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Our Newsletter – April Touch Base….

27th April 2021

Hello and welcome to our April 2021 newsletter. We hope you are all keeping well, and that you and your loved ones are safe and well too. This month we share some interesting facts about which vitamins contribute towards a healthy smile. We are also sharing about our fantastic solution to chipped or broken teeth. As well as sharing our usual updates, question of the month and team news!.
Vital Vitamins….

Brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining good oral hygiene—but did you know that the nutrients you consume (or lack thereof) can also have a significant impact on your oral health? This article discusses the best vitamins for teeth and gums and what foods you can eat to add more of these nutrients to your diet. Luckily, a lot of the foods are natural and delicious!

Why Take Vitamins For Teeth?

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are the first contact points for the nutrients you consume and are essential for kicking off the digestion process. In fact, according to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, the process of chewing allows you to extract the greatest possible amount of nutrients from the food you eat. Conversely, nutrient deficiencies can lead to oral conditions like inflammation and tooth loss. That means that consuming the right vitamins through food and supplements can promote healthy teeth and gums. Here are five essential vitamins for teeth and gum health.

1. Calcium

Calcium isn’t just good for your bones; it’s good for your teeth, too. According to the National Institutes of Health, calcium is one of the most important minerals in the human body, as it helps form and maintain strong bones and teeth. Curious as to how you can consume calcium? You might already be doing it. Dairy products like milk and yogurt have a type of calcium that’s easy for your body to absorb. Canned salmon and sardines are also good sources. If you do not consume meat or dairy, or want to add more calcium-rich vegetables to your diet, try broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage or nuts like almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and tahini. Keep in mind that to ensure the calcium stays in these foods, cook them in a small amount of water for a short time, like steaming or sautéing, instead of boiling. Additionally, you can also take calcium as a supplement.

2. Phosphorus

Phosphorous is another essential vitamin for healthy teeth. Phosphorus helps the body absorb and use calcium and strengthens teeth by protecting and rebuilding tooth enamel. If you’re looking to add more phosphorus to your diet, try to incorporate meat, milk, and whole grains. Fish, eggs, and protein-rich foods are also excellent sources. Luckily, most people get enough of this vitamin in their regular diet without the need for supplements.

3. Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a significant role in keeping your teeth healthy—according to a 2020 article, Vitamin D Deficiency and Oral Health: A Comprehensive Review, vitamin D deficiencies can lead to several oral health disorders, like gingival inflammation, cavities, and gum disease. That’s because it plays a crucial role in bone and tooth mineralization. But don’t worry—consuming vitamin D is easy via supplements. It’s also present in oily fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring. Additionally, some foods are vitamin D fortified, like milk and breakfast cereals.

4. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only good for your teeth; it’s an excellent vitamin for gums, too. Vitamin C helps keep the connective tissues in your gums healthy and strong, which hold your teeth in place—which means deficiencies can lead to bleeding gums and gum disease. Further, vitamin C supplements also reduced erosive tooth wear in early childhood. You’re likely getting a lot of vitamin C in your diet, as it’s present in citrus fruits, peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, berries, and kale. Supplements are also widely available.

5. Vitamin A

Vitamin A is not only good for your eyes and skin—but it’s also great for your mouth, particularly your saliva production. Saliva helps break down food and also cleans bacteria from in between your teeth. You can find Vitamin A in orange-coloured fruits and vegetables, like carrots, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, plus fish and egg yolks. It’s also available as a supplement.

When to Take Vitamins

A healthy diet can provide you with a lot of these vitamins for teeth and gums. That being said, taking supplements may be a better option in some cases. If you’re wondering if you should take a supplement, talk to your dentist or physician, as some dietary supplements may interact or interfere with some prescription medications.

If you’re maintaining a healthy and balanced diet full of whole fruits and vegetables, you’re probably already consuming many of these teeth-friendly nutrients. And if you’re concerned about your vitamin levels, chat with your dentist about what supplements or foods you could add to your diet. Understanding how these vitamins impact your teeth can help your oral care in the long term. Now you know what vitamins are essential to your oral health, why not try a delicious new recipe with these nutrient-packed foods?

For more information visit our website by clicking this link.

 

Happy Work-iversary Emily!….

Emily has been a dental nurse with us now for two years. We are pleased to have her as part of the team! Here’s to many more happy years ahead.

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Question of The Month….
Each month we publish a question that one of our patients has asked.
This month’s question was:Q: Can I just get one issue fixed at a time or do I have to get everything done at once?A: We recommend you have any dental work required in order to ensure best oral health. However, we are completely patient-led and we provide treatment according to your needs and expectations. For more information on the services we provide visit our website.

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Fixing chipped teeth is easier than you think….

Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on changing lives, one smile at a time!

This patient was very self conscious of his teeth and didn’t like to smile in photos. After visiting Dr Gill for an initial consultation, the patient was very excited to get started on his treatment journey. In just a matter of weeks, these were his results. The patient was thrilled and couldn’t stop smiling!

This result was achieved with the use of an innovative system called SmileFast tooth bonding. This treatment enables a patient to fix chipped teeth, broken teeth and even gaps as you can see in these pictures. SmileFast is a new cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry approach (using dental composite bonding)

The treatment uses a revolutionary stent along with meticulous planning and the latest in 3D planning technology. Now, it is possible for you to enjoy an amazing new smile with the latest Composite Dental Veneers (or Teeth Bonding) without the invasive procedures, with a short treatment time

If you are interested in our fantastic, smile making solutions visit our website or call 01753 526301 for more information or to book your consultation

IN CLOSING
The strength of our clinic grows from the recommendations of our patents. We are currently in a position to accept new patients and find that the very best way to get more patients like you is by personal referral.  We are very grateful if you choose to spread the word about Moonlight Dental Surgery’s professional and caring service. You can keep up with us online and leave reviews here:
      
We will be in touch again in a month or so with our next newsletter. In the meantime, stay safe and keep smiling!Kindest regards,All at Moonlight Dental Surgery

 

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