You can brush and floss all you want, but if you don’t maintain a proper diet, your teeth will still suffer. Did you know that the foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your oral health? Too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks can put you at risk for tooth decay.
Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.
We tend to celebrate our favorite holidays with food – often items with lots of sugar. Just think about all the desserts we associate with holiday celebrations. Cookies, cakes, and candies surround us with delicious temptation. Is it possible to maintain healthy teeth and enjoy some of the season’s special food delights?
Did you know that men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health – in some cases, for years? Lots of men don’t brush and floss on a regular basis and avoid dental visits for cleanings and exams. Some of the healthiest and fittest guys are guilty.
You can brush and floss all you want, but if you don’t maintain a proper diet, your teeth will still suffer. Processed foods should be avoided as much as possible; not only are they bad for a healthy smile, but they also contribute to a number of general health problems.
It’s the “back-to-school” time of year when young athletes start team practice. For team workouts, sports drinks are a popular alternative to water for staying hydrated. If they contain electrolytes, they help sustain energy levels during physically challenging activities. Lots of people don’t realize these beverages have can adverse effects on teeth.
As a proud new father and a dentist, I know how important dental care is to every expectant mother. Pregnancy is not a time to neglect oral hygiene or skip visits to the dentist. In fact, oral health is directly related to the overall health of both the mother and her developing baby. Regular oral exams and cleanings are safe and may help in preventing or diagnosing and treating any pregnancy-related dental symptoms.
In my family dental practice I see patients of all ages. Like all dentists, I educate each family member on the benefits of good oral hygiene – brushing, flossing, dental exams, and diet. I want every patient to avoid the serious problems associated with gum disease. Here’s why:
Sports drinks are a staple for young adults. If they contain electrolytes, they help sustain energy levels during physically challenging activities. During hot summer days, they are a popular alternative to water for staying hydrated. Lots of people don’t realize these beverages have can adverse effects on teeth.
Many of my patients want a whiter and brighter smile. They worry that their discolored teeth are unattractive and unhealthy and want to know how to remove stains from teeth. Knowing what causes stains on teeth and how to avoid staining can help everyone have a healthy smile.