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You may be brushing a few times every day, but if you’re not taking the time to floss as well, your smile isn’t getting all the attention it deserves. In general, we recommend flossing at least once a day to remove the food that has collected between your teeth during the day. If you choose not to floss, this food can stimulate the growth of decay-causing bacteria. It can also turn into plaque over time. Together, bacteria and plaque release toxins that cause bad breath, in addition to destroying tooth enamel and causing gum disease. And once gum disease sets in, there is no absolute cure. That’s why flossing is so important.
Red Wine may not be so Good for Oral Health Red wine may be good for your overall health but not so much for you oral health. The acidity of red wine leaves a mark on your teeth and over time that takes its toll. A survey released recently showed that only 16 percent of people are concerned with oral health implications when drinking alcohol. This is a problem based on the fact that many alcoholic drinks are filled with sugar and possess high acidity levels. Acidic drinks attack enamel, making teeth more susceptible to bacteria. Sparkling wines or Champagne are the worst offenders of attacking teeth, which is why it’s better to drink a flat drink than a fizzy drink based on lesser carbonation. Acidic drinks are a major problem for teeth during the summer, when people are more likely to drink acidic fruit punches or attend celebrations where they will drink Champagne. Drinking water between drinks may help to curb the adverse effects of acidic alcoholic drinks. There are many drinks—in addition to red wine or port—that stain teeth. Coffee-based cocktails or spirits mixed with dark juices also have the same negative impact on teeth. It’s essential to brush thoroughly after consuming these beverages when enough time has passed, preventing brushing from doing more harm than good.
Eating Right for Your Dental Health What we eat is significant to our overall health. General guidelines should include balance and moderation and should involve choices from the five major food groups (1) Dairy [milk, yogurt, cheese] (2) Meat [poultry, fish] (3) Fruits (4) Vegetables (5) Whole grain [breads, cereals] What do we do to prevent this potential problem? Avoid having sugar in your mouth for long periods of time. Stay away from sucking candies and chewing gum [unless sugarless] and refrain from drinking soda pop regularly [unless diet]. Try to cut down on the number of snacks per day. If you must snack, substitute foods that most like but don’t promote tooth decay. Examples are popcorn, pretzels, fruits, nuts, cheese, pizza and vegetables. Consuming sugary foods with a meal or for dessert has a less detrimental effect, because increased salivary flow during meals helps to wash the food away. Also, it is usually nearer the time that most people will brush their teeth. Keeping this in mind, it is better for children to eat sweets at a time and place that allows them to brush soon afterwards. A balanced diet is also important to keep your bones and gums healthy. Foods rich in vitamin C [citrus fruits and juices, leafy vegetable, potatoes], B12 [dairy, meat] and Folic Acid [spinach, broccoli] will help strengthen your gums and supporting soft tissue. Of course calcium [dairy, dark leafy vegetables] is necessary for the development and maintenance of strong teeth and bones. If you are lactose intolerant, calcium supplements are readily available.
The staff of Advanced Dental Center of Cleveland wishes you happy and healthy holiday season and beyond!
Happy Earth Day from Dr. Vladimir Khramoy!
What's your favorite memory from visiting the dentist? Was it hearing that you had no cavities? Pride in how brave you felt? Was it a boost to your confidence after a smile improvement? Did you treat yourself to something afterwards? Tell us in the comments!
Have you ever had your wisdom teeth removed? What made you feel better during your recovery?
Happy Memorial Day from Dr. Vladimir Khramoy!
Sports related injuries account for about five million accidental lost teeth per year. Whenever playing sports, even when practicing and training, make sure to protect your teeth and your children's teeth with a mouth guard.
Happy Easter from Dr. Vladimir Khramoy!
Some patients believe, the harder they brush, the better they're cleaning their teeth, but brushing too vigorously or using an abrasive toothbrush can leave you with sensitive teeth. Learn more about other teeth sensitivity causes and what you can do about them.
We would like to wish you a happy and healthy Passover!
Smoking can not only lead to overall health problems but oral health problems as well! These negative effects include gum disease, yellow teeth, tooth decay and mouth cancer.