February 27th, 2018
Eating disorders can result in serious damage to dental health, as well as other detrimental effects on health such as heart failure, hair loss and osteoporosis.
– The acidic nature of vomit can corrode the protective enamel layer of teeth, making them more susceptible to decay.
– Rinsing with water after vomiting and using fluoride mouthwashes can help minimise damage caused by vomiting.
– Enamel erosion happens in 9/10 patients with bulimia.
“Although it can be difficult to talk about your eating disorder, it’s a good idea to tell your dentist about your eating problem.”
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February 22nd, 2018
Flossing is necessary for healthy teeth and a bright smile. However, there are foods get stuck more easily than others.
Ensure to floss after eating the following foods:
– Raw broccoli, spinach, mangoes and pineapples
– Popcorns and starchy foods like potato chips and fries.
– Caramel and toffee sweets
Be extra careful when flossing your teeth to avoid hurting your gums. Replace your floss regularly and see the dentist for assessment.
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February 20th, 2018
Preventive dentistry is caring for your teeth, protecting them against cavities, gum disease and bad odour. Preventive dentistry can be practised both at home and at the dental clinic. Here is more.
– At home, practise proper oral hygiene by brushing at least twice daily, flossing regularly and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash after snacks.
– Visit your dentist regularly for checkups, treatments and cosmetic solutions like veneers, braces and fillings.
– Ensure that your diet includes teeth-healthy meals with vitamins and minerals.
Prevent cavities by avoiding alcohol, smoking and acidic foods.
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February 15th, 2018
It is common knowledge that we are supposed to brush at least twice a day. Well, according to dentists, we are supposed to brush even longer if we eat the foods below.
– Bread and dried fruits get stuck in teeth, generating plaque and bacteria that cause cavities.
– Soda and candy contain a lot of sugar which facilitates harmful bacteria.
– Alcohol causes dry mouth and contains acid which erodes the enamel.
Wait for at least 30 minutes before brushing and see your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleaning.
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February 12th, 2018
Too much of a good thing is not always good for you and this applies to brushing and flossing teeth which are both vital to good dental care but can be overdone. Tooth enamel can be damaged by too much brushing while gums are also susceptible to damage by over flossing.
A good dentist will offer advice but the basic rules for good dental care are:
– Brush teeth twice daily
– Use a soft-bristled brush
– Floss gently once a day
This is the accepted regimen for healthy teeth as it is possible to “clean them too much” and further information can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/is-it-possible-to-brush-floss-and-clean-your-teeth-too-often/.
February 5th, 2018
While natural remedies for cleaning the teeth and gums may be trending, many doctors believe that they could do more harm than good.
Which practices should you curtail in order to avoid dental problems?
– Fluoride-free toothpastes will not protect teeth from decay.
– Frequently drinking hot water and lemon will erode enamel and harm your teeth.
– There is no proof that “oil pulling” has any positive impact upon oral hygiene.
”In terms of brushing your teeth with charcoal or apple cider vinegar, both Dr. Atkins and Dr. Eskander add the ‘natural remedies’ could do more harm than good.”
February 1st, 2018
Only a dentist will determine if a cavity is present in your teeth. Still, there are some natural solutions which can provide temporary relief from minor pain and discomfort.
What are three amazing remedies?
– A cold pack can reduce swelling and decrease pain within 20 minutes.
– Certain recommended painkillers will offer relief, but these should not be taken by children.
– A salt water solution can promote healing while reducing any associated inflammation.
”A few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton ball can also be placed against the affected tooth as a temporary remedy.”
January 30th, 2018
While veneers can be an excellent solution for cracked or damaged teeth, many patients are concerned that they will experience pain and sensitivity. Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say.
– Most individuals will experience a little sensitivity initially.
– Speak with a dentist if this sensitivity continues for more than 12 weeks.
– There are instances when veneers will actually decrease sensitivity thanks to their protective nature.
”To discover if veneers could be the smile solution you’ve been looking for, schedule an appointment with your dentist today!”
January 25th, 2018
If you have an overbite – where your upper teeth cover the lower ones – you may need to check it is not creating problems.
– An overbite can cause jaw pain, especially when chewing.
– Enamel wears out more quickly if your teeth rub.
– If your overbite causes your teeth to hit the gum it increases the risk of gum disease.
Braces are one way of correcting an overbite. Talk to your dentist if you need more information.
“The only way to properly and permanently correct an overbite is with professional treatment.”
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