The Importance of Living a Healthy Lifestyle as a Family

The Importance of Living a Healthy Lifestyle as a Family

Even though you may know the benefits of eating healthy, balanced diet, and living a healthy way of life, have you considered a possibility that the rest of your family are yet to realize the value? This is why it is important to make them realize the benefits they stand to gain by living a healthy lifestyle. The following are some of the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle as a family.

 

  • Physically Active Family

If your children are having a rough day or finding it hard to cope in school, hitting the gym or going for a walk is an incredible way of easing stress and better managing the life stress and activities which children may not be able to handle. If your youngster has low self-esteem, invite them on an afternoon jog or bike ride. Physical fitness helps improve the level of confidence of your entire family.

 

  • Improved Letter Grades

Physical activities, as well as regular exercises, is also known to improve the overall brain performance of your children. This also helps in boosting memory. Hence, the result will be improved classroom, test, and examination performances.

 

  • Healthy Eating

The common phrase, “you are what you eat” is no just a phrase, but the real truth. On consuming healthy, well-balanced diet, you and your family will feel energetic compared to eating snacks and junks. The more healthy food is eaten by your family, and the more they partake in the regular activity, the healthier your family will be.

 

All these and much more are some of the benefits you and your family stand to gain by living a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy and regular physical activities will help in preventing illness, and at the same time, keep energy levels up. Substituting things up with a hale and hearty standard of living will provide you and your family natural energy to go all day long.

 

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 https://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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Chocolate and Your Teeth: The Inherent Dangers

Chocolate and Your Teeth: The Inherent Dangers

As much as chocolate lovers hate to think about the cons of eating chocolates, eating chocolates does have its negative effects on your teeth. Though this is not eliminating the pros that eating this candy has, but the cons should be more of a thought to you rather than the pros. Dark chocolate can also stain our teeth especially and has the potential of causing deep stains, however, these can only be removed easily by any of our hygenists during your scheduled cleanings.

Chocolate candies are known to be one of the major contributors of tooth decay, though it is good to have chocolate, but it should be done in moderation, it must be taken in small amounts and not too often, and to avoid hard tooth stains that chocolate intake may cause, it is advised to rinse your teeth with water immediately after consumption. We need to know how important our dental hygiene is, as it can have a huge influence on the different systems within our body.

Eating chocolate supports Streptococcus, a strep throat causing bacteria and also causes tooth decay. Chocolate helps Streptococcus to survive in the human system which causes a sore throat at the early stage and the longer effect affects the immune system.

On its pure nature, chocolate has a special antioxidant that inhibits the growth of some bacteria that produces acid which affects the health of the teeth, making it good for the teeth. However, we need to take our chocolate intake seriously because the chocolate being sold around this days are not so pure, they are adulterated with certain products to make it taste better with varieties such as chocolate drinks and chocolate candy.

Sugar and cocoa butter are the main ingredients in chocolate. While cocoa butter possesses antioxidants that help in the protection of the teeth due to the coating effect that prevents plagues from sticking to the teeth and reducing the chances of tooth decay. The other ingredient being sugar is the major cause of concern, because sugar does not only increases the production of acid but also increases the probability of plague sticking to the teeth. High sugar levels also bring higher level of calories and cause the enamel of the teeth to erode.

Chocolate provides both the good and the bad parts of its consumption, for individuals that can’t do without its consumption can reconcile the discrepancy by monitoring their chocolate intake, and avoid taking it in excess, as excess intake will definitely hurt you. According to a study on chocolate intake, it is advised to consumption nothing more than an ounce of dark chocolate three times in a duration of a week. This would be perfect for the health of your teeth and the whole body. For those that may find it a bit difficult to keep their chocolate intake low, they can also prevent any harm by the regular brushing of their teeth and use antibacterial mouthwash

Though prevention is always better than cure, if you can’t do with excessive intake of chocolate, also consider rinsing with fluoride-containing oral rinse at least twice a day to remove any deposits of chocolate on your teeth.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, or other oral problems, 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 https://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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