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Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Alyce
Our bodies need calcium to grow healthy bones and teeth, but many people are not getting enough calcium in their diets. Today we will share with you some ways that you can boost your daily calcium intake just by adding a few different things into your diet. Calcium Does A Body Good The government recommendation for our daily calcium intake is 1,000 mg of calcium daily for an adult, but the truth is, we really don't know how much calcium we need each day. What we do know is that most adults are not getting nearly enough. The best way to increase your daily calcium intake is by changing some of the foods you eat and including them into your regular diet. Foods that are high in calcium are important because simply taking a calcium supplement is not enough. Your body processes supplements differently than actual food, and you can actually get more calcium from the foods you eat than from supplements. By including dairy products in your diet every day, you can significantly increase your calcium intake. Leafy green vegetables are also high in calcium, as well as many other beneficial vitamins. Kale, spinach, broccoli and cabbage are excellent sources of calcium and including a serving of one of these every day is a great healthy choice. Fish is another good source of calcium. Even canned fish like salmon (with the bones in) and tuna are high in calcium. Brazil nuts and almonds are an excellent snack choice that are both high in calcium. Remember to limit your consumption of caffeine, including coffee and soft drinks and limit your alcohol as well. These things all can inhibit your absorption of calcium. If you feel like you are not getting enough calcium in your diet and need more tips, please do not hesitate to call our office and chat with us about your concerns....
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Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
Posted on 3/25/2019 by Alyce
Your safety and health are top priorities in our dental office, so we follow strict sterilization processes on all of our tools. We take every precaution to ensure that blood- and saliva-borne pathogens – bacteria and viruses – don't spread between patients, so you can feel confident that your health is never in jeopardy. Autoclave Sterilization The American Dental Association recommends use of an autoclave for several types of dental instruments. These include forceps, dental scalers, and the mouth mirrors that help us see the molars in the back of your mouth. To use the autoclave, we put the equipment into a specialized sterilization pouch, which has a clear window on one side. Then, the pouch is put into the autoclave for a specific period of time. The bags are equipped with color indicators, and when they change color, we know that the items inside have been sterilized. This verifies that we never use unsterilized dental tools. Disposable Tools Not all of our tools need to be sterilized because some of them are disposable. We use them once and then throw them out, so sterility isn't an issue. For example, the syringe that squirts water into your mouth has as a replaceable tip, as does the suction tube that removes saliva from your mouth during a cleaning. After we use them during your dental exam, we pop them off and dispose of them. We also follow American Dental Association guidelines when it comes to the use of needles, cotton rolls, and gloves, and we dispose of them safely after each patient. We take pride in maintaining a clean and healthy environment for all of our patients, and we want you to feel comfortable, too. If you have any questions about how we sterilize our tools or keep our exam space clean, please feel free to ask your hygienist....
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How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
Posted on 3/15/2019 by Alyce
It is well known that exercise is important for your health. It improves four cardiovascular systems, strengthens your muscles and bones and keeps your weight regulated. This reduces the potential that you could contract, for example, diabetes or other weight-related conditions. Though exercise is good to keep the blood pumping and flowing, which helps your oral health, exercise plans should also take other factors into consideration that affect your oral health. Many of these factors become habits of those who practice an exercise regimen. You consider the snacks you eat before exercising, and you also ensure that you are sufficiently hydrated. These aspects of exercise must be examined with your oral health in mind. What Effect Does Hydration Have on My Teeth? When you exercise, whether you are a runner, walker, cyclist or use weight machines in a gym, you always ensure that you drink plenty of fluids. You should, it is important to stay adequately hydrated. But seldom you athletes consider what they are drinking relation to their oral health, they are primarily concerned with replacing the fluid and electrolytes lost during the exercise process. It is important and does prevent other problems from occurring. But seldom do athletes consider their oral health. What you drink makes a difference. Most sports drinks, though they replace your electrolytes, contain high amounts of sugar. The sugar is not there to assist you in the replacement task, but is simply there to make the drink taste better. The sugars in these drinks, sit on your teeth, break down into acids, and help the bacteria on your teeth Another problem that athletes have when exercising is breathing. If you engage in mouth breathing, rather than breathing through your nose, you are drying your mouth out and reducing the flow of saliva. This causes your mouth to get dry and prevents the saliva from rinsing your teeth. For more information, give our office a call!...
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All Posts:
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
4/15/2019
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
3/25/2019
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
3/15/2019
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
2/25/2019
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
2/15/2019
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
1/25/2019
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
1/15/2019
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
12/25/2018
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
12/15/2018
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
11/30/2018
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
11/20/2018
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
10/25/2018
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
10/15/2018
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
9/23/2018
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
9/13/2018
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
8/30/2018
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
8/20/2018
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
7/20/2018
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
6/23/2018
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
6/13/2018
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
5/23/2018
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
5/13/2018
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
4/25/2018
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
4/15/2018
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