Healthy mouth = Healthy you!
Eat the right foods
Eating well will not only ensure you maintain a healthy weight and wellbeing but it is also important for your dental health. Poor nutrition can affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to oral disorders including gum disease. Limit sugary foods that produce an acid that attacks enamel on the teeth, and cause decay. Eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes to help your body fight bacteria and protect your mouth and gums. Crisp fruits and raw veggies will also help to clean plaque from your teeth and freshen your breath.
Quit Smoking – we have people trained in smoking cessation, just ask.
If yellowing, bad breath and loosing your teeth aren’t enough to make you want to give up, there are other ways tobacco can harm your mouth. The risk of cavities, gum disease and throat, lung and oral cancer are all greatly increased for smokers. Make 2015 the year to give up!
Smile more- whiten your teeth.
Nothing makes you feel more confident than a fantastic white smile. If you want to feel more confident in 2015, it pays to look into whitening your teeth. Rather than waste time and money on products you cannot rely on, speak to us about the safe and incredibly effective whitening treatments we have available at The Dental Surgery.
Now that the festive season is over and you are considering a ‘white’ January or February, you might consider the overall reduction of your alcohol intake, to improve your oral and your overall health. Excessive alcohol can increase gum recession and the risk of oral cancer is six times higher in those who drink alcohol compared to non-drinkers.
Come and see us.
You can help prevent dental problems by visiting us regularly. Whilst examining your mouth a dentist or hygienist they may well notice symptoms of an illness or disease that you might not be aware of and one that might not be entirely dental related. If you have gum disease you have a greatly increased risk of many serious health issues including coronary heart disease and strokes.
Happy New Year from all the team at the Dental Surgery.