As your trusted Silver Lake dentist, I care deeply about the health your teeth. I also know that I can only do so much to keep your smile strong for a lifetime; a big portion of the job comes from you, and how you care for your mouth at home. That means regular brushing, flossing and eating a healthy, balanced diet, too. And it’s with the latter in mind that I write this blog post, our first of the new year! Keep reading for some top nutrition guidelines in 2016 — for a healthier mouth this year, and many more to come.
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You’ve probably heard Dr. Michel or another dentist you’ve visited in your lifetime say it’s important to come in for a regular checkup every six months (or, twice a year). But do you understand completely why these twice-yearly appointments are so important? Or, to put it another way, do you know what we’re looking for when you come in?
The answer is, we’re looking for a variety of things. The two essentials are gum disease and tooth decay. Catching both of these early is important because of how much they can impact your oral as well as overall health. Gum disease in particular has been tied to a range of health problems, like: (more…)
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