Friday, April 22, 2016

Junk Food and Your Oral Health

Your oral health is more connected to your overall health than many may think. At the office of Joseph G. Landry II. DDS it’s very important to us that we help our patients in Seville, Medina, and Wadsworth live healthy lives. While a little junk food is fine as an occasional treat, too much of these foods can cause problems to your oral health which can ultimately impact your entire body.

Ingesting too much sugar can not only cause cavities, but also increases your risk for gum disease. Gum disease can both weaken your bone structure and cause an inflammatory response that may raise your risk of heart disease and other inflammatory conditions.

Excess sugar (sometimes in the form of corn syrup) is everywhere these days; in all kinds of junk foods, candies and soft drinks. And even the sugar-free diet soft drinks still contain high acid levels that can harm your teeth. The best way to stay healthy is to limit how much of these foods you eat.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Brushing Your Tongue Is Important

Good dental hygiene is important, and that's why brushing the tongue is just as important as brushing the teeth. Like dental cavities, bacteria in the mouth can cause gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay and bad breath.
A toothbrush is the best tool to clean 
your tongue and prevent bad breath.

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can have a negative impact on your daily lifestyle and routine. A clean tongue can prevent halitosis and other foul odors in the mouth.

The best tool to use in order to clean your teeth is a toothbrush. This is because your toothbrush has the ability to break up bacteria on your tongue and prevent stinky breath. Brushing your tongue will also remove bacterias and acid out of your mouth and reduce your chances of contracting other health disorders like cavities and periodontitis.

Effective Tongue-Brushing Skills:
  1. Brush the tongue regularly.
  2. When brushing the teeth, use short back-and-forth strokes to gently brush the inside and outside of each tooth, as well as the chewing surface of each tooth.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and use mouthwash if desired.
At Dr. Joseph G. Landry's dental office in Seville, Ohio, we recommend brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth, preventing odor-causing bacteria from lingering on your tongue. Dr. Landry also recommends flossing to prevent halitosis.