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Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

When you’re pregnant, there are a lot of items on your health checklist to keep an eye on, all to ensure a healthy baby, healthy mom, and healthy delivery. But there’s one thing that is often overlooked during those important nine months – and that’s your dental health.

Did you know that pregnancy affects dental health quite a bit? It’s true. So to help out any expectant mothers out there, we’ve compiled a list of tips to ensure your oral health is at its best.

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Healthy Snacks for Kids’ Dental Health

Healthy Snacks for Kids’ Dental Health

Most kids don’t love their daily dental health routines – brushing and flossing their teeth is more like a chore than something beneficial for them. Luckily there are some ways that they’ll enjoy making their teeth healthier. Through healthy (yet tasty!) snacks, they can strengthen and clean their teeth… without even knowing they’re doing it.

Fruits:

Crunchy fruits like apples, pears, and even some strawberries are abrasive, and help to clean your teeth while you chew. Of all the crunchy fruits, apples are the best choice due to the vitamins and minerals they provide, and also because they stimulate the gums, increase saliva and fight plaque. An apple a day just might keep the cavities away!

Vegetables:

Just like the crunchy fruits, vegetable like carrots and celery are abrasive and help to clean teeth and gums. Another dental health bonus? They crate even more saliva due to extra chewing, and that helps to neutralize the acids in your mouth caused by bacteria.

Cheeses:

You may not think of cheese as being a great snack for teeth, but it is full of tooth-friendly vitamins, like calcium and phosphate. These not only help keep enamel strong, they also assist in the production of saliva, to kill cavity-causing bacteria.

Proteins:

Lean proteins contain a mineral called phosphorous, which balances the pH levels in the mouth, helps strengthen tooth enamel, and prevent bad bacteria from growing in the mouth. Chicken, eggs, and lean beef are all great options!

Even if your child is a picky eater, there are many different snacks to choose from on this list and many different ways to prepare them to make them more fun. If you have any questions about what foods would most benefit your child’s specific needs, our team at Southeast Dental in Markham would be happy to discuss options with you. Give us a call at 905-471-2002 or book an appointment online.

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Chipped Tooth Here Are Your Options

Chipped Tooth? Here Are Your Options

Though teeth are surprisingly strong, damage can still easily happen in the form of cracks, breaks, and chips. These can occur due to a sports injury, biting on particularly hard items, and weak teeth.

So what do you do when you have a chipped tooth? First, reach out to us at Southeast Dental – either make an appointment or, in an emergency, get in touch with our Markham clinic right away. We’ll help you decide which of the options below are the best for you.

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tips to deal with dental anxiety

Tips to Deal with Dental Anxiety

It can be completely natural to get anxiety before a dental appointment, for children and adults alike. Whether it’s a fear of learning you’ll require a dental procedure, or just a general fear of the offices and tools themselves, it’s very common and happens to many people.

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What Causes Bad Breath

What Causes Bad Breath?

Everyone has experienced it – breath that makes you want to keep your mouth covered and avoid talking to other people. It’s very common, and there are many ways to deal with it, whether it’s an occasional issue or a serious problem. But have you ever wondered what actually causes the bad breath you hope to avoid? These are some of the usual causes of the bad breath that everyone experiences.

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Halloween and kids' dental health

Halloween & Kids’ Dental Health

With Halloween just around the corner, kids are already getting excited to go Trick or Treating: the costumes, the celebration, and, of course, all the candy. To make sure that your kids get to enjoy Halloween without negatively affecting their dental health, here are a few tips to make the holiday a great one:

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Getting Your Kids to Stick to their Daily Dental Routine

Getting Your Kids to Stick to their Daily Dental Routine

Getting your kids ready in the morning can be a challenge, especially since most children aren’t likely to want to brush their teeth, get dressed, or go to school. (Can you blame them?) The same is likely true for nighttime routines – to a tired child, cleaning their teeth certainly doesn’t sound very fun.

But these daily routines are important, especially when it comes to dental health. Brushing every morning and night, flossing, and generally caring for their teeth is imperative as they grow. But if you find that you’re having a hard time getting your kids to stick to their dental routines, we have a few tips that just might make it a little less of a struggle.

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