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Preventative Exams

Regular preventative exams can keep your teeth beautifulDental and eye care is important throughout all stages of your life which make dental and vision exams extremely important.

Poor dental health has long been linked to heart problems and other health concerns. In addition to determining if you need any dentistry work done, a dental exam can determine if you are showing any signs of oral cancer, vitamin deficiencies, diabetes or joint problems.

Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, have no symptoms in their early stages. Your eye doctor may be able to tell you if you are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.

In most cases, early detection and treatment of eye diseases can help reduce your risk for permanent vision loss.

Have you heard?

The old wives tale that eating carrots will improve your eyesight? While it is true that carrots and many other vegetables high in Vitamin A will help maintain healthy eyesight, eating more than the recommended daily allowance won't improve vision.

This tale may have started during World War II, when British intelligence spread a rumor that their pilots had remarkable night vision because they ate lots of carrots. They didn't want the Germans to know they were using radar.

Don't use carrots for your vision - call Your Health Insurance Shop today

Everyone Knows...

George Washington had wooden teeth, right? WRONG!

Washington began losing teeth in his twenties and by the time he became president he possessed only a single tooth. Over the years, he sought out the most advanced dental practices of his time.

 Records show Washington purchased nine teeth from his own slaves with documentation strongly suggesting the teeth were meant for implantation or to be used in his own dental prosthetics. Throughout his life, he had several sets of false teeth made using gold, metal, hippopotamus ivory and both human and cow teeth, but never wood.

What to eat for:

HEALTHY TEETH: Cheese, yogurt, leafy greens, apple, carrots, celery, almonds.

HEALTHY EYES: Orange colored fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, eggs, almonds, salmon, citrus fruit and berries.

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