Healthy Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is a great way to start the day. Try these easy breakfast ideas today and start feeling great!

* Avocado on wholegrain toast

* Omelette with vegetables

* Oats or yogurt with fresh fruit

* Milk, yogurt, and fruit smoothie

* Baked beans on wholegrain toast

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Can Chewing Gum Really Clean Your Mouth

When it comes to chewing gum, not only is it tasty and fun to chew on but the type of gum you buy can make a big difference in whether it’s helpful or harmful to your teeth. While gum containing sugar can increase your chances of developing a cavity, there is clinical evidence that proves sugarless gum helps to prevent tooth decay, especially when utilized after eating.

Studies have found that chewing sugar-free gum increases the production and flow of saliva in your mouth, which helps dilute sugars and food particles. Saliva helps neutralize harmful acids that are produced in the mouth when the bacteria on your teeth break down the foods you consume. Not only does the increased saliva flow neutralize the acids in your mouth, but it also washes away food particles helping to keep your teeth clean.

It is even better when it comes to chewing sugar-free gum that is sweetened with xylitol. Xylitol has the added benefit of preventing the growth of Streptococcus mutans, one of the oral bacteria that cause tooth decay. Xylitol causes bacteria to lose the ability to adhere to the tooth which prevents the tooth decay causing process.

Although chewing sugarless gum can be beneficial, there are some cases where it is not recommended. People experiencing jaw pain or symptoms of TMJ, should avoid chewing gum and discuss with their dentist about other options suitable for them.

It is important to remember though chewing sugarless gum can be helpful to your dental hygiene routine however, it is not a replacement for brushing twice daily and flossing.

Healthy Teeth Happy Kids!

.Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to keep your teeth clean.

.Eat lots of yummy fruits and veggies and drink water to keep your teeth healthy.

.Visit the dentist to check that your teeth are ok.

Animals Have Amazing Teeth

Most animals do not get cavities as their diet is not high is sugar. They also chew on harder materials than we do, such as bone or tree bark, which aids in keeping their teeth clean. Domesticated animals can develop cavities if they are being feed a lot of sugar, so it is important to keep your pets’ consumption of “human food” to a minimum.

Is my toothache related to my sinus issues? – Sinus Pressure vs Regular toothache.

Sinus flare often causes a lot of discomfort however, sometimes it can be the cause of dental pain as well. This blog attempts to help patients distinguish the difference between normal toothache ad sinus related toothache as well as tips for alleviating the pain in the meantime before visiting the dentist.
A toothache caused due to dental reasons will most likely involve a single tooth, the pain would be more intense and focused in nature. However, the toothache from sinus pressure is felt in several upper teeth and the pain is often felt like discomfort.
Pain due to Sinus related issues is coupled with one or a combination of the symptoms listed below.
-Runny or blocked nose
-Heaviness behind cheekbones.
-Discharge from throat
-Pain in eras
-Loss of smell and taste
-Tenderness near eyes and forehead
The pain from sinus issues is most likely to aggravate on certain movements like jumping or bending as the sinus pressure shifts causing pain in the teeth. Once the sinus pressure reduces, the teeth pain is likely to reduce as well.
Pain due to Dental origin is characterized by a combination of the symptoms below
-Pain on having something hot or cold.
-Swelling on face
-Swelling in gums
The best way to know the origin of your pain and start its treatment is to visit a dental professional and manage its symptoms.

Reasons You Should Smile Every Day

There is no denying the feel-good power of a smile. We are born with the ability to smile, yet as age, we tend to smile less often. Many consider smiling an involuntary response to things that bring us joy or laughter. While this is true, what we tend to overlook is smiling can be a voluntary response as a conscious choice. Many studies have shown a strong link between good health, wellbeing and smiling.
Here are some reasons why you should make a conscious effort to smile every day:

  *   Smiling evaluates our mood: Smiling can trick the body into helping you elevate your mood since the physical act of smiling activates neural messaging in your brain. A simple smile can trigger the release of neural communication boosting neuropeptides as well as mood-boosting neurotransmitters like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin.
  *   Smiling is contagious: Smiling not only helps elevate your mood but can also change the moods of others around you and make them happier. The part of your brain that is responsible for your controlling the facial expression of smiling is an unconscious automatic response area. This means that smiling can be completely unconscious, particularly when it comes to our habit of mirroring the people around us.
  *   Smiling relieves stress: When we are stressed, it can really show up in our faces. Smiling not only helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn-down, and overwhelmed but can help reduce stress<>.
  *   Smiling strengthens your immune system: Smiling can boost your overall heath as the act of smiling helps your immune system to function more effectively.
  *   Smiling reduces blood pressure: When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure.
  *   Smiling makes us attractive: We are naturally drawn to people who are smiling. Studies show that people who smile appear more likeable, courteous, and competent.
  *   Smiling makes us appear more youthful: Not only does smiling make you appear more attractive, but it also can make you look more youthful. The muscles used to smile also lift the face, making you appear younger.
  *   Smiling makes you appear more successful: Studies have proven that people who smile more often appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached.