In all honesty, how can you enjoy life without the pleasure of eating? Generally, we Filipinos love food and every occasion or celebration wonÃÂ¢t be complete without a hefty serving of flavourful dishes from the spicy to savoury and to the mind numbingly sweet. We Filipinos can't have festive occasions without sugary staples.
We would like to stress however that we are not finger pointing and blaming sugar for all of mankind's ailments. We are not in the business of demonizing food. After all, we need a balance of nutrients to live a healthy and enjoyable life and sugar or sweeteners, in its least unprocessed form, such as honey or maple syrup provides minerals such as manganese and zinc. The trouble starts when there is an overconsumption of sugar and without proper exercise or regular physical or dental check-ups.
Thus today, as we welcome 2016 with a bang, Total Body Dentistry would like to encourage you to include dental health in New Year resolutions. We spend so much time in the gym, taking vitamins and supplements but not really bothering to consider or look into the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. Remember that there is such a thing as a mouth and body connection and good oral health is the gateway to overall health. So if you wish to continue celebrating life and enjoying good food this year, we have compiled a
1. Pick up that phone and set-up a dental appointment. Call us at (+632)7235167 and our friendly staff will be happy to set up your dental check-up.
2. Commit to regular check-ups or staggered dental treatments. Total Body Dentistry will also be happy to assist you in scheduling needed treatments. May it be implants, restoration, or amalgam removal,ÃÃÂ our staff and Dr Lillian Lasaten-Ebuen, will be pleased to explain procedures and its benefits.
3. Floss. Floss. Floss. We canÃÂ¢t emphasize this enough.ÃÃÂ Tooth brushing has its limits and for those hard to reach areas and spaces in between teeth, flossing is the answer.
4.Quit smoking. There are numerous benefits to quitting this nasty habit. Not only will it be beneficial to your teeth and gums, but your overall health as well.
5. Eat more nutritious food and drink more water. Try minimizing in-take of processed sugar. Drop sodas and carbonated drinks and instead go for water.
Keep these in mind and we wish you a wonderful year ahead!
Losing a tooth is never a pleasant experience. Losing more than one can be demoralizing. Missing teeth will not only have immediate effects on your gastronomic pleasures but it will also show on your facial structure. Sooner or later, your cheeks will sink and you will look tired and old for your age. That's definitely bad news if you wish to keep your youthful good looks. Fortunately, there are a couple of solutions available to the patient if you don't want to appear like an extra on The Walking Dead.
Dentures are the main choice for many. These are removable appliances crafted to replace missing teeth. Today, dentists can choose from a wide array of materials that can blend - almost - seamlessly with your natural teeth and gums. However, dentures have its drawbacks: from eating and speaking difficulties to regular maintenance. What sets it back though is that it can never fully mimic natural gums. Made from hard acrylic, one glance and people can easily tell the difference. Still, dentures are popular since they are affordable, less invasive, and are easier to adjust.
Gaining ground are implants. With implants, your dentists will replace a missing tooth with a titanium or zirconium implant. The process requires surgery and multiple visits. The whole course of treatment can be daunting, particularly if you are squeamish about surgeries. Also, compared to dentures, implants are pricey and your pre-need health insurance does not cover the expense.
The good news is that implants are natural looking and in the long term help stimulate gums to prevent further tooth loss. Chewing and speaking don't pose any problems as well and the patient can go back to enjoying good food.
So which of the options is good for you? Well, aside from costs, the dentist needs to evaluate the overall condition of your teeth and gums. If you are generally healthy, implants are the best choice. They may be expensive than dentures but in the long run they are more cost-effective as they lead to better oral health and one can go back to appreciating life's simple pleasures.
If you wish, we at Total Body Dentistry would like to help you evaluate the options. Call us at (+632) 723.5167 to schedule an appointment.