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Snacks to Keep with You When Traveling that Your Teeth Will Love
Posted on 5/20/2018 by Posh Dental
Just because you are on the go doesn't mean that you can't eat a healthy snack. There are many options that will fill your stomach while protecting your mouth. While some of them might take a bit of preparation beforehand, your teeth will thank you for it later. Sliced Vegetables The next time you've got a road trip ahead of you, consider cutting up some celery or carrots ahead of time. These crunchy vegetables increase saliva in your mouth, which reduces cavity risk. The fibers act like a toothbrush to scrape away food. Plus, they are high in vitamin A, which helps to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Almonds Almonds are an excellent snack for oral health. These nuts are a good source of protein and calcium, and they are relatively low in sugar. Apples There's nothing more convenient than grabbing an apple on the go. While apples are sweet, you don't have to avoid them to keep your teeth healthy. This succulent fruit is high in both water and fiber. Eating an apple will stimulate saliva production, rinsing away excess food particles and bacteria. Plus, the texture of the apple will stimulate the gums, reducing your risk for periodontal disease. Yogurt Packaged in a convenient to-go cup, yogurt is a great travel snack. It is high in protein and calcium, which will strengthen your teeth. Yogurt is also high in probiotics, which benefit the gums by crowding out cavity-causing bacteria. While there are many flavors available, the best options for optimal oral health will be those without added sugar. Don't let your snacking habits become the cause of damage to your teeth and gums. Stick to foods that will keep your teeth healthy. These delicious options will leave you full with a smile that you can be proud to show the world....

Problems Other Than Bad Breath that Stem from Not Brushing Your Tongue
Posted on 5/10/2018 by Posh Dental
You brush and floss religiously, so you are doing everything you can to combat oral bacteria, right? Wrong! If you fail to brush your tongue, you could be missing the mark when it comes to your oral hygiene. Your tongue is covered in bacteria, and the problems that may exist from failing to brush it extend much further than simply bad breath. Gum Disease A buildup of bacteria isn't just bad for your tongue, but it can also spread to your gums. This can cause gingivitis and other forms of periodontal disease, resulting inflamed, red gums. In the most severe cases, the gums may start to pull away from your teeth, leading to infected pockets and possible tooth loss. Plus, gum disease is connected to a host of health problems, increasing your risk of stroke and heart attack. Impaired Sense of Taste If you fail to brush your tongue, you'll allow a film of bacteria, dead skin cells, and food to coat the surfaces of your taste buds. This can impair your sense of taste, altering the effects of some of your favorite foods on your palette. When the biofilm is removed, your taste buds should return to their normal function. Oral Thrush Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth that can result from failure to brush your tongue. When naturally occurring yeast are allowed to grow out of control, you may see white patches on your tongue. For many people, this is the source of considerable embarrassment until treated. While antifungal medications can cure the problem, simply brushing your tongue could prevent it. Hopefully, a better understanding of the importance of brushing your tongue will encourage you to adopt this practice. When proper oral care is combined with regular dental cleanings, you'll enjoy improved oral health. Call us today to set up your next appointment....

Options You Have for Cracked Teeth
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Posh Dental
The strongest tissue in the body is the enamel covering the teeth. However, it is still capable of being cracked. There are a number of ways for a tooth to be damaged. Maybe you fell or was roughhousing, or perhaps you broke it while eating one of the many damaging foods. Also, the risk of breaking a tooth is increased when it is weakened due to cavities or tooth decay. Repairing a Cracked Tooth After a thorough examination, your dentist can determine the best treatment option for the cracked tooth. Also, the extent, location, and type help determine the treatment. Craze Lines Tiny cracks only affecting the outer enamel of the tooth are called craze lines. They are not painful, are shallow, and only affect appearance. Fractured Cusp A break in the chewing surface of a tooth is a fractured cusp. Generally, this type of crack does not cause much pain or damages the pulp. To protect the cracked tooth, a filling or crown can be placed over the tooth. Cracked Tooth A vertical crack extending from the chewing surface to the root and has not divided into pieces. To ensure saving the tooth, early diagnosis is vital. Depending on how far the crack extends determines the treatment option. A root canal and a crown are ideal if the crack has extended into the pulp. If the crack has extended beyond the gums, however, an extraction would be needed. Vertical Root Fracture A crack beginning at the root, extending to the chewing surface of the tooth is a vertical root fracture. In most cases, signs and symptoms are minimal resulting in late diagnosis. Extraction may be necessary, but endodontic surgery may help save the tooth. Split Tooth Long-term progression often leads to a split tooth. A crack with distinct pieces able to be separated is a split tooth. The extent and location of the split will determine if the tooth can be saved. Endodontic treatment may be helpful in saving part of the tooth. For further information about options for a cracked tooth, contact us today....

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Snacks to Keep with You When Traveling that Your Teeth Will Love
Problems Other Than Bad Breath that Stem from Not Brushing Your Tongue
Options You Have for Cracked Teeth
Never Delay Getting Help for a Toothache
Why You Never Want to Store Your Toothbrush Out in the Open in Your Bathroom
Why You Need to Make Sure You Get Plenty of Fluoride
Why Do Your Teeth Need Trimming for Veneers?
Signs You Suffer from Bruxism
Summertime Vacations Don't Give You a Break from Oral Hygiene
How To Spot Early Gum Disease Because You Won't Feel Pain
Why Does Your Jaw Hurt When You Wake Up?
Why Do Some People Use Toothpaste with Baking Soda?
What is Molar Uprighting?
What is a Good Daily Oral Hygiene Routine?
What Can I Do if My Front Tooth Cracks?
What Can Happen If You Keep Putting Off Dental Care?
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