The Best and Worst Christmas Foods

Dec15

It’s all fun and yummy until someone gets a cavity from the worst Christmas Foods…

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is in full swing and that means sugary treats by the dozens. So what does this mean for your teeth? More cavities, perhaps? Or maybe tooth decay? To make sure you don’t run into these problems, here is a list of the best and worst Christmas foods for your teeth.

The Worst Christmas Foods:

  • Sweets: Oral bacteria feeds off of sugar which then causes cavities.
  • Citrus: High acidic foods, such as citrus, eats away at tooth enamel.
  • Wine: Is full of chromogens which discolor teeth and is full of tannins that dry out the mouth.

The Best Christmas Foods:

  • Gingerbread: If you’re planning on eating Christmas cookies, Gingerbread is your best bet since it has far less sugar and has a few other beneficial health minerals.
  • Turkey: Is full of phosphorous which is great for strong, healthy teeth.
  • Nuts: Are full of calcium, iron, and magnesium which work together to produce strong teeth.

This Christmas season remember to take care of your overall health, including your oral health. Strive to eat better foods that will help strengthen them, rather than weaken them.

At Dental Innovations in Mesa, we wish you all a Merry Christmas!

In-House Dentures & Denture Repair

Dec04

Need dentures? Get them done or repaired in one single visit!

Dentures are custom-made teeth replacements that today, look natural and are more comfortable than ever. Anyone of any age can have dentures, however, they are mostly found in adults 40 and older whose teeth are starting to give. In the past, dentures have taken weeks if not months to make but today, they can be fabricated in as little as one single day!

With modern-day technology, our offices are now able to make dentures in-house along with denture repairs. Depending on how much time the patient has, he or she can have new dentures in as few as 1 to 3 office visits. All that’s needed is…

  • Impressions: Where the dentist creates a mold of your teeth to create an exact match with the denture.
  • 1st Wax Try-In: Is a preliminary viewing with the teeth set in a gum-colored wax to evaluate the desired appearance for the final denture.
  • Final Wax Try-In: Is the final step where the dentures are completed for the patient to start wearing them.

If you or someone you know is in need of dentures or denture repairs, schedule an appointment at Dental Innovations in Mesa where we can get it done in just one visit. Call today!

Thanksgiving Tips for Your Teeth

Nov21

Protect your teeth this Thanksgiving with only 4 easy tips

Thanksgiving is the time for cooler temperatures, falling leaves, football, and a big, hearty meal. As fun and entertaining all these things are, one thing that’s vital to remember, especially during the hearty feast, is taking care of your teeth. Read more

Sirona Co. CEREC

Nov09

Get dental implants in just one single visit!

CEREC is a method of CAD/CAM dentistry that creates dental restorations. First developed in 1980, CEREC has come a long way and has made creating dental restorations far easier than it ever was before. Read more

The Worst and Best Candies During Halloween

Oct27

What candies to eat during Halloween to keep your smile healthy.

Halloween is just around the corner and before you splurge on eating handfuls of candy, here is a bit of information about the worst and best candy for your teeth because everyone knows that your teeth will get hit the hardest from the sugar rush. Read more

5 Ways to Recover Faster After Dental Implants

Sep21

Recently got dental implants? Here’s how to have a fast recovery.

Whether it’s a single tooth or a couple, dental implants can help create a beautiful smile when teeth are missing or rotting. As with any procedure, however, it will take some time to recover and your typical day to day routine may need to be held on pause for a while. Although, there are some things you can do to speed up the recovery process.

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Periodontal Disease: The Gateway Disease

Aug07

Studies show that periodontal disease has been linked to 22 different systemic diseases.

Metastatic infections, inflammation and inflammatory injury, and adaptive immunity are three basic mechanisms that have been identified as having a potential role in the associations between periodontitis and systemic diseases. Periodontal infections develop through inflammatory processes and become chronic periodontal pathology with systemic impact if left untreated. Read more

Periodontal Disease: What is it?

Jul24

The disease that destroys the smile.

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structures supporting the teeth. Although it commonly occurs more in adults, it can happen to children and teenagers too. A few of the symptoms include… Read more

Periodontal Disease: How to Prevent and Treat it

Jul10

Adding these simple habits to your daily routine can help prevent this awful inflammatory disease.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause the gums and support bone structure to deteriorate. It can then lead to gum recession or even tooth loss. Studies have also shown that periodontal disease is linked to life-threatening diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Thankfully, however, there are ways to prevent such a terrible disease. Read more

Teeth Whitening Kits

Jun28

Brighten your smile in the comforts of your own home.

Teeth whitening helps brighten smiles and remove any stains or discoloration on the teeth. It is recommended to those with fluorosis (discoloration due to excessive fluoride use), worn down teeth, stained teeth due to medications, or discolored teeth. There are several ways teeth whitening can be done, but one method can be done in the walls of your own home. Read more