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Battle Bad Breath with Foods You Eat
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Winning Smile Dental Group
Bad breath is something that plagues us all at times. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to minimize it, including choosing better foods. These are some foods that can reduce your bad breath. Crunchy Vegetables Crunchy vegetables like carrots, celery, and cucumbers are great for your oral health. The fibrous nature works as a toothbrush to scrub the teeth clean, and they also stimulate the production of saliva. Ultimately, this will help to rinse away bacteria and plaque from the teeth. Green Tea Instead of starting off your morning with coffee breath, consider switching to green tea. Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called catechin, and it works to keep bacteria at bay. Since bacteria are the cause of foul odors coming from the mouth, this can help to keep your breath fresh. Almonds Almonds work the same way as crunchy vegetables. They are rich in fiber and act as tiny toothbrushes on the teeth. Not only will this help to freshen the breath, but it can also keep bacteria from staining the teeth. Yogurt Researchers found that regular consumption of sugar-free probiotic yogurt several times a week can freshen the breath. This works by lowering the levels of sulfide compounds in the mouth. Fortified yogurt is also a great source of both calcium and vitamin D, which helps to reduce mouth bacteria. Parsley Many people only know of parsley when it shows up as a garnish on their dinner plate. What they don't often realize is that it is a great way to treat bad breath. Parsley reduced bacteria levels and also leaves the mouth with a fresh taste. Other herbs like cinnamon and spearmint can help to mask bad breath, but won't necessarily get to the root cause. Are you worried about your chronic bad breath? If so, give our office a call to set up your next appointment....

As a General Dentist, We Can Help with a Wide Array of Dental Problems
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Winning Smile Dental Group
As a general dentist, there are many different dental issues we can assist you with. We're here to provide your first line of oral health, doing everything from cleanings to preparing you for more advanced oral surgeries and other procedures. We can also diagnose a number of different problems, not all of which begin in the mouth. Here are a few of the many different things we can do for you. We Do Thorough Exams Each time you come in to see us, we will do a thorough exam of your mouth. We look for cavities and signs of gingivitis or gum disease, of course, but we also look for other issues such as injuries, damage to your tongue and cheeks, and the condition of any pre-existing dental work such as fillings. If something looks odd, we can do further tests or even x-rays in order to understand what's going on with your teeth and gums. Handling Routine Dental Work and Cleanings We also take are of any routine dental work you may need. That includes fillings, extractions, root canals, putting in crowns, putting on braces, and more. Many of these routine procedures can be done the same day you're in, while others may require a return visit. Of course, we also take care of your regular six-month cleaning. Provide Referrals If we discover an issue that we're not able to do, we will sit down with you and discuss what's going on. We will talk to you about the condition, the symptoms you'll be facing, and what options you have. We can make referrals to dental surgeons and other experts if needed. If you're in need of a general dentist, we're here for you! Contact us today to set up your first appointment or, if you've seen us before, to schedule your next regular cleaning....

Signs Your Enamel is Starting to Get Weak
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Winning Smile Dental Group
As you age, you may begin to experience the loss or weakening of your enamel. It is very important that you be able to identify this as soon as it begins to happen. As with so many other things related to your health, the earlier you identify the problem the easier it will be to correct. Here are some signs that your enamel is beginning to weaken. Your Enamel and You First, it is good to understand what your enamel actually is. The enamel is the hardened outer layer of your tooth. It is what enables you to chew so many foods without problems. When your enamel begins to weaken, it can lead to serious problems down the road. Fortunately, it is possible to strengthen your enamel, too, but you need to be able to tell when the enamel is beginning to weaken. Signs of Weakening Enamel One of the earliest signs of weakening enamel is a developed intolerance to extreme temperatures. If hot or cold foods suddenly begin to cause you discomfort, it could be caused by enamel that is beginning to weaken. Of course, this could be caused by other factors as well, so it's best to ask us to investigate if you suspect your enamel is starting to weaken. Another sign of weakening enamel is a change in the coloration of the tooth. The dentin is the softer layer underneath the enamel, and it is often a darker color than the enamel. So, if you notice that a tooth is starting to change in color, it could be a sign of weakening enamel. It could also be a sign of other serious problems, so if you notice this you should see us right away. Keep a close eye on your enamel. In so doing, you can help to extend the life of your teeth....

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