So with Christmas around the corner, the chill of winter has flourished. Have you been running around shopping like you have never given a gift before? Are you up late, shopping online, running yourself into exhaustion so your loved ones feel blessed. Some old school home remedies are in need for some of us.
Sore throat starting? Try some warm salt water and peroxide gargle. It taste awful however it does help with that nasty bacteria in the back of our tongue and throat,.
Tired? those 15 min cat naps at lunch do help.
Do you forget to eat because you have been running around? Pack yourself a survival bag of nuts, dried fruits, crackers and plenty of water. If not you’ll be blowing up with all those comfort carbs later.
Have a blessed and safe holiday season!
Where can we go to help
The American Red Cross is taking donations to help fire victims by selecting “California Wildfires” for your donations here. You can also text the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Also, those seeking resources related to the fires can find a list of evacuation centers at here and can download the organization’s mobile Red Cross Emergency App for the most up-to-date alerts and information.
In addition, you can become a Red Cross volunteer here.
The United Way has created a Disaster Relief Fund
The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation needs help to fund hydration backpacks for all its firefighters.
Pepperdine Strong Foundation has been set up by the school to help the community by providing needed support for the students, faculty and staff directly impacted by the Woolsey Fire and also the Borderline Bar and G
Dive and surf in Hermosa Beach is taking donations and using boats to take the supplies to Malibu ….. cant get any better than this.
We use them to talk, eat, kiss, and catch our breath — imagine what life would be without a healthy mouth. To a certain extent, doing all of these things is dependent on keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-quarter of American adults have untreated cavities. We could be doing better. Twice daily brushing and flossing is only the beginning. We’ve rounded up some of the best oral health blogs on the web to keep everyone smiling for years to come! From advice on keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free, to information on the connection between dental and heart health, you’ll find a little bit of everything on these sites.
With the year flying by and a change in season underway, oral health may be the last thing on your mind. If you’ve put your hygiene on auto-pilot, however, you may want to think twice! Everyday habits could actually be harming your gums and teeth.
To keep your smile at its best, steer clear of these dental hazards:
Opening packages with your teeth, which can lead to chipped or broken teeth
Chewing on pens, pencils, fingernails or ice, which can cause your teeth to crack
Playing sports without a mouth guard, leaving your teeth exposed to potential injuries
Mouth and/or lip piercings, that can cause tooth damage as well as harbor bacteria
Medicinal cough drops and lozenges that are just as sugar-laden as candy
Avoiding these behaviors can minimize daily wear and tear and prevent costly dental problems and/or damage to prior dental work. Regular dental exams are also critical for early detection of dental issues you may not notice. If it’s been more than six months since your last check-up, schedule one now by calling 310-545-4561. For information about all of our dental services, visit our website:www.aarongersondds.com
Aaron Gerson DDS