My 10/14 CIFF Schedule (each synopsis is taken directly from the CIFF web site):
Take Me Home at 2:15. “Thom (Sam Jaeger, NBC’S Parenthood) just can’t win. After losing a job offer and getting evicted, he decides to buckle up as an illegal New York City cab driver. When he picks up Claire (Amber Jaeger), they embark on a trip neither one anticipated. This comedy finds solace in the back seat of a cab, the landscape of the USA, and even in a complete stranger. This classic road motion picture shows how a little cross-country drive can lead you to a different exit.”
Nobody Else But You at 5:40. “The ambiguous suicide of local beauty, weathergirl, cheese model, and Marilyn Monroe look-a-like finds an eager sleuth in David Rousseau, best-selling crime novelist. When Rousseau visits a remote Alps village for the reading of his friend’s will he unwittingly, but irresistibly, gets caught in the tangled web of murder and small town politics in this off-beat mystery.”
Note: This was the #1 movie I wanted to see at CIFF. And the only other two shows were 1.) Sold out and 2.) The same night as the Zola Jesus concert (which was last night and which mentioning solely so I can shamelessly link to my current favorite song ever). Which is why I made Friday my day. I mean, sure, My Week With Marilyn and We Need To Talk About Kevin and A Dangerous Method and all those sorts of things are here but, hey, I can see those when they come to Chicago later in the year. I want to see a freaking French film with an completely bodacious synopsis that I might not ever get to see otherwise.
The Silver Cliff at 8:00. Violeta, a dentist in Rio de Janeiro, is happily married and still engages in passionate morning lovemaking with her husband. Then he leaves on business and calls to tell her he never plans to return. Confused, she begins to wander the streets, trying to figure out what happened and why. Rio is as much a protagonist as Violeta, its energetic and melancholic landscapes a reflection of her changing moods in this ode to resilience in the face of heartbreaking loss from Gold Hugo winner Karim Aïnouz (Madame Sãta).
So my CIFF Tripleheader. America to France and back to the Americas by way of Brazil. And there is also a Norweigan movie on Sunday I’d really like to check out too but in case I make it not officially holding myself to it. Here’s hoping it lives up to how excited I am about it.
New York, new York (Profitable.com) October is National Dental Hygiene Month and Celebrity Dentist and author Dr. Catrise Austin of VIP Smiles in new York City is launching a local consumer awareness campaign to alert residents of the new York/Tri-State community about the potential risks of postponing dental appointments and neglecting their oral health.
Dr. Austin’s Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait™ Campaign is a local component of a national awareness initiative sponsored by The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), a nonprofit trade association representing leading dental manufacturers, distributors, and laboratories.
According to Dr. Catrise Austin, “There’s no denying that the last 3 years have been tough financially for many Americans across the nation including new York residents. The current economic climate is causing many people to either postpone the dental treatment plans suggested by their dentists, or to put off dental visits altogether. unfortunately, there are long-term health risks associated with postponing oral care.”
Some of the health risks that Dr. Austin is referring to include the following:
- Tooth decay is a progressive disease. Postponing treatment can lead to more complex, more invasive, and more high-priced treatment, such as root canals or extractions.
- According to everydayhealth.com, one study in the Australian Dental Journal pegged tooth decay as one of the most common infectious oral diseases. these bacterial infections can be contagious and passed along.
- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) warns that the mouth is the gateway to the body and is challenged by invasions by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. There are 120 diseases, including early signs of HIV infection, oral herpes virus, and oral cancer that can be detected while sitting in the dental chair. some of these diseases can be asymptomatic. Postponing your dental checkup could prevent the opportunity for early detection and treatment that could prolong or even save your life.
- Recent studies that have been reviewed by The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) have linked undiagnosed and untreated gum disease with a negative impact on patients’ heart health, diabetes, pregnancy, and other systemic health conditions.
- Chronic bad breath is usually due to conditions that may be easily prevented by regular oral hygiene appointments and consultation.
“With so many people looking for jobs or worried about their job security, it must be noted that having bad breath and discolored, damaged, or missing teeth are the kiss of death in today’s competitive job market,” explains Dr. Catrise Austin. “Your smile is the first thing employers, managers, and co-workers notice.”
Is the Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait Campaign just a way for dentists to make during tough times? Absolutely not, says Dr. Austin. “If more people truly comprehended the connection between oral health with the rest of the body and its overall health, I believe they would prioritize their discretionary spending accordingly. Choosing between undergoing gum disease or cavity treatment versus buying a new cell phone, wireless pad, weekly professional hair and nail grooming, or taking high-priced vacations would become a no-brainer.”
Here are some options to consider during your next dental visit:
- Dental professionals are primarily focused on prevention when their patients allow them to do so. In addition, many patients are not taking full advantage of the scope of services covered by their dental insurance. Ask your dentist what can be done to prevent cavities such as dental sealants for permanent molars as well as fluoride treatment for adults.
- Most dentists are very flexible when it comes to paying out-of-pocket expenses. Ask about alternative payment options like 0% interest financing, using a credit card, or working out an in-office payment plan.
- Talk to your dentist about prioritizing your treatment plan. Ask what needs to be done immediately and what can wait until you have more discretionary income.
Dr. Austin shares 5 tips that can give consumers a healthy white smile at home throughout the year:
1. Follow this smile workout at least twice daily:Brush, Floss, Rinse, and Scrape (or Brush) your tongue to keep your gums and teeth healthy and your breath fresh.
2. Drink fluoridated tap water or use a fluoride mouthwash to fight cavities
3. Read the nutritional facts on packaged food/beverage labels:Pay special attention to the hidden sugar in your food and drinks to avoid cavities.
4. Need to rejuvenate your dull smile? try teeth whitening!consider refreshing your look using the Crest 3D White Collection (less than $100)! Brush for 2 minutes daily with the Oral B 3D Pulsar Toothbrush and Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste, then rinse daily with the Crest 3D White Multicare Whitening Mouthrinse, then add that dazzle and by using the Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips (the most effective of all Crest Whitestrips) once daily for 30 minutes (for 3-7 days). if you want to quickly whiten your smile try Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips ($54.99, 4 whitening strips) deliver a noticeably whiter smile in just 2 hours. Apply once for 2 hours and get noticeable results that last for three months. Each kit contains 4 treatments so you can keep your smile bright for a whole year.
5. Never say to yourself, “My teeth don’t hurt. I don’t need to see a dentist.”You can’t have a great smile without the help of your dental team. although there are many tools available to maintain your smile in the comforts of your own home, nothing replaces visiting your dental team every 6 months for your gum evaluation, professional cleaning, and cavity check.
“Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait is a very important national initiative with the ultimate goal of sustaining and improving oral health in America,” explained Dr. Catrise Austin. “I’m very proud to do my part and spread the message with my new York City local community.” Dr. Austin will be kicking off her local Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait campaign in honor of October’s National Dental Hygiene Month with a series of free dental health lectures for the public (all ages welcome) where Dr. Austin will be discussing some of the top dental issues that our community should be concerned with such as the importance of prevention, free and low cost access to dental care, what dental products are safe and work best, and do-it yourself tips to maintain optimum oral health at home between dental visits.
Dr. Catrise Austin will lecturing for free, providing Q & A’s, giving away valuable prizes, and signing copies of her book 5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile in new York City on the following dates:
Monday October 10th, 2011 6-8 PM (Columbus Day): Hue Man Bookstore, HarlemSaturday October 22nd, 2011 1PM: new York Public Library 96th Street Branch
About Dr. Catrise Austin
As the first private practice dentist in the nation certified to offer HIV testing to patients while in the dental chair, Dr. Catrise Lynette Austin is a trailblazing expert in the field of dentistry. she is an author, professional speaker, entrepreneur, and founder of VIP Smiles-a modern dental practice in new York City. Notable celebrities such as X-Factor Judge Paula Abdul; Dancing With The Stars dancers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Apprentice Diva Omarosa; HBO’s Entourage Actor Rex Lee; Songstress Toni Braxton; talk show host Wendy Williams; Food Network Chef Sunny Anderson; Dallas Cowboy tight end Martellus Bennett, 2010 Olympic gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor, and Grammy Award-winning rapper/actor/author Common (to name a few) have all placed their teeth in her capable hands. Austin is an award-winning dentist and columnist who has solidified her reputation in her field with national radio as well as national TV appearances on The Discovery Health Channel, Today show, and good Morning America, among others. Dr. Austin is available for local and national interviews, as well as engagements on dental health, HIV testing in the dental office, entrepreneurship, careers in dentistry, and improving your image with your smile. for more information about dental health or for booking information contact Dr. Catrise Austin at 212-262-6054 or visit vipsmiles.com
About the Dental Trade Alliance
The Dental Trade Alliance is an association of companies that provide dental equipment, supplies, materials, and services to dentists and other oral care professionals. Its member companies are distributors, dental laboratories, and manufacturers located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. by providing the best equipment, materials, and services to dentists and oral care professionals, they are partners in improving the oral health of everyone. for more information, visit dentaltradealliance.org
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October is National Dental Hygiene Month: New York City Celebrity Dentist and Author Dr. Catrise Austin Says, Despite the Economy, ‘Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait’
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