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Your Oral Health Can Improve from Yoga!
Posted on 5/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
Yoga is a therapeutic practice that benefits the body and the mind. The regular practice of yoga helps to improve circulation, flexibility, and the health of many bodily systems, including the teeth. These are a few ways that your oral health might benefit from yoga. Stress Reduction Yoga focuses on deep breathing techniques and clearing the mind of any lingering thoughts, so it is a great way to fight stress. While you may know how this improves your mental wellbeing, you may not realize that your teeth can also benefit. Stress relief can help with bruxism, or clenching and grinding of the teeth. Plus, people who are stressed may not prioritize their oral health, and when some of this burden is relieved, you may find it easier to remember to brush and floss regularly. Saliva Production The saliva is very important to your oral health. It is essential for washing away food particles and bacteria, and when your mouth dries out, bacteria levels will grow. Since yoga focuses on breathing, you'll learn proper breathing techniques, some of which can prevent dry mouth. Certain poses – especially inversions – may also stimulate the production of saliva. Inflammation Reduction Yoga is known to fight inflammation, which offers some great benefits to your oral health. When the inflammatory response is inhibited, your risk for gum disease might also decrease. High stress levels increase the stress hormone cortisol, which can make gum swelling even worse. By reducing stress levels and cortisol production, you'll also have a lower inflammatory response. With all of these great oral health benefits of yoga, it is no surprise that people have been practicing it for centuries. It is great for your entire life, including the health of your smile. If you are interested in learning more about how to improve your oral health, please give us a call to set up an appointment....
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Why Telling Us About Dental Fears Can Give You the Strength to Overcome Them
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Kelly Hong
Have you ever told someone about your dental fears only to hear that you should just “suck it up”? Sadly, many people with dental anxiety have been on the receiving end of such “advice”, and it does little to actually help with the situation. Dental fear, anxieties, and phobias are very real conditions, and at their worst, they may prevent you from visiting our office when needed. Fortunately, telling us about your concerns is a great way to ease your discomfort and may be the first step you need to overcome them. Tell Us about Your Dental Fears The first step in getting past your fears is really to tell us about them. You can do this at your appointment, or if you'd feel better letting us know beforehand, please give our office a call. Fortunately, with advances in dental technology, there are things that we can do to make you feel more comfortable. Anything from laughing gas to conscious sedation can be used depending on the procedure. Let Us Make Recommendations In addition to the services that we have to offer in our office, we can also make recommendations that will leave you feeling more comfortable. Many people feel better about their experience if they bring along a support person. Others are put at ease if they can listen to music or an audio book, so we encourage you to bring in headphones to use throughout your appointment. Making a few simple dietary changes on the day of your appointment – such as eating high-protein foods and avoiding caffeine – can also leave you feeling more relaxed. If your dental fears get the best of you, you may find yourself skipping important dental appointments. We want to avoid this situation at all costs, so please let us know if you experience any dental anxiety. We are here to help....
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Importance of Two Dental Visits Each Year
Posted on 4/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
At one point, one dental visit was all you needed. However, now with the changing times, it is important that everyone sees our dentist at least twice a year, every six months for dental cleanings. These cleanings are important because they remove the plaque, bacteria and other buildup that happens when you eat or drink anything. It is important that cleanings are given because you want a healthier smile overall. The Importance of Dental Visits Dental visits are important because you want to make sure that you are removing any and all build up on the teeth. If you do not, this can cause decay to happen. When the teeth are not cleaned off and polished, this leaves plaque to build up. It can get under the gum line and cause further problems. Gum disease and tooth loss are two problems that can be caused by not regularly visiting our dentist. These dental visits are important not only for adults, but for children. Children, as young as 6 months, can visit our dentist to get oral care and exams done to ensure that their teeth are in the best possible shape. You need to get family care that provides a way to clean off, polish and keep the teeth as healthy as can be. These dental visits with our office are the ones that are going to help you get a brighter, whiter and healthier smile overall. With so many benefits, you will want to continue to visit our office for your regular cleanings, but also any time there is a dental issue such as for a cavity. Call Us to Schedule a Dental Visit Today We can provide the dental cleanings and exams you are looking for. With an awesome team of experienced dental professionals, you can have a cleaner, brighter smile when you make an appointment to visit us twice a year. Call us today to schedule yours....
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All Posts:
Your Oral Health Can Improve from Yoga!
5/25/2019
Why Telling Us About Dental Fears Can Give You the Strength to Overcome Them
5/15/2019
Importance of Two Dental Visits Each Year
4/25/2019
If You Regularly Snack on Fresh Produce, It Can Leave You With a Whiter, Healthier Smile
4/15/2019
Talking with Us During Your Visits Helps Ensure You Get the Care You Need
3/25/2019
Taking Care of Your Teeth After Adult Braces
3/15/2019
Could Changing Your Toothpaste Make Brushing More Fun?
2/25/2019
Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Mouthwash
2/15/2019
Ways of Keeping Your Enamel Thick and Strong
1/25/2019
Understanding the Importance of Healthy Taste Buds
1/15/2019
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
12/30/2018
What to Do to Ease Cold Sensitivity in Your Teeth
12/20/2018
Any Form of Tobacco is a Dental Danger
11/30/2018
3 Most Common Mistakes with Your Oral Hygiene Routine
11/20/2018
Medicines to Help with a Tooth Ache Until We Can See You
10/20/2018
How Do Crunchy Vegetables Improve Your Oral Health?
9/30/2018
How Certain Types of Gum Can Help Improve Your Oral Health
9/20/2018
What Materials Make up Composite Fillings?
8/30/2018
What Happens When You Brush Too Much?
8/20/2018
The Different Stages of Dental Decay
7/20/2018
How Does Lupus Affect Your Oral Health?
7/10/2018
Options for Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
10/30/2010

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