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The Valley Breeze & Observer 05-09-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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8 SMITHFIELD MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION The start of the 5K race as part of the ST. PHILIP CHURCH YOUTH COLOR RUN held last Saturday morning in Smithfield. Front row, from left, are Tim Ferron, Joshua Ucran, Ben Rees, Emony Belvin, Shane Fagan, Joshua Kline, Evan Jarosiewicz, Lily Ford and Haley Ellis. At top right, looking like she might audition for "Wicked," ISABELLA IERFINO, 12, sports a green look. At right, CARISSA HADDAD runs with her sons GRANT, 4, and MILES, 5, as they approached the finish line of the 1.5-mile race. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 Tuxedo RenTal h e a d q u a R T e R s $ 40 Off with this ad! 14 Days Notice! • Largest selection of Tuxedo Styles • Largest selection of colors and shades of accessories • All stocked in one location locally • We honor competitor's coupons See Our Class Schedule Online at: 1280 Oaklawn Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 401-463-8824 sewing machine center Sales & Service Since 1950 Bernina • Babylock • Elna • Janome • Necchi • Juki Free unlimited operator instruction with your sewing machine purchase ORAL HEALTH LINKED TO PNEUMONIA There are more reasons to follow the dentist's advice to floss and brush twice a day than simply to reduce the risk of developing dental caries and periodontal disease. According to recent research, poor dental hygiene can adversely affect respiratory health. When researchers studied the health of 506 seniors between the ages of 70 and 80, they found that those with the highest bacteria count living on their tongues were most likely to inhale bacteria that led them to develop pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. In 2015, over 540,000 U.S. seniors were diagnosed with pneumonia, and nearly 52,000 died as a result. In addition to getting a pneumonia vaccine, seniors (and others) should focus on preserving their oral health. At DENTAL ARTS GROUP, we are strong believers in the importance of education and preventive care as key components to optimal dental health as well as overall health. That's why we are focused on a healthy smile as well as a healthy body for all our patients. To achieve these goals, we conduct thorough exams, review medical histories, and provide instruction on proper brushing and flossing techniques. If you are as concerned as we are about healthy teeth and gums, call our office today for an appointment for comprehensive dental care. Located at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, you can reach us at 401-521-3661. P.S. One obvious way to avoid bacteria buildup on the tongue is daily use of a "tongue scraper" to remove bacteria, debris, and dead cells that accumulate over time.

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