From the American Dental Association: U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., April 22 officially endorsed community water fluoridation as “one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens.”
The water supply in most parts of New Castle County, Delaware is optimally fluoridated, but some children do not have access to fluoridated water. Dr Mike’s children drink well water and therefore take fluoride supplements, which can be prescribed by a dentist or physician. Also, it’s important for children to drink tap water when possible as some bottled water does not have optimal levels of fluoride.
Zoe Marie Malavolta, aged 8 and daughter of Dr. Peggy, ran on Saturday in her very first 5K cross country race at Westtown School. Zoe was the first kid to cross the finish line finishing 24th out of 70 runners (including her mom). Way to go, Zoe!
Here are some pictures of Dr Mike’s office on Thursday April 11, 2013. It was a mess when Dr Mike asked our dental assistant Quiana to organize it. A few hours later, you can see the transformation! Great job Quiana!
The state if Texas has stopped this licensed veterinarian from giving veterinary advice (unless he physically examines each pet) by means of the internet for pet owners all over the world who may not have access to veterinarians. Fortunately, the Institute for Justice is representing him trying to protect his free speech rights.
Dr. Peggy made two beautiful permanent crowns for Dr Mike, whose upper right central and lateral incisors were broken playing racquetball. Except for his hair, you could almost mistake him for Tom Cruise! Great job Peggy and great job Jimmie at Burdox Dental Lab.
Needless to say, Dr Mike now wears a mouth guard for racquetball and wishes that he had all along (although virtually no one playing racquetball wears a mouth guard). Dr Mike is now a missionary for mouth guards, telling his racquetball buddies about the benefits of protecting your teeth while playing.