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.
When you visit a dentist regularly every six months, you typically get a standard cleaning and inspection as part of your visit. However, those that have not been to the dentist in a very long time will need a deep cleaning. Here is what you need to know about this different type of dental cleaning procedure.
Deep Cleanings Require Anesthesia
Since a deep cleaning can be very invasive, it will require some sort of anesthesia to get the job done.
When it comes to taking care of your teeth after you get dental implants, the key is to stick to good dental hygiene habits. When you get dental implants, it is even more important to keep up your good habits. If f you don't have strong dental habits already, now is the time to establish them.
Care Tip #1: Use an Electric Toothbrush
When it comes to brushing your teeth, it is time to ditch your regular toothbrush and get an electric toothbrush.