Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

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Don't Let Dieting Impact Your Oral Health

Like many people who need to lose a few pounds, I try diet after diet in an attempt to find one that finally works for me. I learned the hard way that I need to make sure any diet will not harm my teeth, even if it does help me lose a few pounds. I learned this lesson when following a grapefruit diet. There are many versions of this, but the version I tried had me eat a grapefruit alone several times each day. It was supposed to suppress my appetite. I helped keep me from munching on unhealthy snacks, but the acid in the fruit took a toll on my tooth enamel and I quickly started getting lots of cavities. I created this blog to remind people that change up their diets often to make sure the foods they are eating are not harming their teeth.

3 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Children To See A Pediatric Dentist

Part of being a good parent is making sure your children have healthy teeth. You know brushing and flossing are important, but so is taking your children to see a pediatric dentist. This specialist can do many things for your children, such as: Help Reduce Fear and Anxiety  For most children, fear and anxiety creep up once they realize they're going to the dentists. This is particularly true if your child has never been to the dentist before. Read More 

4 Surprising Signs You Should Consult A Periodontist

Brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting your dentist for regular exams will help the health and look of your smile. Unfortunately, certain issues may arise, affecting your mouth, teeth, and gums even though you follow your dentist's recommendations. Half of Americans aged 30 years or older have some form of periodontitis, an inflammation of the soft and hard areas that support the teeth.  If you see your dentist regularly, they may notice the signs before you realize you have this inflammation in your mouth. Read More 

What To Do After Your Teeth Have Been Extracted For Dentures

If you are about to go to the dentist to have your teeth extracted so you can receive dentures, you will want to know as much as you can about what to expect and what you can do to get through the healing process. Here are some things to keep in mind: You Will Not Be Able To Chew Food Right Away Even if you were fitted for immediate dentures so you will have some false teeth in your mouth the day your natural teeth are extracted, you will not be able to chew solid food for at least a few days. Read More 

Who Can Benefit From Dental Veneers

Dental veneers, which are wafer thin materials used to cover the surface of the teeth, are some of the greatest dental inventions of the 20th century. Available in various colors, lengths, and designs, veneers can be used for so many forms of dental treatments that everyone should know about them. Here are the six most common dental problems that veneers can take care of: You have Discolored teeth Most people think of bleaching when they wish to whiten their stained teeth. Read More 

5 Tips To Prevent And Reduce Tooth Discoloration And Staining

A bright white smile is considered attractive by most people, but a number of every day things can lead to teeth stains and discoloration. Luckily, there are several things that you can do to help prevent or reduce staining and discoloration. If you want to maintain a beautiful white smile, use the following tips: Make it a Point to Brush After Every Meal Things like coffee, tea, wine, soda, soy sauce, and tomatoes can all cause teeth stains and discoloration. Read More