Have you been having issues getting your high blood pressure under control? Have you previously been told that you have periodontal disease?
Read the article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Poor oral hygiene linked to higher blood pressure, study says.
A dental sealant is a plastic material (resin) applied to the surfaces of the molars. First, the tooth is cleaned and the surfaces are prepared to help the sealant stick to the tooth. Then the sealant is placed onto the surface of the tooth and a special light is used to help the sealant harden. The sealant acts as a barrier, sealing out food, bacteria, and plaque. They usually white or clear in color making them unnoticeable when you smile or talk. Sealants may last several years before needing to be replaced. Eating crunchy hard foods and chewing on ice can also break the sealants down. Your dentist will determine if your sealants need to be reapplied. While sealants help protect your teeth, daily preventative oral care at home along with regular exams and cleanings at the dentist's office are important in maintaining good oral hygiene.
Check out the top 9 foods that can damage your teeth:
1) Citrus foods and juice
2) Crunching on ice
3) Dried fruits and trail mix
4) Coffee and tea
6) Hard candies
7) Sodas and energy drinks
8) Sport drinks
► Reduce amount of snacking between meals,- how often you eat
► Try snacking on healthier choices such as cheese, fruits and vegetables
► Limit foods that can damage your teeth
► Brush twice daily for two minutes and floss at least once a day