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Could Your Oral Health Improve with Fluoride Treatments?
Posted on 7/13/2019 by Kelly Hong
Fluoride is an important mineral that people need in order to have strong and healthy teeth and gums. Our hygienists provide fluoride treatments to those that want to have stronger, well protected teeth. It is recommended for children to have the treatment done once they have their teeth cleaned. In addition to this, those that have well water, which does not have the mineral in it, should consider fluoride supplements in order to help build healthier, stronger teeth overall. Fluoride is also a common ingredient that is found in toothpaste and mouthwash. It is also found in traditional tap water as most, if not all, municipalities add fluoride into the water supply to help make sure residents are getting this vital mineral. Other supplements and vitamins can help to build stronger teeth and gums, but fluoride is always recommended by our office to our patients. Benefits of Having Fluoride Treatments Fluoride is beneficial to us all because it can help to rebuild weakened enamel on the teeth. It can also slow down the loss of minerals inside the tooth enamel. If you have tooth decay in the early stages, you can slow or stop the progression with proper care, including cleanings and fluoride treatments. It also helps to prevent harmful bacteria growth in the mouth that could potentially lead to more serious forms of tooth decay. Fluoride has been shown to provide numerous other benefits of using it regularly, especially drinking it in water. Even smaller trace amounts can help boost the strength and integrity of your teeth. When it comes to fluoride, every little bit helps. For further information regarding fluoride or other types of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that could possibly help provide you with a healthier smile, speak with us here at our dental office. We would be more than happy to answer all of your questions and help however we can....
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It Is Important to Eat Only the Right Foods Following Any Type of Oral Surgery
Posted on 6/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
If you are about to have oral surgery, or someone in your family is, it is really important that you figure out ahead of time what you and your loved ones can eat, and what they can't eat. While we caution you to be careful with your food choices while you are taking care of your teeth, it is really important to take care of your teeth, gums and oral structures after you have oral surgery. If oral surgery is in your future, keep reading. We have some suggestions on the importance of oral health after your surgery is done. Nutrition to Promote Healing The point in using nutrition to promote healing is a very important part of your oral recovery. In fact, maintaining a nutritious diet is one way to maintain a diet that helps you feel better, increases your healing potential, and minimizes discomfort from surgery. Some Rules to Help You Out First, be sure that whether you are eating a completely liquid diet or a soft food diet once you're done with surgery, you need to make sure you are eating a balanced plate. For example, you need dietary protein to aid in your healing. If you are drinking a smoothie, for example, add some protein or whey powder. You could also add yogurt. While getting fruits and vegetables into your diet will help your mouth tissues heal, it is also important that you are careful about acidic fruits and vegetables. For example, you may want to avoid oranges, lemons, limes, tomatoes, onions, and grapefruit, because all of these fruits and vegetables have acids that could cause burning in your mouth. You may also want to limit your food intake to a little at a time, so that your mouth has time to adjust. Don't move rapidly from very hot food to very cold food. Give your mouth a chance to adjust. If you have questions about a recent surgery, or you think you might need oral surgery, why not give us a call? We will be happy to discuss your possible surgery with you....
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How to Tell if a Filling Breaks
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Kelly Hong
Nearly everyone has a dental filling- over 91% of Americans over the age 20 have at least one filling. Fillings are a tried and true way to fill in a tooth that had a cavity and save it from additional damage. As much as possible, we want your teeth to be preserved and healthy, because a healthy tooth is the best thing for your mouth. There are times, however, that a filling, especially an older one, may begin to decay or break down. Eventually, a filling could break, which means that you will need to have it repaired. How can you tell if a filling breaks? We have some answers for you. Signals You May Have a Broken Filling The first signal you will notice if you have a broken filling is if you are having pain. Depending on where your filling is, you have more pain when you are biting down. The pain may be dull at first, but the pain may increase in intensity depending on what you are eating. You may also notice that your tooth is aching at other times when you are not chewing on something and may feel more like a typical toothache. This may clue you in that something is wrong with the filling, and you may need to have the tooth looked at. There could possibly be another cavity forming on the filled tooth as well. Believe it or not, a dental checkup may also determine whether or not you have a broken filling. When a filling is recently broken, you may not even notice anything is wrong. A dental checkup, with careful observations and x-rays, may determine whether or not your filling has broken. If you have questions about your fillings, or you think one of your fillings could be broken, why not give us a call? We would love to make you an appointment to have your fillings checked out!...
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All Posts:
Could Your Oral Health Improve with Fluoride Treatments?
7/13/2019
It Is Important to Eat Only the Right Foods Following Any Type of Oral Surgery
6/25/2019
How to Tell if a Filling Breaks
6/15/2019
Your Oral Health Can Improve from Yoga!
5/25/2019
Why Telling Us About Dental Fears Can Give You the Strength to Overcome Them
5/15/2019
Importance of Two Dental Visits Each Year
4/25/2019
If You Regularly Snack on Fresh Produce, It Can Leave You With a Whiter, Healthier Smile
4/15/2019
Talking with Us During Your Visits Helps Ensure You Get the Care You Need
3/25/2019
Taking Care of Your Teeth After Adult Braces
3/15/2019
Could Changing Your Toothpaste Make Brushing More Fun?
2/25/2019
Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Mouthwash
2/15/2019
Ways of Keeping Your Enamel Thick and Strong
1/25/2019
Understanding the Importance of Healthy Taste Buds
1/15/2019
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
12/30/2018
What to Do to Ease Cold Sensitivity in Your Teeth
12/20/2018
Any Form of Tobacco is a Dental Danger
11/30/2018
3 Most Common Mistakes with Your Oral Hygiene Routine
11/20/2018
Medicines to Help with a Tooth Ache Until We Can See You
10/20/2018
How Do Crunchy Vegetables Improve Your Oral Health?
9/30/2018
How Certain Types of Gum Can Help Improve Your Oral Health
9/20/2018
What Materials Make up Composite Fillings?
8/30/2018
What Happens When You Brush Too Much?
8/20/2018
The Different Stages of Dental Decay
7/20/2018
How Does Lupus Affect Your Oral Health?
7/10/2018
Options for Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
10/30/2010

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