Category Archives: Oral Health

Taking Care of Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

Being pregnant comes with many responsibilities—and oral hygiene is no exception. For most women, routine dental visits are safe during pregnancy, but let your dental office know what month you are in when making your appointment. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or other medical condition, your dentist and physician may recommend postponing treatment. Tell your dentist about any changes in medications, any special advice from your physician and changes in your mouth, such as swelling, redness and bleeding. The benefits of receiving dental care during pregnancy far outweigh potential risks. When pregnant: Brush thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste that has […]

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What foods are good for my teeth?

Living in the dairy state, we are proud to recommend these teeth friendly foods: Cheese A study published in the journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry reported that eating cheese raised the pH in the subjects’ mouths and lowered their risk of tooth decay. It’s thought that the chewing required to eat cheese increases saliva in the mouth. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel. Yogurt Like cheese, yogurt is high in calcium and protein, which makes it a good pick for the strength and health of your teeth. The probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, […]

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