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Vitamins Are Important for Optimal Oral Health
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
You all know about the importance of eating for your physical health. The better you eat, the healthier you feel. Did you know that the vitamins and minerals you put into your body are also important for your oral health as well? While all vitamins are good for you, there are some vitamins that are better for your oral health than others. Not sure which ones to eat? We will be happy to help you out with some information! The Lineup of Oral Health Vitamins There are several different vitamins you need to make sure that you are getting in your diet for excellent oral health. First, you need to make sure you are getting enough calcium, as calcium keeps your jaw and teeth strong and healthy. If you are eating/drinking yogurt, milk, beans, kale and cheeses, you are putting calcium in your body. Second, you need to make sure you are either eating red meat or taking iron supplements. Iron reduces the amount of bacteria build-up in your mouth. Vitamin A, found in many orange, yellow and green fruits and veggies, keeps your saliva flowing, which is important for getting rid of mouth bacteria. The B vitamins help your body remain healthy, mouth sore free, and prevents the build-up of bacteria. You can find B vitamins in wheat, cheese, beef, rice, spinach, nuts and milk. Vitamin C, which is essential for gum health, can be found in citrus, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. Vitamin D is also essential, because without it, calcium doesn't get absorbed properly. Vitamin D can be found in eggs, milk and fish. If you have questions about how to make sure your mouth is benefitting from your great diet, why not give us a call? We can make sure that you are getting all of the vitamins and nutrients to promote dental health....
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What We All Do During a Dental Exam
Posted on 3/30/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Regular checkups and cleanings are a vital part of maintaining good oral health. There are things that we do in our office for every single exam, and there are things that patients tend to do as well. Today we will look at what a routine exam looks like, what to expect from us, and what we expect from you. Open Wide At every checkup, we will spend quite a bit of time with you evaluating your overall health and oral hygiene. By determining your risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and screenings for oral cancer and other complications, we can work together with you to make sure that your health is in tip top shape. It is imperative that you are completely honest with our staff when you are here. If you do not brush as often as you know you should, or if you cannot remember the last time you flossed, please do tell us. At every exam, we will check your jaw and your bite for problems or shifting teeth and demonstrate correct cleaning techniques for not only your teeth, but if you have prosthetic teeth, or dentures, we will cover care for those as well. Dental x-rays are also a routine part of an exam, as they are necessary for checking for things like root decay, pockets below the gum line and bone density of the jaw. As we progress through your exam, our staff will openly communicate with you about any problems we may find and troubleshoot them with you. Your good oral health is our main concern! Whether you are new to our office, or have been a loyal patron for many years, we will go over your oral history and make sure that everything is in tip top shape. Give us a call soon and schedule your next exam, we look forward to working with you!...
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What to Look for in a New Toothbrush
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Selecting a new toothbrush may sound easy, but unfortunately it isn't as easy as it seems. There are many considerations you must make so you find the one that works best for your teeth. The Toothbrush's Design You want a toothbrush with soft bristles. This is because hard bristles can cause your gum tissues to pull back away from your teeth. When this happens, your tooth's root will become very sensitive to heat, cold, and certain types of foods and drinks. Additionally, make sure the size of your toothbrush head will easily fit in your mouth. You want to brush only a few teeth at a time - typically about 1” long and ½” wide. Manual vs. Powered Toothbrush A powered toothbrush won't clean your teeth any better than a regular toothbrush unless it motivates you to clean your teeth longer or more frequently. Otherwise, it really isn't worth the investment. Of course, if you need some help with brushing your teeth (e.g. you have arthritis or another condition that limits your mobility), wear braces, or have an alignment issue with your teeth's surface, a powered toothbrush may also be helpful. Replacing Your Toothbrush It's important to replace your toothbrush or its head as soon as the bristles start looking worn or frayed. Typically this happens every three months. This is important for you to pay attention to though, because a worn toothbrush won't work as well or clean your teeth as thoroughly. You should also clean your teeth after each illness you have. Choosing Your Child's Toothbrush Choosing your child's toothbrush isn't much different than choosing one for yourself. You'll want one that has soft bristles, a small head (since your child has baby teeth), and a large handle that's easier for them to grip. If you have questions about toothbrushes or need some help finding the "perfect” one for you to use, contact our office and set up an appointment to have a discussion....
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