Food For Thought Part 2: Nutrients for Healthy Gums

In our last blog we discussed the nutrients you can consume to ensure your teeth and bones are getting what they need to stay strong and healthy. But, total oral health is not just about your teeth. Your periodontal tissue, or gums, also benefit from eating a healthy diet. Aside from flossing and using a mouth rinse, feeding your gums the right nutrients is an excellent way to prevent inflammation and fight off infection from the inside.

Understanding Your Gums

Gums are made up of mucosal tissue and cover the jawbones. When this tissue is healthy,...
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Food for Thought Part 1 – Nutrients for Healthy Teeth

Much of the discussion surrounding oral health is based on what you should be doing to your teeth to keep them healthy. Brushing, flossing, and making regular visits to your dentist are well-known and important habits that help prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay. But, what if we were to tell you that there’s something you can do for your teeth that can be just as beneficial? What if we were to tell you it’s as easy as eating foods with the right nutrients? The mouth is the gateway to the body, so it should come as no surprise...
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Toothpaste on a Timeline

It’s no secret that brushing your teeth twice daily can prevent dental caries and periodontal disease, but while you perform your ritual do you ever stop to think about how that toothpaste got on your brush. You put it there, of course, but toothpaste didn’t always look like it does today. The tube you either squeeze from the middle or carefully roll up from the bottom has a history all of its own, and it starts all the way back to the beginning of written history.

The Beginning

No matter if you’re eating a diet of woolly mammoth or bacon barbecue cheeseburgers,...
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How to Choose the Best Dentist

Finding a dentist that you trust with your oral health can seem like a daunting task. Especially in Melbourne, Florida where there are many dentists to choose from. However, oral health is an extremely important aspect to your overall health, and choosing the right dentist is one of the most important things you can do. When making your important decision of which dentist you will choose as an ally in oral health, here are a few things to consider.

An Ally

One of the main reasons why people avoid scheduling regular cleanings is because they worry that their dentist is going to...
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Away With Amalgam

One of the most common dental procedures is having a cavity filled. Chances are, you’ve even had a few filled in your lifetime. Cavities are a serious problem caused by harmful bacteria in our mouths that weakens enamel and causes tooth tissue to decay. They can be extremely painful and result in tooth loss. For more than a century dentists have been filling cavities with silver amalgam, but there is a better option in town. Composite resin is a tooth-colored alternative material that is much better suited to halt the progression of tooth decay. It’s one of the reasons why many dentists are doing...
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