Dental Implants Fountain Valley CA dentist Dr. Mortensen wants to share why healthy foods are not just healthy for the body, but the teeth. He also shares why patients suffering from poor dental health or missing teeth should consider dental implants over other tooth loss replacements.
There are so many enticing desserts and sweets in this world that can easily catch our eye, but are they good for our teeth? Although sugar has been revealed as the false scapegoat for cavities, after years of blame, dental neglect is the main source of caries. It is not a sin to enjoy delicious treats, as long as patients brush after their enjoyable meal. Recently, we found out that sugary particles are bacteria’s favorite snack, especially when they are stuck between the teeth for extended periods of time. As we know, the combination of bacteria and sugar creates a harmful acidic measure in the mouth that erodes the teeth of their enamel and health. Ironically, this could all be saved with just a simple twice a day brushing and thorough flossing routine, but sometimes we are too busy to care about our teeth.
Dr. Mortensen is here to tell patients that excuses such as these will cause cavities and eventual tooth loss. But, there is hope in two different forms. The first: brushing and flossing. If patients get in the habit of brushing once in the morning and once at night, it will become routine after a few days and they will not be so forgetful. Floss, honestly we have floss on us at all times. Anytime we eat something throughout the day, it never hurts to floss it right out, but make sure that you are safely doing this. Want to know a secret?
Vegetables and fruit can actually be used as natural floss and tooth brushing. Certain rough substances can help to scrape plaque off of the teeth and wash it away with Vitamins that keep our teeth strong and healthy. These would include: oranges, apples, strawberries, carrots, celery, and any leafy greens. These contain fibers, water and vitamins that balance the sugar intake and help keep teeth and gums healthy to fight off plaque and acidic bacteria. Fruits and vegetables are not the only great source of protein though, nuts cheese, milk, fish, eggs, yogurt and tofu are all great for the calcium to keep teeth healthy and stable.
Dr. Mortensen has found the perfect local restaurant for patients to enjoy the healthy and nutritious foods that keep bodies and teeth happy and healthy. It is called Au Lac Gourmet Vegetarian and it is located literally 6 min from office, just down Brookhurst St. We encourage all of patients to eat there because of their amazing selection of fresh and healthy meals. Au Lac is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant that is perfect for vegetarians, vegans and even meat lovers! The brilliant flavors and Asian fusions in the soups and dishes may turn the biggest meat lover into a vegetarian. The shrimp appetizer and sweet and sour soft wrap tacos are completely natural made of soy, natural and organic ingredients mixed with heavenly additions of vibrant and savory trimmings. Mai’s Shredded Tofu Rolls and Spring Rolls are out of this world with unique and eye- opening flavors wrapped in delicious rice paper served with home made, authentic Asian sauces.
Why Dental Implants?
If we had been eating food like Mai Nguyen, owner of Au Lac, has inventively created, we would probably not need to worry about tooth loss. However, that is a dream world and in our real world we are surrounded by additives, artificial sugars, high fructose corn syrup, saturated fats, carbonation and so much more. We need to be realistic about our diets for our bodies and our teeth and agree to spend the proper time we need to cleaning them after consuming these substances. For those that have neglected to do so and their gift was poor dental health or tooth loss, dental implants could be a great solution.
Dental Implants possess the ability to restore oral and dental health over time and protect the patient from developing awful and deadly gum diseases. They can even increase the density in the teeth and allow patients to receive a comfortable bite and chewing potential. They are the leading tooth loss solution in the industry for a good reason and far outweigh other tooth loss replacements like dentures and dental bridges.
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The most important routines to maintain healthy teeth are our daily brushing and flossing and diet. Dr. Mortensen understands the importance of these daily patterns and has seen first hand what patient’s teeth look like when they neglect the proper dental habits. For those that have poor dental health or lost teeth as a result of this, dental implants could be the perfect solution. Call us today to schedule a consultation at (714) 421-4722.