Abbeville Dentistry Events

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Walk for Women’s Health & Fitness Day

The last Wednesday in September is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a day that encourages women to take control of their health, make healthy choices and engage in regular physical activity. This year’s theme is: “Fitness…It’s a Smart Choice for Life!”

In addition to eating right, drinking enough water and getting regular checkups, studies show that getting just 150 minutes of exercise per week could add an extra 3.4 years to your life! Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the perfect chance for us to get up, get moving and get started on our health and fitness goals.
 

What are the health benefits of walking?

 
Hippocrates famously said “Walking is the best medicine.”

And believe it or not, walking might be healthier than running. Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running – and it doesn’t put as much wear and tear on your knees and hips.

Walking also eases back pain, lowers stress and protects against dementia, osteoporosis and depression.
 

How long should I walk?

 
How long you should walk probably depends on your current level of fitness. A lot of people go by the 10,000 steps rule which amounts to roughly five miles – but that sounds a little scary to anyone just getting started! We recommend taking a walk in the morning, during your lunch break or after work, because these are great times of day to clear your mind and destress.

If you haven’t exercised in a while, try walking for five minutes, taking a break and going for another five. Research shows that doing anything physically active is infinitely better than doing nothing. So if you only make it five minutes, don’t beat yourself up – you’re doing great.
 

Need more help getting started?

 
We know it’s easier said than done. So if you’re nervous about getting started on the right foot, try sharing this post with a friend and inviting her to walk with you! Remember that health and fitness isn’t all or nothing – it’s step by step. So set a reachable goal just for today. And worry about tomorrow tomorrow.

If you’re looking for a little extra motivation, check out some of the materials we’ve gathered for you below.

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Support Running2Rescue on May 6th

It’s not an easy topic to discuss, but human trafficking is a major problem affecting the world today. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby. Texas is among the most susceptible states in the US, with approximately 300,000 victims.

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How You Can Help

In an effort to help stop this terrible violation of human rights, Abbeville Dentistry would like to ask your support for OneVoiceHome – an organization that provides housing, support and care for victims of human trafficking. Our teams have committed to raising $20,000 for OneVoiceHome and to participate in their fundraising event, Running2Rescue. Last year’s event hosted 1,500 runners and raised over $121,000!

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Free on May 6th? Register for Running2Rescue at running2rescue.com

Help Hotline

If you believe you’re a victim of sex trafficking or know someone who is and need immediate help please dial 1-888-373-7888 and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center will connect you with local assistance. Or victims and survivors may send amessage to BeFree (233733) to get help or to connect with local services.

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Trunk or Treat 2016

Wednesday, Oct. 26th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Memphis Place Mall – 3801 50th Street

Bring the whole family to Trick or Treat in a safe & fun environment with the Abbeville business community! Hosted by the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, Trunk or Treat is part of the city’s annual Howl-O-Ween Festival. Come join us to hand out treats or bring your kiddos to trick or treat!  Abbeville Dentistry will be providing healthy options and handing out smiles like always.

Share the event on Facebook here!

Thank you to our friends who are also participating:

Harrigan’s Restaurant

Southwest Diagnostics

Covenant Health Systems

Superior Health Systems

 

 

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National Dental Hygiene Month 2016

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. For the seventh straight year, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) are dedicating this month to starting the conversation about The Daily 4.

The Daily 4

The Daily 4 represent the foundation for a healthy smile. Brushing, flossing, rinsing and chewing every day – also using proper technique – won’t guartantee perfect dental hygiene for the rest of your life, but they will improve the color of your teeth, the way your breath smells, the health of your gums and have a significant impact on your overall health. Are you doing the Daily 4 right? Keep reading for tips on technique and frequency, or head over to adha.org for some more in-depth information on #NDHM2016.

Brush: This one is easy. Brush for two minutes at least twice each day. Most people like to brush when they wake up and before they go to bed. But brushing after every meal doesn’t hurt! Are you using the correct technique when you brush? Click here to find out.

Floss: You might’ve seen some recent reports about the effectiveness of flossing. The ADHA and Abbeville Dentistry are united in our opinion — Flossing is still an important part of your dental hygiene routine. If you’d like to read more about it, check out this article we wrote.  And for tips on proper flossing technique, click here.

Rinse: Did you know teeth alone account for less than half of the mouth? Don’t forget about the rest! Rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth rinse helps eliminate biofilm and bacteria that brushing and flossing cannot. Talk with your dentist to figure out which mouth rinse is right for you. For a simple guide on rinsing, click here.

Chew: Believe it or not, chewing sugar-free gum is not just good at curing bad breath. Chewing sugar-free gum also stimulates salivary glands in your mouth, which helps clean out food and neutralize acids found on your teeth. So go ahead, chew some gum after your meal. Just make sure it’s sugar-free!

Show your support for #NDHM2016

Below is a poster you can print out and a banner that fits perfectly as your Facebook cover photo. If you’re serious about dental hygiene, show your support this month and help start the conversation!

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Abbeville Dentistry Adopt A School

Many schools face funding issues. That’s why helping students get a proper education is one of Abbeville Dentistry ways to give back to the community in schools. Through various efforts, we’re providing schools with support to enhance programs and curriculum objectives.  This year Abbeville has adopted Cavazos Middle School for 2015-16 school year.  We started the year with a School Supply Drive and have also helped with the Literacy program by donating new books from Scholastic book fair company.

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