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Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
Part of being human lies in fearing the unknown. In other words, the more educated you become, the less scary something seems. This is also true when it comes to dental procedures. How Dental Education Works in Your FavorOvercoming the fear of visiting our office for dental work involves identifying exactly what's making you feel fearful in the first place. For some people, this may be a fear of the equipment we're using in your mouth or that it may cause pain. Other people are afraid of losing control while they're in the dental chair. While these are legitimate fears, it's important to work through them so you can feel more comfortable visiting our office. This involves becoming more knowledgeable about these things. After all, knowledge is power, so ask questions and learn about what our equipment does. It's also important that you commit to visiting our office for a routine dental appointment at least twice a year. During this time, we'll examine and clean your teeth. We'll talk to you about your oral hygiene habits and help you develop healthier ones. All of this helps us build rapport, trust, and sense of familiarity with you, which will, in turn, make you feel more comfortable when you visit our office. By coming in more often for quick, painless procedures that are painless and quick, you begin to realize that there's nothing to fear in our office. When we mention a dental procedure and you're immediately fearful, let us know. The last thing we want for you to do is fear visiting our office. We're here to help you have a healthy smile. As such, we really do welcome and actually look forward to answering your questions. We want you to understand what's going on, so you feel comfortable trusting us with your dental care....

Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
Posted on 4/10/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
Foods and drinks are known to be acidic. However, you should know that they can also remove acid from your diet. This can harm your teeth by stripping minerals from its enamel. Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your DietUnderstanding how bad acid is for your diet, you'll want to find foods that will help cut down on the amount of acid you have in your body. One such food is vegetables, especially the bitter ones. These include raw spinach, parsley, celery, garlic and barley grass. If you're the type of person who really doesn't like vegetables, maybe fruit is a better option for you. While a lot of fruits like oranges, lemons and citrus fruits are naturally acidic, they can actually help you to reduce the amount of acid that's in your body. As they're broken down, they stimulate the production of alkaline chemicals, which is responsible for neutralizing the acid in your body. You also shouldn't overlook proteins. Although many types of meat produce acid in your body, there are some other great sources of protein available. This includes most nuts, pumpkin seeds, squash seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Fermented soy, eggs, whey protein, yogurt, and millet are other great options. Additionally, you can add various spices to your diet to neutralize any excess acid that's there. Your best options include curry, cinnamon, miso, mustard, and ginger. Most herbs are also beneficial here. Try as you might, sometimes you can't cut down enough on the acid in your diet. You may not even be able to eat enough of these foods to make a difference. If you feel like you're having problems here and that it's affecting the enamel on your teeth, make sure you get in touch with us. We will help you keep your smile healthy regardless of your eating habits....

Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
Posted on 11/27/2017 by Downtown Dental Care Office

All Posts:

Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard Will Not Polish Your Teeth
Resolutions You Can Make Any Time of Year to Protect Your Teeth
Relieving Toothaches Until You Can Get Seen
Easing Pain When You Have an Oral Infection
Do Not Consume These Products Following Oral Surgery
Is Stress Causing You to Crack Your Teeth?
Is Sleep Apnea a Big Enough Deal to Require Treatment?
Learning About the Dangers of Ice When Using It to Cool Off
Can Teeth Feel the Effects of Stress?
Why Your Health Depends on You Replacing Missing Teeth
Why Your Family Should Avoid Gummy Snacks
The Benefits of Glass Fillings
The Benefits of Eating Red Produce
Should You Floss Once or Twice Each Day?
Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?
How a Straw Can Help You Bypass Stained Teeth
How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean
How Straight Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
Why You Need to Avoid Clear Sodas
Getting a Photogenic Smile
Is Sugar Your Tooth's Worst Enemy?
Having Nice Breath This Holiday Season

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