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Practical Tips To Maintain Good Oral Health

It’s The Little Things That Make the Best Dental Health Care

The simple things we learnt as children such as brushing and flossing teeth daily and avoiding candy go a long way in helping many of us maintain a bright and beautiful smile. But sometimes you may forget the little things that need to be done to keep the teeth and gums fresh and healthy. For instance, missing that dental appointment can cause a lot more harm than good. A Barrie dentist will always inspect your mouth and advice on how to treat current issues as well as preventative steps to avoid losing your teeth. Those hard to reach areas in your mouth may be exposed to decay without your knowledge. So other than visiting your dentist on a regular basis, consider the following tips to maintain good oral health.

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Vitamins and Nutrients For Your Teeth

You can actually tell whether someone is consuming a healthy diet by looking at the state of their teeth. Lack of one important nutrient: calcium can cause your teeth to weaken and break exposing them to decay. You can get calcium from things like milk, yoghurt, cheese and other dairy products. If you are allergic to most dairy products, consider taking calcium supplements to maintain a healthy level of this important nutrient in your body. Vitamin D and Vitamin B complex are also very important for healthy teeth and gums. You can also get these in supplement form. Other nutrients that play a significant role in boosting your oral health include potassium, iron, zinc and copper.

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Stop Tobacco Smoking

Tobacco smokers have one thing in common, their teeth may appear stained and unhealthy. Tobacco not only discolors your teeth but also puts you at high risk of oral cancer as well as other periodontal diseases. Furthermore, tobacco smokers usually consume a lot of sweets, coffee and tea, in order to mask the smell of cigarettes. This further puts them at risk of tooth decay and discoloration. When you quit smoking, you will not only avoid costly cosmetic dentistry procedures in future but also reduce the risk of lung cancer.

Always Clean Your Tongue Thoroughly

Many people will brush their teeth and forget to clean the tongue properly. The tongue hosts the most bacteria in the mouth. Failing to clean the tongue properly can end up causing bad breath. To avoid this, look for a professional tongue cleaner that is designed to reach all the areas of your tongue leaving you feeling fresh and your teeth will not be exposed to bacteria.

Most importantly, do not ignore common signs of dental trouble like tooth sensitivity or decay. If you notice some of your teeth cracking visit the dentist immediately. The cracks can quickly expose the sensitive parts of your gums to infection. Gum infections can lead to permanent loss of teeth and you’ll have to part with a significant amount of money in order to get implants. Save your money and prevent symptoms like pain by visiting the dentist early.

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J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
Nadia Chalmers
Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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