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Quick Foods You Can Eat On The Go That Help Your Teeth
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Dr. Reeder
In today's world, we are constantly on the go and rushing from place to place. It can be difficult to eat healthy, and many people find themselves at a drive-thru window when they are hungry. These food choices aren't good for your health or your teeth, so it is important that you choose tooth-friendly snacks. Celery and Carrot Sticks Crunchy vegetables like carrots and celery are easy to take on the go. Simply cut them up ahead of time and store them in a plastic bag. These snacks are great for car trips, picnics, and even school lunches, and they offer many benefits for the teeth. In addition to being convenient, crunchy vegetables help to keep the teeth clean. Their fibrous nature scrubs the teeth free of debris, food particles, and bacteria. Plus, chewing on these snacks stimulates saliva production, which further cleans the teeth. String Cheese Cheese is another great food for the teeth. Cheese is high in calcium, which is an essential nutrient for strong teeth and bones. Plus, string cheese options are easy to carry around, and even young children will love to snack on them. Nuts Trail mix that primarily consists of nuts is another great snack for your teeth. Nuts are packed full of important oral health elements, including phosphorous and calcium. Almonds are a great choice, while Brazil nuts are known to fight the oral bacteria that may cause tooth decay. Strawberries Who doesn't like fresh strawberries on a hot summer day? These delicious berries are packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants. Plus, they contain malic acid, which can help to naturally whiten the teeth. Do you have questions about your diet and how you can better care for your teeth? Give us a call today to set up an appointment for your next cleaning and check-up....
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How Lasers Can Help Improve Oral Health
Posted on 9/30/2018 by Dr. Reeder
Lasers have been used in the field of dentistry for over two decades to treat a variety of problems. These treatments have been approved by the FDA, while they are still awaiting a Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association. If you are interested in using one of these treatments, it is important to weigh the pros and cons cautiously as you make a decision. Laser Uses in the Field of Dentistry There are many reasons that your dentist might recommend the use of a laser treatment: The field of dentistry is becoming more innovative than ever, and we offer the treatment methods you need to improve your oral health. Give us a call to learn more about how we can improve your smile....
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How Expensive Ignoring Dental Problems Can Become
Posted on 9/20/2018 by Dr. Reeder
It's never a good idea to ignore a dental problem because it can become even more expensive in the future. Just like with any other health-related issue, allowing an oral health condition to go untreated because of fear will only make the problem worse. The good news is that our dentists can take care of many oral health problems and in many cases, if an insurance plan covers you, you will only be responsible for a portion of your treatment. The bad news is that if we don't fix the problem, it will not go away on its own. Ignoring Dental Problems Will Cost You More There are no two ways about it. If you don't take care of your oral health, it will cost you more in the end. A perfect example is a cavity. When we catch it in its early stages, it's straightforward and minimally invasive to fix, but if you let it go untreated, it could turn into a more serious problem like a tooth abscess, which can not only be extremely painful but costlier. The same applies to most any other dental problems. Therefore, it's important to keep your regular checkups. Most insurance plans treat these visits as preventive and cover them 100-percent, so you don't spend any of your own money. While this is the case for preventive treatment, the same cannot be said for fixing an abscessed tooth or gum disease for example. We can almost guarantee with certainty that any dental problem that you ignore will only become more expensive to you and your insurance. More importantly, your mouth could be hiding other, more severe health problems such as diabetes or a heart condition. It is never a good idea to ignore a dental problem. In the end, you will not only save money, but you will avoid the pain that can come with more severe oral illnesses. Give us a call today....
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