Oral Health vs Body Health

Are you ever concerned about the health of your teeth? If so, you probably already know that you should brush and floss your teeth daily. You should also schedule appointments with our team regularly so we can catch any issues before they become too severe. However, would it surprise you to know that your oral hygiene regimen will actually benefit your overall health as well?

Have you been told that poor oral habits could actually lead to diabetes? Sadly, if you get an infection in your mouth, it will cause inflammation. This inflammation may not seem too serious to you, however, please note that this inflammation can actually influence the way your body uses insulin.

Similarly, if you have poor oral hygiene, you could also be vulnerable to heart disease. If you have poor oral health, your heart will need to work harder than it normally would to fight off the inflammation. Unfortunately, this will lead to hypertension, high blood pressure, and could lead to a heart attack.

You will also be more vulnerable to other medical problems if your oral health is poor. You’ll be more likely to have osteoporosis, bone degenerations, and autoimmune disease if you have poor oral health. You’ll also be more likely to have Alzheimer’s if you’ve lost a permanent tooth before you turn 35.

If you would like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to learn more about how to improve your oral health in [city], [state], please contact [practice_name] by calling us at [phone]. Our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], and the rest our team are excited to hear from you.

Improve Your Smile With Healthy Food

As you may know, certain foods can harm your pearly whites. For instance, foods and drinks like soda and candy can damage your teeth and cause tooth decay. However, did you know that there are several foods that could actually help your teeth?

For example, you probably know that an apple is good for your body, but did you know that apples are also good for your oral health? You see, the chewing motion can produce saliva flow, which can negate bad bacteria and carry food and bacteria away from your mouth. You can also expect increased saliva flow with carrots, celery, and other crisp, fresh vegetables.

Dairy products such as yogurt, whole milk, and cheese can also help your teeth. These foods provide calcium and protein, which strengthen your teeth. They also act as a base, essentially creating an environment where bad bacteria will struggle to grow.

Leafy greens are another food that can benefit your teeth. These are full of vitamins and minerals, which can strengthen the outer layer of your teeth. They also contain folic acid, which has been used to treat gum disease in pregnant women. Almonds also offer a number of the same benefits.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits these healthy foods can have on your teeth? Are you interested in learning more about how you could keep your teeth healthy and strong? Would you simply like to schedule a meeting with Dr. [doctor_name]? If so, please feel free to contact [practice_name] by calling us at [phone]. We’re excited to meet with you!

The Advantages of Dental Veneers

Have you ever wanted to drastically improve your smile in the matter of an afternoon? Most say that there are no shortcuts in life, but thanks to modern advances in technology and the advent of cutting-edge dental procedures, you can take a shortcut while improving your smile. In just one afternoon you can go from a rugged smile to a stellar smile! The dentists at [practice_name] are here to give you the smile you’ve always wanted with our custom dental veneers. 

Why Dental Veneers?

  • Straightening: Veneers can be used to correct teeth with minor curvatures.
  • Gap Closure: Veneers can close large spaces and gaps that may exist between teeth.
  • Durability: Veneers are thin, yet extremely durable.
  • Damaged Teeth: Veneers can fix teeth that suffered damage from breaks, chips, heavy wear, and fractures.
  • Customizable: Veneers can be used for one tooth or your complete smile.
  • Whitening: Veneers can be used to whiten teeth that have irreparable stains and discoloring.
  • Appearance: Veneers can match up with the color of your natural teeth.

With your new dental veneers, you will be showing off your stellar smile everywhere you go. If you would like to come in for a consultation with Dr. [doctor_name], please call us at [phone] to speak to a member of our outstanding team, or stop by our office in [city], [state]. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a more vibrant you!

The Seven Step Plan to Caring For your Dentures

Caring for your dentures doesn’t have to be a difficult task. They don’t require round-the-clock attention or a constant watchdog to support them. However, neglecting their care can have its consequences. As long as you follow these simple rules for denture care, your smile will thrive:

– Never let your dentures dry out. Always soak them in plain water, or a proper cleaning solution when not in use.

– Be extremely delicate when handling dentures, as they can be easily damaged.

– Always brush the inner parts of your mouth before inserting dentures. Also rinse the dentures in water before inserting, in order to remove any harmful chemicals that may be present from your cleaning solution.

– Be sure to schedule regular checkups with your dentist, and consult them if your dentures become damaged.

– Remove your dentures every night to allow your gums a chance to rest.

– Always avoid using the following products on dentures: teeth whiteners, bleach, hot water, and abrasive cleaning materials.

– Be sure to brush and rinse your dentures daily, but not with toothpaste. Clean them with products including hand soap, denture cleaning solution, mild dishwashing liquids, or products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Never forget to maintain proper oral health care at all times, even with dentures. If you would like to schedule a checkup with Dr. [doctor_name] at [practice_name], you can call us at [phone] to speak with a member of our staff. You can also visit our office in [city], [state]. Your smile is our business!

Picking the Right Toothpaste

When you’re focusing on your oral health routine, you likely only take into account the type of toothbrush you’re using and making sure you have the time to brush and floss every day. What you probably don’t think about is the toothpaste you use.

Let’s look at how you can pick the right toothpaste and why it can make a difference in your oral health.

What’s the best?

The simplest answer to this question is any toothpaste that has the American Dental Association’s seal of approval. This means the ADA has tested the toothpaste to ensure the claims by the manufacturer are true, and that it actually improves your tooth health.

However, if you need to whiten your smile, or have problems with plaque buildup, you should look at toothpaste that addresses those problems specifically. Doing so will help you target the parts of your oral health with which you have the most trouble and ensure that you have the best oral health possible.

Why does it matter?

Some toothpaste isn’t made with the best of ingredients, and others simply don’t do what they promise. That’s why looking for the ADA seal of approval is so important when you’re shopping for toothpaste.

Using the right toothpaste can help boost your oral health to where it needs to be.

If you need more help on finding the right toothpaste, call us today at [phone] to get the recommendations from Dr. [doctor_name] and see what [heshe] has to say.