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St. John Family of Bedford Opens Funeral Home in Bainbridge After many years of searching for a second location, the St. John family, operators and owners of St. John Funeral Home in Bedford, have now opened their new location at 16381 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge Township. A 6700 square foot building, which formally was a restaurant, will house two large chapels to serve the public with very ample

parking. Casket show room, offices and conference rooms have been designated with the public in mind. The St. John family business was originated in the Buckeye Road community in 1913, 101 years ago. The original name was Stupjansky, that of the founder, Andrew, an immigrant of Slovakia. In 1951 the name was changed

to St. John and the family established their second location in Bedford in 1959. The Cleveland office closed and the current owners, Chuck, Lois, Sue, and Chris St. John considered seeking another location. After looking for the past eleven years, the Chillicothe Road property was found and developed. As in Bedford, the Bainbridge funeral

home will be full service to all as the St. John family continues their ministry in funeral services. For any information you may want, please call either Bedford at 440-232-1155 or Bainbridge at 440-7081855.

Bedford High School Future Educators Attend State Conference Bedford Schools know Design competition. the importance of the Besides the teaching profession and opportunity to compete is doing its part to try to at the conference, insure a bright future for students were given a career in education by the opportunity to grooming future teachers attend three different while still in high school. workshops of their Nine Bedford High choice which focused School students attended on different aspects the Future Educators of education and Association (FEA) Ohio teaching. They also conference. Students attended a college fair, from 36 schools statewide where they were able attended the conference l-r: Antonia Searight, to learn more about at the University of Findlay Kelleen Skillern, and education programs March 7. from Ohio colleges. Chase McCullough Three BHS students Additionally, they competed in either heard presentations pre-judged or conference-judged from two teachers who each won competitions. Kelleen Skillern, a prestigious Ohio teacher of the year junior, came in 8th place in the state awards speak about what it takes to in a conference-judged competition excel as a teacher. Ben Glenn, “The Chalk in Impromptu Speech. She was given Guy,” also gave a motivational speech 10 minutes to prepare a speech after about how life is not always perfect, but receiving her topic, which was to share we must overcome the challenges in life her thoughts on adding culture and with grace and dignity. diversity into education. Antonia Searight “This was a wonderful opportunity and Chase McCullough competed in for our students to step outside of their pre-judged competitions. Antonia came comfort zone and work together as a in 5th place in the state, competing in group,” said BHS teacher and FEA advisor the Job Application competition, which Carrie Brastine. “They were able to see included having to write a resume and what it is like to be on a college campus. a cover letter for a job in the teaching Our students conducted themselves field. Chase competed in the T-shirt very well, and made me proud to be

l-r: Kelleen Skillern, Chase McCullough, Mrs. Hollingsworth, Angel Crawford, Shondaja Hawkins, Jasmine Lindsey, Katie Schwab, Paris Searight, Antonia Searight, Devan Stover, and Mrs. Brastine their advisor!” FEA Ohio is a nonprofit, dynamic statewide organization for middle and high school students interested in education-related careers. FEA Ohio was established in 1991 at the Department of Education with Phi Delta Kappa International, which sponsors the national Future Educators Association ® FEA program. FEA

is a federally recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). Also, as the co-curricular component of state-recognized Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study, FEA enhances the classroom experience for students.

Ken Mills Announced as New Director of Public Safety and Justice Services Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald congratulated Ken Mills on taking office as Cuyahoga County’s new Director of the Department of Public Safety and Justice Services. “I am honored to welcome Ken Mills as Cuyahoga County’s new Director of Public Safety and Justice Services,” said FitzGerald. “With more than 25 years of experience developing emergency response and preparedness initiatives for the U.S. Coast Guard, Ken possesses a wealth of knowledge

and experience that will provide significant benefits for Cuyahoga County. I congratulate him on his appointment and look forward to working with him.” Mills will take responsibility for the leadership and oversight of all activities of the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Safety and Justice Services, including the divisions of Administration, Emergency Management, Custody Mediation, REDSS, and the Witness Victim Services Center. Director Mills will also work in tandem with community partners and

stakeholders to advance the Department’s various goals and initiatives. Prior to beginning his tenure with Cuyahoga County, Mills served as the Commanding Officer for the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit Cleveland where he helped monitor the U.S.-Canadian border, 130 miles of coastline, and three deep-water ports. Mills has also helped lead more than 100 major responses and declared disasters, as well as responding to suspected anthrax, chlorine, and ricin incidents onboard vessels

and at government facilities. Following Hurricane Rita, Mills served as deputy incident commander for the Lake Charles Incident Command. Among other crises, Mills also helped coordinate response efforts for Hurricane Katrina and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Mills began his career in the Coast Guard in 1987. A graduate of Thomas Edison University, Mills later earned his MBA from the University of North Alabama in 2007.

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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center receives Center of Excellence Award The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at University Hospitals (UH) Bedford Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals, was recently recognized with the Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. This is the second consecutive year the state-of-the-art UH wound care facility has been honored by HealogicsTM for its exceptional patient outcomes. The award is given to wound care centers that have achieved a patient satisfaction rate of over 92% and a healing rate of greater than or equal to 91% in less than 30 median days over a period of 12 months, among other quality standards. “We are very pleased to once again be recognized for our wound care capabilities,” says Sally Price, Program Director, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, UH Bedford Medical Center. “The award underscores the expertise of our specially trained physicians and nurses and their dedication to healing our patients’ chronic and problem wounds.”

The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers highly specialized treatments and therapies to patients suffering from nonhealing diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds caused by diabetes; arterial and venous disease; surgery; and radiation treatments. “This recognition represents a benchmark for a level of outstanding clinical performance,” says David J. Rowe, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, UH Bedford Medical Center. “It means our facility and our team occupy the top echelon of the 550 wound care centers throughout the United States ranked by Healogics.” The Center’s advanced treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT); negative pressure wound therapy; bio-engineered skin substitutes; biological and biosynthetic dressings; and growth factor therapies. “We are proud to provide state-ofthe-art outpatient wound care to our community, close to home,” says Robert G. David, President, UH Bedford and

Richmond medical centers. “Patients can be confident that our awardwinning wound care team is typically able to see them within 24 to 48 hours, for care that is individualized to their needs.” To learn more about the full range of services offered at the Wound Care

& Hyperbaric Medicine Center at UH Bedford Medical Center, visit www. and click “Services.” To schedule a consultation with a wound care specialist, call 440-735-4755.

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Create Your Own Garden Oasis Living in the city doesn’t mean you have to compromise on green space. You can plant your own fruits and vegetables using a small plot of land or even a windowsill. Urban gardening popularity is growing as people look for more ways to incorporate fresh, locally grown produce into their diets. These upcoming Cleveland Metroparks programs will help you cultivate your green thumb and jump start your planting season: Garden Party Sunday, April 6 • 6:30 – 8 p.m. Rocky River Nature Center · Rocky River Reservation Herbs are very easy to grow in small spaces. Master gardener Mary Strayer returns to Cleveland Metroparks for an herb gardening party for budding gardeners. Learn tips for starting your own mini-garden and sample herbbased snacks, including cheesy dill muffins, bruschetta and herb cheeses. There will be door prizes, table favors and plants available for purchase. Registration and a $10 fee are required by April 2. Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For more information and to register, call Cleveland Metroparks Nature Shops at 440-734-7576. Planting Container Herb Gardens Saturday, April 26 • 1:30 – 3 p.m. Garfield Park Nature Center • Garfield Park Reservation Do you live in a place with little to no room for gardening? You don’t need an acre of land to have a garden. Come to the nature center to learn how you can grow fresh, delicious herbs in a small amount of space. Take home a recycled container to start your garden. Registration, beginning April 1, is required. Garfield Park Nature Center is located off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights. For more information and to register, visit or call 216341-3152.

Your Piece of the Planet – East: Gardening Green Saturday, April 26 • 2 – 3:30 p.m. North Chagrin Nature Center • North Chagrin Reservation How green is your garden? Organic and chemical free gardening is becoming a staple in urban landscaping. Explore ways to grow healthy lawns and garden plants without hazardous chemicals. Learn to recognize beneficial insects, pests and weeds. Then learn some eco-friendly methods to deal with common gardening problems. North Chagrin Nature Center is located off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village. Follow the signs for the nature center at the Sunset Lane entrance to North Chagrin Reservation. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks. com or call 440-473-3370. Gardening in Small Spaces Sunday, April 27 • 1 – 2:30 p.m. CanalWay Center ∙ Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Even if you only have a tree lawn or balcony, you can successfully grow vegetables. Learn some tips and techniques for small area and container gardening from an Ohio State University Extension office gardening expert during this afternoon program. Registration, beginning April 1, is required. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, ITH PROPER LEGAL PLANNING YOU off the East 49th Street entrance PROTECT YOURSELF AND THE of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, ONES YOU LOVE between Grant Avenue and Canal What are YOUR estate-planning goals? Have you asked: Road in Cuyahoga Heights. For  “Who would manage my $tuff if I became disabled?” more information  “Who would make medical decisions for me if I can’t?” or to register, visit cleveland  “Is it true that a trust can help me qualify for Medicaid?” or  “Is it true that a trust can help me avoid probate?” call 216-206-1000.

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ADULT Open Computer Lab: Saturdays, through May 10th / 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Ages 16 to Adult). Do you have a paper that’s due RIGHT NOW? Need help getting the resources you need for your research? Come to the open computer lab Saturday mornings. Librarians will be available to answer your questions. *Cashing in at Craft Shows: Wednesday, April 9th / 7:00 p.m. Learn how to turn your crafts into cash by selling at craft shows. Lori Paximadis of Cleveland Handmade will teach you what you need to know to get started, how to find the right shows for you, how to prepare for a show, and what to do once you’re there to pave the way to success. *Creative Writing Workshop: Saturday, April 12th / 2:00 p.m. Have you ever wanted to do some creative writing but you don’t know how to begin? In this monthly workshop, you will discover techniques to bring freshness and originality to your writing. Jamie Cole, a creative writer and teacher with the Bedford City Schools, will show you exercises designed to get your brain – and your hand – moving. This is an ongoing workshop, held the 2nd Saturday of each month; you are welcome at all sessions. *Beekeeping 101: Tuesday, April 15th / 7:00 p.m. Gaughan Bee Dancin’ will talk about bees, their importance to our food supply, and also a little bit about beekeeping as an entrepreneur.

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Cleveland International Film Festival Celebrates Record-Breaking Year The 38th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), presented by Dollar Bank, hosted record-breaking crowds during the 12-day event held in Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland and at nine other neighborhood locations. The CIFF welcomed 97,804 attendees (a 4.9% increase from 2013) to its 475+ screenings and, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, raised $117,326 in Challenge Match donations. The Festival showcased 186 feature films and 168 short subjects from 68

countries. FilmSlam (the CIFF’s high school and middle school mini-Festival) was attended by 5,873 engaged and enthusiastic students. Volunteers are key to the success of the CIFF and this year was no exception with almost 800 volunteers who contributed over 10,000 hours of their invaluable time. And without the support of our 210 sponsors and funders, 160 non-profit community partners, and 75 media and neighborhood outreach partners, the 38th CIFF would not have been possible.

An historic highlight of the Festival occurred on Monday, March 24th – Cleveland Foundation Day at the Cleveland international Film Festival. The Festival was named the March gift to the community in celebration of the Cleveland Foundation’s centennial celebration. The Festival welcomed 7,885 attendees (an 82% increase over Monday’s attendance in 2013). The CIFF hosted 200+ filmmakers from around the world who shared their films and offered both local and global perspectives on a vast array of topics.

The winners of the competitions and awards were announced at the Closing Night ceremony on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award For Best Film Sponsored by the Callahan Foundation MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE, Directed by Michele Josue $5,000 cash prize George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern Competition Presented with generous support from the George Gund Foundation LIFE FEELS GOOD, Directed by Maciej Pieprzyca (Poland) $10,000 cash prize Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Competition Sponsored by Nesnadny + Schwartz THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES, Directed by Wiktor Ericsson $7,500 cash prize Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition Presented with generous support from the George Gund Foundation MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE, Directed by Michele Josue $5,000 cash prize American Independents Competition Presented with the generous support of Alan and Marta Glazen A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING, Directed by Rob Meyer $5,000 cash prize Local Heroes Competition Presented with the generous support of Mike and Nicki Cancelliere THE SAX MAN, Directed by Joe Siebert $5,000 cash prize Global Health Competition THE STARFISH THROWERS, Directed by Jesse Roesler $5,000 cash prize Music Movies Competition THE WINDING STREAM, Directed by Beth Harrington Presented with the generous support of Jules and Fran Belkin $5,000 cash prize ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman Presented with the generous support of Deborah Bachman Ratner Claudia Pinto Emperador (for THE LONGEST DISTANCE) $7,500 cash prize

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What’s up, America? Ellen Augustine, M.A.

It’s about freedom. How are students to be free to live their lives and follow their dreams if the bottom line for every decision is how much money is it going to bring in to pay off their college debts? How will they ever start a family, buy a home, or take a teaching position or a job in the nonprofit sector where what they are doing is very important and meaningful, but doesn’t offer much financial remuneration? In Australia, you can go through college and even become a doctor without accruing debt! In England, Canada, and France, a university education costs significantly less than in the United States because their governments prioritize education and health care, not military expenditures. The United States Pentagon budget is equal to the military budgets of ALL the countries of the world; it consumes more than half of our discretionary tax dollars. So that leaves little to support education. But budgets are not set in stone. Does this really serve us? Or might we, as a nation, want to make another choice? What is the extent of the crisis? In his article, Five Things to Know About the Dire State of Student Debt in America (Feb 26, 2014,, Matthew Zeitlin reports: “Student debt in the United States has become one of the chief financial and even political issues for young people. A recent survey found that 79% of 18to 29-year-olds considered student debt to be a “major or minor problem” and that the concern was consistent across party lines.” “A recent study authored by New America Foundation senior analyst Ben Miller shows 2.4 million indebted graduates. Nearly 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients in 2012 had some student debt. The average tab for an indebted college graduate is $29,400. The average annual income for a working adult between 25 and 34 is $37,524. At public colleges, 42% of students borrow. At private for-profit colleges, nearly 9 in 10 students graduate with debt.” In researching his article, Campaign to Address the Student Loan Crisis Launches (March 6, 2014, campaign-address-student-loan-crisis-launches), George Zornick found that “Cumulative student loan debt in the United States has reached an astonishing $1.2 trillion, and it’s rising quickly. It shot up 20% just from the end of 2011 to May 2013. On average, the student loan debt held by 25-year-olds has gone up 91% in the past decade.” “As is true of so many issues, Congress has struggled to do anything substantial to solve the problem. Last summer, after it failed to come up with new student loan lending laws, Congress at the last minute prevented student loan interest rates from doubling, but only for new borrowers—no doubt a good move, but tiny in the face of such a large problem. Democrats also attached a measure to the Affordable Care Act that limits repayments to 10 percent of income and forgives debt after twenty years, which is beneficial but similarly a decidedly small-ball approach to the crisis.” “Most higher education analysts agree drastic measures are needed. The ‘Higher Ed Not Debt’ campaign is a coalition made up of a wide variety of groups: big unions ranging from education unions like the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), to bigger labor groups like the AFL-CIO, SEIU and AFSCME, to progressive organizations such as Progress Now, Working America and Jobs

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The Student Debt Crisis With Justice, to big think tanks like the Center for tuition and federal and state money. It’s easy to corporations have turned higher education American Progress and Demos.” sell people on cutting their taxes — everybody financing into a predatory lending system where “The campaign launched March 6th at the wants a tax cut, but then you have to understand they—and the government—make more money Center for American Progress where Senator that there’s a price to be paid, and it’s being paid when a borrower defaults. This is because of Elizabeth Warren spoke, noting one fundamental by young people coming out of college with this exorbitant penalties and compounded interest problem: only the wealthy are able to avoid the mountain of debt. The Oregon Working Families that continues to accrue after default, and student debt crisis. ‘If you’re not rich in America, Party is pushing a bill called Pay It Forward. It’s because congress has stripped away all basic college costs more. It costs more because you being considered in several other states. Can you consumer protections from student borrowers have to borrow the money, and pay and pay and tell us a little bit about that?” and sanctioned draconian collection powers pay.’” “Stamp: In Oregon, students at Portland never allowed before in U.S. history. Student “She noted that the federal government State University, with guidance from a couple of loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, nor profits from this arrangement—based on the professors — Barbara Dudley and Mary King — are they subject to statutes of limitations, state loans made between 2007 and 2012, the Treasury were looking across the country for solutions and usury laws, or the Fair Debt Collection Practices will bank $66 billion in profits. Warren pushed found Pay It Forward. Those students decided Act. Furthermore, the lending system can take several proposals that for now are stuck in the to lobby their legislators, and last July Oregon a borrower’s wages, income tax returns, Social Senate, but that the campaign aims to prop up.” passed Pay It Forward unanimously in the state Security and even Disability income, as well as “One such idea is to enact the Buffet Rule, legislature.” exclude her from public employment, decertify which closes tax loopholes for the wealthy, and “Pay It Forward allows students to go to her professional credentials, and more.” use the money to reduce student interest loan college tuition-free — you pay no tuition up “Such unprecedented collection powers have rates. Warren is working with Democratic Senators front. And then you pay a certain percentage of resulted in an 85% recovery rate on defaulted Dick Durbin, Jack Reed, and Kirstin Gillibrand on your income every year after you graduate for a student loans, at amounts that are often two to a bill that would take the savings from the Buffet certain amount of years. This removes the barrier three times higher than the original principal Rule and allow students currently holding loan of access, and instead of paying to the Wall Street borrowed. A growing student movement has debt to refinance down to 3.86%—and if enough banks, you’re paying to the state. And it sparked begun to challenge this with demands ranging savings were brought in from the Buffet Rule similar proposals in more than 15 states across from tuition freezes to complete student debt where all students could do that and there was the country. People can find out more and get forgiveness (“jubilee”) and a return to a fullystill money left over, then allow for refinancing at involved by visiting the Higher Ed, Not Debt funded, free public university system. Other an even lower rate.” website:” proposals include capping student interest rates “Senator Warren continued: ‘I think about The Student Debt Occucard (www.occucard. at 3.4% as well as forgiving student debt for it this way because I think about the choice com) adds another dimension: “Since 1980, the those borrowers who make payments equal to America makes. We take in billions of dollars in cost of a college education in the U.S. has risen 10% of their discretionary income for 10 years, profits off student loans, but permit billionaires 900%, many times higher than inflation. Over and returning bankruptcy protections to student to have enough loopholes that they pay at the same period, federal student aid programs, borrowers.” tax rates that can be lower than those of their such as Pell Grants, have shrunk from covering We face cascading crises on global, national, secretaries. It’s about values. Where, as a country, approximately 70% of total public college costs and local levels. We need an educated populace do we believe we should make our investments? to only 34%. As a result, more and more students to come up with multi-dimensional solutions. Follow the money on this. Invest in billionaires or have been forced to take out loans.” Debt-free higher education is a crucial element invest in students. Well, I want to put my money “This situation is no accident. Private lending to this end. on students.” Analyst Joshua Holland interviewed Nelini Stamp, youth outreach director for Working Families (Tackling Student Debt and the Privatization of Education, h t t p : / / w w w. n a t i o n o fc h a n g e. org/tackling-student-debtand-privatization- education1394978077). “Holland: What are you looking to accomplish, legislatively or otherwise?” “Stamp: The Higher Ed Not Debt Campaign has a couple of will change its name to: goals, and one is to tackle the existing $1.2 trillion of debt held by 40 million Americans and to provide relief — a lot of people don’t know there are relief options out there, like income-based repayment, or pay-as-you-earn.” “We want to make quality higher education more affordable, as well as accessible, because we believe that higher education is a public good and no one should Though our name is changing, our “commitment to have to struggle under the financial service” to Cuyahoga County residents seeking burden of going to college.” “Because of the job market a lot employment and training opportunities remains of young people who graduate out a “high priority”! of college are finding themselves in low-wage work, or finding themselves in unpaid internships, To better assist you, shortly we will roll out a and are not able to pay back those new, easier-to-navigate, more informative website. loans. There are private and federal The new website address will be: student loans — private student loan interest rates can be anywhere from 9-12%. At least 7 million out of the 40 million borrowers in the US are in default [on their student loans].” For assistance, visit one of our locations: “Holland: Several factors Downtown:1020 Bolivar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 664-4673 contribute to the rise in tuition Parma: 11699 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH 44130 (216) 898-1366 costs, but the leading factor is cuts to education spending in Southgate: 5398-1/2 Northfield Rd, Maple Heights, OH 44137 (216) 518-4954 state budgets. We finance higher Westshore: 9830 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 (216) 939-2599 education through a blend of

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Dentistry Is A Profession Trying to Put Itself OUT of Business Why is this true? Early on in dental school dentists are taught that the goal for treating patients is to get them to the place where they have no problems that would cause them to loose their teeth. Teeth are a body part just like fingers and toes. We sure don’t want to loose a foot, just as we would not want to lose our teeth. Interestingly enough a 90 year old with good healthy gums could have the mouth health of a teenager – so age is NOT a contributor to a dental problem. Neglect is! Prevention is important. It is valuable and the key to keeping teeth for a lifetime. As long treatment that is needed from time to time that a dentist observes is needed and gums are in a healthy range, teeth will last and last just like elbows and fingernails. How is this so? Because IF one has the treatment when the problem is small (which costs a lot less) the teeth can easily be repaired. Additionally beginning gum disease can be changed to healthy tissue easily with the proper home care, as gum disease destroys the tissue supporting the tooth. I you practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, get regular check-ups with your dentist to catch any problems that might develop, eat a sensible diet (don’t eat or drink too many sugary foods or beverages) studies have shown you should be able to maintain your teeth in a healthy state and NOT need expensive, heroic dentistry.

When I was in dental school, the first thing we were taught in dentistry was preventive dentistry. It always amazed me that dentistry is a profession that is trying to put itself out of business. If everyone practiced good and smart oral hygiene, the percentage of tooth decay would drop tremendously, teeth wouldn’t have to be extracted due to cavities and crowns*, bridges*, implants and dentures could be avoided. I say smart oral hygiene because a patient of mine recently remarked “I’ve never had cavities! Why now?� She went on to say, “I always brush and floss at night and then have a coke or two before bed.� Unfortunately the sugar from the coke sat on her teeth all night and caused decay while she slept. She thought she was taking care of her teeth but a sugary beverage before bed leaves mouth bacteria (always there) able to grow as there is abundant food in the mouth all night left from the sugary drink. Bacteria which are acid producing eat the same food we eat. She didn’t realize the danger her habit had placed her teeth in. Regular visits to the dentist would have pointed out the dangers EARLY ON when it first started – rather than let decay get so deep that she ended up with tooth aches resulting in high dental treatment costs and some lost teeth. This patient obviously knew the value of good home care, but because she did not change one behavior, disaster

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We see every dental scenario possible in our office, so what we instruct each patient to do at home is different according to what we see that is going on with their teeth and gums. I , the dentist, know that checkups regularly are needed even when everything seems fine and there is no pain. It should be taught in health at schools actually. (Gum disease is a silent killer and it is the cause of 80% of adult tooth loss – cavities and accidents are the other 20%) If a small problem with gum disease is found early the damage can be stopped and prevented from getting worse. Also a cavity wouldn’t get deep enough to need expensive dental treatment to try to save the tooth. Most adults do need expert help to thoroughly clean their teeth.Little tips about home care can save a lot of dollars later. Small problems won’t develop into larger, more expensive and possibly, life-threatening conditions. One of the ways that I can accomplish my job as a preventive dentist is to tell you, the reader, why dental visits are so much cheaper if they are regular (not just what insurance covers if you have gum disease) The bacteria in your mouth produce acid which eats through gums (they will usually bleed then) then that same bacterial acid melts away bone. Once you have boneloss it is final, not reversible or replaceable. A dentist cannot bring bone back once it is gone. Therefore, preventive dental appointments interrupt this mouth destruction, help to tighten up gums

around the tooth like before they got infected and help maintain your whole body’s health by not allowing this infection to enter the blood stream. Ask your dentist why this is true when you go for your visit. Although it may appear at times that it is too expensive to go to the dentist, remember that not practicing preventative dental care will only cost more later. Additionally remember in dentistry we have to custom design anything that repairs or replaces a tooth, there is no “one size fits all�. There are no identical dentures you can pull off the shelf and place in a person’s mouth. Everything must be custom designed for each person’s individual mouth. I can tell you that I really enjoy seeing a mouth that holds its own because it is cared for and healthy. Just know that there is ALWAYS something that can be done to make any and everyone a SMILE, any problem with teeth and gums can be solved and your overall health returned. Truly everyone deserves healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile no matter how old or young. You may have more questions about what I have said. We spend a lot of time at initial exams so that all your questions can get answered and if they haven’t been answered in the past please call us today! Call us at 440-439-2230 for an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

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