Friday, February 27, 2015

Foods to Eat for Your Teeth

Sufficient nutrition is important in the prevention of a disease. Ongoing research shows that nutrients found in vegetables, fruits and nuts can strengthen the immunity and improve the body’s capability to fight bacteria and infections. It can also help protect the teeth and gums. It is important to know and understand how food can affect your oral health.

Good nutrition is essential and beneficial for your oral health as well as to your overall health. Include fresh produce, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains and lean meats in your diet. These foods contribute to a more alkaline state in your body, which defends against bacteria. Try to avoid foods with food coloring, artificial sweeteners and preservatives, as well as those withhigh sugar-content. These foods contribute to a more acidic state, which promotes the growth of bacteria.

Foods that take a long time to chew can damage your teeth because they hold sugar against your teeth longer than other foods. And instead of snacking on sweets throughout the day, eat them only during meal times to minimize the amount of time your teeth are exposed to acids. Lastly, drink a lot of water. It is as effective as a mouthwash, swishing away stuck particles from your teeth. And keeping your gums hydrated while stimulating saliva production.

For the best dental care that provides teeth whitening, family dentistry and more, visit Wynnewood Dental Arts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Keeping Your Teeth and Mouth Healthy

A healthy smile can do wonders not only for you but to other people as well. As you grow old, you might neglect doing the right practices to keep your mouth and teeth healthy and away from possible complications. With good oral hygiene, your teeth are clean and free of debris, bad breath is not a problem and your gums are pink and do not hurt nor bleed when brushing or flossing. Keep them healthy with these few tips.

Develop and follow an oral health routine. Make it easy for you so you won’t feel lazy doing it. Use fluoride as much as possible. It strengthens the teeth and prevents tooth decay for both children and adults. Brushing and flossing are the foundations of good oral care. Brush your pearly whites at least twice a day, morning and before bed time, and floss at least once. Eat a healthy diet and eat fewer foods that contains sugar. If you’re smoking, quit it. It doesn’t only affect your mouth, but it affects your general health. Last but not least, visit your dentist regularly.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your mouth. Keep your teeth healthy at Wynnewood Dental Arts.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Available at Wynnewood Dental Arts

Caring about your appearance is not just a matter of vanity. With your smile, you show those around your feelings. Studies show that people with attractive smiles are considered more friendly, intelligent and successful. With Philips Zoom Quick Whitening, a more beautiful smile can be achieved. The first step toward a more beautiful smile is a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. DeFinnis.