Tips for Preventing and Controlling High Blood Pressure

Tips for Preventing and Controlling High Blood Pressure

 

Heart disease is often associated with high blood pressure, and a lot of people are suffering from this chronic condition due to their lifestyle. Our way of life plays a significant role in how effective preventing or controlling high blood pressure will be. Though medications may appear as a way to monitor the effects of high blood pressure, however, it is imperative to know that a healthy lifestyle will help to reduce, delay or even avoid the need for you to take medications. By making changes in the way you lead your life, you can lower your blood pressure and avoid the risk of battling heart disease. Adopting a new lifestyle will help in preventing and controlling high blood pressure.

Shed some Weight

Obesity is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure. If you maintain a healthy weight, you stand a better chance of preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Shedding even a little quantity of weight contributes to a better blood pressure, it doesn’t matter how many pounds you lose, it will be helpful towards achieving a healthy weight.

Frequent Workout

Individuals that exercise regularly are less likely of developing high blood pressure compared to people that are not active in exercises. If you don’t exercise, you can incorporate small exercises into your daily routine; it doesn’t have to be massive, it is important to be active that’s the aim. The goal is to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure.

Minimise the Intake of Alcohol

If at all you want to take alcohol, minimizing the quantity is paramount to maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Excessive alcohol consumption increases the blood pressure. Limiting the amount of alcohol consumption to two drinks a day for men and a single drink a day for women is right to maintain the body’s blood pressure.

Eat meals with nutrients that help in the prevention of high blood pressure

The food that we consume determines how healthy we can be. Consuming diets that are high in high blood pressure preventive nutrients is imperative if you aim to win the war of accomplishing a good blood pressure rate. Some of the nutrients to look out for include calcium, potassium, magnesium, garlic and fish oil. These nutrients help in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

Minimising the Consumption of Salt

High consumption of salt increases the rate at which blood pressure rises, and being that already have high blood pressure will experience a fall in their blood pressure. If you want to maintain a healthy blood pressure, minimising your salt intake is paramount.

Quit smoking

If you want a healthy blood pressure, quitting smoking is imperative because smoking increases your blood pressure. And besides reducing blood pressure, quitting smoking increases life expectancy.

Adopting these easy but effective life changing habit will help in maintaining a healthy blood pressure and prevent the risk of heart disease.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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The Benefits and Side Effects of Creatine

The Benefits and Side Effects of Creatine

Creatine is a body chemical that is found mostly in the muscles and the brain. The primary use of the chemical is in enhancing exercise performance and improving the mass of the muscle. Creatine is most commonly found in red meat as well as seafood, and they can also be made in the laboratory. The use of creatine has also been traced to enhancing of athletic performance of individuals during a short but high intensive activity such as sprinting. Due to its ability to aid performance, the chemical is often used in producing most nutritional supplements. Though creatine enhances athletic performance in people, it has other uses in the human body. The chemical is consumed by mouth for syndromes of its deficiency that may affect congestive heart failure (CHF), fibromyalgia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Huntington’s disease, depression, the brain, diabetes.

Creatine is also involved in the manufacture of the energy that our body muscles require to work. Individuals that have low creatine level in their system such as vegetarians seem to benefit more from this chemical when they start taking creatine supplements than persons with a higher level of creatine. This scenario happens because the human skeletal muscles have a limit of the amount of creatine that it can hold, adding more to this level does nothing to the level. This level of required creatine in the skeletal muscles can be achieved within few days of consuming the prescribed dose.

Side Effect of consuming Creatine

Every health supplements or drugs has its side effect when not taken appropriately and so it is with consuming creatine wrongly. When this chemical is absorbed by mouth for up to five years, it is safe in so doing, but anything other than that will be harmful to the human body system. When creatine is taken by mouth more than what is prescribed, it could lead to harm of vital body organs such as the kidney, heart and may also impair the functioning of the heart. The high dosage of creatine can also cause cramping of the muscle, nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea. Some studies have shown that creatine does not build muscles but may lead to weight gain in people that consumes it because it takes water from every other part of the body. Due to the fact that the chemical absorbs water from all areas of the body, it is advised to consume more water when taking creatine supplements because it might lead to dehydration.

Though most of the side effects of creatine lack sufficient scientific backing, it is however advised to stay on the safe side if you are in doubt. Breastfeeding and pregnant women are to remain clear of usage, though there is no precise information if the chemical is safe or not for them. It is also safe for children to consume about five grams of creatine by mouth daily for not more than six months. Staying safe is the paramount thing, so if you have any doubt of consuming creatine, it is better to stay clear of it.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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Skin Cancer Prevention 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Rays

Skin Cancer Prevention 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Rays

While allowing the body to soak some sun especially after the winter season might sound like a good idea, however, do you know the danger you are exposing your skin to? The type (melanoma) of skin cancer caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun happens to the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Due to the adverse nature of the skin cancer resulting from the sun, it can be prevented easily by protecting your skin from the direct rays of the sun. When preventive measures against the sun are applied daily, the chances of developing skin cancer will reduce significantly. Here are five ways to adopt towards protecting yourself from ultraviolet rays.

Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight

Since the light from the sun is the primary cause of this condition, preventing the exposure of your skin to the direct rays of the sun should be the first step to take. Though our skin requires sunlight, exposing it to the sun from 10 am to 4 pm is not a very good idea. The reason is that during middays, the ultraviolet rays are very intense that exposing the skin at those periods will harm it.

Use Sunglasses That Block UV Rays

The eye is an important part of the body and should be protected from the dangerous effects of the sun. If you will be exposed to the sun for an extended period, ensure you make use of sunglasses that blocks off the effect from the sun. A perception is to believe that the darker the glass, the better the prevention. The protection against UV on the lenses of the sunglasses are chemicals that are applied and has nothing to do with the colour.

Utilise Sunscreen Properly

Though we are to avoid the direct exposure of the skin to sunlight, however, the complete avoidance may be hard. If you have to be under the ultraviolet rays of the sun at midday, you can add layers of protection to your skin by using sunscreen. Though sunscreen does not offer 100 percent protection against ultraviolet rays, it will help to alleviate the effect it will have on your skin. Get a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor probably greater than fifteen, because the higher the sun protection factor, the higher the amount of protection your skin will have.

Stay away from tanning beds

Contrary to what people think, indoor tanning beds can be more harmful than tanning your skin in the sun. The reason behind this assumption is because these indoor tanning beds use only UVA rays and these rays penetrate the body more deeply than the UVB rays making UVA rays more dangerous. Another bad side of UVA rays is that they don’t cause sunburn, making it difficult to know when your skin is being damaged by the rays. Instead of tanning your body, exposing the body to sunlight between eight to fifteen minutes is better.

Check with a Dermatologist

Even after applying all preventive measure that you know, it is important to see a dermatologist at least once every year. But if you notice anything usual about your skin, don’t hesitate to see your dermatologist.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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5 top tips to reduce toothache

5 top tips to reduce toothache

Waking up in the middle of night and clutching your cheek while you writhe in pain is no amusing thing. Not being able to concentrate for an exam the other day, the dentist not being available on Sundays or any given holyday(doesn’t happened with Dr.Jean-Jacques Edderai) and painkillers not working on tooth aches are just a few things that highlight how important it is to get rid of the toothaches. In such conditions these are the five most effective and commonly used practices that may not only reduce but in some instances cure the pain in your teeth.

  • The usual treatments

Teeth are a sensitive matter and it is important that a person takes care of them in order to not cause the pain in the first place. Now that the pain has started the usual routine would be to take painkillers, brush or floss your teeth to clean out whatever is stuck in your teeth, the fluoride helping to numb the bacteria. You can also try different gels that are used for numbing the effect of the pain and not eat from the sides where your teeth are extra sensitive. But these are the usual remedies that may not always work in case of which we have home remedies to back us up.

  • Gargles with warm salt water

Using a mixture or salt and water has been one of the oldest remedies in the history of toothache. Beware of the fact that if the water is too hot it may cause the pain to increase or it may scald your tongue so use lukewarm water for best results. Using a moderate amount of salt will not make you puke and all you have to do is grab a glass, heat some water, add a big pinch of salt and gargle with it for best results. Remember salt kills all bacteria upon contact.

  • Using peppermint leaves

Peppermint leaves have certain soothing qualities and is used in the making of many types of toothpaste. Mint has anti-fungal properties that will kill the bacteria and the cooling effect would prevent the pain from happening again. You can either chew the leaves or extract the juice from it to apply to the area that is aching.

 

 

  • Using Cloves

Cloves are one of those spices that can instantly ease you from pain. Although when a patient has teeth that hurt he/she must go immediately to the doctor to see where the roots of the problem lay but till that time clove can be used to numb the pain instantly. Some people use oil with cloves as they apply the sticks to the area in question, but as cloves are stingy and intense in taste they could also be used as powder.

  • Garlic water

While the more famous properties of Garlic are to ward off vampires, it may also be used to ward off tooth ache. Research has shown that garlic water can be used to reduce the pain in your teeth, although if you don’t mind the strong taste of this spice, you may even chew one or two of the cloves from the bunch and say goodbye to tooth ache.

 

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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Your Immune System and Cancer

Your Immune System and Cancer

Every day of our lives, there is a battle between our immune system and cancer. More than we ever know, cancerous cells develops in our body; however, the immune system fights against these cells ensuring that we stay healthy. However, you may wonder, if the immune system is always fighting against these cancerous cells, why then are people still having cancer? Well, for cancer to develop, it may be that you are exposed to a lot of cancer-causing toxins or anything that abnormally accelerate the development of the cells to a level that may be too much for your immune system to control. Other reason may be that your immune system is unable to kill the cancerous cells as soon as they are developed because it has become ineffective and worn out.

To stand a better chance in the fight against cancer, it is important that you take strengthening of your immune system seriously. The simple truth about cancer is a signal that the immune system of the sufferer is ineffective. Over the years the treatment for cancer has witnessed significant advancement thanks to the merging of the alternative and conventional method. As a cancer patient that is undergoing treatment, it is quite imperative to know that you need to rebuild your immune system because cancer treatment is immune suppressing.

Effort should be made towards restoring the suppressed immune system, and this can be achieved through several means. It is important to understand the importance of the food we eat because who you are health wise is as a result of what you eat. Though many herbs, supplements, essential oils, and workouts help in building up the immune system, what you consume is capable of either further reduces the effectiveness of your immune system, increase it or keep it at the level it is present. The human body needs unprocessed, organic food; you shouldn’t be perturbed by the extra cost of getting them because your health should be of more importance to you.

When you search for possible treatments for cancer, you will find many natural supplements, the truth in it is that these natural supplements help the immune system, this is why they can treat cancer in the first place. However, these supplements are only effective if the immune system is almost strong enough to handle these cancerous cells. These supplements can hardly help treat cancer if the immune system is in a state of awry. Another reason why people use natural supplement is a simple fact that the human body needs natural food, and since the supplements are made using natural ingredients, they tend to build up the immune system.

Antioxidants are another set of important compounds present in real foods that help the immune system. The functioning of the human body produces waste that forms free radicals; these substances needs to be taken care off to avoid damages. These injuries are taken care off by the antioxidants that we consume; they combine with the free radicals to suppress the damages that they may cause to the human body.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start and add to your physical wellness. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

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The Essential keys takeaway you get when you have Good Health

The Essential keys takeaway you get when you have Good Health

A healthy lifestyle is any behaviour that benefits your mental, physical, and emotional health. Imbibing a healthy lifestyle enhances your general wellbeing and ultimately help you feel better. We understand that practicing a healthy lifestyle which may include regular workout, good eating habit, and avoiding harmful substances, is good, but I believe you’ve never for once ask yourself why you practice such lifestyle. The first thing that is required in developing a healthy living is your Thinking. When this have been positioned to accept the needed changes, which means you will be willing to make sacrifices to achieve a better and healthy lifestyle, you are on your way to reaching the significant benefits of good health.

Having good health comes with its advantages, though making changes especially when it concerns our eating habit and exercises can be difficult, to say the least. But if the benefits of good health are important to you, it should be the driving force that will push you towards accomplishing your goal of having a healthy life. Among the various benefits that you get when you have good health is the improvement in your mood. When the body is right, the mind functions well. Endorphins which are produced when you undergo physical activities makes you happier and more relaxed. Endorphins are brain chemicals so you should understand the role they play in dictating your mood.

When you engage in workout blending it with good eating habit, your physique improves giving you a better look which increases your self-confidence. Exercises do not only enhance your body but also reduces your stress level as well as improving the cognitive function of your body. You can also achieve an improved mood by making social connections, as well as spending time with your loved ones. Endeavour not to isolate yourself, no matter the circumstance, try to connect with people, if your loved ones are not close, use technology to stay close, it does help your overall mood.

When you have good health, you increase your chance of having a longer life. Walking just thirty minutes in a day enhances your chances of living longer than when engaging in irregular exercises. If you love your family, they should be the reason why you want to spend more time with them. Start enhancing your chances of spending time with them by starting a five minutes’ walk each day and increase it from there on till you get to the thirty minutes mark that is required.

Another benefit of having good health is standing a better chance of fighting diseases. Living a healthy lifestyle helps in preventing some medical conditions, which may include stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. If you enjoy good health, you will keep your cholesterol and blood pressure within a safe range, which ensures that your blood flows smoothly, therefore reducing your chances of the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Medical conditions such as diabetes, some types of cancer, metabolic syndrome and arthritis can be prevented and managed when you engage in frequent physical activities as well as eating well.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start and add to your physical wellness. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

 

 

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Why you should stay away from gluten

 

Why you should stay away from gluten

 

 

Gluten happens to be one of the most heavily consumed proteins in the world. Gluten consist of two molecules, glutenin and gliadin, the protein is produced when both molecules come into contact and form a bond. Gluten are mainly found in wheat, rye, and barley, and over the years, this abundance has always been a blessing. However, due to little or no evidence but primarily testimonials people have turn against the consumption of gluten diets, instead switching to gluten-free diets which they tend to help them in boosting energy, better health, weight loss and treating of autism.

When dough are being knead by bakers, the bond develops an elastic membrane, this membrane gives the bread that chewy texture that it always possess and it’s the same membrane that allows pizza chefs to toss and twirl the dough into the air. After being confined to health-food stores for years, gluten-free foods now show up everywhere. Supermarket aisles are filled with products with a “Gluten free” label written over them, and not only that, several restaurants now offer gluten-free options of various foods.

The human genes have not changed over the years, though the dietary patterns have dramatically changed. Our body have not been structured to contain most of the modern diets that we have, with most of the meals containing too much sugary substances, carbohydrates with high calories capacity. This modern diets also include wheat which is one of the primary source of gluten, and most of the wheat that we consume have been changed to white flour which contains more of gluten and less proportion of vitamins or good nutrients that are good in the body. This form of wheat is a major cause of increase in blood sugar which leads to chronic diseases such as diabetes and several others.

Gluten is specifically not good for individuals with celiac disease. Consuming of gluten even in small quantity by individual with celiac disease can cause a response in the immune system which damages the lining of the small intestine. The problem does not end there, this reaction can go on to conflict with the intake of nutrients from food which causes several symptoms, this also give rise to health issue that may include infertility, damage of the nerves, seizures and osteoporosis. Gluten is so reactive in celiac disease sufferer that even a small amount of about 50 mg is enough to cause these damages.

If you want to avoid the consumption of gluten, you need to do than stop eating of cereals, pizza, traditional breads, beer and pasta. There are so many other products that contains gluten, foods that are made with natural flavoring, some medications, vitamins and mineral vitamins, soy sauce, toothpaste and frozen vegetables in sauce are some of the products that contains gluten. Following a gluten-free diet can mean depriving yourself about some nutrients and this can be a problem with anyone.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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Why Dental Implants are my best option for my missing teeth

Why Dental Implants are my best option for my missing teeth

 

There are a lot of reasons for which humans lose a tooth, most of the reasons are beyond our control, while some are as a result of some bad habits in our general lifestyle. However the reason for losing a tooth, it doesn’t call for denying yourself a quality life and having a healthy mouth. Over the years there have been several methods of replacing missing teeth. If you are missing a tooth or set of teeth, it is time to smile again because you are guaranteed of having your tooth or teeth replaced with dental implants. Before now it has been conventional bridges, crowns, and dentures that have been the only option when it comes to replacing missing teeth, but with the advancement in dental technology, dental implants now offer the best teeth replacement option.

One of the primary reasons why dental implants are the best option is they function, feel and look just like your natural teeth unlike what other options offer. Though this is not trying to take away the effectiveness of dental bridge and denture, they are both viable options for replacing a tooth, but they have their contradictions and challenges.

There are many reasons which make dental implants the best available treatment to replace missing teeth. Dental implants offer a whole host of benefits that are not obtainable with other therapies. Their durability which can be for a lifetime happens to be the best part of it. Most dentists have recommended implants because they are the next to the natural teeth when it comes to replacing missing teeth. A missing tooth replaced via dental implants helps in restoring the facial aesthetics of people, and it brings a smile makeover to restore their lost charm, and self-esteem also. It’s clear that implants pip other dental prosthetics by a significant margin, but hopefully not on cost. Though they are not cheap compared to other options that do not mean they are not affordable.

When replacing a missing tooth through dental implants, there is no need to move other teeth during treatment, because your other healthy teeth are not affected by any means whatsoever. Taking away the cost of the process, dental implants is the best option for replacing missing teeth. The procedure does not require external support because they are inputted on the location and grafts of the missing tooth which is the source of their strength. You just need to visit your dentist a couple of times to get back your natural looking teeth.

Talking about the cost of replacing a tooth through dental implants, considering the initial cost of the available options, it may appear that dental implants are expensive, yes they are when you are not thinking of the conveniences and other benefits that it brings to you. However, because these other options do not last a lifetime, you may need to undergo the process again in the future, this makes dental implants the best choice for replacing missing teeth.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

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Would the new government facilitate the use of Marijuana to help cure of my dental problems?

Would the new government facilitate the use of Marijuana to help cure of my dental problems?

It is no more news that a lot of people are in one way or the other making use of Marijuana, regardless of legislation. These class of individuals have different reasons for using it, some use it for medical reasons, while some use it for personal reasons. But with the looming legislation and task force taking charge on the issue of marijuana usage, it will be good to understand what the use of marijuana entails. Marijuana has been utilised over the years in herbal treatments, due to the fact that marijuana has been found to contain cannabinoids which are components that are biologically active. The dried leaves and buds of various Cannabis sativa plant are known as marijuana. This plant grows in warm and tropical climates.

Marijuana is called several names around the world some of them include, marihuana, hemp, pot, ganja, weed, grass, hash, and many other names. The biologically active components present is marijuana that has been studied so far are cannabidiol and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, though there are studies ongoing on other elements. Though the plant has been said to possess some health benefits, government authorities and laws do not support the legal prescription and possession of marijuana and its components. However, some states allow the legal usage of marijuana to treat some medical conditions which include dental issues.

When talking about the sufficient powers of marijuana the product that always flashes across the mind is Dronabinol and nabilone. Nabilone is human-made cannabinoid drug while Dronabinol is a pharmaceutical form of THC, and both drugs are approved by the FDA to treat some conditions. It is important to know that the use of marijuana has changed over the years, and even though legislation is trying to open the door for the legalisation of its usage, we cannot deny the fact that people have been growing, selling, using, and distributing marijuana for years now. In the world of today, marijuana seems to be the new cigarette, some of its users don’t identify marijuana as a substance, but rather as their prescription, their happy pill, or even perhaps their cigarette of choice. This scenario has made discussing the legal use of marijuana a bit too complicated.

The greater part of the issue is the effectiveness of marijuana is treating dental problems. Previously the mention of marijuana was a taboo, but the world has gone past that now, it is now a case for discussion; however, it is important to tweak our perspectives to understand the totality of the use of marijuana, for the sake of its effectiveness in treating medical conditions. We cannot deny the fact that marijuana has its health powers, but the government legalising its usage no matter for what purpose is something that has divided lawmakers and ultimately the dental association. This partly because of the potential abuse of the substance when it is legalised and the damages it might cause when it has been legalised.

A lot to think about for our governors and congressman……. Any way don’t forget to….

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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Flossing 101- Why You Should Do it Daily

 

Flossing 101:

Why You Should Do it Daily………

 

 

Plaque. Accumulated food. Gum disease.

I’ll be getting sick just looking at these.

Yet you can’t walk across three hallways

And not see the obvious bacteria craze

Those people haven’t got any idea,

The only way to stay clear-

Is to “floss Like a BOSS.

 

Flossing is an integral part of mouth hygiene. Maybe if someone would rap it, we could get more people to pay attention to this task. People usually believe flossing is just for after the BBQ. (It’s not.)

Flossing should be done regularly, like you brush your teeth, which you should be doing regularly after meals (in case you are not).

So below you can find the ground rules for flossing:

Do you need to floss daily? Yes, if you are not fond of gum disease. You have to be gentle while flossing. There is such a thing as over-flossing or wrong flossing. When your gums start bleeding, if you have sensitive gums, or if you have braces, you must consult and convey such condition to Dr.Jean-Jacques Edderai. Only when you floss regularly you can, as we rapped above, prevent plaque from accumulating in between your teeth and getting them to stay healthy.

 Do you need special equipment? Yes. You can use a waxed or unwaxed floss, dental tape, hand floss, electric floss or spongy floss. Those are the different types we recommend.

 Is there a special way to do it? Yes. Flossing is a very technical piece of hygienic cleaning, and you have to do it right if you want it to be effective. As the purpose of flossing is to rid you teeth of harmful substances that could damage your gums, you want to make sure that you effectively remove foreign particles from your mouth from every nook and corner.

 Also: use a fresh piece of floss every time you do it.

Remember………Before treating gum, tooth, or other oral problems consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

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