Welcome to the action sports team page of Amanda Cerqueira DDS PA

Health begins in the mouth.

And it transfers into every area of your life!

We believe your best health begins with a cavity free, clean mouth. Everything else flows from there.

Very often our patients come in to find us talking about the trails we rode or the waves we surfed over the weekend. It is part of our corporate culture to stay healthy and play a lot. Some offices sponsor soccer teams, some have a baseball league, ours has an action sports team.

We believe recreation is crucial to a good life. So is exercise. It's even better when the two come together. To us this happens on either a surfboard or a mountain bike. This blog highlights surf contests, surf sessions, mountain bike races and rides. Our team is always getting into something fun on a weekly basis. You will be able to keep up with the team's activities by checking out the blog periodically.

Thanks for checking us out! Hope to see you out there sometime!

Dr. Cerqueira, Daniel and staff.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Muddy summer days, bikes and dental cleanings...

As the end of summer approaches I look back at some of my favorite mountain bike rides. The Wilmington area received a lot of rain this summer, sometimes for days on end. As a result, the trails were very muddy all summer long.
While riding muddy trails is highly discouraged due to all the erosion that can be created, one of our area's best trails can handle mud very well and is often open even after it has rained.

The picture below was taken after a few muddy rides.
It reminded me of the importance of regular dental cleanings. Every 6 months at a minimum, as recommended by the American Dental Association.
What would happen if I continued riding with my chain and drivetrain looking like that? Premature wear,  diminished enjoyment and expensive repairs come to mind.
Much like teeth, which if not professionally cleaned periodically, will certainly end up with the above problems and much more.
A new chain can be purchased easily and inexpensively, new teeth can't.
Hope you all had a great summer! ---Daniel