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Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
There are many different reasons you suffer from bad breath. The bad breath is often temporary and the result of something you ate. Some bad breath is a sign of potential problems in your mouth or teeth and requires some form of treatment to correct. No matter what the cause, people are always looking for ways to fix their bad breath. Just like there are foods that cause bad breath, there are also foods that can freshen it. It is worth learning what they are and why they are effective at freshening your breath. Learning the Foods The great thing about turning to foods that freshen your breath is that the foods also give you some pleasure. Eating is one way to improve your attitude throughout the day. When you choose these foods, you not only improve your mood, but you also can improve your breath. When people think about ways to freshen their breath, they often turn to gum. Gum chewing is not always an acceptable habit in many places. Replacing it with the right foods can allow a person to ditch the gum. Contact our office today to find out more about this or any other oral health topic you have an interest in....

Eating a Rainbow Diet Can Help Your Oral Health Improve
Posted on 1/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Eating more fruits and vegetables will affect the health of your gums and teeth positively. They minimize the amount of time that you expose your teeth to acid while also stimulating your mouth to produce more saliva to wash away leftover food and reduce acidity as well. Here's a sample rainbow diet for you to explore. Red ApplesApples give you a fresh breath while also cleaning off plaque from your teeth. Strawberries and red peppers provide you with vitamin c that helps to keep your gums healthy. The red peppers are also packed with anti-inflammatory benefits. OrangeCarrots and pumpkins are a great source of vitamin A. Chewing raw carrots protects you from having a dry mouth by stimulating the mouth to generate mouth-cleansing saliva. This ensures that your mucous membranes stay healthy. Butternut squash is rich in potassium and vitamin C. The potassium is good for neutralizing any acid that could corrode your teeth. YellowCheeses are a great source of calcium that is important for building strong bones and teeth. Like red peppers, yellow peppers are also packed with vitamin c and anti-inflammatory benefits. GreenGreen leafy vegetables such as asparagus, chard, spinach, lettuce, and kale, are a good source of iron, vitamin k, beta-carotene, phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium. These combined helps to keep the teeth healthy and strong by protecting your gums from cell damage and infectious bacteria. The calcium gives you strong bones as well. Rich in folic acid, broccoli keeps your gums healthy, and it helps to protect the unborn babies in pregnant mothers from developing cleft lips. BlueBlueberries contain among the highest percentages of antioxidants that help to keep away diseases while supporting the growth of new cells all over the body. Also, they are full of vitamin c and vitamin k. VioletAcai berries help to boost your immunity due to their high antioxidant content. Eggplants have vitamin c, vitamin k, folic acid, and potassium. All of these work together to keep your oral health at its best. Reach out today to get an in-depth perspective on your nutritional needs from our team of experts. We will also give you expert advice on how to protect yourself from gum disease....

What Enamel Does for Your Teeth Aside from Protecting Them
Posted on 12/20/2018 by Lemond Hunter
When our patients come in for the first time and fill out our personal information, the number one they are concerned about is their smile. Having a healthy enamel, means your teeth are protected from bacteria and harmful plaque. What is Enamel?The enamel of a tooth is the outer layer that is visible when you smile. When cared for with regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene, the enamel is white, which makes your smile bright and beautiful. Your teeth are made of several layers, and the enamel is one of the most important ones because it protects the tooth from decay. Functions of the EnamelAside from protecting your teeth from bacteria and disease, the enamel is also responsible for preventing food sensitivity. There are several reasons for tooth sensitivity, including cavities and exposed roots due to gum disease. A strong enamel can help with tooth sensitivity. The enamel also contains more minerals than other bones in your body. Calcium and phosphorus make up most of the durable outer layer of your teeth to keep them healthy and prevent damage from bacteria. In addition, the enamel is responsible for the white color of your teeth. The stronger and healthier that layer is, the whiter your smile will be. As enamel erodes with age, wear and tear, and disease, it becomes thinner and the inner, more yellow layer of the tooth, called the dentin, starts to show. Taking care of the enamel is our primary goal. While the outer layer is solid, it is susceptible to cracks and chips which can damage it and make it vulnerable to disease. Bacteria will find its way inside the tooth and start destroying it. Letting us take care of your teeth regularly will help you keep your enamel healthy for a long time. Call us today to set up your appointment....

All Posts:

Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
Eating a Rainbow Diet Can Help Your Oral Health Improve
What Enamel Does for Your Teeth Aside from Protecting Them
What Dry Mouth Can Do to Your Teeth
Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
What We Look At During Dental Exams
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
What People Notice When They First Meet You
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
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