Our "Save 90-A-Day" Campaign!

Save 90-A-Da7

Did you know leaving the faucet on while you brush your teeth wastes almost 90 glasses of water a day?

Join Dr. Hennington and the team at Trade Winds Dental in partnership with the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA) to support the Save 90-A-Day Cause!

Win a Kindle Fire!

Beginning July 23, all Trade Winds Dental patients that sign-up will be officially entered to win a new Kindle Fire! Pledge today to turn off your faucet while you brush your teeth and help conserve water!

PLEDGE NOW to Save 90-A-Day!

Save Your Teeth AND the Environment!

As a member of the EDA, Dr. Hennington avidly supports the goal of this project: to educate patients about water usage. In an effort to encourage patients to brush their teeth three times a day and conserve water, you can now sign up in the Trade Winds Dental office or online and register to help save 90-A-Day.

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Proud Member of the Eco-Dentistry Association

In order to support the oral health of patients and the health of our planet, The Eco-Dentistry Association launched a national campaign to promote the benefits of smart water consumption. The association provides education and standards to support the success of the green dental industry, including building a strong economic future that is sustainable and easier on the planet. Trade Winds Dental is also committed to practicing dentistry in a way that is not only comfortable and relaxing to patients, but gentle to our environment.


Mouthguards and you!

A lot of our patients play sports, and now is a great time to remind all of you to take care of your mouth while participating in summer sports – especially contact sports such as soccer, football, baseball and basketball.

One of the most important pieces of sports equipment you can wear on the field this summer is a mouth guard. A well-fitted mouth guard allows you to breathe and speak more clearly, in addition to protecting your mouth. Only by using a mouth guard can athletes avoid serious mouth and jaw injuries. The next time you’re in for an appointment, we encourage you to let us know if you’re playing or planning to play any sports. We can recommend a mouth guard that will work best for you. Also, here are five quick tips for keeping yourself safe during sport activities this summer:

• Wear a helmet

• Stretch before and after a game or practice

• Wear protective eyewear

• Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin

• Be observant, even as a spectator

We hope this helps! You can always contact us if you have any questions! Good luck on the field!

If I have braces, do I still need a dental checkup every 6 months?

Thanks for the question! Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit our office regularly. When you’re wearing braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush normally can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis and even gum disease. Believe it or not, an estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of gum disease. Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care. Our team will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

If it has been more than six months since your last visit to our office, please give us a call! We look forward to your next visit!

Independence Day Facts, Tips, and Party Invitations!

It’s hard to believe, but July is already here and half of 2012 has already passed! As July 4th approaches, our team thought it would be fun to share some facts and safety tips for celebrating our country’s independence day.

Fun Facts:

• Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the Congressional Committee.

• The major objection to being ruled by Britain was taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament.

• The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fatherland.’

• The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.

• And what could be more fitting than spending the day in a place called “America”? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork, Utah, with 21,941 residents. Check out American Fact Finder.

Safety Tips:

• Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.

• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.

• Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

• To prevent a trash fire, be sure to douse the spent fireworks with plenty of water from a bucket or hose after fireworks complete their burning and before discarding them.

• Make sure fireworks are legal before buying or using them.

What are your plans this 4th of July? Share them with us! We’d love to hear what you and the rest of the community will be doing to celebrate! (Don’t forget to make sure there are no restrictions on fireworks! Check out this link to see if fireworks might be an issue for you this year.)

Also, check out these 4th of July party invitations, eGreeting cards, and delicious recipes!

July 4th eCard invitations!

Happy Independence Day eCards

Independence Day Recipes

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