Monthly Archives: October 2018

Thanksgiving Dental Care

The leaves are changingof colour, the weather is getting cooler , and once again Thanksgiving is nearly here. As you gather with your family and friends for the Thanksgiving feast, we wish you laughter, joy, good food, and healthy oral care. To keep your teeth and gums healthy this long weekend, here are some tips to combat cavities while still allowing you to enjoy your grandmother’s pumpkin pie.

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Tip #1: Thanksgiving dinner is a sugary carbohydrate rich meal. From stuffing to rolls and cakes to pies, it is easy to binge out on these delicious foods. Try to balance the carb-heavy foods with protein and vegetables. It helps to counter the acid your mouth produces and reduces your risk of cavities.

Tip #2: Limit the amount of sticky foods you eat. These foods take longer to chew, and since they stay in your mouth longer, they increase your risk of cavities.

Tip #3: Try to avoid picking at food all day. It’s easy to spend the entire weekend eating, but even if it’s little things, it can cause a build-up of cavity causing acid in your mouth. Save the delicious food for meal time, and the leftovers for tomorrow.

In keeping with the feeling of Thanksgiving, our entire team at the Centre Dentaire LaSalle wanted to say how thankful we are for you, our patients. We feel so lucky to know each and every one of you, your loved ones, and to keep you and your smiles healthy.

As always, if you ever feel that we can help your family and friends, please let us know. We will give them the same quality of care that you have grown accustomed to. You can reach us at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.

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Tooth Healthy Lunch

tooth healthy lunch

It’s that time of year again – children are back in school, requiring daily lunches and snacks. Packing nutrient-rich foods, with essential vitamins and minerals, helps strengthen your child’s oral health, making them less susceptible to tooth decay.

Tooth Healthy Foods

Cheese, yogurt, and milk all contain calcium, which helps strengthen tooth enamel. When making lunches/snacks with cheese, try using Aged Cheddar, Swiss, or Monterey Jack. These cheeses have been found to protect teeth from decay.

Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins. Citrus fruits contain vitamin C, important for healthy gums. While carrots and dried apricots contain vitamin A, which help build strong teeth.

Protein-rich foods, including meat, poultry, and fish, are good sources of phosphorous, a necessary mineral for tooth development. Nuts are a good alternative protein, they are rich in magnesium and phosphorous, which is optimal for oral health.

Sugar-free drinks are always best. Avoid packing soda, sports drinks, and sweetened fruit juices. These drinks are high in sugar and acid, which can contribute to tooth decay and obesity. Instead, opt for fluorinated water, milk, or pure fruit juice.

Introducing healthy eating habits at a young age is so important for oral health and development. Healthy eating habits, hygiene habits, and maintaining regular dental appointments, are the building blocks for a lifetime of oral and overall health.

If you have any questions about tooth healthy foods, you can reach us at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.

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