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The link between diabetes and oral health

On April 28, 2012, the Centro Esperanza Latina (CEL), will host “TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH”.  Dr. Edgar Mendieta will be specifically speaking about The Link between Diabetes and Oral Health.  Other topics include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Importance of Nutrition
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • The Link between Diabetes and Oral Health

    Dr. Mendieta & Molar-tron giving oral hygiene instructions

    Dr. Mendieta & Molar-tron giving oral hygiene instructions

Global Smiles Orthodontics will team up with Centro Esperanza Latina (CEL).  The CEL is a Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing Clinical and Prevention services, Family Programs, Educational Programs and Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programs for the Latino community.  CEL was established in 2001 to serve Central Ohio.

This event will be in Spanish.  We hope you and your patients can attend the event held April 28th from 10am-2pm at the Centro Esperanza Latina on 2300 Sullivant Ave. Columbus, OH 43204.

We look forward to increasing our involvement in the Westside and the health of its residents!

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Importance of tooth brushing for adolescents

I am often surprised to see how dirty some kid’s teeth are.  I try to change their perspective on personal hygiene by making them aware they are getting closer to the age in which image matters.  That being said, I remind them that nobody wants to talk to someone with bad breath! yuk!!  I whisper, “A crush on a girl or guy is just around the corner and guess what?  You are not going to get points by having yesterday’s scrambled eggs on your braces”!

Adolescents are at the age where they care more and more what people think of them.  And I find a little perspective on how it affects their popularity and reputation help keep hygiene at the top of their list especially as they approach highschool.

-Dr Mendieta

Mendieta Orthodontics