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Above and Beyond Dentistry Dental Anxiety
Jan 30 2019

Dental Anxiety? – Make It A Thing Of The Past

Going to the dentist can be pretty nerve-wracking for some people. We can all relate to the goosebumps you get when you sit down in the dental chair, but did you know that going to the dentist isn’t really all that scary? At Above and Beyond  Dentistry, we have a lot of options to help ease dental anxiety. There are also some simple and effective things you can do to help calm those fears.   It is always helpful to have a support system, especially when you are nervous about something. Consider taking...

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Above and Beyond Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad
Jan 23 2019

Mouth Friendly Recipe- Strawberry Spinach Salad

We love healthy recipes that are also healthy for your teeth! We have so many amazing recipes in store, and this is one we definitely want to share with you. This strawberry cobb salad is good for you, and as we always aim for, it only takes 25 minutes to make. Try it out and let us know what you think of it.   Ingredients: FOR THE GREEN GODDESS DRESSING 1 c. store-bought ranch dressing 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley 3 tbsp. thinly sliced chives 8 large basil leaves   FOR THE SALAD 2 tbsp. extra-virgin...

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Above and Beyond Dentistry Love your smile
Jan 16 2019

Show Your Teeth Some Love!

At Above and Beyond Dentistry, we want you to have a happy, healthy mouth. We all love to indulge from time to time (hello Nothing Bundt Cakes), but there are some easy steps you can take to keep your teeth healthier. Here are 5 easy swaps to improve your daily routine.     1. Gum with Xylitol instead of sugar: - Blowing bubbles are more fun with a mouthful of Hubba Bubba, but it's time to say goodbye to all that sugar. Although sugar-free gum is a better substitute, an even better...

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Above and Beyond Dentistry Clear Braces
Oct 24 2018

Questions About Clear Aligners?

Do you have questions about Clear Aligners? They have become a very popular option since they were invented in 1997. They are a fantastic option for people who don't want to wear traditional metal braces, or for someone who already had traditional braces and their teeth have since shifted. Some consider it more convenient and a lot less uncomfortable. Clear aligners show off your smile, so most people won't even notice you are wearing them.   How long does treatment take?    This varies from patient to patient. Treatment can take anywhere from a...

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Keto Diet Above and Beyond Dentistry
Sep 27 2018

The Keto Craze

There’s a new food craze on the block. It’s called the Keto diet. The goal of this diet is: summed up, low carb, high fat. That means more seafood, steak and avocados and fewer beans and fruits. In fact, in order for it to be considered a real Keto diet, carbs can only make up 5% of your daily meal. Seems pretty difficult, right? Or would that be easy for you? With anything new that comes along, there will be some speculation. Is it good for your body? What about...

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Banana Muffin Above & Beyond Dentistry
Sep 20 2018

Mouth Friendly Recipe: Banana Muffins

This one is for all those Banana Lovers out there. You have heard of banana bread before, but have you heard of these mouthwatering, healthy, and good for your mouth banana muffins? If you want a fun activity for you and your family to do together, try baking a batch. After you take a bite, you’ll be hooked. You may even want to make another batch for yourself!   Ingredients:   1 large egg 3 large (1 1/2 cups) very ripe bananas 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey 3 tbsp olive, avocado or coconut...

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Above and Beyond Dentistry Limebike Rockford
Sep 05 2018

5 Things To Do In Rockford

Rockford truly is a beautiful city with so many things to do. We know there are simply too many to list, so we figured we would just start with our top 5. If you are looking for something family friendly to do this weekend, check one of these awesome places out!    Discovery Center Museum   The Discovery Center is the perfect place to take your children for a fun day of learning. Who knew those two words could be in the same sentence, but it’s true! Throughout two different floors, children can learn about...

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Smoothie Time
Aug 29 2018

Smoothie Time

Smoothies have become very popular these days. You can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as a snack! There are so many interesting foods you can put in smoothies. You would be shocked at how delicious some unusual foods taste when blended together. We were skeptical about putting spinach and strawberries in the same smoothie too, but it tastes amazing. Don’t knock it until you try it. Here are three smoothies that are not only delectable but can also be great for your teeth.   #1:  Avocado Mango Smoothie This...

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Starbucks coffee no straws
Aug 01 2018

What’s In Your Cup? Straws, Staining, Tooth Decay And More…

Did anyone else hear about Starbucks’ plan to remove all straws by 2020? And now many cities in California have actually made it illegal to use plastic straws as well. By then, we might be drinking our delicious caffeinated beverages from sippy cups.   While we understand the negative effect straws can have on the environment, we also must consider the positive effects that straws can have on our teeth. Straws allow your drinks to bypass your teeth. This means that those dark beverages that stain your teeth, simply pass right on...

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Smiling
Jul 26 2017

5 Ways Smiling Will Make Your Life Better

Did you know that we start smiling before we are born? Most newborns don't start smiling regularly until they are about 6 weeks old, but you will see many ultrasounds that show a hint of a smile on your unborn baby. Tooth buds can actually start forming as early as 8 weeks during gestation. This shows that the smile is an essential part of life from almost the beginning. There are many reasons that smiling is just plain good for you and for those around you. Here are a few reasons why:   Smiling...

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