Oral health and nutrition have a bidirectional relationship. Nutrition and diet affect the health of the mouth, and the health of the mouth affects nutrients consumed due to an inability to eat because of a compromised oral cavity.
Dental healthcare professionals are part of the patient’s healthcare team. I do not separate the mouth from my patient’s body. Sure! Dentistry’s focus is the oral cavity, it’s a health specialty, but it does not negate the fact that we are trained professionals who can consult with patients about simple health issues that can lead them back to their primary care physician.
With cavities being the most prevalent chronic condition among children and teens, preventing decay by placing sealants indeed makes sense.
At this point, nothing is a surprise. Whether you’ve been sick or not, I’m just popping in to remind you to change your toothbrush.
Trying to determine what to pack can be a bit stressful, but having a list prepared in advance can help reduce the stress of packing. Ensuring that you have essential dental hygiene products when traveling is necessary to maintain good dental health habits when traveling.
With the ongoing festivities and the lack of a planned schedule, their daily routines usually get ignored. Late nights spent playing video games and binge-watching movies can lead to oral hygiene routines being ignored too
Because I know the task of choosing which product is necessary can be daunting, I’m giving you my top dental self-care tools that are important in achieving optimal dental health.
If you haven’t seen your dentist this year, call now to schedule your checkup. Maintaining your oral health is a wonderful gift to yourself.
I had a new patient today ask me what I’d like as a gift. Ha! My regulars know not to ask me this question.
Go forth and be merry and experience the joy of the holiday season. Don’t forget these Holiday tooth tips!