Saturday, March 26, 2016

Start A Good Day With A Healthy Breakfast And Smile!


It has been and oftentimes known to everyone that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is in many ways special and crucial in maintaining oral health for it definitely affects the same.

Considering our everyday lifestyles, breakfast can be very cumbersome and sugary one. Traditionally, we don't eat sweets and candies during breakfast but we prefer cereals and pastries, full of sugar typically during this hour of the day. Unfortunately, these choices are not good and can be harmful to our teeth and gums with heighten effects if not given proper attention and care.

However, a healthy, well-balanced breakfast can protect your smile quite will make it better. A combination of fruit, vegetables, fiber, and healthful proteins can aid in preventing gum disease, tooth caries, unexpected tooth loss, and especially bad breath.

Tips for a Good-Healthy Breakfast

  •  Eat whole grains like whole wheat bread or oatmeal instead of having refined grains on breakfast.
  •  Consider also firm, ripe fruits and fresh, healthier vegetables.
  •  Drink plenty of water and consider also unsweetened tea. It could strengthen tooth enamel as well as aids in preventing tooth decay.
  •  Practice moderation with drinking fruit juices, fruit shakes and smoothies. They are known for high-sugar content and can be absolutely acidic.
  •  There are dinner menus which can also be consider as healthy breakfast menus like fish, chicken, cheese and beans.
  •  Don't forget to consider high fiber cereals especially those with lesser preservatives and added sugar.
 It should be anyone's objective and intention to have a healthy smile. And you can achieve healthy smile with some work on your part and also with the health of your friendly dentist or rather I may say, dental specialist.
 The health and wellness industries thus, I may say, are motivating people to seek for information, tips or even ideas that can aid to looking and feeling great. So, if you are determined in accomplishing this goal, then you should take note that eating breakfast could play an important part and aids anyone to maximize wellness. It's time you start making your choice necessary to help you be your best.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Top 5 Tips to Get Kissably Fresh Breath


Who doesn’t love kissing? It is a wonderful way to connect and show love to your special someone. Unfortunately, when bad breath is part of the scenario, the fun can just go away. Bad breath affects your confidence and your attractiveness. 

Don’t let bad breath stand in the way of a kiss! Follow these simple tips and you will be ready to pucker up in no time!

  • Keep it Clean
Dedicate at least two minutes morning and night to brushing your teeth, and another minute or so to flossing. Five or six minutes a day really isn’t much when you consider the benefits to your health – and your smooch. And don’t forget to schedule a professional cleaning at our dental office in Cumming at least twice a year. It ensures that odor-causing plaque is cleared away and lets us keep an eye on your oral health.
  • Brush and Scrape Your Tongue
Your tongue is a rugged terrain. Food particles and bacteria get caught between tastebuds and in cracks, and when they stay there, lead to some interesting odors. It is kind of like a miniature compost pile in your mouth! To most effectively clear it all away, buy yourself a tongue scraper. In the meantime, brush your tongue with your toothbrush.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Top Ten Reasons People HATE Dentists


"Things I really HATE About Dentists"

 What do you HATE about dentists? What part of it bugs you the most?


If you’re a Dentist Hater, I’m sure you have your reasons, and yet I’ll bet it’s not actually dentists you hate. It’s all the stuff a dentist does that creeps you out – the drilling, filling, and billing parts.

Who can blame you for that? A dental chair can combine the sum of all fears… with pain, needles, doctors, confined-spaces, loud noises.

It’s no big surprise so many people hate going to the dentist.

Yet, dentists aren’t such bad people. We’re just the ones doing the work and stuck with the bad-guy label.

Here’s a list I put together of the Top 10 Reasons People Hate Dentists based on my years of observation. It was easy. I just listen to people’s stories.

Perfect strangers, once they know I’m a dentist, are willing to tell me why they hate “our kind.” ( a little Anti-Dentite Seinfeld humor there)

Besides, if you came to see me as a new patient, one of the first things I would want to know is what you like and dislike about going to dentists. I want to do more of what you like and less of what you don’t like.

What is it about going to the dentist that you hate more than anything else? I tried to organize these Top 10 Reasons based on this question… “What is the one thing you hate the most about dentists?”

Participate in the poll to indicate which of the Top 10 Reasons you hate most. Read more about the Top 10 Reasons below and decide which ones apply to you. Thank you!

Top 10 Reasons Why People HATE Dentists

Why People HATE Dentists #1 – The Needle!

In picking #1 for this Top 10 list, I gave the nod to the biggest phobia. Fear of needles and injections is HUGE for some people. It’s one of the Top 10 Adult Phobias, and children are even more fearful.

I didn’t dare show a picture of a needle here, because even the image will upset a phobic person.

Dentistry without anesthetic is an option… “Dear lord, you must be kidding!” is what you might be thinking. I actually do a lot of Minimally-Invasive Dentistry with no anesthetic. It’s nice to avoid the freezing (that’s what we call it here in Canada) when it isn’t needed.

On the other hand, proper Pain Management is absolutely essential for more invasive dentistry. I can hardly imagine the brutality of old-style dentistry.

Delivery of Local Anesthetic is often the make-or-break “Moment of Truth” in the entire patient-doctor relationship. That’s the reason I use a Comfort-Driven System to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible.

Being a little sneaky about it also helps. Nobody should have to look at it.

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