Author Archives: Susan Hyland

About Susan Hyland

I am a licensed dental hygienist that has practiced in public health for 37 years. I am a member of the Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association Professional Development Council and a representative to the Lifelong Smiles Coalition. I am also the Iowa Liaison to the American Dental Hygienists' Association Tobacco Intervention Initiative.

Quitting smoking takes time. But did you know that your body can benefit from quitting after just 20 minutes without a cigarette?

After 20 minutes – Heart rate drops.  After 12 hours – Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal 2 weeks to 3 months – Heart attack risk begins to drop. Lung function begins to improve. 1 month to 9 … Continue reading

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START EARLY FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY SMILES FOR YOUR BABY

Oral health has been found to impact overall health so it is important to instill good habits at a young age.  Baby/primary teeth have four functions:  Eating            Talking           Smiling           Saving space for the permanent teeth 1. Tooth decay is … Continue reading

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