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How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Alyce
When people think about their daily protein intake, probably the last thing on their minds is oral health. Most people think of protein as a way to build muscles in the body. However, protein plays an important role in oral health. Too little protein can actually have negative side effects to your oral health. Animal proteins play a vital role in keeping your teeth and jawbone strong and healthy. This is because animal proteins contain phosphorus. Phosphorus strengthens the teeth and jaw muscles by binding to the enamel of your teeth. Since enamel can't be regrown, the best way to protect it from wear is to strengthen it as much as possible, and phosphorus can help with that. If you want the most out of your animal proteins, try to eat them with a glass of vitamin D fortified milk. The triple threat of phosphorus, vitamin D, and calcium will strengthen your teeth and bones in no time! Rebuilding Your Body From The Inside Out Another reason why proteins are great for your oral health is because they help rebuild tissue in your mouth. By eating and brushing on a daily basis, microscopic cuts are made in the tissues of your mouth. While most of these cuts are no problem, they can turn into a problem without enough protein in your diet. Protein helps to rebuild these areas. Cuts that can't heal properly can grow into larger cuts or sores and become infected. Finally, protein can help fight off infection. People who have infected mouths may not know how to get rid of an infection, but protein can help. Protein not only helps rebuild tissue, but also promotes a strong immune system. A strong immune system is the number one way to fight off infections throughout the body. If you would like to learn more about how to promote good oral health with the foods you eat, give our office a call, and we'll be happy to help you....

The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
Posted on 12/25/2019 by Alyce
Many people overlook flossing and often do not do it because it can cause them pain or discomfort. It is important to floss to help prevent cavities and gum disease. This is because the floss can help to remove plaque and food particles that are stuck in between teeth that can lead to decay. Flossing every day is recommended by the ADA and should be a part of everybody's dental hygiene routine. Here are some tips that can make flossing more enjoyable and less painful. Type of Floss First and foremost is the type of floss that you choose. There are many varieties such as waxed and unwaxed, monofilament and poly filament, flavored or unflavored. Each one has its characteristics, such as monofilament is made with PTFE and is one strand versus poly filament being composed of multiple strands. The benefit of monofilament floss is that it is less likely to fray when subjected to very close contact points on the teeth. Although the cost may be higher, it can generally be more comfortable than a poly filament. It is wise to experiment with different types to see which floss is more pleasant. Whichever that is, is probably the best one for you. Techniques When it comes to the act of flossing itself, it is important not to let the floss snap down. It is best to gently slide it back and forth to the gumline. Bend the floss into a C shape and get the sides of each tooth it is between. Lightly move the floss to the area under the gumline, but be careful not to be too rough. If done too vigorously it can cause damage to the gums and lead to bleeding and of course pain. When removing the floss be sure to ease it back and forth on the way up. It is always recommended to avoid snapping it. Be sure to advance the floss to a clean piece for each new area which prevents bacteria and food buildup from redepositing somewhere else. Being very gentle is the best way to avoid pain. If your gums hurt or bleed due to flossing you may be being too rough with it. If you have questions about how to floss and how often or are just looking for more tips call our office to schedule a consultation. We would be delighted to discuss our recommendations on types of floss and other tips to avoid the pain that is often associated with flossing....

1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Alyce
Dentists usually advise against sharing your toothbrush with anyone. It is unhealthy and also because of the several types of bacteria that are found in the mouth. These bacteria are responsible for cavities in the teeth. This cavity bacterium, also known as streptococcus mutans, is also highly transferable from one individual to the other.  Reasons Why Sharing a Toothbrush Isn't Such a Bright Idea Sharing a toothbrush is not a good thing to do because this drastically increases your chances of getting a cavity. You can also contract other bacteria just by sharing a toothbrush. When some people brush their teeth, they bleed, and this means that you share blood and saliva. When you do this, you put yourself at risk of contracting blood-borne illnesses such as hepatitis and herpes.  When using a toothbrush, it is good to be aware that the bacterium that causes gum disease can be carried in a toothbrush. Sharing of the toothbrush is dangerous as some frayed toothbrush can cause illnesses like pneumonia and even carry the HPV virus. Studies have shown that this virus can cause cervical and even oral cancers.  Sharing a toothbrush makes you introduce a lot of oral bacteria in your mouth, and it will also make you leave bacteria on the toothbrush for the other person. Loss of teeth is another reason why you should stay away from other people's toothbrush. This is because you are at risk of suffering from a periodontal disease which has no cure.  We always advise that you change your toothbrush after 3-4 months because the bristles get weak and they no longer clean as effectively. On top of changing your toothbrush regularly, you should also come in to see us regularly for oral checkups and examines....

All Posts:
How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health
The Best Flossing Techniques Make Flossing Not Painful
1:Sharing a Toothbrush is Never a Good Idea
Why Talk to Us if You Have Allergies
What Options We Can We Offer for Sensitive Teeth
Could a Fun Toothpaste Flavor Spice Up Your Brushing Routine?
How Can One Side of Your Jaw Hurt but Not the Other?
Dangers You Need to Know About Toothpicks
How a Cleaning in Our Dental Office Differs from Yours At Home
Causes of Dental Pit Stains Can Be What You Eat
If the Bumps on Your Tongue Go Away, is That the Sign of a Problem?
Can You Brush Too Often?
Best Options for Handling a Fear of the Dental Chair
Is Brushing Your Teeth for Too Long a Real Problem?
How to Protect Teeth When You Get Sick
Why You Should Expect to Drool More with a New Set of Dentures
You Need to Make Sure Your Teeth are Healthy Prior to Whitening
Eggs Can Give You Better Oral Health
Easy Ways of Boosting Your Daily Calcium Intake
Sterilization Methods We Can Use for Our Tools
How Exercise Impacts Your Oral Health
Bruxism Can Affect You for Years to Come if Left Untreated
Best Restorative Options for Chipped Teeth
Types of Implants That Can Restore a Lost Tooth
Top Restorative Procedures For Your Teeth
Where Do Dental Pit Stains Originate?
Where Can Bacteria from Your Mouth Migrate To?
Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
What You Drink Can Ruin Your Breath
Is Chewing Gum Actually Helpful for Improving Oral Health?
Is Brushing and Flossing Different with a Bridge?
Best Options to Drink for a Healthy Mouth
Besides Flossing, How Can You Get Items Out from Between Your Teeth?
Greens You Want to Eat for Improved Oral Health
Good Oral Health Saves You Time and Money
Signs Your Tooth May Be Decaying from the Inside
How Dental Chips Can Ruin Your Oral Health
Do Dental Bridges Need Any Special Cleaning?
Do Canker Sores Damage Your Oral Health?
Foods That Make Your Breath Smell Better
Flossing Needs to Be Done Gently
Is There Any Reason to Fear Having a Cavity Filled?
How to Keep Dental Bonding Looking Like New
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