Over the summer and fall of 2014 Kirkland Dentistry hosted a special refer-a-friend program for charity. Each time an existing patient referred someone, a contribution was earmarked for the Hopelink End Summer Hunger Campaign.
Thanks to your support we recently presented Hopelink with a check for $1000.
David Richardson DDS at Hopelink
Hopelink created the End Summer Hunger Campaign to provide parents with help feeding their children over the summer when the school discounted lunch program is not available. We are thrilled that our patients joined with us to provide community support to the campaign.
Please consider making a donation to Hopelink during their winter holiday campaign. Your gift will give children an opportunity to experience fond holiday memories, while ensuring that they have shelter, food and warmth throughout the winter. Click to visit Hopelink’s Donation Page.
A new study shows that humans aren’t the only ones who benefit by wearing various types of dentures to replace missing teeth.
According to a Dec. 3 The Cattle Site article, Argentinian researchers found that cows that wore false teeth were healthier and lived longer than those that didn’t. Cattle dentures also helped increase the number of calves per cow, due to the cows living longer.
Outfitting cattle with dentures also had no negative impact on pregnancy rates, body weight or condition, the National Institute for Agriculture and Livestock Technology (INTA) study found. In fact, no detrimental health effects were found among the cattle that had dentures at all.
According to The Cattle Site, the cows’ dentures need replacing around the five-year mark, with slight variations occurring due to pasture type, water quality and other factors. Researchers affixed the dentures inside the cows’ mouths with a special bovine denture glue.
No word yet on how much these cattle dentures cost — but it’s probably safe to say that these dentures cost a little more than human dentures prices! However, they allow each cow to enjoy a longer lifespan, which can help farmers save money in the long run.
Dentures have plenty of health benefits for people, too. They help maintain a person’s face shape and prevent it from sagging inward due to missing teeth, which can make a person appear older. They also act as a vital aid for eating and speaking along with offering a boost in one’s self-confidence.
Considering the health benefits that a set of dentures can offer both humans and cows, it’s clear they’re a great choice for anyone who no longer has all their natural teeth.
Have any questions about getting dentures of your own or finding a dentist office that’s right for you? Go ahead and ask by leaving a comment below this article.