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Why Do Teeth Need So Much Vitamin D?

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Life Long Dental
While fluoride is an except supplement for preventing decay, it also helps to add calcium and vitamin D into the mix. The following information explains why you need to add vitamin D as a supplement for better oral health. Why Vitamin D Is Good for the Teeth To understand why Vitamin D is good for the teeth, you must understand how it works with calcium and phosphate. Both these minerals build strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D further enhances this protection, as it helps the body absorb these minerals. Without vitamin D, you will not receive the full benefits of these dental-friendly minerals. Preventing Infections Vitamin D also prevents infectors in the body – not just gingivitis. Therefore, it also strengthens the immune system and leads to better oral health. Therefore, if you do not get enough vitamin D, your body, gums, and teeth experience a greater risk of disease and infection. Where to Get Vitamin D One of the major ways you can get vitamin D is by spending some time outdoors. That is because the sun provides plenty of vitamin D. You can also increase your vitamin D intake by eating foods, such as milk, eggs, or fatty fish. Drinking milk and taking vitamin D supplements also help. To ensure vitamin D can do its job of absorbing calcium, make sure you pair supplementation or vitamin D foods with foods that contain calcium. These foods include nuts, leafy green vegetables, and dairy products. You can also get extra vitamin C through supplementation. Do you believe you are getting enough vitamin D or calcium? If not, now is the time to make some important dietary changes. We can also help you stay on track with your dental health. Call us today to set an appointment for an exam and consultation. We can set up a time that will support your schedule....

How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Life Long Dental
Good oral health starts with brushing your teeth. A good brushing routine can lead to a brighter smile, strong teeth, and good overall health. Do you know how many you should brush your teeth? The American Dental Association suggests that brushing your teeth at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste is vital in ensuring oral health. However, some factors can affect the effectiveness of your brushing. They include the below. Design of Your Toothbrush The design of your toothbrush plays a vital role in ensuring oral health. If you brush regularly but use the wrong toothbrush, you'll do more harm than good. For instance, using a very large toothbrush can damage your gums. In this case, it is good to choose one that fits your mouth. With this, you will clean the hard-to-reach areas easily. Besides, a soft-bristled toothbrush is the best for cleaning the teeth. This is because stiff bristles can damage the gums and enamel. The dentist might recommend replacing the toothbrush every three months to maintain its effectiveness. The Brushing Technique Effective brushing involves being gentle since vigorous brushing can harm the gums and teeth. Also, cleaning all surfaces can ensure a healthy mouth. Many people pay attention to the front of the teeth while focusing less on the inner sides and chewing surfaces. It is good to note that bacteria can build up on any surface of your mouth, leading to serious dental problems. Thus, focusing on all surfaces, including the tongue, is vital. When to Brush Many people think brushing immediately after eating or drinking is an excellent way to prevent plaque and cavities. However, this depends on the type of food you consume. For instance, highly acidic substances weaken the tooth enamel. If you brush immediately after finishing the acidic substance, you'll likely damage the enamel layer. In this case, it would be best to wait at least 30 minutes after eating. This allows the enamel to remineralize and rebuild itself. If you want to maintain good oral health, our dentists will help create the best brushing routine....

Amazing facts about your tongue

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Life Long Dental
The tongue is a vital organ in our body, it can tell about your health. It is among the most important organs in your mouth though people tend to neglect it when observing oral care. Many forget to clean their tongue when they are brushing and cleaning other parts of the mouth. Our dentist will teach you the most important and amazing facts that you did not know about the tongue. Brushing the tongue can prevent tooth decay Many do know that brushing the tongue keeps the bacteria away. A great number of people do not know that even after brushing their teeth and flossing they need to clean the tongue. This is because the bacteria in the teeth can shift to the tongue and later go back in between the teeth, hence causing gingivitis if it combines with left-over food. Always ensure that you brush your tongue after brushing your teeth. Use a soft brush so that you do not harm the tongue. The color of your tongue talks about your health The color of your tongue can indicate much about your health. When the color of your tongue is pink this could be an indication that you have allergies, when the color changes to red this show that your tongue has infections. The fungal infections can cause your tongue to have white patches all over it. The tongue can also change in texture and this shows that the tongue is lacking some vital minerals. If you have blisters on the tongue this might be due to allergic reactions to some medication. If you notice any change in your tongue our dentists will examine you and come up with a treatment plan if they identify problems with your oral health....

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Why Do Teeth Need So Much Vitamin D?
How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?
Amazing facts about your tongue
Scaling And Root Planing
What Is Dry Mouth and How Do You Treat It?
Why you should Consider Sealants
What Are the Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleaning?
How Do Mini Implant Dentures Work?
Difference Between Tooth Decay and Cavity
Nutrition and Oral Health
Benefits of Implants Over Dentures
Facts About Baby Teeth
How To Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
3 Secrets To Make Flossing Simpler
Tooth Protection for Kids in Sports
Food Impaction and Its Role In Making Teeth Prone To Periodontal Disease And Interproximal Decay?
Smile makeover for best smile
Is gum chewing safe for the mouth?
Dental care for baby teeth and gums?
What Happens By Not Brushing Your Teeth?
How antibiotics help treat dental pain
Advantages of sedation dentistry
When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed
Our tips for a tooth-friendly Halloween
Chipped Tooth: Removal or Correction
Talking is Harder When Your Missing Teeth Leave Gaps
What To Expect From Periodontist Surgery?
Secrets to Making Flossing Easier
Foods To Avoid To Protect Gums
How You Can Eliminate Bad Breath
Tips for College Students When It Comes to Oral Health
Dangers Associated with Using Hard Toothbrush Bristles
If You Have Swollen Gums We Should See You to Check for Problems
Reasons to Get a Composite Filling
Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Those Who Treasure Good Oral Health
Benefits Your Mouth Gets When You Drink Tap Water
Chewing on Ice Cubes Could Leave Your Teeth Broken or Gums Lacerated
Options We Can Provide Through Restorative Dentistry
How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your Teeth
Water Can Help Keep Your Teeth Cleaner
The Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health
Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth
What to Expect From a Routine Dental Exam?
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth
What Does It Mean When You Have Hard Water Stains on Your Teeth?
At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
Types of Dentures
A Brown Spot on Your Teeth May Not Be a Cavity
Cracked Teeth Are a Constant Danger to Your Oral and Overall Health
Tips for Keeping Your Breath Fresh While on the Go
Foods You May Not Realize Damage Your Teeth
Are Whitening Strips Safe to Use?
Do Genetics Play A Role In Cavities?
Benefits of Sanitizing Your Toothbrush
What Do X-rays Really Show?
Benefits of Using a Water Flosser Over Traditional Floss
Are There Any Foods That Stop Gum Recession?
Why is Tap Water Better for Your Teeth Than Bottled Water?
Top Three Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers
Should You Gargle Each Day for Better Oral Health
Missing a Tooth? Why Its Necessary to Get Treatment ASAP
How Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth
How Missing Teeth Can Change Your Life
Do You Need A Night Time Mouthguard?
Digital X-Rays: Why They Are Important
Can the Sun Damage Your Teeth?
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Dr. Gillespie has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Did you like a topic? Please contact us today! Life Long Dental is your dentist in Silverdale, WA.
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