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Saliva Can Help Prevent Cavities
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Posh Dental
When you build up an excess amount of saliva in the mouth, the natural thing to do is to spit it out. We are all taught that spitting is a nasty habit and is not something to do in an obvious way. While not being seen is one reason to avoid getting rid of the saliva in the mouth, there is another thing to think about. Saliva can help prevent cavities. What Does Saliva Actually Do? You are aware of the saliva in your mouth, but do you know what the purpose of saliva is. It does many things that most are not aware of. The saliva helps break down the food we put in the mouth. It makes it easier for the teeth to chew the food. It also helps wash away any debris or food that is in between the teeth or stuck to the teeth. Saliva also has calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions it. How Saliva Helps All the things that saliva does can help prevent cavities. Washing away the debris from the teeth and gums prevents the bacteria that leads to cavities from growing. Breaking down food means the teeth are less likely to break, chip or wear down. The ions within your saliva are helpful in protecting the teeth from the bacteria in the mouth. They not only can prevent tooth decay, they can help repair any damage to the teeth. While people may not want a lot of saliva in the mouth, not having saliva can lead to many oral health problems. Dry mouth can lead to mouth ulcers and tooth decay. It can lead people to drink things that are not healthy for their teeth. So, you may not like a lot of saliva in your mouth. You may want to spit it out. Be careful when you do that. Your teeth may not want to get rid of the spit as much as you do and will make you pay for that choice later. To learn more about your oral health, contact the professionals at our offices with any of your questions....
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How Being Outside Improves Your Oral Health
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Posh Dental
Being outdoors is not only good for your overall health and well-being, but it's extremely important to your oral health. The natural vitamin D you get from the sun when you are outside, can help you keep a healthy smile. According to some scientific studies, vitamin D deficiency is thought to increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease in the mouth. Nearly every patient that has dental disease also has vitamin D deficiency, in some cases. If you do not get vitamin D in your nutrition, being outside can improve your oral health because you will be absorbing sunlight directly. Why is Vitamin D Important to Oral Health? Vitamin D is not only important to help keep a healthy immune system, which in turn keeps illnesses away, but it also affects calcium absorption in your body, which is important for keeping healthy bones and teeth. Having a vitamin D deficiency, prevents your body from absorbing the calcium that it needs properly. Some conditions associated with vitamin D deficiency include: It may surprise you to find out that vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, but a hormone, which makes it much more than a vitamin. Vitamin D is intricately related to virtually every system in your body, including your mouth. How Vitamin D Works in Your Body? Understanding that vitamin D is really a hormone and not a vitamin, and that it begins in its provitamin form where it's activated and converted into calcitriol, which is the biologically active form of vitamin D, is critical. If you do not have sufficient levels of vitamin D through the exposure to sunlight, diet or supplements, you can not only have a higher risk of serious health conditions, but your oral health can suffer. Make sure you spend plenty of time outside and you could see an improvement in your oral health....
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Spacing Issues Are Fixable with the Right Types of Treatment
Posted on 6/20/2018 by Posh Dental
Having a great smile is a goal most people have and can boost your confidence. When you have gaps between your teeth, this can make you self-conscious and make you stop smiling, but spacing issues are fixable with the right types of treatment. Whether you have lost some teeth due to decay or because they have been extracted, the space left in between the teeth can make other pieces shift and look crooked. Here are some ways in which we can help you have that perfect smile that you have always dreamed about. Bridges or Crowns A treatment solution with crowns or bridges can sometimes be invasive and require anesthesia, our dentist can recommend either one depending on your situation. During this process, your tooth is extended from its center to fill the gaps on either side. Veneers This is the preferred method for patients because veneers are less invasive than bridges and crowns. In order to treat spacing issues with veneers, the dentist will use composite, as it can be made to match the exact shade of your natural teeth. Braces Almost every teenager you know has or has had braces in the past. It seems the use of braces has increased exponentially in the U.S., where people are more concerned about having a perfect smile. While this is an effective treatment for spacing issues, it can be expensive, and most insurance companies only cover a minimal amount of the cost. In recent years, invisible braces have become extremely popular, but they are also more expensive than the standard type. If you have always been uncomfortable smiling widely because you have gaps between your teeth, spacing issues are fixable with the right types of treatment. Please ask our staff to discuss your options at your next check-up....
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All Posts:
Saliva Can Help Prevent Cavities
7/20/2018
How Being Outside Improves Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
Spacing Issues Are Fixable with the Right Types of Treatment
6/20/2018
Slowly Increasing How Long You Oil Pull Can Get You Better Tolerance
6/10/2018
Snacks to Keep with You When Traveling that Your Teeth Will Love
5/20/2018
Problems Other Than Bad Breath that Stem from Not Brushing Your Tongue
5/10/2018
Options You Have for Cracked Teeth
4/20/2018
Never Delay Getting Help for a Toothache
4/10/2018
Why You Never Want to Store Your Toothbrush Out in the Open in Your Bathroom
3/25/2018
Why You Need to Make Sure You Get Plenty of Fluoride
3/15/2018
Why Do Your Teeth Need Trimming for Veneers?
2/25/2018
Signs You Suffer from Bruxism
2/15/2018
Summertime Vacations Don't Give You a Break from Oral Hygiene
1/27/2018
How To Spot Early Gum Disease Because You Won't Feel Pain
1/17/2018
Why Does Your Jaw Hurt When You Wake Up?
12/25/2017
Why Do Some People Use Toothpaste with Baking Soda?
12/15/2017
What is Molar Uprighting?
11/30/2017
What is a Good Daily Oral Hygiene Routine?
11/20/2017
What Can I Do if My Front Tooth Cracks?
10/27/2017
What Can Happen If You Keep Putting Off Dental Care?
10/17/2017
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