FOR TEETH…. AND GUMS
Calcium is not only good for teeth and bones, but it has other benefits as well. Adults who consume at least three servings of calcium each day have significantly lower rates of periodontal disease, which is a leading cause of tooth loss. An analysis of government data on calcium consumption and periodontal disease in nearly 13,000 subjects shows that men and women with calcium intakes below 500 milligrams were almost twice as likely to have periodontal disease, the loss of attachment of gums from the teeth. The association between calcium intake and gum disease was particularly evident for people in their 20s and 30s. This finding should lead us to drink more milk and other calcium-rich products. This column on the benefits of calcium has been brought to you in the interest of better dental health. It may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs. At WinningSmiles, we believe oral health is key to overall health and well-being.
Note: Gums that are red, swollen, or bleed easily are in the early stages of gum disease.
At Winning Smiles, we believe oral health is important to overall health and well-being. Please call us to schedule an appointment.
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What is DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY?
It is our latest addition to taking X-Rays with computers. It allows us to take X-Rays using a computer and this reduces the radiation to our patients by up to 90% over conventional methods using dental film. In addition, the picture is of a higher quality and is 20 times larger than regular dental film. This is advantageous because it allows us to identify dental disease before it progresses. The best part, there is no film or chemical making the technology environmentally safe. We are very excited about this safe and newest dental technology.
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR TEETH FOR A LIFETIME!!
It’s no longer an “accepted norm” to wear dentures! Today, active seniors are living longer, enjoying better health, taking cooking classes, traveling to exotic places, are romantically involved and so much more.
Having a full set of natural teeth to speak clearly, eat comfortably, to look and feel your best-can make life more fun – at any age! But to achieve this meaningful goal you must defeat tooth decay.
FEEL YOUR BEST!
There is far more public awareness concerning how to prevent heart attack, stroke and other serious diseases. Prevention of tooth decay should also rank among your top health priorities! When one part of your body is stressed or damaged, it has an impact elsewhere. Dental disease is not only a disease of the mouth – poor oral health affects the entire body. Once decay progresses to your tooth’s nerve, infection can set in and allow bacteria to travel throughout your body.
With daily home care and regular dental visits, together we can help your mouth stay disease free, pain-free and save you money by avoiding future and more costly dental work.
Don’t Let This Happen To You!
- Tooth Decay Can…
- Cause sudden severe pain.
- Result in loss of natural tooth structure.
- Lead to infection and tooth loss.
- Create bad breath.
- Restrict your diet due to sensitive or missing teeth.
- Leave you with an unsightly or “aging” smile.
- Can lead to costly repairs, if neglected.
- Increase your chance of requiring dentures.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding topics you would like to see in our future newsletters. As always, we appreciate your referrals and your confidence in us. We enjoy serving your dental health needs.