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Places Named Beachwood Other Than Beachwood, Ohio

May 2nd, 2017

When it comes to suburbs of Cleveland, Beachwood is as pleasant as they come, and it’s a nice community in which to live and work.

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What you may not know is that it’s not the only Beachwood out there. There are several other Beachwoods, along with a slew of towns that have our former spelling of Beechwood.

Are they as interesting as our Beachwood? Are they places worth visiting? Let’s find out.

Beachwood, New Jersey

This small coastal community is about the same size as ours – population 11,000, 3 square miles to our 5 – and sits on the Toms River, which feeds into New Jersey’s famed Barnegat Bay (which you might know because the MTV show Jersey Shore was filmed not too far from here).

It’s a quiet community devoted to fishing and boating and life on the bay. All in all a pleasant place to be, with easy access to a lot of hot tourist spots like Seaside Heights, Belmar, Point Pleasant, and Wildwood. So yes, it’s a place worth visiting!

Beachwood, Delaware

Travel just south of New Jersey and you’ll come to Beachwood, Delaware, an unassuming suburban community just a few short miles from the resort towns of Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and the barrier island along Rehoboth Bay, all of them situated on the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s a beautiful but little know part of the country filled with things to do, farmland, great places to eat, and amazing people. In other words, the people of Beachwood, Ohio would feel right at home there!

Beachwood, Maryland

While we’re in the region, we can take a (very) quick jaunt over to Maryland, where a little outside Baltimore we’ll find another Beachwood. Like the previous two Beachwoods, this one is closely associated with the water.

It’s directly on the Back River, which empties into the bay. There is also Beachwood Estates just a mile or so away, also on the water. Both are actually subsections of Sparrows Points.

As for whether it’s worth visiting or not, that depends on whether or not you want to visit Baltimore!

Beachwood Canyon, California

For our next stop, we need to hop on a plane and head for the west coast, because we’re going to California – and it’s one heck of a community. Beachwood Canyon is in the Hollywood Hills, and is in fact just below the famous Hollywood sign.

With a population of 22,000, it goes without saying that the notable residents of this community are many. The list is endless, from Kevin Bacon to Axl Rose, Mila Kunis, Keanu Reeves, and more. So would you want to visit? Probably!

Still, despite all these interesting other Beachwoods, let’s be honest: there’s no place like home. We really do love this community. We know you do, too.

So here’s a tip of the hat to all those Beachwoods out there … especially ours right here in Ohio.

5 Big Reasons (Other Than Your Mouth) That Oral Health Matters

April 4th, 2017

People are often under the misconception that their dentist visit is all about maintaining their smile and appearance. Straight teeth, white teeth, etc. That's important, but it’s not the whole story.

The fact of the matter is, your oral health plays an important role in your overall health and well being. Here are five reasons how:

1) Oral Hygiene Can Affect Your Weight

This may sound outlandish, but it’s true: good oral hygiene habits can have an effect on your weight. See, brushing your teeth sends a signal to your brain that you are finished eating.

When you have an urge to snack, try brushing and see how your appetite is suppressed. Add in the fact that nothing tastes good after you’ve just brushed and you can see how good oral hygiene can help you maintain your weight.

2) Oral Infections Can Spread

Gum disease often leads to oral infections, and those infections are not just a problem for your mouth. They can spread to other parts of the body, creating digestive issues, sometimes spreading to the heart where they can cause bacterial endocarditis, and other problems.

In fact, this often works in reverse, which is how many diseases can be diagnosed through symptoms that first show up in your mouth. Some of these include heart disease, diabetes, leukemia, and kidney disease.

3) It Can Help You Look A Lot Better

We don’t need to guess: we know you don’t want your teeth look bad. Your eyes and your smile are two of the first things people notice, after all.

A good cosmetic dentist can repair many issues, but isn’t it better to avoid such issues in the first place? Good preventative oral hygiene is not only good for your overall health, it’s GREAT for how you look and feel.

4) Links Between Gum Disease And Diabetes

Those who have diabetes are more prone to gum disease. What have only recently discovered is that the link may go in both directions. Having gum disease may actually contribute to your diabetes by impacting blood glucose control.

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the bacteria associated with gum disease produces toxins. When your body’s immune system fights those toxins, your body’s response “can increase insulin resistance and, therefore, blood glucose levels.”

In other words, gum disease is bad for your diabetes!

5) Poor Oral Health Can Affect Your Unborn Child

Pregnant women already know that they are eating for two. What they may not realize is that poor oral health can have a direct impact in the health of their child. Experts have found a connection between periodontitis and low birth weight, as well as premature birth. That means if you want a healthy baby, be sure you have a healthy mouth, too.

The facts cannot be disputed: your oral health and your overall health go hand in hand!

7 Crazy and Interesting Facts About Cleveland

February 22nd, 2017

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Here are 7 unusual and interesting facts you probably didn’t know about our favorite city:

1. Fore!

If it wasn’t for Cleveland, golfers would still be using golf balls filled with boiled feathers. Really, that’s what they used to use! Thankfully, Cleveland’s own Coburn Haskell upgraded them to the rubber core balls we use today.

2. Five Flavors

They call Life Saver candies Life Savers because they look like little life preservers, but the more important part of this story is that they were invented in the first place because Clevelander Clarence A. Crane wanted candies that wouldn’t melt in the summer, as chocolate always did. Thank goodness for his sweet tooth, because everyone loves Life Savers.

3. Their English Teacher Would Be Appalled

Here’s a great fact about Cleveland: It’s spelled wrong. The city is named after Moses Cleaveland, but … well, you can see it, right? That extra “a?” It got dropped thanks to the Cleveland Advertiser newspaper, which allegedly didn’t have room for it in the masthead (or so the story goes), so they got rid of the “extra” letter and inadvertently renamed the city when the misspelling stuck.

4. It’s A Magical World, Hobbes

Calvin & Hobbes is arguably the greatest comic strip in history, beloved by millions and missed by just as many. It was created by Bill Watterson, who grew up here in Cleveland. He keeps to himself these days, so you never know. Maybe he’s back in town and sits across from you at the coffee shop.

5. Neither Rain Nor Snow

You get your mail delivered every day like clockwork, and it happens for free – so say thank you, Cleveland. This was the first city with free mail delivery, and was also the city where the postal uniform was invented. Now they are an American icon!

6. Three Strikes You’re Out

Cleveland had one of the worst baseball teams of all time – and no, we’re not talking about the 1991 Indians. In 1899, Cleveland’s home team was the Spiders, but locals probably didn’t want to admit that, since the Spiders went 20-134 that year.

7. Up, Up, And Away!

This one you probably know: the world’s first superhero was invented here. That’s right, the big guy, Superman, red underpants and all, was invented in Cleveland by local geniuses Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Even more amazing is that they did it while still in high school. If you love costumed adventures, you have Cleveland to thank for it.

We hope you enjoyed these fun facts as much as we enjoyed digging them up!

5 Reasons Why People Love Our Office

February 4th, 2017

In many ways, we are blessed. Our patients in and around Beachwood are as loyal as they come. We couldn’t be more thankful for that. For Dr. Hickle and the rest of us here at the office, these people are more than patients. They are familiar faces who brighten our day.

One thing we’ve learned over the years is that they keep coming back because they love our office. That’s gratifying, because we’ve worked hard to create an environment people will feel comfortable in.

But the question is, why do people love our office so much? What keeps them coming back? What sets us apart from others?

We think it comes down to these five core ideas:

We’re on the Cutting Edge

Falling behind on the latest advancements in dental technology does a disservice to our patients. That’s why we pride ourselves on being a high-tech, progressive office with many of the most cutting edge technologies.

Our patients love the "Cerec" technology, which allows us to complete their needed work in just one day rather than multiple visits!

We Offer More Than Just Dental Work

We stay up to date on modern techniques to treat conditions like sleep apnea, migraines, and jaw pain, too, and we’ve also had great success with TENs therapy and Botox. Offering these diverse treatments had been a boon for our patients!

We See the Bigger Picture

Some dentists see no further than your teeth. Not Dr. Hickle and her staff. Our aim is to treat the whole person, not just the teeth. We get to know our patients. Their hopes, their fears, and what THEIR primary concerns are. This philosophy guides everything we do – and that’s priceless.

We Know Insurance Inside and Out

No one likes trying to navigate the often baffling maze of insurance options. Thankfully, we are here to help. Our staff is well trained in dealing with the myriad of dental insurance companies.

We look out for the best interest of our patients and help them understand what their plan covers (and in many cases, what it does not cover). Assistance like that gives them valuable peace of mind!

We Keep You Informed

It’s not enough for us to know your condition and the steps we’ll take to correct it. You have to understand, too. That’s why we take pride in educating our patients about their dental health conditions.

If our patient doesn't fully understand their situation, we cannot help them help themselves back to a healthy state, so for us, education is paramount!

Time and again, we’ve found that even patients who are otherwise hesitant to visit a dentist end up becoming regular patients in our office. We’re proud of that. We take pride in creating an atmosphere of healing, knowledge, and comfort.

And that’s why our patients keep coming back. Interested? Give us a call or shoot us an email.

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