Nutrition and oral health: Tips from Smile in Style, in Moonee Ponds VIC and Sunbury, VIC

Your dietary choices can have a significant impact on your health, and this is especially true of oral health. In fact, food has a dual impact on the mouth. First, everything you eat directly contacts the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. Additionally, your body needs good nutrition to fight off oral disease, strengthen tooth enamel, and maintain healthy tissues. Below are some of the best foods for oral health.

Nutrition and oral health: Tips from Smile in Style, in Moonee Ponds VIC and Sunbury, VIC
  • Brazil nuts, sesame seed, and almonds – Seeds and nuts are high in protein, and packed with micronutrients and minerals. These three are especially high in calcium, which helps remineralize teeth.
  • Onions and garlic – They can help fight harmful bacteria in the mouth.
  • Raw, organic, crunchy veggies – Foods such as celery, carrots and apples which are high in fibre can help clean plaque and particles from the surfaces of teeth as you chew. Organic vegetables are higher in nutrients and contain no pesticides.
  • Strawberries and citrus – Many foods are high in Vitamin C, which helps prevent the breakdown of gum tissue. However due to the acidic nature of these and similar fruits they can soften tooth enamel. Be sure to rinse with plain water immediately after consuming. Also, wait about an hour before brushing, so the enamel has time to re-harden.
  • Green tea – This is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants which strengthen the immune system. Unlike black tea or coffee, it is unlikely to stain teeth due to the pale colour.
  • Water – Hydration is important for all aspects of health. Many beverages contain sugar or acid which can damage teeth. Regularly drinking plain water helps rinse harmful residues from your mouth.

Our goal at Smile in Style is to help our patients enjoy optimal oral and overall health. If you are looking for a dentist who focuses on your wellness, rather than just on your teeth, give us a call. You can reach our Moonee Ponds, VIC office at 03 8400 4104, or our Sunbury, VIC office at 03 8400 4104.
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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.