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Growing up you always heard about all of the things to avoid eating to keep your teeth healthy. Candy will rot your teeth. Gum is bad for your teeth. Soda destroys your enamel. Well, there is a flipside to the conversation. Have you ever heard about what to eat for better dental health? Today this Miami Dentist is going to continue coverage of National Nutrition Month with some insight on foods that will help create healthy teeth and gums for life.

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In honor of National Nutrition Month, The Miami Dentist blog is happy to share part II our free radical article series. Today, I’d like to spend a little time following up this week’s guide to free radicals. In this article we’ll dive into how to implement simple dietary and behavioral changes to both prevent free radical damage, as well as reverse some of the effects.

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Dentists in Miami are becoming increasingly concerned with free radical damage. Free radicals are malicious, unbalanced atoms that gradually destroy cellular structures over time. Eventually, the cell becomes dysfunctional and dies. A growing body of research is beginning to link free radicals damage with serious illness, causing physicians and health care professionals to educate patients on staying healthy with antioxidants.

miami-dentist-news-national-nutrition-monthThis month, Assure a Smile celebrates National Nutrition Month! As a holistic dentistry practice, we urge patients to consider how their oral health is intricately related to other parts of their daily life. Nutrition is often the first area we recommend patients evaluate, as the food we consume comes into direct contact with our teeth and gums. Failing to eat well, along with poor oral hygiene, is the shortest path towards tooth decay and gum disease. Oral health, as recent research indicates, is intimately linked with overall health. In this way, eating well not only preserves your teeth and gums, but it also preserves your overall well being.

miami-dentist-news-zinc warning Miami dentists warn patients this month to keep an eye out for zinc. The element is critical for most body functions, however, may be toxic in large quantities. Most alarming is the element’s prevalence in a wide range of consumer dental products. Patients who use certain mouth rinses, denture adhesives, and toothpastes run the risk of accidentally ingesting too much of this potentially toxic element

miami-dentist-bruxism-harmful-side-of-teeth-grindingMiami dentists have seen an increase in the number of patients who grind their teeth regularly. Children, especially, exhibit weakened tooth enamel and stress fissures along the molars. These two telltale signs of teeth grinding are alarming for Miami dental professionals for several reasons. Teeth grinding leads to poor oral health and larger health issues in both children and adults.

miami-dentist-teeth-grindingTeeth grinding is most common among children. However, grinding teeth is also a problem faced by many adults. This habit, referred to as bruxism by medical professionals, involves the grinding and clenching of both the jaws and teeth.

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