3 Dental Tips to Keep your Mouth and Body Healthy
Here at MyDental Care in Meadowbank within the City of Ryde we are passionate about maintaining the health of your smile.
We offer preventive services as well as intervention orthopaedic orthodontics from a young age thus promoting healthy facial growth. Apart from brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing before bed there are many other preventive measures you can take to ensure that your teeth stay healthy for as long as possible.
The health of your smile can also affect your general health as your smile is the gateway to a healthy body. In order to help improve your dental and overall health we have gathered three helpful dental tips.
1. Reconsider Dairy products!
Milk consumption has a long association with increased respiratory tract mucus production and asthma. While Calcium is important, and supplementing with oral calcium is recommended, milk, cheese, and other cow dairy products contain phosphates that acidify your blood as well as casein protein which triggers IgG food sensitivities in most people, which can in turn predispose you to pain. If you MUST have dairy products, then consider goat cheese, (delicious!) and /or goat’s milk and if it MUST be dairy from a cow, please consider using organic, un-pasteurized, non-homogenized products (i.e. raw). Any kind of processed soy should also be avoided, but edamame (steamed soy beans) are OK. A great alternative to milk is almond milk, as most people don’t have sensitivities to almonds; Hazelnut milk is also a delicious alternative! However if you do have any known allergies, especially to nuts or wheat, please avoid consuming what triggers them. Coconut milk is also an excellent substitute and avocados are a great substitute for butter.
2. Don’t keep putting off niggling dental problems!
Dental pain and abnormalities should be addressed as soon as they are noticed in order to reduce the risk of greater pain or expense later on. If you feel pain in a tooth then you may have a cavity or perhaps an associated gum issue. High levels of plaque and certain bacteria may put you at risk of gum disease which can then lead to other health problems such as:
- Heart (cardiovascular) disease
- Respiratory disease
- Cancer (gum disease can increase your risk of cancer by up to 54%)
- Premature labour during pregnancy
It’s also important to catch dental problems early to give your child’s teeth the best chance at developing in an aligned and ideal way.
3. Maintain your dental check-ups
Here at MyDental Care we aim to make our dental experience so comfortable that you will never want to leave. This is also to encourage patients to visit us every six months as this is the best way to monitor your mouth for infection and check for any new decay as well as any other issues that may have arisen since your last visit.
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