaths, and stockings which are up for auction. In addition, there will be children’s activities, holiday treats, and a visit with Santa. All proceeds will benefit Downtown Rochester’s The Big Bright Light Show.
Hours for the event
Saturday, November 22nd 10-9pm Sunday, November 23rd 10-5pm Santa will be present both days from 12-5
Admission is $5 per person and kids under age 10 are free.
Rochester Community House is located at 816 Ludlow
With the Halloween holiday approaching, we will all most likely be indulging in sweet treats. Listed below are several tips which will help not only with the holiday treats but are also great habits for a happy, healthy mouth.
– Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime.
– Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time.
– Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth.
– Drink more water.
– Maintain a healthy diet.
– Avoid beverages with added sugar such as soda, sports drinks, or flavored waters.
– Chew gum that has the ADA seal.
– Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA accepted fluoride toothpaste.
With the Halloween holiday approaching, children of all ages look forward to the various activities that go with the holiday such as wearing costumes, parties, and of course trick-or-treating for treats. Sugary treats and candy that are high in sugar can cause teeth problems. With this in mind, my staff has come up some great alternatives to pass out in place of the usual candy treats.
– Xylotal Gum – This is an all natural sweetened gum which also helps prevent tooth decay.
– Stickers – Kids love them and can’t have enough of them!
– Hair Accessories – Girls love doing their friends and their own hair.
Oral cancer is a serious problem affecting many people. This type of cancer is on the rise where other cancers have declined. Causing factors of this cancer are HPV, Alcohol, Smokers, Tobacco, Age 40+, and Genetics. Dr. Ohlsson is pleased to have the latest technology in his office for preventative screening. The screen takes two minutes and consists of Dr. Ohlsson using the fluorescence technology light which shines blue in the patients mouth. This light can identify oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage.
Here are some statistics to consider:
Oral cancer kills one American every hour.1
Approximately 42,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013.1
In 2013, among the 42,000 diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States, 18,000 will not be alive in five years.2
Oral cancer’s incidence rate has increased the last five years in a row.1
In 2007, oral cancer’s incidence increased by 11 percent.1
The mortality rate for oral cancer has not changed significantly in three decades1
Oral cancer’s high mortality rate is due to late-stage discovery (Stage III and IV).1
The mortality rate for oral cancer is higher than the rates for cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancer.1
1Oral Cancer Foundation 2National Cancer Institute/SEER
Rochester Hills Dental believes oral health is an important part of maintaining good overall health and is proud to participate in Oral Health America’s Fall for Smiles campaign to spread the message of the importance of a healthy smile.
The annual Fall for Smiles campaign encourages Americans to keep a healthy mouth through daily brushing and flossing, regular dental visits, a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco products. With Americans most likely to skip or delay dental visits due to finances or lack of insurance coverage, the message of Fall for Smiles is more important than ever. To spread the message, Rochester Hills Dental is educating all our patients and encouraging them to spread the message to their friends and family members as well. In addition, Dr. Ohlsson spread the message when he participated in the “Back-to-School Bonanza” in which he was able to educated numerous children and families on the importance of oral hygiene as well as how to properly brush and floss their teeth.
“We’re excited to participate in this year’s Fall for Smiles campaign by educating people in our community about the importance of a healthy smile,” said Dr. Ohlsson. “We hope that by emphasizing taking care of your teeth now, we can help our community’s residents prevent more serious oral health problems later.”
The campaign’s webpage, www.oralhealthamerica.org/fallforsmiles, contains several ways that families can participate as well, from tip sheets to coloring activities and experiments to do with kids. Rochester Hills Dental encourages everyone to Fall for Smiles this September and October so Americans of all ages have the healthiest mouths possible. Remember to make an appointment for your regular checkup today!
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, KidzKare hosted the Back-to- School Bonanza at RARA. This event was for students who are uninsured or who have medicaid. The event was a huge success with over 700 participants! The event provided health, vision, and dental screenings for the students. It also provided haircuts, clothing, shoes, food, and school supplies. The community support from volunteers and businesses was fantastic! Dr. Ohlsson was proud to be a supporter! He volunteered his time and services. Dr. Ohlsson was able to provide dental screenings for over thirty students. He checked for cavities, trauma, infections, and performed cancer screenings with his ‘Oral ID’ light. Each student was given a treatment outline which explained their dental needs and health prognosis. Dr. Ohlsson then educated the student and their family about the importance of healthy teeth and gums and how they are connected to the well being of each person. In addition, each student received a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste to help them get started on their paths to healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Ohlsson also has offered to provide the necessary treatment for several of the students. We at Rochester Hills Dental are very proud that we could be part of a terrific event! We also would like to thank our suppliers who helped make it possible with donations for the students. So thanks to Hu-Friedy, GUM, Patterson Dental, and Crest!
KidzKare is presenting “Back to School Bonanza” this Saturday, August 23, 2014. This event is for Rochester area children that are uninsured or on medicaid. The event will provide these children with physicals, visions screenings, dental screenings, hearing screenings, school supplies, hair cuts, clothing items, and food items. Dr. Ohlsson is proud to be a part of this event. He will be volunteering his time and services to provide dental screenings for these children.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water.
Your teeth can go through two processes:
Demineralization – minerals lost from a tooth’s enamel layer when acids attack the enamel. The acids are formed by plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
Remineralization – minerals such as fluoride. calcium, and phosphate are redeposited on the teeth which strengthens the enamel.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
Fluoride is very important for children up to age 16 to be exposed to especially with the development of primary and permanent teeth coming in.
Fluoride is also very beneficial for adults to aid in the remineralization process which helps to prevent decay.
We at Rochester Hills Dental offer fluoride for patients of all ages. Fluoride is covered by most insurances for children. We are also offering a summer special on fluoride for adults. Please ask today for more details.
We at Rochester Hills Dental serve patients of all ages in the Rochester Hills and surrounding areas. We are a family friendly general dental practice with the goal to help our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality of care through comfort and trust! We look forward to seeing and serving you and your family!