Hopefully throughout our blogs we have made it clear which foods and drinks are bad for your teeth. Acid and sugar contained in foods are bad for your teeth’s enamel and can cause plaque, which are all things that facilitate cavities. But what happens when we think were eating healthy but that healthy food is actually bad for your teeth? Here are some foods that are regarded as healthy but are bad for your teeth.
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A Checklist For Your Next Dental Appointment
Plan Your Personal And Work With The Appointment:
Many people don’t enjoy going to the dentist because their appointments are often scheduled amidst their busy schedule. When planning your appointment, consider how your day will be affected by the timing. Do you have lunch with a client or business professional afterwords? How about a public speaking event or a presentation? You may not feel up to it after your mouth and teeth have been worked on! Be sure to give yourself enough time and care to adjust after an appointment! This is why...
You Should Schedule Your Appointment In The Morning:
There are 3 reasons why scheduling your appointments in the morning works better! To start, your teeth are fresh and clean after your nightly and morning brushing. Two, it can be relieving to ‘get the dentist appointment ‘out of the way’ instead of dreading it throughout the day. Third, your dental appointment will more than likely include a nice cleaning! You’ll want to show off your pearly whites throughout the day!
Relieve Your Stress, Simply:
Avoid taking any paid medications preemptively to your visit. Consider alternative methods such as deep breathing or listening to calm music. Of course there are other methods, but it’s important that your dentist sees you without chemicals in your body.
Don’t be afraid to voice concerns or ask questions when visiting your dentist! We want to hear what you’re thinking, or know if you have any worries.
Make Sure To Bring Info:
Make sure to bring all the documents and information your dentist may need for your appointment, such as your I.D., insurance card, previous dentist information,etc.
Brush Your Teeth!!!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but alot of people arrive to their appointment without having brushed their teeth. Always, always, always, brush your teeth before an appointment. Please.
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Our parents and our parents' parents have pulled baby teeth with the good ole string attached to the doorknob trick. Since the inception of YouTube parents have found new interesting ways to pull baby teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to spaces in your jaw bone where teeth once stood. These spaces can cause problems with your other teeth and jaw. Having teeth missing can cause the bite pressure in your mouth to change. This will make teeth shift in your mouth. Shifting teeth mean more places for plaque to enter your mouth in places that are difficult to clean. This means an increased risk of gum disease.
Teeth serve other purposes other than just cutting through food so we can survive; they help you speak. We often forget that our teeth help us form the sounds needed to communicate, since we have not experienced this limitation since we were children. Having teeth missing, depending on the location, can have an impact on our communication with the world around us.
Your jaw bone has places for each one of your teeth. Your teeth hold these spots on your jaw and if your teeth are not there to perform their duty it can compromise the bone of your jaw. The bone around the empty space will start to wear down and deteriorate.
Of course, we all want perfect teeth and no one wants a gap in their teeth. You can call and set up an appointment today to have your teeth replaced and get back to having a perfect smile you’re confident in!
The best defense against cavities is still a healthy diet and maintaining good dental hygiene. This is a fun animated video about how cavities form in our mouths! So we can better understand and protect ourselves in the future. It is never to late to start good hygiene practices!
Flossing is the last thing anyone has time for. Dentists tell us we need to floss after every meal but who has time for that? Flossing takes time since we are not practiced at it. What if we are all just doing it poorly? So, I am here to tell you the secret to flossing. First, let me say that it is important for you to floss. This blog is full of reasons that keeping your teeth healthy can be better for you. I will not go into lengthy detail about the benefits. If you want to know more read our previous blogs, but the just is that flossing removes plaque in your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Kids should start flossing when they have the ability too. Anyone who has flossed knows that it does take some amount of manual dexterity to floss correctly. If you have two teeth that are touching then it is a good idea to floss between them.
Some people will debate whether It is better to floss before or after brushing, whether flossing after each meal or just three times a day is best. Many different theories on what time is best or flossing. The best time for flossing is anytime that you will floss. If flossing in the morning, or night works best for you then that is the best time. I recommend this simple step by step process to floss.
checkups will decrease the chances that your permanent teeth will need to be replaced. Having to replace your permanent teeth can be costly and who doesn’t want to keep their own teeth? Also helpful is that your smile will be bright and white. Having a great smile will boost your confidence since regular cleanings will help remove stains on your teeth. Sometimes toothbrushes won’t remove food in hard to reach places. These bits of food can cause bad breath. Having a checkup and a cleaning will remove all possible bits of residue or unwanted matter in your teeth. Making sure your breath smells fresh. One of the most important aspects of a regular checkup is that your dentist can detect anything of possible concern. This is your dentists time to identify anything that may cause your issues in the future. This means that preventative action can be taken to mitigate any of your future discomfort. Without this regular checkup then the dentist can’t do his or her job well. Schedule your regular checkup today and start gaining all the benefits!
will decrease. Most preliminary dental appointments are non-invasive and designed to teach the younger patient good dental hygiene habits. You can call the office and ask what exactly to expect from your first visit. The office would be more than happy to work with you to communicate exactly what will happen, this way you know exactly what is coming.
We want a partnership between our staff and your family, so we’re are here to help. We would be happy to help with recommendations for products or dietary adjustments, for instance which foods cause more cavities. It is also important to know what emergency care is available. Knowing that emergency care is available for your child whenever it is needed can give you peace of mind. Your smile and health are important to us and starting dental care early can make a large difference moving forward in life. We will do all we can to make sure no smile is disregarded because of fear for the dental practice.