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3 Popular Treats You Never Thought Could Be Good For Your Teeth

There have been debates and myths about what to eat and what-not-to-eat to make sure you keep your teeth healthy and sparkling. There could be really so many rules to follow that sometimes it seems extremely boring.

However, do not fret! I have three good tasty and scrumptious treats that are apparently and actually good for your pearly whites.

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Dark Chocolate – Kids are often told that chocolates are bad for your teeth, along with a long list of sweets your tummy crave for once in a while, or often. The chances are that you remember this as you grow old, which is generally good for your dental health.

However, the grown-ups who made you forget chocolates also forgot to tell you one thing. Not all chocolates are bad for your teeth.

Dark chocolate contains antimicrobial substances that limit bacteria in the mouth, which cause gum disease and bad breath. The darker chocolate, the better!

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Red Wine – Studies recently show that red wine contains anti-microbial properties that clean your teeth. Whether it is the alcoholic wine that we have loved to drink or the one without good as a conversation starter among friends or family, red wine is okay for your teeth. Beware of the red stains, though. Keep yourself hydrated while drinking and probably eat some slice of cheese. Yummy!

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Black Coffee – We always get this. Coffee is bad for your teeth because it causes stains. However, what do not often hear or read is that coffee, when drank black and sugar-free, is good for the teeth.

Like the first two on this list, black coffee contains that antimicrobial substance that eliminates bacteria and later on plaque and odor off your mouth.

I guess we can now enjoy these three treats to clean teeth. Brushing for 2 minutes, twice every day, and flossing, are a primary piece of your oral wellbeing schedule. It is likewise critical to see your dental practitioner for standard checkups and cleanings. The uplifting news is that you can compensate yourself after your dental visit with some delightful treats!

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Dental Implants versus Dentures – Advantages and Disadvantages

As we age, we learn that having a good set of teeth is beneficial to our daily activities; whether that be a job interview, going out on a date or just simple lunch break with a buddy, smiling for photos, and of course, eating. The color, appearance, symmetry and smell of our mouth and teeth portray a lot about our overall hygiene and personality.

What if you have lost a couple of permanent teeth? What if you have lost ALL of your teeth? There are just things we have to learn the hard way, including the consequences of not taking care of our pearly whites.

Well, if you have figured for yourself that you need them back, I have laid several advantages of getting an implant instead of those dentures.

Dental Implants: The Advantages

Embarrassment-Free Fixtures

Ever thought about having to worry that your dentures might fall off while in the company of your peers? We have seen this in so many televised homemade funny videos, and we do not want to be in that person’s seat.

Here is a worry free solution for you. Implants are designed to fit and stay right where they are supposed to be. You do not have to leave your teeth soaked in a glass of rinsing solution in your bathroom. You sleep WITH your teeth and carry it with you all the time. That is how it is supposed to be. It saves you the hassle of running for it in unexpected situations.

Easy Clean

No need to remove slimy and saliva-filled dentures. With implants, you can have a regular, interdental brushing and/or one mouthwash gargle daily after meals. How easy can that get!

Just remember to ask your dentist how to properly brush your implants after its all healed and you are good.

Spend Less and Live More

Let’s accept the obvious fact that titanium implants come with a hefty price tag. But hey, will you ever need to get up, travel to a store, and get yourself a pack of adhesive bond? No. Do you need to buy another bottle of rinsing agent or a pack of tablet baths? Absolutely not. One regular toothbrush and interdental brush solve it.

With Proper Care, Implants Can Last A Lifetime

Yes, a lifetime. With good daily oral hygiene that includes regular and interdental brushing after meals, you decrease the chances of peri-implantitis and other teeth problems.

Your next dental visit should be your routinary annual prophylaxis.

 

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Gum Reshaping – What is it and how can it transform your smile?

Perhaps you were tagged in a photo by a friend, where you were all smiles and feeling sexy when you suddenly noticed a comment below: “Can I have some gum?”

You excitedly responded, “Mint?” Only to be disappointed when that cute guy you have been crushing on since summer said, “No … yours.” To add more insult to injury, he said he would like to go out with you only if your gums were not that ‘showy.’ That bully!

Then you immediately went straight to your mirror and realized your gums were not so beautiful as they are supposed to be. Even if you are confident in your own skin, and gums, which is good, it appears to others as otherwise.

Good thing there is a minimally invasive procedure offered by general dentists and periodontists aka your gum specials aka your savior: Gum reshaping.

What is Gum Reshaping?

Whether there is an excess in your gum tissue or they are situated lower or higher than standard, this procedure allows you to beautify your gums.

If you have receding gums, gum disease or simply needs some aesthetics, gum contouring may be just what you need. This can be finished in one visit, and show immediate results afterward.

Laser and Local Anesthesia

If you are worried about getting hurt after this procedure, do not worry that much. Local anesthesia will be applied, and your dentist will use a laser to make sure your gums are beautified at the lowest risk and pain possible.

Many people have already undergone this technique, including celebrities and businesspeople. The health and appearance of your teeth perhaps tell a lot about you or your success story. Contact Dr. Burton now through radiotoothtalk.com/contact or by calling 512-474-8388. We will be more than happy to help you get a prettier smile on that pretty face.