How to Manage Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be a constant worry and lead to social anxiety, but you don’t have to suffer any longer. Here are 5 simple tips to help combat bad breath and the negative effects that it has on your life: Brush and floss regularly Maintaining a regular oral health routine by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is essential in helping to prevent bad breath. Consistent brushing and flossing also help to prevent cavities and gum disease, which can worsen bad breath due to the decaying oral tissues both cause. Avoid all tobacco products Cigarettes and cigars … Continue reading

Why a Nightly Brushing and Flossing Routine Is So Important

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Why a Nightly Brushing and Flossing Routine Is So Important  Keeping your smile bright is not just a day job. Your teeth and gums need protection at night, too! You already know you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once. Brushing after every meal or snack is even better! But did you know that when you brush and floss can be almost as important as how you perform these important oral hygiene tasks  Why Night Time is the Right Time for Brushing and Flossing There are about 25,000 different species of bacteria in … Continue reading

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Healthy Halloween treats that will bring smiles

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What your dentist has to say about Healthy Halloween Treats HERE COMES HALLOWEEN! The season of ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and, of course… candy! If you’re smart about it, there is no reason for your Halloween fun to come at the expense of good dental health. Rule 1: A Little Candy All At Once Is Probably Better Than Candy All Day/Night Long When it comes to your oral health, a little “candy-binge” is better than grazing on that Halloween loot all day long (or all month long!). Our mouths are always working to restore the correct pH balance and to utilize … Continue reading

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

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Dental implants are an extremely effective solution for patients who are missing teeth. The next best thing to natural teeth, implants are surgically placed and capped with a natural-looking dental crown to bring your smile back to life.  Are you missing teeth? Do you need to have broken or damaged teeth replaced? Here are four reasons that we recommend placing dental implants. Implants look just like your natural smile Dental implants are made to mimic your natural teeth, right down to the look, feel, fit and function. When placed, a porcelain crown is used to closely match the teeth surrounding the … Continue reading

Why Vitamin D is Important to Healthy Teeth

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You probably know that vitamin D helps to build strong teeth and bones. But did you know it may also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease? Building Strong Teeth and Bones Vitamin D encourages calcium absorption and helps keep the right levels of calcium and phosphorous in the blood stream to maintain bone and tooth density. For good oral health, you need to consume adequate amounts of both vitamin D and calcium. Preventing Dental Cavities As reported by the Vitamin D Council, several studies have associated higher levels of vitamin D with reductions in dental cavities. Vitamin D helps … Continue reading

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4 Bad Oral Habits You Should Avoid

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Keeping our teeth and gums healthy is vital to our overall quality of health. Visiting the dentist for regular check ups, flossing and brushing regularly, and eating a well balanced diet are just a few of the everyday habits to incorporate into your life. However, there are a few bad habits that you may have acquired that are hindering your dental health more than helping. Read on to see if you’re making any of these common bad dental hygiene habits. Not Properly Brushing And Flossing For some, brushing and flossing may be somewhat of an obsession. Then there are others … Continue reading

4 Foods That Can Naturally Brush Your Teeth

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What you put into your body has a huge impact on how healthy you look and feel on the outside. Believe it or not some foods not only will give you an internal nutritional boost but can also be used externally for healthy results as well. Below are four foods that give you both nourishment and can help you brush your teeth naturally. Pineapple This juicy fruit contains the enzyme bromelain, which acts as a natural stain remover, and can leave your smile looking whiter. Bromelain can also help to break up any plaque residue that is left behind on … Continue reading

Consider These 3 Factors When Buying Toothpaste

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Brushing our teeth is a daily activity, which makes toothpaste a staple household item. There are so many options out there for toothpaste it can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a couple tips from the professionals to help you find the best toothpaste to meet your needs. Pay Attention To The Ingredients Depending on your own needs choosing toothpaste with or without any of these ingredients can be helpful. Fluoride is a common ingredient in most toothpastes with the exceptions of toddler and organic formulas. It is used to dramatically help reduce tooth decay. Another active ingredient in many … Continue reading

When you don’t have your toothbrush try one of these foods

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Have you ever been in a situation  where  you wished we had a toothbrush—but didn’t. Perhaps it was on a recent hiking trip. Perhaps it was right after lunch, on a day when you were headed into an important  meeting. Regardless of when it was, you knew that fresh, sparkling teeth would bring the comfort and confidence you needed. Certain types of foods can help you “brush” your teeth  in a pinch.  Nature’s Tooth Scrubbers Scrubber foods naturally clean your teeth, although not perfectly, but enough to help you smile with confidence. As you chew scrubber foods they remove plaque and leftover … Continue reading

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3 Health Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

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While flossing may seem like just an extra thing to do to keep your teeth and gums clean it is actually a highly essential part of your dental health. Unfortunately many of us neglect doing it and don’t realize the negative impact of letting food and plaque sit between our teeth. While as a child the effects of this bad habit may go unnoticed as we travel through adulthood the negative consequences begin to show more clearly. Below are the top 3 reasons you should floss each and every day. A Bright White Smile A whiter smile is one of … Continue reading

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Are your medications causing dry mouth and tooth decay?

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MEDICATIONS OFTEN HAVE frustrating side effects. In addition to nausea and headaches, did you know that dry mouth is also a common side effect of prescription drugs?  Saliva Keeps Your Mouth Healthy There are over 400 medications that can affect your salivary glands and increase dry mouth.   And this list grows as more drugs are created. These medications typically include those used to treat depression, pain, anxiety, allergies, urinary incontinence, diarrhea, Parkinson’s disease, and many other conditions. Our salivary glands are extremely important because saliva keeps our mouths moist and breaks down the foods we eat. Saliva also helps keep the bacteria in our mouths under … Continue reading

Can breakfast keep your smile healthy?

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IT’S OFTEN SAID, and studies agree, that breakfast may be the most important meal of the day. In addition, breakfast affects our oral health too! Popular Breakfast Options Can Damage Smiles Given our on-the-go lifestyles, breakfast can become an imbalanced, over-sugary meal! We don’t typically eat candy for breakfast—yet, we choose popular cereals and pastries that are full of sugar. These unhealthy breakfast choices can be damaging to our teeth and gums especially  if we’re not brushing and flossing after we eat them. A Healthy, Balanced Breakfast Can Protect Your Smile Your mouth, like your body, needs nutritious food to stay healthy. … Continue reading

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Dental Myth: The effects of poor oral health only concern the mouth

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Myth 1: The consequences of poor oral health are restricted to the mouth Columbus Ohio expectant mothers may not know that what they eat affects the tooth development of the fetus. Poor nutrition during pregnancy may make the unborn child more likely to have tooth decay later in life. Between the ages of 14 weeks to four months, deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, protein and calories could result in oral defects. In children, tooth decay is the most prevalent disease, about five times more common than childhood asthma. If a child’s mouth hurts due to tooth decay, he/she … Continue reading

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How a Dental Exam can reveal broader health problems

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Your mouth is not a completely separate entity from the rest of your body! I just read a very informative article in the Wall Street Journal about the dental/oral health connection. Over the last decade, the connection between oral health and overall health has been the subject of many more studies defining these connections.   We now are seeing that oral health has connection to diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy/child health, and immune disorders. At Grandview Dental Care we recognize the connection and encourage our patients to take the steps necessary to have the best oral health so that their overall … Continue reading

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If I have periodontal disease why doesn’t it hurt?

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If I have periodontal disease why doesn’t it hurt?  This is an excellent question, and one that we get a lot at our Columbus, Ohio dental office. I try to relate periodontal disease to how my patients think about monitoring their blood pressure. If you are not checking your blood pressure you may not be aware that your blood pressure is high until it’s really high and you wind up in an emergency situation.  High blood pressure “doesn’t hurt” until it’s too late. Periodontal disease doesn’t hurt either but if you put off dental care until it hurts, you risk … Continue reading