Archives

Category Archive for: ‘Nutrition’

mouth healthy halloween

Have a Healthy Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, it is always a challenge to balance the sweet treats with children’s health and safety. Here are some tips to keep in mind when celebrating the season: Have children eat their Halloween candy and other sugary foods either with their meals or shortly after mealtime. Production of saliva increases during meals, and this helps …

Read More
Wellness & Nutrition

MCDS Features Wellness Presentation

McHenry County Dental Society held their monthly meeting at Crystal Lake Country Club on September 9, 2014. Guest speaker Shannon Watley, D.O. gave a wellness presentation, discussing nutrition and the benefits of a plant based diet. She believes that in order to find the path to our ideal body weight and desired health destiny, we need to get back to …

Read More
soup after oral surgery

Nutrition and Oral Surgery

Nutrition, at its most basic definition, is the fluids and foods we need to survive.  After surgical procedures, it is important to meet nutritional needs in order to facilitate optimal healing. The single most important nutrient is water.  Generally, adults should drink six to eight glasses of water per day. After oral surgery, patients should avoid carbonated beverages, should not …

Read More