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FOODS TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE DENTAL HEALTH

In order for our mouth to stay healthy and clean over time, we not only have to brush our teeth after every meal and floss. Diet is an important factor because it also influences oral health and helps maintain strong and healthy teeth.

Just as eating sweets or sugary drinks can affect our oral health, eating a diet lacking in certain nutrients can also provide less resistance to certain oral infections.

The team of specialized professionals at Asensio Odontologia Avanzada, a dental clinic in Spain, recommends 8 foods that help strengthen and provide nutrients to our teeth:

  1. Water. Produces greater salivation. When the body is not well hydrated it saves water and generates less saliva. For this reason, it is recommended to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water a day.
  2. Milk and all its derivatives. Milk provides calcium to the teeth, with this element the repair of dental enamel occurs. Cheese strengthens the surface of the tooth and yogurt without sugars is very useful to remineralize the tooth.
  3. Fruits and vegetables. Apples, carrots and celery have a sweeping effect on bacterial plaque. It cleans the teeth and helps the gums not swell. In addition, fruits and vegetables facilitate the elimination of bacterial plaque and food debris adhering to the teeth because they enhance the production of saliva.
  4. Chewing gum with sugar and xylitol. The compound xylitol is a natural sweetener that has important effects against tooth decay and oral bacteria, maintaining optimal oral health. With these products the cleaning of the teeth is favored because they enhance the secretion of saliva.
  5. Foods without color, such as white rice and white meat and fish. Colored foods are characterized by their pigmentation, and this can influence the teeth, causing staining or staining them.
  6. Foods with fiber. Whole grains or legumes also promote saliva production because they require a greater chewing effort
  7. Nuts and seeds. These are foods rich in vitamins and minerals, among which calcium stands out. The most recommended would be almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios (take them natural and without sugar or honey)
  8. Tea is characterized by providing reinforcement for the enamel, acting as fluoride, and also fights bacteria

With the incorporation of these foods to your diet and daily habits, complementing it with exercise and taking care of your mouth, you will obtain great benefits. Don’t forget to brush your teeth after every meal with fluoride toothpaste, floss and visit your trusted Asensio Advanced Dentistry dentist regularly.

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What is periodontics, periodontal disease and its treatment?

Periodontics in the dental field treats diseases related to the periodontium, that is, those pathologies that affect the gums, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and periodontal cement.
Among the main periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis.

• Gingivitis: This is inflammation and bleeding of the gums. It may not cause discomfort at first, but as it progresses, it causes redness and swelling of the gums and leads to tooth sensitivity, as well as occasional or chronic bleeding when brushing.
• Periodontitis: this is the destruction of the bone that supports the teeth. It is the pathology derived from gingivitis by not having treated it in time.

These types of diseases are caused by the formation of bacterial plaque that attack the gums and the bone that supports the teeth (in the case of periodontitis). Factors such as tobacco or stress help to further develop these diseases.
The symptoms that can give us clues that we suffer from periodontal disease are:

• Bad smell in the mouth: it is mainly due to the waste from the metabolism of tartar and bacterial plaque.
• Displacement of the teeth: it is produced by the weakening of the supporting tissue of the gum.
• Longer teeth: produced by the reduction of the gum.
• Mobility of the teeth: this can lead to the loss of the tooth.
• Swelling and bleeding in the gum area.

Treatment for periodontal disease will depend on the stage you are in. The dentist will be in charge of evaluating and drawing up the treatment plan for our mouth. If the disease is in an early stage, the first step will be to perform a deep tooth cleaning or curettage. This cleaning consists of scraping the tooth roots with instruments called curettes. With this procedure, the tartar accumulated on the surfaces near the gums is removed and the teeth are free of impurities. The treatment will be complemented with the indications and medical prescription of the dentist.
In the event that the pathology is in a more advanced stage, surgery will be carried out to perform a much deeper cleaning and evaluate the state of the bone that supports the tooth.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Valencia, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia. Come visit us!

MERCURY METALS POISONING

Mercury is a metal that is considered toxic because it generates conditions on the central nervous system, behavioral disturbances as well as kidney, immune, and sexual disorders among others. Currently, several cases of mercury poisoning and embryotoxicity have been detected among dental personnel and the dental sector.

Exposure to inorganic mercury has been confirmed to increase levels of this metal in blood plasma and urine.Currently, the use of this material is prohibited due to the danger and damage it can cause to patients. Allergies and rejections to the metals contained in amalgams are more and more frequent. For this reason, we must be very careful to choose the materials when deciding to rehabilitate our mouth. Since not all persons respond the same way to each stimulus, therefore we at Asensio Advanced Dentistry provide treatments that are metal-free and use the American Association Protocol for the removal of amalgams. From our metal-free dental clinic, we recommend the replacement and removal of amalgam fillings with an exhaustive protocol.

Request your appointment with us and put yourself in the hands of Dra Asensio’s best team of professionals by calling 0800 086 9049, a team specialized in dental health and aesthetics or through the email smile@dentalasensio.com. You can also request your appointment or request information through our social networks on Instagram or on our Facebook page to get the best treatment at Asensio Odontología Avanzada, your dental clinic in Valencia.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Spain, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic. Come visit us!

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH HEALTHY

In dental clinic Asensio Advanced Dentistry we want to advise our patients on how to maintain the mouth and healthy oral hygiene:

  1. Brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day for two minutes. Use the brush that best suits you and your dental sensitivity, you can find a variety of types on our blog (link to different brushes blog). You can do it with your electric toothbrush (link electric toothbrush blog) or manually. Both have their own characteristics and advantages.
  1. It is very important to change the brush every 2 months
  2. Don’t forget to clean your tongue
  3. Take care of your diet and do not abuse carbonated drinks. By containing a high content of sugars and being very acidic, they damage the enamel, producing, after excessive intake over time, dental sensitivity.
  4. It is very important that you take care of your habits: nibbling on pencils or pens, biting your nails or clenching your teeth while you sleep. It is very important to pay attention to prevent infections

Request your appointment with us and put yourself in the hands of Dra Asensio’s best team of professionals by calling 96 382 55 77 or 686 41 89 04, a team specialized in dental aesthetics and health or through the email sonrisa@dentalasensio.com. You can also request your appointment or request information through our social networks on Instagram or on our Facebook page to get the best treatment at Asensio Odontología Avanzada, your dental clinic in Valencia.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Valencia, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic. Come visit us!