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Ways of Adding Seaweed Into Your Daily Diet
Posted on 2/15/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
There are many ways to add seaweed into your daily diet. Why seaweed? Not only is seaweed beneficial to your overall health and wellness, but it also packs a punch when it comes to the vitamins and nutrients that are required for healthier teeth and gums. You can ensure that your health is taken care of on all fronts when you choose the best products for your diet. Using Seaweed to Better Your DietStabilize your blood pressure, help your liver function and even provide yourself with anti-bacterial and better digestive health when you add a little bit of seaweed to your diet. One of the biggest ways that people are incorporating this new superfood to their diet is by consuming sushi. This is cooked with the seaweed wrapped around the outside. You can also toast the seaweed and then salt and season it so that you can eat it like chips. This is always a great way to enjoy a healthy snack that also tastes delicious. Cooking the seaweed and then adding it to salads is another way to get many of the benefits, or sometimes this can also be done raw depending on how it was stored. You can find many recipes that use seaweed in them, which is a great thing to think about when it comes to adding seaweed to your daily diet on a regular basis. If you want to learn more about your oral health and what foods can be ideal to add to them, we would be happy to help. We can provide you with more information or set you up with a time to have an exam to check your oral health. It is always good to have an exam done prior to examining in major changes in your diet or oral routines....
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Winter Allergies That Can Affect Your Teeth
Posted on 1/25/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Allergens are substances that cause allergic reactions and they can be found everywhere and in various seasons, which is why there are always people who suffer from allergic reactions all throughout the year. While most allergens that impact people are found outdoors, the winter season is a bit different considering that the main culprit for causing allergies can be found indoors as most people stay in their homes, workplaces, or other enclosed establishments longer because of the cold weather. Maintaining Good Oral Health During AllergiesWhen people think of allergies, they often visualize somebody who is coughing or sneezing unceasingly as depicted in TV shows, advertisements, and movies. Not many people realize that apart from affecting one's nose and throat, allergies during winter season also affect dental health. One can experience tooth pain, especially if your sinuses are enlarged and put pressure on your upper teeth. If you are experiencing toothaches when you suffer from allergies, the best way to address it is to come by our office so we can assess the situation and provide immediate remedies. Keep in mind that there are many reasons for tooth pain and proper remedy can only be provided through a correct assessment. You should also remember to continue your usual oral care habits, even though you are suffering from allergies. Do not fail to brush your teeth as it will help your teeth to be stronger and help prevent uncomfortable dry mouth as well. You should also take the time or hire someone who can clean and maintain your vents and your entire house so that it will be free from dust and other indoor allergens. Do not let allergies ruin your teeth and the holiday season in the process as well. Bear in mind that you do not have to suffer and endure tooth pain because of the change of season. Come visit us today so we can help address and maintain your dental health....
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Symptoms Your Dental Abscess is Spreading
Posted on 1/15/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
A dental abscess, or tooth abscess, happens when pus accumulates inside the teeth or gums. This pus is then strengthened by bacteria found in plaque, which is what the leftover specks of food, saliva and other bacteria that you can see or feel wedged between your teeth, and this kind of bacteria then accumulates and starts slowly but surely drilling into tooth and tissues, slowly making a big space where the pus accumulates. This then results in a lot of pain and a myriad of other diseases. There are three types of abscess: gingival abscess affects the gums only, periodontal abscess affecting the periodontal ligament and the supporting tissues of the tooth and periapical abscess, which is present and affects the soft pulp of the tooth. How Would I Know If I Have a Dental Abscess?The main indication of a dental abscess is severe discomfort and even pain. This is a pain that occurs suddenly and is very severe. The pain also gradually strengthens and in some cases, the pain may be present in other parts of the body, like the temples and even your ears. Other most common symptoms are feelings of pain while using your teeth, sensitivity to hot and cold food and liquids, a foul taste in a person's mouth, fever, general malaise (a person may feel generally unwell), trismus - a person may find it hard to open his or her mouth and dysphagia. Basically, dental abscess will not occur if you are doing proper dental hygiene. The plaque and pus makes an environment for bacteria to thrive in and attack the roots and even the teeth itself. A dental abscess should be treated right away, else it will lead to riskier situations like sepsis, which is lethal. Contact us for more information or if any of the above symptoms arises, or to know about the treatment procedures of an abscess....
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All Posts:

Ways of Adding Seaweed Into Your Daily Diet
2/15/2018
Winter Allergies That Can Affect Your Teeth
1/25/2018
Symptoms Your Dental Abscess is Spreading
1/15/2018
Why You Need to Have a Healthy Mouth Before Replacement Surgery
12/23/2017
What Winter's Cold Can Do to Sensitive Teeth
12/13/2017
When to Replace an Old Filling
11/27/2017
When Chewing Hurts, We Need To Know About It
11/17/2017
Treating Dry Socket
10/27/2017
Top Three Causes of Dental Cracks
10/17/2017
Managing Pain of an Erupting Tooth When You Get Older
9/30/2017
Managing Pain Following a Filling
9/20/2017
Can Wearing a Mouth Guard Reduce Mouth Pain?
8/25/2017
Daily Ways of Whitening Your Teeth
8/17/2017
What You Can Do to Protect Dental Crowns
7/30/2017
What Summer Heat Means for Your Teeth
7/23/2017
Why Your Dentist May Use a Laser for Your Gums
6/30/2017
Why You Want to Avoid Orange Lipstick if You Want a Whiter Smile
6/20/2017
What Fiber Offers Your Mouth When You Eat It
5/30/2017
What Causes Dental Cracks?
5/20/2017
How Can You Get Caffeine without Dealing with Tooth Stains?
4/30/2017
How Does Sensitive Formula Toothpaste Help Your Teeth Not Hurt?
4/20/2017
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