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Posts for: June, 2016

By contactus@westlakeperio.com
June 21, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Our patients are often asking for new methods to enhance their oral health. A great strategy to sustain a bright and healthy smile is by making overall health and well-being your main concern. Staying informed on how we regard our bodies is integral to being healthier inside and out.

Commonplace oral bacteria, referred to as Streptococcus Mutans, lead to the mouth to become very susceptible to discoloration and decay. This specific bacteria results in plaque accumulation and will lead to elevated bacteria reproduction. To keep your mouth healthy, there are some food choices that may be good for your mouth and overall well being.

Carrots are definitely a very good snack food which could appeal to both children as well as grownups. These delicious and crisp snacks help to promote the saliva within your mouth which naturally serves to help to get rid of plaque. These also are abundant in Vitamin A, which is great for your eye-sight. Carrots will help make your vision solid and your enamel bright.

Celery, although pretty tasteless, is rather low in calories and may be dipped in peanut butter or ranch dressing in order to get added taste. Celery necessitates chewing that serves to help to boost saliva in your mouth, which aids in getting rid of plaque. The fibrous strands in celery additionally serve to organically clean your pearly whites.

Pineapples are really a sweet treat that contains minerals and vitamins. The astringent quality of pineapples will frequently serve to help to remove discolorations off of your teeth. Additionally, they are rich in bromelain, a protein-breaking molecule that can also serve to help to keep your teeth clean.

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By contactus@westlakeperio.com
June 08, 2016
Category: Oral Health

An additional concern is periodontitis which is a persistent problem which impairs your gums as well as your bones. This particular infection damages the bone and connective tissue in charge of keeping the teeth in place. Due to osteoporosis, there can be an enhanced threat to contract 

periodontitis because of the minimized bone density and being more susceptible to bacteria. Nevertheless, we are still unsure if periodontitis has a direct relationship with osteoporosis.

At Westlake Periodontics, Dr. Scott Sazima, DDS and our team believe that enhancing your general bone health will, in turn, improve your oral health. Dr. Sazima and team will recommend a versatile treatment strategy in order to increase bone health, which may incorporate our Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). Additionally, a healthy diet program that is rich in calcium and vitamin D, routine exercise, avoiding smoking and restricting your alcohol intake will improve your oral health. Andof course regular routine oral care is crucial in minimizing your chances of getting periodontitis.

If you would like to learn more on this topic or improve your oral health please feel free to schedule an appointment.  Additionally, to learn more facts regarding this and other types of oral heath subjects, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter!