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How to Maintain Oral Health through Nutrition

Daily Nutrition and its Impact on your Oral Health

Did you know that phosphorous, Potassium and Zinc are equally important for your oral health?
Most people believe that Calcium is the only nutrient that their oral health requires, which is not true. Research shows that oral health is dependent on your overall health and vice versa; you need to maintain your health in general in order to ensure that your oral health is properly maintained. Let’s see how daily nutrition can help you eradicate the possibility of various infections and disease that can lead to tooth loss.

What is included in Good Nutrition?
The first and the most important thing you need to understand is the type of food that makes good nutrition. Most of the time, people consume processed foods like packed juices that promise the goodness of the real fruit. Always keep in mind that the only real goodness of a fruit comes from its raw source. So, you need to see how much of your diet consists of processed foods and how much of it is unprocessed, organic food. Fruits, vegetables and seeds in their raw form offer a better benefit to your overall health than cereals, cooked and canned natural foods. In general, good nutrition includes organic foods that come straight from the garden. Be picky with your food choices and ensure that you and your family are eating healthy. Simply shifting your diet from processed to unprocessed can make a huge difference.

How to create a balanced Nutrition?
Balanced nutrition includes a bit of everything. When creating a balanced diet, keep in mind to include a portion of seeds, fruits and veggies. Fruits like Apple, bananas and blueberries are especially good for your oral health as they contain essential nutrients like iron, antioxidants and potassium. Make sure that you have at least 3 protein-based meals a day. Eggs and Salmon are good sources of protein to fulfill your protein needs. In addition, add healthy oils to your diet. Olive oil and coconut oil are known for their high nutrient properties. Add these oils into your daily meals to boost your nutrient intake.

Nutrition and Exercise
Nutrition alone is not enough to maintain optimum health. You need to find a balance between nutrition and exercise. Pair nutrition with optimum exercise to supplement its effect on your body; proper nutrition and exercise ensure that the body has all the essential minerals it needs to operate and that the blood flow is in healthy circulation. Nutrition is absolutely important when it come sot maintaining your overall health. Most oral health issues occur solely due to lack of proper nutrition. Incorporate both natural foods and exercise in your daily routine to fortify your body against viral and other infections that may impact your overall health.This will also ensure your oral health and keep you away from dentist’s chair for a long time. In addition, ensure that you get your dental health examined by a specialist at least twice a year. Nutrition, dental cleaning and exercise can help you fortify your gums and teeth against infection and other oral diseases. So, start today!

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5 Questions to ask your Dentists before Dental Cleaning

The Right Questions to ask your Dentist

Asking the right questions is the only way to understand something better. This is why we encourage children to ask questions in school. When it comes to your dental health, asking the right questions allows you to get the right advice that can essentially help you maintain a better oral health for an enhanced overall well-being. Here are the 5 questions you should be asking your dentists for your dental cleaning treatment.

How often do I need to have dental cleaning?
Dental cleaning (scaling and polishing) should be done at least twice a year to make sure that your enamel is clear of plaque and staining that have the potential to become a gum disease. However, based on your specific dental needs, your dental specialist may advise you to get a professional dental cleaning more than twice a year.

Can I do it at home?
Home cleaning treatments and natural remedies to clear away plague can be effective. However, in most cases, it is important to see a dentist if the home treatments and the natural remedies do not produce an optimum result. Talk to your dentist and see if you can depend solely on home treatment to maintain oral health. It is important to remember that specialized dental cleaning is much more thorough than the home cleaning treatments. Brushing and flossing alone cannot clear away the stains and the plague that sticks to the enamel.

What foods should I avoid before and after the cleaning process?
Generally, there is no rule. Dental cleaning is a basic process that does not require any special preparation. It can be completed in one sitting and you don’t need to take off from work.

What can improve my dental cleaning?
Regularity and consistency are the most important factors for oral health maintenance. You need to take the responsibility for your oral health and schedule appointments with your dentist when needed. In most cases, your dental clinic will remind you of your regular cleaning appointments.

What are some important things I need to consider for my dental health?
Gum disease is one of the most common problems that can impact your tooth structure in some cases make you lose teeth. You need to monitor your oral health and look for signs and symptoms that may indicate a serious oral health issue. Ask your dentist about the preventative measures and how to keep the periodontal disease at bay. The most common signs of gum disease include swollen or irritated gums, bleeding gums (especially during brushing) and painful gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, get an oral examination to start the treatment right away.
Your dentists can evaluate your oral health and recommend oral maintenance practices accordingly. So, it is important that you visit your dentists at least twice a year for dental evaluation and cleaning. Based on your dental needs, you may require more or fewer visits for dental scaling. This practice can ensure that you don’t develop gum disease or lose any teeth to any other oral disease.

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Is it Time to Replace your Old Black Fillings?

Back in the earlier days, when dentistry was still evolving the only option for filling your decayed teeth were silver fillings or sometimes gold fillings. Although these metals did serve the purpose and last long enough for the tooth to be functional, these fillings are no longer the choice of material for a dental filling. This liquid mercury and metal alloy filling has been around since 1904. Amalgam was originally used and favoured for its intense strength, durability and easy application. However, many people have expressed concerns regarding amalgam fillings due to the presence of mercury in their composition, despite there being no adverse health risks. Due to this (and aesthetic issues), many people have chosen to remove old fillings and have them replaced with white fillings instead, often seen as the more attractive and natural looking alternative.

What are your Options?
Filling materials include the most common composite resin (white filling), porcelain, and even CEREC for more damaged teeth.

Composite resin (White Fillings)
These composite resins are a blend of plastics and small glass particles – aren’t just good for repairing cavities; they can also be used to change the color or shape of a tooth. White fillings are matched to the original colour of the tooth. Instead of having noticeable silver or black fillings that often show when you laugh and smile, white fillings are virtually undetectable in the mouth (at least by the naked eye). They repair the tooth to its prior condition, providing patients with beautiful and natural looking results. The procedure is simple and consists of just one appointment. Your dentist will first choose the shade of composite that best matches your tooth color. After removing the decay, he or she will use a special curing light to harden each layer of filling material. The filling will be shaped to fit your tooth and polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining. Although these materials are very strong and durable, sometimes when the damage to the tooth is very extensive your dentist will choose and ceramic restoration over a composite resin.

Ceramic or porcelain fillings Ceramics are tooth-colored. Ceramics are more resistant to staining and abrasion than composite resin. Ceramic fillings are more brittle than composite resin and can break but they are very strong when bonded on to the tooth . They are also more resistant to staining and abrasion unlike the composites. They are a form of indirect filling, known as inlay or onlay, usually require more than one visit to the dentist and tend to be pricey. These are made in the dental lab once the measurements are made according to the needs of your tooth. These have excellent esthetic properties and look absolutely natural. If you have those ugly black fillings, call us at Dr Ehabs dental clinic and replace them with the best natural looking white fillings! Keep smiling!

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DO YOU HAVE WHITE SPOTS ON YOUR TEETH?

Our teeth are the vital part of our smile and our smile is the element which exudes our confidence and vibrant nature. Healthy white teeth are inevitably the most attractive part of the face. Having white spots or discoloration of the teeth creates an unavoidable blotch on the beauty of our smile.
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WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS?

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth to help protect them from bacteria and acids that contribute to tooth decay. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny depressions and grooves in the teeth and causing decay.Read more

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Things to Know before Getting your First Root Canal Treatment

How to Prepare for Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is one of the most commonly performed procedures in dentistry. If your dentist has informed you that you may need a root canal, it essentially means that you have an infection that has spread to the root of the tooth and cannot be eliminated through common antibiotics. If the infection is minor, your dental specialist may try to recover the tooth help through medication. So here are a couple of things that you need to know before getting your first root canal treatment.Read more

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A Brief Guide to Dental Veneers

The different types of dental veneers

Veneers are one of the most commonly used smile makeover treatments around the world. If you are looking to get a smile makeover, then know that there is more than one treatment. Even with Veneers, you get a lot of options that can suit your specific smile makeover requirements. A smile makeover is the best investment for you if you want to enhance the way you smile. So to help you make a decision, here are the different types of veneers you can have for smile correction.Read more

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Holistic Dentistry and how it Impacts your Oral Health

How Holistic Dentistry helps you Maintain a Healthy Life  

When it comes to your overall well being there are a lot of factors that play a key role. These factors must be considered and integrated with the regular healthcare to ensure a wholesome well being. Holistic dentistry is an important component of wholesome health. It is a positive approach towards overall well being that embraces medical science and holistic healing. This post looks at how holistic dentistry impacts your overall health, and how you can find holistic dentists to maintain that wholesome health.Read more

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Benefits of Porcelain Veneers and how they Impact your Smile

Choosing Porcelain Veneers for your Smile Makeover

Veneers are one of the safest and fastest options for those looking to get a quick smile makeover. Do you have a chipped tooth that you would like to cover? Perhaps there’s a gap that you would like to fix? Veneers can solve minor teeth issues that can include a chipped, broken, damaged or misaligned front tooth. This post looks at how you can use porcelain veneers to cover your dental flaws and live a confident life.Read more