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Parsley Can Give You Better Breath
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Ralph Becker
For quite some time now people have been trying to freshen their breath by using parsley. This is something that's been proven to work, not an old wives' tale. Why Parsley Will Freshen Your Breath Parsley has a strong, fresh flavor that acts as a natural deodorizer. Additionally, the fact that parsley has a deep green color is a sign that it contains a lot of chlorophyll. Many people believe that this has some natural antibacterial properties. Other Benefits of Eating Parsley Besides containing a lot of chlorophyll, parsley also contains a high level of the flavonoid apigenin. Some studies suggest that this contains great anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. This will help with your digestive tract too – another area where debris gathers and bacteria grows, giving you bad breath. How Much Parsley is too Much The U.S. FDA recognizes the consumption of parsley as being safe. However, you shouldn't consume large amounts of it. This is because eating more than is commonly found in foods you'd enjoy can be dangerous. It can result in problems with your kidneys or liver. Additionally, it may also cause you to develop anemia. One way you'll know that you've consumed too much parsley is because it's a diuretic, which means that it'll make you pee more than normal. You also don't want to start eating parsley seed oil. While this is safe for the use in food, it isn't safe if it touches your skin. Not only could this possibly cause a rash, but it may also make you extremely sensitive to sunlight. Anyone who's allergic to carrots, celery, or fennel should also avoid parsley. Since you're allergic to these things, it's also quite possible for you to be allergic to parsley as well. To learn more about things like parsley that can improve your breath, give our office a call today....

When Teeth Begin to Chip, You Need to Get Them Treated
Posted on 5/25/2019 by Ralph Becker
If you have just a small chip off of one of your teeth, you may not think it's that big of a deal. This is especially true if the chipped tooth doesn't hurt. But when a tooth starts to chip, you need to come in so we can treat it as soon as you can. There are a number of different reasons why. It's Sharp It's possible your tooth may have broken off in such a way as to leave behind a sharp point. This jagged part of your tooth could actually cut your tongue, causing pain and bleeding. You can't always tell if your chipped tooth has any of these jagged, sharp parts, either, since you can't see the back of it. They are Sensitive to Temperature or Pressure The part of your tooth that broke off could have exposed the root of the tooth. If you bite down on something or if you eat or drink something really hot or cold, it could hit the root and cause extreme pain. It's also possible that biting down on a chipped tooth could cause it to break even more. A chip often indicates that the tooth has been weakened by a cavity, which means it could easily break even more. Your Tooth Could Get Infected Finally, the chip in your tooth presents an opening for bacteria. They could get down into the root of the tooth and cause an infection. This could lead to an abscess or an infection in your gums. Both are severe and need to be treated as quickly as possible. If you've chipped a tooth, don't assume it's fine just because it doesn't hurt. Call us today to make an appointment so we can repair the damage before it becomes more serious than it already is....

What We Do During Each of Your Dental Checkups
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Ralph Becker
Dental checkups are an important part of good dental health. If it has been awhile since your last visit and you don't know what to expect, read on to find out will happen at your next appointment. Discuss Your Concerns and Health History Before we start any treatment, we want to learn more about your dental history and concerns. If you are a returning patient, we will talk about what has changed since your last visit. For new patients, we will want to take a complete health and dental history to learn more about you. Please use this time to tell us about anything that might be bothering you with your mouth. Teeth Cleaning Once we've had a chance to talk about your concerns, your hygienist will start your dental cleaning. This involves scraping off tartar and plaque, especially that which collects below the gum line. We will floss between each tooth to remove food particles and plaque. Finally, we use a tooth polisher to give your teeth a shiny, smooth finish. Exams and X-Rays After your teeth have been cleaned, we'll want to take a look at your mouth. We use a metal tool along with a small mirror to check out the hard-to-see spaces of your mouth. We will look for cavities, decay, and swelling of the gums. We will also examine the periodontal pockets to look for signs of gum disease, and if necessary, we will order x-rays in order to better understand what is going on with your teeth. Dental x-rays can help us to understand if there are any fractures, bone loss, or other problems located below the gum line. Regardless of how long it has been since your last dental exam, we are here to help. Give us a call today to schedule your next dental checkup....

All Posts:
Parsley Can Give You Better Breath
When Teeth Begin to Chip, You Need to Get Them Treated
What We Do During Each of Your Dental Checkups
Life May Get Busy But You Still Need to Prioritize Your Oral Health
It Is Never Good When Teeth Move Around As You Sleep
Top 3 Problems to Expect if You Chew Ice
Things to Ask Us at Your Next Appointment
Best Methods for Stopping Tooth Decay
Benefits Oil Pulling Can Provide
Mouth Guards Can Give You a Lot of Oral Protection
Most People Do Not Put Enough Urgency Behind a Toothache
What to Do if You Haven't Been to the Dentist in Many Years
What to Do About Toothaches Following Fillings
Cold Air Can Cause Toothaches
Chewing Tobacco is Really No Better Than Smoking Where Your Oral Health is Concerned
Vegetables That Can Reduce Dental Stains
Does Tooth Pain Cause Migraines?
Does Pregnancy Change Your Dental Needs?
When Does Sleep Apnea Require Treatment?
What Your Teeth Get When You Spend Time Out in the Sun
Ways Lasers Can Improve the Health of Your Mouth

Ralph J. Becker, D.D.S., P.C.
7007 Davison Rd
Davison, MI 48423-2005

(810) 214-3889
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