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Do People Eating Low Carb Diets Have To Worry About Extra Dental Problems?
Posted on 1/20/2020 by Lemond Hunter
Alternative diets are all the rave nowadays. More specifically, the low carb diet has been gaining traction among health-conscious people, and with the health benefits galore it promises, the reasons behind it shouldn't be a mystery. They promise a healthy cardiovascular system, weight loss, and protection from the risk of a variety of cancers. Perhaps the part of your health that stands to gain the most is your oral health. By limiting your exposure to carbohydrates, they can ensure that your teeth remain healthy for a long time. Here is how the diet can improve your dental health: Protection From Tooth DecayTooth decay is a result of a variety of reasons, and ingesting a large number of sugary foods and proteins can be among the catalysts. Carbohydrate gives the bacteria in your teeth a boost. In the process, they can continue to eat into your teeth as long as you ignore common dental hygiene practices. Since the diet limits the level of carbohydrates and sugary foods you take, it allows you to enjoy a reduced risk of exposure to tooth decay. Protection From Gum DiseaseGum disease can take a toll on your dental health. Other than increasing the chances of tooth loss, it can lead to chewing difficulties as well as bad breath and bleeding gums. While there are a variety of causes of gum diseases, one of the major causes is the deficiency of vitamin D in the body. Luckily, the Paleo diet encourages the intake of vitamin D, ensuring that you can raise the health of your teeth. It also helps to get rid of nutrient-deficient processed foods and replaces them with organic and nutrient-rich foods like spinach and salmon. The low-carb diet is heaven sent for many people. With it, you can evade common dental conditions as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle. Consider switching to it to strengthen your health. Find out what other benefits it can offer the next time you come see us....

Does Seaweed Do Anything to Boost Oral Health When It Is Part of Your Diet?
Posted on 1/10/2020 by Lemond Hunter
Seaweed is a hard sell for a lot of people with regard to food. However, if you are one of those people who like to eat seaweed, you are in luck. Seaweed apparently is not only good for your diet, but it also may be good for your oral health. Want to hear more information? Keep reading about the benefits of seaweed. The Discovery of Seaweed as a Cavity FighterThe discovery of seaweed as a cavity fighter happened by accident. Researchers were looking for a way to attack and remove bacteria from ship hulls. After several trials and errors, researchers found that a natural bacteria found on the top of seaweed is a great oral bacteria fighter. It does not seem to matter what which type of seaweed is used, the bacteria is present. There are several ways that the bacteria could be used to fight cavities. A healthy diet that includes seaweed gives you vitamin A and vitamin D, both of which are important for your oral health. Seaweed is also loaded with iodine, iron, calcium, vitamin C and magnesium. Researchers are also looking at whether toothpaste could include seaweed as part of the ingredients. One of the problems with toothpaste is that it cannot reach the areas in between teeth well. Many researchers think that the seaweed-infused toothpaste might be able to protect teeth more effectively, especially in the spaces in between teeth. Believe it or not, seaweed is also being studied for its anti-inflammatory properties as well, which could fight gum disease. Chewing seaweed is also good for teeth whitening. With all of the benefits seaweed brings, it's crazy not to add a little to your diet. While chewing seaweed may not be your thing, you can always eat seaweed wrapped in sushi. Do you need more information on how to incorporate seaweed in your diet? Why not give us a call today? We'll be happy to give you some tips....

Do You Really Need to Get Annual X-Rays?
Posted on 12/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Our mouths are a marvel. It's because of this that dental exams, at times, don't show the whole story. When a dentist or an orthodontist wants a full scope picture, it makes sense to request for x-rays of the mouth. X-rays are such a powerful and crucial tool when it comes to oral health. They are able to show the specialist areas where we otherwise wouldn't be able to reach or see. Because of that, we can then have a more comprehensive report when making diagnoses and determining a course of action. Here are a few reasons why x-rays are important. Diagnosing DiseasesWhen performing oral exams, the dentist relies on what they see with their naked eyes. The problem is the naked human eye doesn't see a lot. There are many diseases of the teeth and their corresponding surrounding tissue that a normal oral exam wouldn't catch. An x-ray on the other hand, can reveal even what has been hidden deep into the bone and tissue. An X-ray can reveal infections in the bone, areas of decay between teeth, cysts or abscesses, tumors and developmental abnormalities. This way, it becomes easier to make the correct diagnosis for a better outcome. As A Point Of ReferenceUnlike what most people think, teeth are constantly moving. Depending on the existing conditions, how your teeth are today isn't how they will be in a couple of months. When you get an X-ray in our office, they become part of your dental record and thereby help dentists get a clear picture of what's going on and therefore get a better idea of how to proceed. Since X-rays are a form of radiation, they shouldn't be taken every now and then. However, in most cases, their benefit massively outweighs their risk. With a proper x-ray, you can get diseases properly diagnosed, and we can easily make a comparison from the x-ray images and determine whether you are getting better or not. If not, they we can course correct to get a better outcome....

All Posts:

Do People Eating Low Carb Diets Have To Worry About Extra Dental Problems?
Does Seaweed Do Anything to Boost Oral Health When It Is Part of Your Diet?
Do You Really Need to Get Annual X-Rays?
Dangers of Letting Your Mouth Dry Out
Can You Feel When a Dental Filling Becomes Loose?
Best Filling Options for Front Teeth with Cavities
Why Do Athletes Tend to Get More Gum Disease?
Are There Secrets to Always Having Pleasant Breath?
Top Reasons We Use Suction Tools When Cleaning Your Teeth
Times Where You Need to Get Panoramic X-rays
Oral Health Changes You Can Start Making Today
How to Eat When You Have a Toothache Until We Can See You
Understanding the Importance of Biofilm
Uncommon Causes of Bad Breath
Did You Know We Can Help When You Decide to Quit Smoking?
Dental Implants Can Greatly Boost Confidence
Should You Brush Your Teeth in Circles or Lines?
How to Keep Your Lips from Cracking?
Can Crowns Become Loose?
Best Ways to Learn How to Be Proactive About Your Oral Health
Loose Teeth as an Adult Signifies a Problem with Your Oral Health
Let Us Help You When You Have Dental Questions Instead of Looking Them Up Online
Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
How Sinus Pressure Can Impact Your Teeth
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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