Children Striving Together 1st Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Calleros Dental has partnered with Children Striving Together, a non-profit organization supporting at-risk children, as a drop-off location for their 1st Annual Christmas Toy Drive.  We would like to invite you to help us support CST by dropping off a new unwrapped toy for kids 2-18 by December 10.  See flyer below for more information.
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Dentist Highlight – Dr. Sally Moser

I live in: Rancho Palos Verdes.

I attended dental school at: University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

I became a dentist because: ever since I was 13 years old I knew I wanted to be a healthcare provider.  Dentistry offered me the chance to be in close relation with patients and I fell in love with the amazing development that happens every year in the dental field.

The thing I enjoy most about being a dentist is: the satisfaction of creating a beautiful smile and making an impact on my patient’s life.

I keep my passion for dentistry alive by: Continuing education is the key. Learning and exchanging new ideas from colleagues is a must in dentistry.

My best dental advice is: Your dentist and hygienist will always work together to help and educate you about your oral health.  Keeping your regular visits will allow a small problem to be detected before it becomes bigger and more extensive.

World Kindness Day – Random Acts of Dentistry

We celebrated World Kindness Day one day early with Random Acts of Dentistry, a spin-off of our Random Acts of Hygiene.  We were able to provide Anthony, our 1st Random Acts of Hygiene patient, with some much needed dental treatment. He is so very grateful and excited about his dental health and plans on doing what he can to maintain good oral health.  It is awesome to be a part of changing someone’s life and we look forward to out next Random Acts patient.

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“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” -Bob Kerrey (1943), American Politician

Quit Smoking Today!

What’s Your Reason to Quit?
Everyone has their own reasons for quitting smoking. Maybe they want to be healthier, save some money, or keep their family safe. As you prepare to quit, think about your own reasons for quitting. Remind yourself of them every day. They can inspire you to stop smoking for good. Whatever your reasons, you will be amazed at all the ways your life will improve when you become smokefree.

Here are a few reasons to quit you may want to consider:

Your Health and Appearance:
– My chances of having cancer, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and other diseases will go down
– I will be less likely to get sick
– I will breathe easier and cough less
– My blood pressure will go down
– My skin will look healthier, and I will look more youthful
– My teeth and fingernails will not be stained

Although quitting will make you feel better and improve your health, there are other reasons to quit that you may not have considered:

Your Lifestyle:
– I will have more money to spend
– I can spend more time with family, catch up on work, or dive into my favorite hobby
– I won’t have to worry about when I can smoke next or where I can or can’t smoke
– My food will taste better
– My clothes will smell better
– My car‚ home‚ and kids won’t smell like smoke
– I will be able to smell food, flowers, and other things better

Your Loved Ones:
– I will set a great example for my kids; it takes a lot of strength to quit
– My friends, family, co-workers, and other loved ones will be proud of me
– I will protect my friends and family from the dangers of secondhand smoke
– My children will be healthier
– I will have more energy to do the things I love with friends and family
– I will get healthy to make sure I am around to share in my family’s special moments

Make a list of all of the reasons you want to become Smokefree and keep it in a place where you will see it often, like your car or where you kept your cigarettes. When you feel the need to smoke, take a look at the list to remind yourself why you want to quit.

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/guide/reasons-to-quit.html

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Dentist Highlight – Dr. Sandra Calleros

I live in: Manhattan a Beach.

I attended dental school at: UCLA School of Dentistry.

I became a dentist because: Honestly it was not my first choice for a career (veterinary medicine was), but a close friend was in dental school at the time I decided veterinary medicine wasn’t for me. He helped me see what a wonderful profession dentistry is. I love the combination of biology and art, along with the flexibility of having my own business . Being able to help people become more healthy and self-confident is priceless.

The thing I enjoy most about being a dentist is: The opportunity to put my skills, training, experience and my incredible team together to create an exceptional experience for our patients.

I keep my passion for dentistry alive by: continuing education. I love learning and dentistry is changing so much right now, so there is a lot to learn. It’s never been so exciting for me in all of my 27 years of practicing dentistry.

My best dental advice is: see your dentist regularly! You will be healthier overall if your mouth is healthy.

In the News – Proctor and Gamble to Remove Polyethylene from Products

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The American Dental Hygiene Association reports:

In the last few months, dental hygienists like Trish Walraven, RDH, BSDH have been speaking out about polyethylene plastic beads or microbeads in toothpastes, and their potential to become embedded within gums. Procter & Gamble (P&G) has elected to remove the FDA-approved microbeads from a number of products, including Crest toothpastes, due to pressure from consumers and dental hygiene professionals. P&G states that although “the ingredient in question is completely safe, approved for use in foods by the FDA and part of an enjoyable brushing experience for millions of consumers with no issues, we understand there is a growing preference for us to remove the ingredient.” P&G pledges to remove the plastic beads from a majority of their products by March 2015, with the completion of the removal process a year later, in March 2016.