Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?

pouring green juice into a glassAt the start of every new year, most of us begin to reevaluate our waistlines and opt for a healthier lifestyle. With the growing popularity of juicing in recent years, more of our patients have been turning to this diet as a means of increasing their fruit and vegetable intake. While blending veggies, fruits, and other nutrients together can be very beneficial for overall health, do you really know the effects on your oral health?

The Effects of Juicing on the Teeth

When you consume a fruit and vegetable drink, you’re exposing your teeth to the acids that come from these foods as well. Over time, these acids can cause staining and erosion damage to your teeth. Many people notice that their teeth feel sticky or rough after juicing for more than a couple of days. Thankfully, Dr. Zohreh Rasouli at Oyster Bay Orthodontics has a few easy tips to help maintain great oral health while drinking yourself to a better you.Read more on Is Juicing Bad for Your Teeth?…

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5 Ways to Eat Your Way To A Healthy Smile

close up of woman smilingAll of us here at Oyster Bay Orthodontics have heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Taking this to heart can make our teeth stronger and brighter if we eat the right foods to support that healthy smile.Read more on 5 Ways to Eat Your Way To A Healthy Smile…

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New Year, New Me

Oyster Bay Orthodontics offers helpful tips for oral health in 2019At the start of each new year, we often hear people say, “New year, new me.” But what exactly does that mean? At Oyster Bay Orthodontics, we say “New year, new smile, better hygiene.”

To help you start the new year with a great smile and better oral health, we’ve come up with a list of essentials you will need to achieve this new year’s resolution.

Floss

Simply brushing your teeth does not always get to the hard-to-reach areas. Flossing is one of the most effective ways to prevent cavities, fight bad breath, tartar buildup, gum disease and improve your appearance. Make sure floss is part of your at-home dental care routine in the new year to maintain your bright smile.

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The Impact of Smoking on Oral Health

Dr. Zohreh Rasouli of Oyster Bay Orthodontics discusses the risks and effects of smoking on the teeth gums and mouthWhen it comes to smoking, we’ve all been reminded constantly of the effects it can have on our overall health. In most cases, lung cancer is often the disease of choice that is a result of smoking. However, the damaging effects of smoking don’t stop there. Do you know the negative effects smoking can have on your oral health as well? Stained teeth and bad breath are just the beginning. At Oyster Bay Orthodontics, we’ll help you understand the true cost of smoking as it relates to your teeth, gums and oral health.

Gum Disease

It starts with inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, the inflammation can lead to serious damage of the gum tissue, tooth loss and even bone loss in the jaw. Serious infections can also happen if the bacteria from any of the above mentioned gets into the bloodstream.

It is important to note that gum disease in those who smoke can be harder to treat. Smoking doubles the risk of developing gum disease due to the overwhelming number of toxins it introduces into the mouth.

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