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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.

Why You Shouldn’t Postpone Dental Appointments

Flossing and brushing your teeth after every meal is not enough to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. It's advisable to observe all the scheduled dental exams to improve your oral health. During routine dental appointments, your dentist will clean your teeth and treat any underlying oral complication to prevent it from escalating. The professional will also teach you how to take care of your mouth to minimize the risks of dental illnesses. Read More 

Ensuring Your Child Receives Quality Dental Care

Children's oral health is one of the most overlooked aspects of pediatric health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, on average, 20% of children aged between 5 and 11 years have an untreated decayed tooth. The effects of poor oral health in children traverse personal health. This is reflected in children who have poor oral hygiene missing more school days and receiving lower school grades. Moreover, poor dental care may stunt a child's social development. Read More 

What Are Your Options When You’re Missing A Tooth?

Are you missing a tooth and not sure what to do about it? If so, it's important to know what your options are to replace it.  Do Nothing You always have the option to do nothing, which may not be the best idea in the long run. A missing tooth is going to lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth is missing, which is not good for the health of your mouth. Read More 

Want To Enhance Your Smile? 4 Reasons To Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

The first thing you see when a stranger smiles at you is their teeth. Your teeth make a great impression on everyone you meet and can easily affect your self-confidence. If you find yourself hiding from the public eye because your teeth aren't as attractive as you would like them to be, you might want to consult a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry has been formulating treatments aimed at restoring the general appearance of the teeth. Read More 

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore The Need For A Root Canal

Has a recent visit to the dentist resulted in you needing to get a root canal? While you may think that it is not necessary, you should really listen to the recommendation of your dentist. Here are some reasons why you should get that root canal. It Will Be More Painful Later One reason to get a root canal right away is that it will be more convenient to have the procedure done sooner rather than later. Read More