Foods and Dental Health
By Lucy Stephenson (Hour 7)
North Mankato Family Dentistry
1400 Lookout Drive North Mankato MN 56003
Drs. Angela Schuck and Keith Flack D.D.S
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This article is about ways to improve your dental health. By following the tips in this article, a person can improve their dental health and reduce their risk of gum disease
Positive Effects of Good Dental Health
- Strengthens your teeth and gums
- Prevents Cavities
- Prevents halitosis
Negative Effects of Bad Dental Health
- Cavities (which can lead to pain, tooth loss, and infection)
- Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
- Chronic Bad Breath
- Periodontitis (can result in loss of jaw bones)
You could talk about buying new dental care items to help your teeth (i.e. new toothbrush, better toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, etc.)
You could also talk about improving the whole family's diet by buying healthier foods. Instead of buying chips and pop, your parents could buy more fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.
You could talk about more ways to keep your teeth clean and healthy, like regular checkups.
You could also talk about ways to prevent tooth decay by discussing the proper way to floss and brush your teeth. You could also talk about how many times a day you should brush and floss your teeth.
- Digital X-Rays: These reduce exposure to radiation and allow pictures to be projected on a computer screen. It allows dentist to find problems with the mouth, teeth, and jaw.
- Dental Implants: The implants fit and function as replacements of a tooth root. They integrate the jaw bone and can be done in any adult who need a missing tooth replaced.
- Air Abrasion: This allows the precise removal of decayed teeth without the use of local anesthetic. Air abrasion uses blasts of pellets of air and aluminum oxide to treat tooth problems, like cavities.