Archive | January, 2012

Rock Your Smile: It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). NCDHM observances began in Ohio in February 1941. Since then, the concept has grown into a nationwide program, spearheaded by the American Dental Association (ADA) which held its first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. The slogan for this year’s campaign is [...]

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The Importance of Proper Training

If you’re going to do it, do it right! Really, there’s no sense in deciding to run a race if you aren’t going to properly train for it. Why? Because it’ll make it that much harder on you if you don’t and it will cause you to hate running. Sure, sometimes the circumstances don’t allow [...]

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Ask a Dentist: Overcoming Dental Fear

This week our “Ask a Dentist” question comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous, however it is a topic that many will find relevant:  “I have a terrible fear of the dentist but my tooth pain is unbearable. What can I do?” Here is what our featured dentist wrote in reply: “Hi, my name [...]

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Smile Generation partners with Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada

Studies show that over 133 students drop out of school every school day and only 45% of Nevada’s high school students graduate. During the past year the Smile Generation-affiliated offices in the Nevada Region partnered with Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada (CIS) to provide community support which helps students feel enriched, empowered and help [...]

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Muscle – Your Secret Weapon

Everyone knows that eating healthy and working out are the two key factors in losing weight, but working out does not need to mean an hour on the treadmill that you despise. Believe it or not, the most powerful addition to your total body makeover is lifting weights. I know, I know, you don’t want [...]

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Ask a Dentist: Root Canals and Broken Teeth

Question: Mark H asked us on Facebook: “I have an old root canal, and the tooth has broken in half, what can I do, and could you help me…..please help” Dr. Matthew Darbro, DDS of Glendora Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, a Smile Generation-approved offices is this month’s featured dentist in our “Ask A Dentist” column. [...]

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Facebook Photo Contest Winners Pay It Forward

The Smile Generation recently sponsored a Holiday Photo Contest on Facebook and received over 370 entries and generated quite a buzz via social media. Prizes totaled $1900 in VISA gift cards and $1900 was also donated to charity. The photo contest was hosted on the Smile Generation’s Facebook page via a third-party application. People were [...]

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What’s Your Motivation?

Just because you hear it from me, or you are bombarded by the same message across every communication channel, does not mean you should want to adopt a healthy lifestyle. If the reason you want to get in shape is because your significant other has made some more than subtle hints or your mother nags [...]

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Your Body is Your Ferrari

Too often in today’s world we are so caught up in taking care of others or being concerned for causes we feel deeply about, that we forget to take care of ourselves. This year, I want you to make yourself a priority.  One of my favorite fitness analogies is thinking of your body as your [...]

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