Monday, 9 October 2017

Palo Alto Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto, Announces Hiring of New Director of Banquets at Two Sister Properties

The Clement Palo Alto has announced the hiring of Rod Bastero as the Director of Banquets for two of its associated hotels, the Westin Palo Alto and the Sheraton Palo Alto.

Palo Alto, CA, October 09, 2017 — The Clement Palo Alto has announced the hiring of Rod Bastero as the Director of Banquets for two of its associated hotels, the Westin Palo Alto and the Sheraton Palo Alto.

All three hotels are owned by Pacific Hotel Management, LLC, based in San Mateo, California. Bastero and his team may be called upon to assist at The Clement from time to time when needed.

Prior to joining, The Clement, Bastero was Director of Banquets at the Westin Dallas Downtown Dallas, Texas, since 2015, and for two years before that he was Director of Banquets at The Palace, Luxury Collection, in San Francisco, California, and Director of Banquets & Restaurant & Bars at the Westin San Francisco Airport, in Millbrae, California.

Bastero attended the College of San Mateo and City College of San Francisco and is a Six Sigma member in Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

He has won several industry awards, including Manager of the Year in 2010 at the Westin San Francisco Airport. He is fluent in both English and Tagalog.

About The Clement Palo Alto
The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest's choice.

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest's favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest's personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Palo Alto Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
650.322.7111
www.theclementpaloalto.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Informative Seminars Announced for 2017 Fall Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey to be held on October 14 and 15, 2017 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Get ready for holiday entertaining! Create a beautiful living environment and hire an expert to get your home improvement projects started!

Learn great strategies for “Aging in Place” with John Lewis, owner of Lewis Builders

Monterey, CA, October 05, 2017 - Save the date for the free 2017 Fall Inspired Home & Garden Expo on Saturday and Sunday October 14 and 15, 2017, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Fall is a great time to evaluate your home and begin to initiate home renovation projects so you’ll be ready to enjoy holiday entertaining with family and friends. It’s also the perfect time to Get Inspired! Talk with hundreds of experts who can help you make both large and small changes to your home and garden area! Enjoy informative and entertaining seminars on both days which are now listed below.

Presenting at this year’s Fall Expo will be John Lewis of Lewis Builders providing valuable seminars about effective ways for Aging in Place!

Ask the experts! This year’s event will feature an array of fascinating and useful Home and Garden Exhibits, Daily Seminars, Live Chef Demos, Shopping, and Charity Partners as well as Expo Sponsors. Stop by for a few hours and discover the very best in home-improvement products, advice and inspiration.

Start by visiting the Inspired Home Expo to plan your home improvement and landscaping vision and meet trusted experts who can make it a great reality. Unleash your creativity and create a true sanctuary where you can relax and rejuvenate in your beautiful home.

Be sure to bring all of your home improvement ideas and remodeling projects to the Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey. Experts at the Monterey Home Expo are there to answer all of your questions and help you get started.

The Inspired Fall Home Expo exhibitors will include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath, cabinets, closet organizers, landscape designers, painters, countertops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more, most based in Monterey County!

At a Glance:

· Saturday, October 14, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

· Sunday, October 15, 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

· Free to all attendees!

· The Fall 2017 Inspired Home Expo of Monterey will feature a full weekend of activities for homeowners plus the latest remodeling, landscaping and home accessory trends and tips.

· Educational home improvement seminars by local professionals, cooking demos, local charity partners and more.

· Special Guest Appearance by John Lewis, owner of Lewis Builders

Upcoming Inspired Home Expo Seminars:

Saturday, October 14th

12:00 pm – Aging in Place Renovations
Presented by John Lewis of Lewis Builders

John Lewis of Lewis Builders of Carmel, which specializes in designing and building custom homes, remodels and “Aging-in-Place” Renovations, is a credentialed expert in CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist), a program of the National Association of Home Builders.

Born and raised in Monterey County, the youngest of five children and a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Lewis’s passion for the creative process of designing and building custom homes and remodels that started with small repair jobs in college, has now become his life’s work.

Lewis is the founder and CEO of Lewis Builders, which employs 15 people and is headquartered in The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel.

John and Tammy were married six months later and they now have two sons, 2 1/2 years old and six months old. And, Tammy, in addition to her primary duties as a mother, is now also Lewis Builders’ Creative Director.

1:15 pm – Hardscape 101
Presented by McShane’s Landscape Supply

Wondering where to begin when it comes to your yard hardscape, paths and pavers? If you’re choosing materials or designing a path or walkway, start with our seminar!

Explore the pros and cons of different materials and design tips to maximize curb appeal with McShane’s Landscape Supply.

2:00 pm – Home Staging & Preparing Your Home for a Sale or Move In
Presented by Jason Montgomery of Shankle Real Estate

Join local Marina Real Estate Agent Jason Montgomery as he talks about home staging and preparing your home for a sale or move in. Montgomery will He will talk about tips and tricks to get your home in shape indoors and out for a beautiful and aesthetically appealing home!

Montgomery is passionate about both real estate and his local community of Marina, where has immersed himself in the community and local government. As a Marina resident, Jason understands the Marina market better than anybody. “I have completed numerous transactions in my home town. Recently, I represented a long-time client on a purchase of a home right down the street from mine!”, Montgomery proudly states. “My goal isn’t just to sell homes in my community, it’s to be a part of the community.”

Sunday, October 15th

12:00 pm – Aging-in-Place Renovations
Presented by John Lewis of Lewis Builders

John Lewis of Lewis Builders of Carmel, which specializes in designing and building custom homes, remodels and “Aging-in-Place” Renovations, is a credentialed expert in CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist), a program of the National Association of Home Builders.

Born and raised in Monterey County, the youngest of five children and a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Lewis’s passion for the creative process of designing and building custom homes and remodels that started with small repair jobs in college, has now become his life’s work.

Lewis is the founder and CEO of Lewis Builders, which employs 15 people and is headquartered in The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel.John and Tammy were married six months later and they now have two sons, 2 1/2 years old and six months old. And, Tammy, in addition to her primary duties as a mother, is now also Lewis Builders’ Creative Director.

1:15 pm – Tiny House Fever
Presented by Amber Russell, Broker/Owner, Over the Moon Realty, Inc.

Real Estate Broker/Owner Amber Russell appeared on HGTV Tiny House Hunters as a REALTOR® helping a couple purchase a tiny house. Amber talks about the real estate market and the interest in tiny homes among many buyers. She'll also provide tips on how to reduce your carbon imprint no matter the size of your home.

About John Lewis
John Lewis found his calling as a college student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, though it wasn’t how you might expect a career path to unfold. Flash forward to 2017, as Lewis is now the founder of Lewis Builders, which specializes in designing and building custom homes, doing design/build remodels and “aging-in-place” renovations for retirees, older people and those with health concerns. His firm employs 15 people and moved into new offices in The Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel.

“We have a passion for helping those who are aging and just want to keep their dignity and independence in their own homes,” says Lewis. “We're trying to educate the public on design/build and aging-in-place.”

Design/build, simply put, is the same company doing the design and construction, from conception to completion, of a custom home or remodel. Design/builders have a better conception of the real costs of a project and how to fit that into a client's budget; it saves significant time in the overall project; and the construction team works collaboratively with the design team.

Aging-in-place is customizing homes with innovative, aesthetically pleasing solutions that alleviate the physical challenges of aging or injury.

It's not just a specialty, Lewis Builders is a credentialed expert in CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist). A program of the National Association of Home Builders, the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

“When people discover that cost of living in an assisted-living facility can be $10,000 or $20,000 a month, making modifications to their own homes becomes a no-brainer," he says. “The ultimate result is that people are able to live comfortably and safely in their homes into their later years, rather than moving into costly assisted-living facilities.”

Born and raised in Monterey County, the youngest of five children, Lewis’s passion for the creative process of designing and building custom homes and remodels that started with small repair jobs in college, has now become his life's work.

· Additional informative and fun free seminars will be available both days during the Fall 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey (full final schedule will be coming soon on inspiredhomeexpos.com)

· The Grand Prize for attendees of the event: $100 Gift Card to Home Depot
· Free admission & parking!
· Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Rd. Monterey, California. (Please enter at Gate 3 on Garden Road)
· For more information, go to InspiredExpos.com or call (831) 222-0772.

During the Fall 2017 Inspired Home Expo of Monterey weekend, there will be an outstanding line-up of seminars in the home, food and garden areas that include many experts in their field. Attendees can plan their visit to the Fall 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey around many valuable remodeling workshops and home improvement seminar presentations by local experts and live chef demos and some seminars are now listed below. Updates about the seminars and the presenters will be posted on the website, InspiredExpos.com.

Corporate Sponsors:
· Noble Pride Roofing
Media Corporate Sponsors:
· Monterey County Herald
· KRML Radio 102.1 FM and 1410 AM
· Times Publishing Group

Exhibitor booth and Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, go to www.InspiredExpos.com/Expos/Monterey.

More about the 2017 Fall Inspired Home Expo:
Learn from and become “inspired” by top professionals in the field. Come meet the experts from the community who can help you create a more beautiful living environment, make a space more comfortable or fix an issue in your home. The event gives you the opportunity to build relationships with the people who can help you make your dreams become reality. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for ideas for Fall projects, inspiration or just browsing home improvements large too small. Talk with expert local home contractors that can create all your “inspired”, images from your clippings and Pinterest boards, meet your Google search list face to face, and make your home improvement dreams a reality.

The free, fun and informative Fall 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017 at the Monterey Fair & Expo Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA. This not-to-be-missed event will feature about a hundred LOCAL home and garden professionals on site, many based in Monterey County, with all of your home project solutions. They will be available to answer all of your questions and provide expert advice for enhancing your indoor and outdoor living space.

The Fall 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo will feature displays and exhibits of the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior design, decorating and landscaping. In addition, it will provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help you enhance the beauty and the value of your home. Quality contractors, expert craftsmen, premier designers and home improvement professionals are there both days to focus on all of your needs to make your home meet your vision.

About Simply Clear Marketing & Media:
Simply Clear Marketing & Media (SCMM) is a professional event management and marketing company based on the Central Coast. SCMM currently produces 7 successful INSPIRED trade show events per year and is expanding its events and services. The Inspired Home Expos are designed to create an environment for consumers to find the products and services they need to create the home of their dreams. The vision behind the home expos is to create a location for local residents to meet face to face with local companies who can help them to create a beautiful living environment and increase the value of their homes. The health expo provides a location for residents to meet face to face with a variety of health, wellness, and fitness providers in the area.

Simply Clear Marketing & Media’s mission is to help small businesses grow by connecting them with potential clients through events and marketing. For more information, go to www.InspiredExpos.com or call (831) 222-0772.

Publicity Contacts:
Wendy Brickman (831) 633-4444 or brickman@brickmanmarketing.com
Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455 or marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.inspiredexpos.com/

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A Sweet Experience

Join Carmel Honey Company in a unique, one of a kind honey experience for the senses.

Salinas, CA, October 05, 2017 - With over 300 varietals in the United States alone, we hand pick a sample flight of REAL honey, explain how honey is made and share with you the importance of pollinators and their critical role in our environment.


Our half hour $35 per person journey includes:
•Three honey varietal samples and special honey small bite pairings
•Educational experience with the owners of Carmel Honey Company
•Family friendly relaxing environment
•Instore 15% off voucher for day of shopping

Our full hour $50 per person journey includes:
•Six honey varietal samples and special honey small bite pairings
•Educational experience with the owners of Carmel Honey Company
•Family friendly relaxing environment
•Instore 15% off voucher for day of shopping
•Honeycomb tasting
•Pollen tasting
Carmel Honey Company logo gift

Walk-in requests may be available, but for the best experience please email info@carmelhoneycompany.com to schedule in advance.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.carmelhoneycompany.com

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Clement Palo Alto Offers Guests ‘A Suite Deal’ with Special Extras Package Through Dec. 15

Guests at The Clement Palo Alto Hotel can now get a sweet deal when they book one of their luxurious suites through Dec. 15, enjoying extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

Palo Alto, CA, October 03, 2017 — Guests at The Clement Palo Alto Hotel can now get a sweet deal when they book one of their luxurious suites through Dec. 15, enjoying extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

Guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene at the 23-suite luxury hotel And now with “A Suite Deal” Package, they can enjoy even more.

A Suite Deal

Our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene when staying at The Clement Hotel. And now when you book one of our luxurious suites through December 15th, you’ll enjoy extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

This Package includes a $100 Gift Certificate to La Belle Spa, a bottle of wine from one of our featured wineries and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Beverages. Offer valid for stays on Friday, Saturday or Sunday prior to December 15th, 2017. Blackout dates include November 24th, 25th and 26th and additional blackout dates may apply. This special offer is based upon availability.

Please call (650) 322-7111 to book this special package or email reservations@theclementpaloalto.com.

About The Clement Palo Alto
The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest's choice. All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest's favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest's personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
650.322.7111
www.theclementpaloalto.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

Monday, 2 October 2017

CycleBar Westgate West Hosts Benefit Cycle Ride to Help ‘Fragile Bone Disease’ Foundation on Oct. 7

CycleBar Westgate West will host Ride for Isla, a charity ride to benefit the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, on Oct. 7.

San Jose, CA, October 03, 2017 — CycleBar Westgate West will host Ride for Isla, a charity ride to benefit the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, on Oct. 7.

The 50-minute ride will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 7 at CycleBar Westgate West with CycleStar instructor Pegah Olfat.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as “brittle bone disease.” The term literally means “bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life.” A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her lifetime.

Pegah is also the sponsor of the ride. Her best friend’s daughter Isla was diagnosed with Type V OI in July. There are eight types of OI and Type V is the rarest.

“Because there are fewer than 20,000 US cases per year, this disease is considered very rare,” said Olfat. “Please Ride for Isla and your donations will go to further research for Osteogensis Imperfecta!”

Register here to donate and book your bike:
https://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/class-detail/?apptid=3191378

Participants are asked to arrive by 11:45 a.m. Dessert treats will be provided by Just Bakecause following the ride.

CycleBar Westgate offers CycleGiving rides, which are a philanthropic movement where we partner with local organizations and charities to help them raise donations by creating exciting and energetic indoor cycling rides for companies, teams, groups, and families to help raise proceeds that benefit their cause. If you have interest in setting up a CycleGiving ride for your school, charity, or any non-profit close to your heart, please contact don.dasher@cyclebarwestgatewest.com.

About CycleBar Westgate West
Founded in 2017, CycleBar Westgate West is located in San Jose, California, and serves the greater Silicon Valley area. CycleBar delivers a premium indoor cycling experience via daily classes in its state-of-the-art CycleTheatre. CycleStar instructors lead workouts set to an invigorating mix of music and lights, helping riders reach their workout goals.

CycleBar Westgate West
5293 A Prospect Road
San Jose, CA 95129
http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com
westgatewest@cyclebar.com
(408) 579-7811

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com

Friday, 29 September 2017

Rising Rock ‘n’ Roll Band Dynamos Unleash their Lead Single: “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” Available 10/13/17!

New Performance Music Video Out 10/12/17!

Los Angeles, CA, Sep 30, 2017 - Southern California based rockers Dynamos are set to release their debut single “Shake, Rattle and Roll” on October 13, 2017 to all online retail outlets worldwide. The break-out song will also be accompanied by a live performance music video.

“Shake, Rattle and Roll” marks an igniting introduction for Dynamos and asserts that the emerging band is a mighty force to be reckoned with. The song opens with crunching guitars and a spellbinding bassline that leads right into powerhouse vocalist Nadia E.’s growling first verse. With her sultry charm, Nadia unfolds a vivid story of a lover expressing her rich infatuation with her partner. The lust is so intoxicating it impels her to literally ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll.’ The song travels into searing guitar solos and trembling drum licks that elevate the single’s infectious pulse.

The accompanying music video was filmed during a live performance of the Dynamos in Los Angeles, CA. The video exhibits the band’s raw delivery and tremendous chemistry. Dynamos’ innate sense of enthusiasm and musicianship shines through this live performance and invites listeners to attend one of their live shows.

Introducing a contemporary blend of traditional and modern rock music, Dynamos burst into the scene earlier this year with their debut EP, Cold Comfort. With their vibrant, striking instrumentals and passionate call and response, this American rock band intends to share their knowledge and love of music to the masses. Dynamos is led by front woman and lead vocalist, Nadia E. She is accompanied by Nick Schaadt (music director, bass), Jacob Mayeda (lead guitar), Ian Nakazawa (drums), and Carlos Barrera (lead guitar). Nadia E. is known to rock the house with her soul-shaking voice and visual storytelling. Together, Dynamos combine technical expertise with pure raw energy to deliver a unique and captivating listening experience.

For All Press Inquiries Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Founder, Miles High Productions
Chip@mileshighproductions.com
323.806.0400

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The ‘Sweet Season’ in Coming Up, But with Good Habits and Careful Monitoring, Teeth Problems can be Avoided, According to Gilroy Dentist

Candy is harder to avoid on Halloween than pumpkin spice and spooky ghosts and witches, but according to Gilroy dentist Dr. Jernell Escobar, teeth problems can be avoided with some good habits and monitoring the amount of candy children eat.

Gilroy, CA, Sept 28, 2017 — Candy is harder to avoid on Halloween than pumpkin spice and spooky ghosts and witches, but according to Gilroy dentist Dr. Jernell Escobar, teeth problems can be avoided with some good habits and monitoring the amount of candy children eat.

“It really can be quite a challenge for parents to let children enjoy Halloween, but still maintain the health of their teeth,” says Dr. Escobar. “But the solution isn't to ban all candy, which is an impossible, but to closely monitor their intake of candies and other sweets.”

Halloween is the start of the “sweet season,” which includes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve, the time of the year that is taken up with holiday parties, family celebrations, school activities and community events. Parents have to be extra attentive during this time of the year because many of these events feature cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, and other sweet treats.

Dr. Escobar wants people to be aware that there are good sweets and bad sweets, much as there are good habits and bad habits when it comes to the health of their teeth.

Sweets such as taffy and hard candies that can sit on or stuck between teeth for long periods of time actually increases the risk of tooth decay. Bacteria feeds on the sugar on the teeth, producing acid that causes tooth decay.

“Candies” such as sugar-free gum can prevent cavities by dislodging food particles and increasing saliva, which helps to neutralize acids in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

“We can't avoid all sweets, of course, but by being smart with our choices, going for healthy alternatives and promoting a healthy oral routine with our kids, we can all keep our families happy and healthy during the holiday season,” says Dr. Escobar.

The American Dental Association, on its website mouthhealthy.org, offers 10 easy-to-follow tips to help your children maintain a healthy mouth and teeth:

1. Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.

2. Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Besides how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay.

3. Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.

4. Drink more water. Drinking optimally fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that are fluoridated.

5. Maintain a healthy diet. Your body is like a complex machine. The foods you choose as fuel and how often you "fill up" affect your general health and that of your teeth and gums.

6. Avoid beverages with added sugar such as soda, sports drinks or flavored waters. When teeth come in frequent contact with beverages that contain sugar, the risk of tooth decay is increased.

7. Chew sugarless gum. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals helps reduce tooth decay, because increased saliva flow helps wash out food and neutralize the acid produced by dental plaque bacteria.

8. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

9. Clean between teeth daily with floss. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

10. Visit your dentist. Regular visits to your dentist can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early, when they are easy to "treat."

About Dr. Jernell Escobar DDS
Dr. Jernell Escobar and her staff are dedicated to providing patients with a pleasant visit and results that they are proud to show off. Her administrative staff is ready to help with questions about scheduling, financial policy and insurance, to make that part of the process as simple as possible.

Dr. Escobar's offers advanced dental treatments and materials that can give patients a healthier, more complete smile that can last a lifetime, including TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders), Fillings / Restorations, Dental Sealants, Dentures, Bridges, Dental Implants, Crowns, Tooth Extractions and Non-Surgical Root Canal.

Cosmetic treatments offered by Dr. Escobar and her staff include Bonding, Porcelain Veneers, Inlays & Onlays, Teeth Whitening, Zoom Whitening, Laser Smile and Clear Braces.

They can also answer questions about the different dental specialties and explain the meaning of dental terms, including in areas of Oral Hygiene, Child Dentistry, Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning), Periodontal Maintenance and Arestin.

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Escobar became interested in healthcare while serving her country as a Public Health technician for the United States Air Force. After seven years of military service, Dr. Escobar was honorably discharged from the Air Force, having garnered multiple awards and service commendations.

Upon completion of her military service, Dr. Escobar received a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from San Jose State University, graduating with honors. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006.

After completion of dental school, Dr. Escobar continued her education at the University of the Pacific School of Education and earned a master's degree in Dental Education in 2009.

Dr. Escobar has been practicing dentistry in the bay area since 2006. She is passionate about providing exceptional oral health care in a patient-centered environment. In addition, Dr. Escobar enjoys spending time with her two children. Some of her favorite activities include travel, boating, running marathons, triathlons, wakeboarding and yoga.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://mouthhealthy.org/