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Ways of Getting More Vitamin D Through What You Eat
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Vitamin D is important to have in your diet. There are many foods that you can add to your diet or eat regularly to increase the vitamin D that you get. Vitamin D is essential for healthy teeth and gum, as is a well-balanced diet. Having a healthier diet is important for many reasons. Vitamin D is also found in the UV rays from the sun. Getting outside more often than not is important, not only for your oral health, but your overall health, as well. Sunshine can help to reduce the ill effects that come from removing vitamin D from your diet. Vitamin D is Found in Many Dietary Options Vitamin D can be found in many dietary options, such as fatty fish choices such as tuna and salmon. Egg yolks, dairy products fortified with vitamin D such as milk or yogurt, beef liver, cereal, cheese, and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that can be prepared in many ways. When you add these delicious additions to your diet, you're helping the health of your teeth, but also the health of your body. This is a great thing to think about when you want to get the most from your smile. Many of these food choices also come with high amounts of calcium, which is also helpful for your teeth. Of course, if you are having any dental issues, then it is important to speak our office that can provide the help that is needed. Our professionals can take a look and recommend the best possible methods for the issues you're experiencing. Your smile means a lot to you, and we can work with you to provide the best dental care possible. Simply give us a call to have us come out and provide the help needed....

What You Should Know About a Dead Tooth
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Most people are aware that their teeth can get cavities, can become broken or chipped or that the tooth may get loose and fall out. What you may not know is that it is possible for a tooth to die. A dead tooth can occur and is something you should learn about. If you know what a dead tooth is, you can also learn the signs that a tooth is dying and what you need to do to fix it. What is a Dead Tooth? Like many parts of the body, there is blood flow to the teeth. When there is no blood flow to a tooth, it is a dead tooth. The blood vessels of the tooth are found in the pulp. When the nerves in the tooth are damaged or stop working, the blood flow to the tooth can stop. A dead tooth is often the result of tooth decay and trauma. One of the problems with a dead tooth is it is difficult to know that it is there. There are some signs to watch for that include the tooth becoming discolored. It is also possible that you will experience some other symptoms associated with a tooth problem such as pain or a bad taste and smell in the mouth. What to Do Once you recognize that you have a dead tooth, you need to know what to do about it. The first choice is to do nothing. The problem with that is that not doing anything will lead to more problems with your oral health. It is much better to find the right type of treatment to manage the issue of the dead tooth. There are two options to treat a dead tooth. The first option is a root canal. This is possible when caught in the early stages. It can restore the health of the tooth. The second option is extraction. Removing the tooth will resolve one problem, but then you will need to figure out what to do about the missing tooth. Keep all your teeth alive and happy by contacting us to schedule your next visit....

Which Vegetables Help to Brush Your Teeth between Meals?
Posted on 7/23/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
It is important to brush your teeth twice per day, but many people like to clean their mouths out after meals. If you aren't able to brush, eating certain vegetables can actually help to clean your teeth. These are some of the best veggies for good oral health. Carrots and Celery Carrots and celery have been called nature's toothbrushes. They are highly fibrous, so snacking on these crunchy vegetables can help to clean your teeth until you have a chance to brush and floss. They will scrub the enamel to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. Another reason that carrot and celery sticks make such a good snack is that they stimulate the production of saliva. Adequate saliva is important for a healthy mouth, as it helps to neutralize acid and rinses away bacteria before it has a chance to cause any damage. Leafy Green Vegetables Leafy greens are some of the best foods for the teeth. Collard greens, chard, and cabbage are loaded with minerals and vitamins that are needed for good oral health, and they can also help to scrub the teeth between brushing sessions. The nutrients found in dark-colored leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach include vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium, which can all improve oral health. Broccoli Besides its fibrous nature that can help to scrub the teeth clean, broccoli can benefit the teeth in other ways. It is a good source of calcium and vitamin C, and its high iron content forms a protective coating around the tooth enamel. To get the most dental benefits from broccoli, especially when it comes to scrubbing the teeth clean, consider eating it raw. A good diet is only one step in maintaining a healthy smile. Regular dental visits are also essential, so call us today to set up your next appointment....

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