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Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
Water is extremely beneficial for all of your bodily systems. It contains zero calories and no sugar, making it a great alternative to other acidic and staining beverages. For this reason and many others, your teeth need you to drink water on a daily basis. Prevent Dry Mouth Dry mouth is a major cause of cavities and gum disease. The saliva serves an important role in keeping your mouth lubricated and washing away sugars, bacteria, and acids. Drinking water throughout the day will help to keep your mouth from drying out, giving you the chance to wash some of these harmful particles away from your teeth before they can do damage. Strong Teeth Most cities add fluoride to public drinking water, as fluoride helps to strengthen then enamel and protect against cavities. This is especially important for children, as fluoride makes the teeth more resistant to decay. The fluoride found in drinking water can also promote re-mineralization, which may repair the early stages of decay. Avoid Bad Breath Bacteria is the main cause of bad breath, especially the dreaded morning breath that you probably experience after waking. However, you can avoid bad breath if you stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Drinking water will wash away the odor-causing bacteria, and it also stimulates saliva production. More saliva means that lingering food particles are rinsed away, further protecting you from bad breath. It Doesn't Stain Unlike coffee, red wine, and fruit juice, water won't stain your teeth. By drinking it daily, you'll help to keep your teeth white. Plus, drinking water after you eat can help to protect your teeth from acid attacks and other stains. Drinking water is just one step to maintain a healthy smile. You'll also need regular dental checkups. Call us today to set up your next appointment....
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Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
Posted on 4/25/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
There are many foods that can leave you with bad breath. Many people avoid onions, garlic, tuna fish, and other similar foods because of the way they make their breath smell. The problem is that food is not the only thing that can cause bad breath. That is why it is worth learning some foods that can do the opposite of foods that cause bad breath. Turn to these foods to help freshen your breath quickly.' The Obvious Choices When people want to freshen their breath, they often turn to the things they think will work the best. Gum and breath mints are a staple in many purses and pockets whenever people go out. They turn to these if they think that their breath is possibly a little bad. The problem is that the look of chewing gum is often as bad as the thought of bad breath and breath mints don't always work the way people want. That is why it is worth adding some other foods to the meal plan that can help freshen the breath. Chew on These The good news is that many of these foods are easy to incorporate. Parsley and fresh mint often serve as a garnish on many dishes, but chewing on these green leaves can also help freshen your breath. Lemons are another food to turn to. You can chew on a wedge or a lemon rind or consider drinking a glass of water with lemon in it. The vitamin C in the lemon can help with the bad breath. Yogurt is a food people like that also helps fight bad breath. The key is finding plain, unsweetened yogurt. Another good idea is to turn to some delicious fruits to help with breath. Apples help increase saliva production to rinse out the mouth. Berries contain antioxidants that help in the fight. There are many foods to turn to that can make your bad breath go away. The key is making sure you use them. The good news is that incorporating these foods into your daily routine is not difficult. That means you can keep your breath smelling fresh all day long. For more information about this, contact our office to talk to a professional....
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Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
When something is happening inside your mouth, minor or major, it is important that you speak with our dentists. Those smaller problems that you think are not a big deal can turn into larger problems that require immediate attention. Do not let that small cavity that just needs a small filling turn into a gaping hole of decay that requires a root canal and crown. The Importance of Seeking Regular Dental Care Our office welcomes to everyone. We know that obtaining regular dental care is important. This is why when you have even the slightest dental problem, it is important that you give our office a call. We have worked with people that have had small problems that ended up being large ones later on because they do not handle them. If this is the case, make sure to seek out the dental care that is needed. It might seem like a small inconvenience now, but if the problem persists, then it can become a lot of pain. Instead of having to go through this and risk having a bigger problem happen, make sure to speak with our professionals that can quickly take care of the smaller problem, so it doesn't turn into a bigger one. Many think that if they ignore it, it will go away. This is not the case, always consult with our professional dentists. Reach Out to Us Today! Contact our office today to set up an appointment for a cleaning or an exam. If you're having an emergency situation, please call us and let us know. We can make sure that the work that needs to be done in your mouth can be done to prevent further pain from happening. Give us a call today, even for those minor problems, because even minor problems become major ones with time....
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All Posts:
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Water Daily
5/15/2019
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath In a Flash
4/25/2019
Even Minor Dental Problems Can Lead to Chronic Tooth Pain
4/15/2019
Speaking with Us at Each Appointment Helps You Get the Best Care Possible
3/25/2019
How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
3/15/2019
Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
2/25/2019
Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
2/15/2019
Is There Any Cure for Cavities?
1/25/2019
How to Keep Your Teeth Safe When Struggling with the Flu
1/15/2019
Why Could Biting Hurt?
12/25/2018
Why Composite Fillings Are So Popular
12/15/2018
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
11/30/2018
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
11/20/2018
Which Types of Juice Are Bad for Your Teeth?
10/25/2018
When You Get Cavities Between Your Teeth, They Can Do a Lot of Damage
10/15/2018
Are Toothpicks Good at Improving Oral Health?
9/23/2018
Are There Benefits to Having Xylitol in Your Gum?
9/13/2018
Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
8/30/2018
Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
8/20/2018
Signs You May Have Gum Disease
7/20/2018
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
7/10/2018
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
6/23/2018
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
6/13/2018
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
5/23/2018
Maintaining New Fillings is Important
5/13/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
4/20/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
4/10/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
3/27/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
3/17/2018
Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
2/27/2018
Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
2/17/2018
How Long Does it Really Take for a Cavity to Form?
1/27/2018
How Do You Build Up Your Tolerance for Oil Pulling?
1/17/2018
Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
12/30/2017
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth
12/20/2017

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