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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When is the Right Time to Remove a Wisdom Tooth

When is the Right Time to Remove a Wisdom Tooth

Wisdom tooth the third molar in the back of your mouth causes extensive pain when grows up. Usually, it doesnt have enough space to grow completely or it remains hidden inside the gums. It grows at various angles and disturbs the structure of the mouth. No need to remove it if its healthy and positioned correctly. But there are some cases when it becomes necessary to remove it.

Right Time of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Some opinions suggest wisdom tooth extraction when its not emerged fully. Its a good practice to remove it at an early age or stage of eruption because at that time root and bone structure are not fully formed and damage to adjacent teeth are not at its advanced phases.

  • Pain and Infection are main symptoms of wisdom teeth complication. In the case of server pain, you should immediately visit our office in order determine the right course to follow. However, we will make sure that you dont have any other medical issue and you are physically fit.
  • Its the right time to remove the wisdom tooth if it remains completely hidden inside the gums and fail to emerge normally. Leaving wisdom tooth under such conditions results in cyst and infection.
  • The removal of wisdom teeth becomes necessary when there are chances of teeth crowdedness as it could allow the food to get impacted causing damage such as cavity to the adjacent teeth. Repeated infections in the soft tissue, tumours, and fluid-filled sacs are some other issues happen due to the wisdom tooth. Its better to remove wisdom tooth as earlier as you observe these symptoms.

Risks of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Always get the services of an experienced dentist for tooth extraction because its a sensitive surgery as directly connected to nerves. Dr.Jean-Jacques Edderai usually works very close with maxillofacial surgeons in order to refer most cases of wisdom teeth extraction. Slow healing, excess bleeding, loss of blood clot are problem that many patients face after the removal of wisdom tooth. In dry socket, the protective blood clot is lost so soon and cause slow healing.

Difficulty in opening jaw and numbness in the mouth or lips are the rare side effects of wisdom tooth extraction. Consult with Dr.Jean-Jacques Edderai as he is the only person who can decide the right time of wisdom tooth extraction after checking the current situation.

Its 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 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, unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

 

 

 

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Amazing Tips for Your Wedding Day Smile

Amazing Tips for Your Wedding Day Smile

The wedding day is the most important and probably the happiest day of everyone’s life. Looking unique and magnificent is the desire of every bride and groom while you want to capture outstanding wedding snaps because they are your lifetime memories. Here are some amazing tips and tricks to get perfect wedding day smile.

Pay Attention towards Your Teeth

Dazzling and sparkling teeth are liked and loved by everyone and definitely, they give you a stunning look in your pictures as well. Take care of your teeth and consult your dentist about your toothpaste and oral health.

  • Brush twice to three times a day with soft bristled brush and quality toothpaste
  • (Personally recommend Colgate Total)

(Personally recommend Colgate Total)

  • Avoid soft drinks, coffee, soda, sweet, acidic foods to keep your teeth safe
  • Comment our hygienists during your regular teeth cleaning about the different options for professional teeth whitening a month before your wedding.

Use Bright Lipstick

Use bright lipstick as they bring the whiteness of your teeth noticeable. The blend of light and dark colors works wonder and gives you an outstanding appearance. Avoid orange shades and silver colors because they make dull and dingy look even to pure white teeth. Never forget to consider your complexion before choosing a lipstick.

Smize

Smize means smiling with your eyes and it depends on the size of your eyes. Don’t ignore your eyes because of their size impacts on your overall appearance. Show expressions in your eyes to natural look. Never smile in such a way that your eyes seem too small or give inappropriate looks.

Lip Line

Secure your lipstick and make its color lasts by applying an initial layer of liner on your lips. To avoid roughness and dehydrated appearance, prefer a hydrated and colorless pencil to make a protective layer on the lips. Fresh the lipstick and make sure it doesn’t fade during the eating, smiling, kissing, and drinking.

 

Take Care of Your Lips Too

Take good care of your lips and keep them hydrated. Drink enough water and apply glycerin on them to restore their softness. Use a sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips and do it every night. Quality lipstick and lip balm also give effective results for against dehydrated lips.

Follow the above-mentioned tips as they are easy to follow and consume minimum time. Take care of your teeth and avoid food that causes to stain your teeth. Take care of your teeth and get ready to say ‘CHEESE’ with sparkling and dazzling 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 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, unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves.

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

 

 

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5 Worst Behaviors for Teeth

5 Worst Behaviors for Teeth

Healthy and sparkling teeth are one of the biggest blessings of God. They not only add value in your personality but also perform the job of food chewing. Brushing and flossing teeth regularly at least twice a day) are necessary to maintain the health and shine of the teeth but there are many things we do unknowingly which put all efforts into a downward spiral. Here we are going to bring in the limelight the five common but worst behaviors for teeth.

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  • Use of Wrong Brush

Always use soft-bristled or medium, high quality, and multi-tufted brush to ensure the health of your teeth. Hard and rough brush causes to damage and bleed the gums. It also removes enamel from the teeth that is our upper protective layer on teeth.

  • Brushing Too Forcefully

Brushing too forcefully and too often are some other ways to damage your teeth. Forceful brushing irritates gums and abrasion damages the tooth root. Ask Dr.Jean-Jacques Edderai or any of our hygienists to tell you the right technique of brushing as gentle whisking is required to remove stranded food particles and bacterial deposits mixed in.

  • Crunching and Sucking

Crunching cold and brittle things leave microscopic cracks or linear fractures on your teeth. The temperature of cold things is harmful for teeth and weakens enamel that results in major teeth problems. Crushed ice is extremely harmful and increases the risks of major fractures. Sipping soda for many hours is another fatal habit of teeth decay as they are acidic in nature that chemically reacts with enamel weakening its bodily structure.

  • Grinding and Clenching

Some people grind their teeth while sleeping and this habit triggers teeth problems, headache and migraines. Bruxing is a dental term used for this habit in which the person exerts immense pressure on teeth while sleeping or even unconsciously awake. Medications as well as orthopedic repositioning appliances prescribed in our office for pain management treatment and some other psychological therapies are helpful for it.

  • Excessive Mouth Dryness

Saliva is extremely important for teeth as it contains some minerals which ensure the protection of your teeth and prevent enamel damage. Dry mouth badly affect your teeth and multiplies the risks of bad breath, tooth decay, and enamel erosion. Moreover, the presence of saliva neutralizes acidity of the mouth that deteriorates enamel.

Small and unknowing habits shorten the life of your teeth and trigger severe pain and other medical problems. Avoid the excess use of coffee and soda drinks. Never use your teeth as a tool for ripping or tearing things apart.

Its 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 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, unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves.

 

Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

 

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KEY TO MAINTAINING A FRESH BREATH

KEY TO MAINTAINING A FRESH BREATH

Halitosis or foul breath is the most awkward oral situation faced by almost 30% people worldwide. Recent oral health related studies reveal that the smell comes from the tonsils, throat and the mouth in 90% of the people. Almost every other person goes through this situation at one point or the other. However, if your odour does not go away even after flossing, brushing and washing the mouth with a friendly mouthwash, then it might be long-lasting. Following are some tips for maintaining a fresh breath.

CONSUME FOODS HIGH IN FIBRE

Do not eat heavy processed items that are rich in carbohydrates like ice cream, sweets, cakes and cookies. Foods rich in fibre stop bad breath.

GO FOR BLACK AND GREEN TEA

Black and green die are filled with polyphenols that get rid of compounds of sulphur and minimize oral germs.

UTILIZE MOUTHWASH

Certain mouthwashes are great for stopping foul breath. Nonetheless, make sure never to go for a mouthwash or oral rinses containing alcohol or sodium lauryl sulphate since it can make the mouth quite dry and make the issue of bad breath even more severe.

WASH YOUR MOUTH AFTER EVERY MEAL

Going for a proper and regular oral health is the best way to prevent bad breath.

DO NOT TAKE DRYING MEDICINES

Avoid consuming diuretics, antihistamines, pain reliefs and antidepressants unless your doctor has asked you to as these medications lead to a lasting drying mouth as they hinder the flow of saliva.

DO NOT BREATHE FROM THE MOUTH

Breathing from the mouth causes it to dry out and releases bad breath. If you have any breathing issues while sleeping, consult your doctor.

QUIT SMOKING

Various studies suggest that people who smoke have more chances of having periodontal illness and a drying mouth. Also, individuals who smoke might also get into other activities that increase this situation like consuming alcohol, dieting, going through lasting stress conditions which need soothing prescribed drugs.

WASH YOUR DENTURES REGULARLY

Maintain the same routine for your fake teeth like you would with your original ones. Wash your dentures daily.

DRINK WATER

Drinking water keeps your mouth hydrated and fresh.

REMOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS

Intolerance of lactose in diet can also cause foul breath. Avoid consuming such items.

Do you follow the steps mentioned above for your oral health? If you don’t, then it’s never too late before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, 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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/. to start a proper oral care regimen for a fresh breath.

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TOOTHBRUSH LIFESPAN: WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE IT?

TOOTHBRUSH LIFESPAN: WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE IT?

 

 

Flossing and brushing your teeth in a regular basis is the best way for having a shiny smile and a strong oral health. We are all aware of the trick of brushing our teeth every night and morning for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once a day to get the perfect teeth that everyone dreams for. However, ever wondered what is the right time to replace your toothbrush?

Our toothbrushes are a reproductive region for fungi, germs and bacteria that can grow to a large extent if not looked after properly. Follow these tips to maintain your toothbrush’s hygiene.

  • Wash it properly under running water and shake it well to get rid of any dirt.
  • Keep it straight. Do not store it lying down.
  • Make sure it doesn’t touch other stuff.
  • A wet case causes bacteria to grow, hence keep it open.
  • Let it dry before using it again.

The significance of going for a new toothbrush is usually not taken into consideration until the toothbrush starts losing its bristles and wears out physically. However, dentists suggest that you must switch your toothbrush after every 3 months no matter what its condition is for a proper oral hygiene.

REASONS FOR CHANGING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH

  • Various dental researches suggest that after a timespan of three months of proper use, the toothbrush becomes evidently less useful for getting rid of plaque from the gums and teeth and does not give the same results like the new ones do. The bristles fall off and are not much useful for cleaning between your teeth and in the small gaps.
  • Also, it is always a great idea to utilize a travel friendly plastic case to prevent the hair from turning disfigured and flat. However, you must make sure that your tooth brush is completely dry after use before you put it back into its case to avoid growth of bacteria.
  • Another reason is that when you suffer from cold, sore throat, flu or any other disease, the bacteria gathers up on the hair of the brush that could make you sick once more after some time. As mentioned above, the toothbrushes can easily catch bacteria from the environment and the mouth.
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Maintaining a proper routine for your toothbrush by changing it frequently keeps your mouth healthy. Your gums and teeth will always stay healthier if you do.

Remember that your regular visits to our office 3 times a year will help you maintain a healthy habit that will help you for life.

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WHAT CAUSES STAINED TEETH?

WHAT CAUSES STAINED TEETH?

Stained teeth are a major problem faced by almost every other person these days. A recent study suggests that majority of the people want to brighten their teeth up to enhance their smiles. Stained teeth give a really bad impression about a person and shatter his self-confidence greatly. There are many causes for stained teeth and each on has a unique reason therefore, the treatments for every cause are also different. Following are the ways for you to identify the cause of stained teeth.

BY TOBACCO USAGE

Eating tobacco or smoking causes teeth discolouration.

DISCOLORATION CAUSED BY FOOD

Fruits like potatoes and apples, and drinks such as coke, wine, tea and coffee may discolour your teeth. 

UNHEALTHY DENTAL HYGIENE

Using antiseptic mouth rinses for getting rid of stain causing items like tobacco and coffee and plaque, flossing and insufficient brushing may cause stained teeth.

MEDICINES

Medications like the antibiotics Doxycycline and Tetracycline cause stained teeth if they are given to kids below the age of 8. Antipsychotic medications and medications for high BP also cause stained teeth.

BY AN ILLNESS

There are many illnesses that can affect the dentin and enamel and cause stained teeth. The treatments for many diseases are also responsible for teeth discoloration. Treatments like chemotherapy and radiations can lead to stained teeth. Additionally, some contagions in pregnant women also cause stained teeth in the babies by disturbing the formation of the enamel.

MOUTH WASHES

Mouthwashes loaded with chemicals such as cetylpyridinium chloride and chlorhexidine may also lead to teeth discoloration

INHERITANCE

Few people have thicker and shinier enamel than the rest by birth.

OLD AGE

With the passage of time, the exterior coating of the enamel on your tooth shreds off and shows the natural yellowish shade of the dentin.

INJURY

Your teeth may also be discoloured if you have fallen at a very young age (below 8) that has disturbed the development of the enamel. An injury can also cause stained teeth in adults.

EXTREME USE OF FLOURIDE

Extreme fluoride usage from toothpaste, mouthwashes and oral supplements or from the surroundings (by using salty water frequently) can lead to stained teeth.

Paying regular visits to a dentist for proper oral hygiene and advice is highly necessary to avoid stained teeth. Visit your dentist as soon as possible if you have stained teeth for any of the above mentioned reason to get treated.

Therefore 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 https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

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