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Newman Springs Dental Care is offering one $500 scholarship for a Holmdel High School graduating senior planning a career in health care. This includes medicine, nursing, dentistry, chiropractic, physical therapy, and other areas of healthcare.

Newman Springs Dental Care is a dental practice in Lincroft dedicated to providing general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry to the citizens of Middletown and surrounding areas. “The community has been so great to the team at Newman Springs Dental Care —we wanted to give something back!” says Dr. Mitchel Friedman.

Dr. Friedman’s 3 children are products of the Holmdel public school system and he wants to support higher education. This is the 6th year that the scholarship has been provided. Dr. Friedman presented the award to Paulina Miller at Holmdel High School’s award ceremony last year

Scholarship applications have been sent to the high school guidance departments and are also available via email: scholarship@DrFriedman.biz

Applications must be received by April 16 to be considered. Winning applicants will be notified by mail or phone no later than May 1, 2015. Award certificates will be presented at a special ceremony at the dental office and at the school’s senior awards ceremony. Award checks will be mailed directly to the institution of higher education upon verification of enrollment.

[Lincroft, NJ] – March 10, 2015 – Help improve a child’s life by having your teeth whitened. Sound easy? That’s because it is. The 17th annual Smiles For Life Campaign began on March 1st, which means dental patients nationwide can brighten a child’s future just by visiting local Crown Council dentists Drs. Mitchel Friedman and Julia Cintron. The campaign runs from March 1 until June 30, and 100% of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done at Newman Springs Dental Care are contributed directly to the Smiles for Life Foundation. This foundation helps fund worthy children’s charities and humanitarian work, both locally and around the world. As an additional incentive, each tooth whitening patient enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. Patients love the unique opportunity to improve the lives of children in need while also enhancing their own smile.

Since its creation, the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life Campaign has raised over $34,500,000 for seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged kids. Donations from last year alone totaled $1.5 million. Smiles For Life hopes to break the $36 million mark for total collections during this year’s drive.

“Smiles For Life allows a person to help children in need by doing something that benefits them as well,” explains Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council. “Drs. Friedman and Cintron along with their enthusiastic team donate their time and expertise, while Ultradent generously provides all Opalescence whitening products. You receive a brighter smile, and, best of all, provide children with a brighter future.”

This is a wonderful and easy way for members of the community to help make a real difference in a child’s life. Anyone interested in donating directly without teeth whitening can do so by clicking here. Participants can also refer friends to Newman Springs Dental Care by linking to the Smiles for Life site, making it easier than ever to give the gift of a new smile to friends and loved ones, while also giving hope to children in need.

Half of the donations raised by Newman Springs Dental Care are given to the Parker Family Health Center in Red Bank. The remaining balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to support its national and international initiatives, including programs in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Guatemala. Smiles For Life also maintains a strong longtime partnership with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation supporting Child Life Zones in Children’s Hospitals across the United States. Stay tuned to see how much Smiles For Life is able to raise this year. Better yet, participate!
For more information on the campaign, please visit: http://smilesforlife.org/.

About The Crown Council:
The Crown Council is an alliance of driven, dedicated dentists who are committed to excellence in their practice, improving their patients’ oral health and bettering the communities around them. By creating the Smiles For Life Foundation in 1998, the Crown Council has been able to provide a way for dentists to serve others through charitable work. Information about the Crown Council is available at: http://crowncouncil.com/.

Newman Springs Dental Care is located at 539 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. For more information, call 732-741-6444 or visit http://www.NewmanSpringsDentalCare.com

Smiles for Life runs from March until June. $99 is a charitable deduction and you get whiter teeth. If you keep your regular dental hygiene visits with us, we include our Whitening for Life program.

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SHOWING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU SMILE makes a huge difference in your confidence and appearance. Beautiful teeth make us all feel more approachable, better prepared, accepting of others, younger, and more attractive. Studies even show that 70% of people believe that a beautiful smile can make someone more attractive than does wearing makeup!

As We Age, Our Smiles Lose Their Luster

It’s an unavoidable part of life. As we get older, our teeth become worn, yellow, and misaligned. Micro cracks absorb stains easier and discolor teeth. Grinding and chewing can give our smiles a shortened appearance, making our faces look sunken.

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Turning To Cosmetic Dentistry

People today turn to dentistry for anti-aging treatments! It’s amazing to see the difference smile improvements make in an entire look (and confidence)!

Removing The Fear Isn’t As Difficult As You May Think

We want you to show your beautiful teeth when you smile! Small improvements can make a big difference. Let’s visit soon about your particular concerns. We’re here to help!

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10 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Damaging Your Teeth

by Robert Milton

Most people know candy and other sugary foods wreak havoc on their teeth, but how about fruit?

You’ve probably heard brushing and flossing twice a day is the best way to keep your teeth healthy. But some foods cause enough damage to warrant extra cleanings.

How does food damage your teeth?

There are two main elements of food that tarnish your pearly whites: sugar and acid.

Sugars, especially sucrose (table sugar), feed the millions of bacteria already in your mouth. Bacteria feast on your plaque buildup and produce lactic acid, which erodes your tooth enamel. Sucrose is the worst form of sugar because it adheres to teeth very strongly making it (and the bacteria) difficult to remove even when brushing.

Acids naturally occur in many foods, including fruit. In these cases, bacteria aren’t necessary to produce acid and cause tooth decay. Instead, acidic foods eat away at your enamel and break down your teeth directly.

Generally you can wash away natural acids by drinking water. Ironically, brushing soon after consuming acidic foods or beverages can actually cause more damage. Because teeth are porous, brushing softens them and makes them more susceptible to acid. After eating acidic foods, you should wait at least an hour before brushing.

What foods should you worry about?

In addition to the sugar and acid in foods, you should consider the length of time food is left on your teeth. The more time bacteria have to produce acids, the more damage will be done.

While many of these foods are healthy for other reasons, you should try and care for your teeth soon after eating them. Drinking water with your meal, chewing sugar-less gum, rinsing with an alcohol-free fluoride mouthwash or flossing and brushing with toothpaste reduces the risk of damage.

Look out for:

•Sugar and/or acid content

•Stickiness (how much food remains on teeth)

•How long the food is in your mouth

10 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

1. Apples

Apples are high in acid, are surprisingly hard on your enamel. While a daily apple may keep the doctor away, the acid might keep your dentist on speed dial. Eating apples is fine, just be sure to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash shortly after.

2. Hard candies

Though you probably know the sugar in candy is a problem, hard candies are especially harmful because we tend to hold them in our mouths longer. Also be aware that cough drops are often made with sugar, so opt for the sugar-free brand if available.

3. Pickled vegetables

Pickles are made with vinegar, which is acidic, and often sugar as well. While the vegetables are healthy, the brine is can damage your teeth. Drinking water with your meal helps wash away acids and sugar, but remember to brush an hour later.

4. Bread

Many breads contain sugar—especially processed white breads. It’s best to check the labels for any added sweeteners that will breed mouth bacteria. Bread is also sticky and gets between and behind your teeth.

5. Popcorn

Popcorn is notorious for getting stuck in your teeth, and the areas between your teeth will cultivate more bacteria for that reason. It’s okay to treat yourself to a bag of popcorn as long as you rinse with water and remember to floss and brush after.

6. Peanut butter

Sticky and often made with sugar, peanut butter not only feeds bacteria but makes it easier for them to adhere to teeth. Look for natural peanut butters with no added sugars to lessen the problem.

7. Jelly

Along with peanut butter, jelly or jam is loaded with sugar and quite sticky. Even the all-fruit brands contain natural sugars and encourage plaque and bacteria if not washed away soon.

8. Meat

Meat tends to get stuck between your teeth, and some meat products contain sugar as a preservative. While the amount may not be very high, any food that sits between your teeth can promote tooth decay. Try chewing sugar-less gum after eating if you can’t brush right away.

9. Diet soda

Just because it doesn’t have sugar doesn’t mean your teeth are safe. The acidity of diet sodas is still extremely high, making it one of the worst products for your teeth.

10. Salad dressing

More of a condiment than a food, salad dressings use vinegar and sugar for flavor. Salads should be a staple in anyone’s diet, but be careful of the dressings that can harm your smile.

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PEOPLE OFTEN TURN TO fancy-pants hair styles, costly skin care procedures, hip wardrobes, or even surgical procedures to look and feel younger. However, studies have shown that your smile can do more to make you look younger than anything else!

Even when you take good care of your teeth, over time they naturally yellow. Microfractures, thinning enamel, and built-up stains all make your teeth look duller and older. But, that can be changed with professional smile whitening from our office!

3 Tips That Help Make Your Smile Pop!

  • Whiten your smile! It’s safe and affordable.
  • Find shades of lipstick that suit you. Certain shades can make your teeth look brighter and your skin look more youthful.
  • Relax your jaw. This lifts your facial muscles.

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Be Confident In Your Smile

One of the best ways to appear more youthful is to smile more! This can start a wonderful cycle too! Smiling more can actually make you happier, and make you want to smile more.

So make sure you’re confident in your smile.

Right Now, Smile Whitening Also Helps Kids In Need!

Thanks to the Smiles For Life Campaign you can whiten your teeth, regain your confidence, AND help a child.

We participate in the Smiles For Life campaign. Smiles For Life raises money for ill, disabled and underprivileged children both locally, and around the world.

Here’s How It Works:

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Make Your Contribution Today

It’s easy for you to be a part of it! Make a whitening appointment with us today.

Spread the word! Whether you choose to have your own smile whitened or not, you can make a HUGE difference by simply sharing this opportunity on your social media accounts, such as Facebook!

Thanks for helping us make a difference in children’s lives!

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