The cost of a cigarette could be your smile! Smoking increases risk of oral cancer and gum disease. It leaves stains and bad breath behind. Talk to your dentist or hygienist about oral health benefits of smoking cessation. The payback is huge. A number of things can cause or worsen gum disease: Smoking, stress, medications, poor nutrition, obesity, heart disease, and family history are some. Three out of four people in the U.S. have gum disease, but only about 3% get treatment.
YELLOW ~Yellow foods are high in antioxidants like vitamin C. Vitamin C keeps our teeth and gums healthy, helps to heal cuts, improves the mucus membranes (like when we have colds), helps to absorb iron, prevents inflammation, improves circulation, and therefore prevents heart disease. Some of the darker ones also cross over with the health benefits of orange foods.
Say “good-bye” to tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, loose teeth, bleeding and receding gums and say “hello” to a bright white smile and healthy pink gums. How is this possible? With oil pulling! Never heard of it? Well, it’s about time you had. Oil pulling is simple. You put a spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth and swish it around for a period of 15 to 20 minutes. The oil is “worked” in the mouth by pushing, pulling, and sucking it through the teeth.
For good dental health, eat a variety of foods, but minimize those that contain sugars and starches. These foods produce the most acids in the mouth and the longer they stay in the mouth, the more they can damage the teeth. Hard "sucking candies" are especially harmful because they stay in the #mouth a long time. #Dentistry #Dentaltown #DentalPatientEducationIdeas
Drink plenty of water. It can help wash off sugars and acid from your teeth. Better still if the water is fluoridated! Fluoride has been proven to strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities. It is especially effective when used early on in childhood. #miamidentist
If your teeth hurt when you drink hot or cold beverages, you may have sensitive teeth. This can be the result of tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn fillings, gum disease, worn tooth enamel or an exposed tooth root due to gum recession. Treatment will depend on the source of sensitivity. If you’re concerned about the sensitivity of your teeth see your dentist for diagnosis and treatment options. #Dentist #Dentistry #Dental
Wedding-day white teeth! My dentist actually told me about this. Use a little toothpaste, mix in one teaspoon baking soda plus one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, half a teaspoon water. Thoroughly mix then brush your teeth for two minutes. Remember to do it once a week until you have reached the results you want. Once your teeth are good and white, limit yourself to using the whitening treatment once every month or two. - Click image to find more Weddings Pinterest pins