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The Dental Diet: How Nutrition Can Enhance Your Dental Health

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Your diet directly affects your oral health. Think about it—your mouth is the first thing the food touches in your body! It makes sense that the kinds of foods we eat would be either beneficial or harmful to our smiles. If you’ve wondered which foods are helping and which are hurting, this list is for you. Here’s how nutritious foods can enhance your dental health and impress your dentist at your next check up!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

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My Teeth Look and Feel Fine. Do I Need a Checkup?

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Absolutely yes! By the time you experience any oral health symptoms, the problem has long been present. This includes issues like gum disease, where your gums will eventually begin bleeding and your teeth become loose. This also includes tooth decay, which frequently goes unnoticed until a toothache occurs. By this time, the cavity may be so large that the tooth is unable to be saved. The point is that getting a checkup can prevent many oral health problems. Early detection of these conditions can also minimize your treatment costs and save your smile! Here are other essential reasons you need a dental checkup even with healthy teeth.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: MY TEETH LOOK AND FEEL FINE. DO I NEED A CHECKUP?

Is Coffee Staining Your Teeth?

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Coffee is one of the most common beverages around the world, but it’s no secret that this wildly popular beverage is infamous for staining teeth! A group of molecules called polyphenols are responsible for this staining—they effectively get stuck on your porous enamel. While some people find that regular brushing removes these stains, long-term coffee drinkers often have deeper staining that requires a professional whitening to remove. You don’t have to give up coffee to have a white smile—here’s how you can have both!

 

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All About E-Cigarettes

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E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to conventional cigarettes. Although they’ve allowed many people to avoid cigarettes, they still utilize nicotine. The adjustable amounts of this highly addictive poison that are used in e-cigarettes can still harm your smile. Dr. Kanumilli explains the risks e-cigarettes pose to oral health.

Read the full article here: ARE E-CIGARETTES HARMFUL TO YOUR SMILE?