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.

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Two of the most common tooth replacement options are dental implants and dental bridges. A dental bridge uses a false tooth to replace a missing tooth, and it usually relies on adjacent teeth for support. A dental implant uses a titanium screw, which acts as the root, and a crown, usually made of porcelain. If you are missing a tooth, you may wonder which of these two treatments is the choice for you. Read More 

Bony Lumps Under Your Gums? Braces May Help.

Finding a hard lump under your gums can be quite disconcerting. However, many people experience these bony lumps, called mandibular tori, so rest assured that you're not alone. If these lumps are bothering you and you want them to go away, it's possible that braces may be helpful in doing so. Here's what you need to know about these lumps and how braces can potentially get rid of them. What They Are Read More 

What Happens at a Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Professional teeth whitening treatment is an excellent way to get beautiful, white teeth without compromising the health of your enamel. Dentists can offer in-office teeth whitening to new patients and existing patients alike. The process of professional teeth whitening is more involved than anything you can perform at home, so learning about the steps involved can help you know what to expect. Here is what will happen when you arrive at the dentist's office for a teeth whitening treatment: Read More