Plant Your Garden Today for Healthier Teeth Tomorrow

  • By Ryan Mullaney
  • 22 Apr, 2016
Most of the food that is good for your teeth can be grown in your own backyard. As winter comes to an end and warmer weather springs upon us, start getting ready to plant your garden. First, figure out what kind of seeds you want to plant. Home and garden stores sell a wide variety […] The post Plant Your Garden Today for Healthier Teeth Tomorrow appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
Most of the food that is good for your teeth can be grown in your own backyard. As winter comes to an end and warmer weather springs upon us, start getting ready to plant your garden.
First, figure out what kind of seeds you want to plant. Home and garden stores sell a wide variety of seeds and will most likely have what you are looking to plant. Sometime before planting the seeds, it’s a good idea to start saving a few containers for seedlings. By starting the seed in a plastic container, you can start the plant indoors and protect it from pests. Almanac.com provides a detailed step-by-step guide for planting seedlings.
 
When choosing your fruits and veggies, think about these superfoods:
 
    • Strawberries give your teeth astringent and vitamin C, which help whiten teeth.
    • Cucumbers are good for both the gums and teeth and are an excellent source of fiber.
    • Carrots not only provide Vitamin A, but they can also remove stains from your teeth. Tooth enamel needs Vitamin A to stay clean and healthy.
 
  • Parsley has been known as a natural breath-freshener. It’s also known for its anti-bacterial powers that kill bacteria in your mouth and helps prevent tooth decay.
  • Celery is what is called an “abrasive” food, which sounds scary, but means it has a high fiber content. Celery protects your teeth by cleaning the surface or your enamel. It also has a high chewing time, which promotes saliva secretion to maintain a healthy pH level in your mouth.
 
Second, go out into your garden and create a plan of where each plant will be placed. Always keep in mind that some plants like different settings. Some plants like the sun, others like the shade, and some like dry soil. Plan now and save yourself a headache when the time comes to dig up the dirt.
Third, remove those grubby weeds out of your garden. Use a mulcher to loosen up the dirt. Then, rake the weeds or pull them out, if necessary – either way, the weeds must go. Weeds take vital nutrients from your plants and they look ugly, too. If you use a weed deterring product (like Preen), read the instructions carefully . Some products won’t allow any seeds to develop – including your veggies. This will work fine if you have starter plants, but seedlings won’t make it out of the ground.
Finally, when the weather is perfect and the soil in your garden is ready, plant your seeds. If you started the seeds in plastic containers, dig a hole slightly bigger than the clump of roots and dirt and insert the plant. Fill in the remaining space with fresh dirt and lightly pound the soil until firm. If you are starting fresh with new seeds, read this article for the best practices and precautions for planting the perfect seeds.
 
In addition to eating well, regular dental check-ups help prevent unwanted tooth complications later in life. Learn about the importance of check-ups here and read about the new technologies available for healthier teeth.
 

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By Medical Arts Dental 13 Nov, 2017

Unusual sleeping patterns sometimes mean we skip brushing. From the endless sugar sweets to the red wines and rich eggnog, it is important to make an extra effort this season.


Follow these 4 tips to keep your teeth white and clean during the holidays!

By Ryan Mullaney 18 Oct, 2017

Being afraid of going to the dentist creates a vicious cycle: people who fear going to the dentist won’t go often enough, resulting in even worse oral health and a greater need for dental work. The thing is, this fear is very common: much more common than you may think.


As an article in  Deardoctor.com  reports:

By Ryan Mullaney 28 Jul, 2017
When you are standing over the sink brushing your pearly whites, do you ever wonder if you are doing it right? The advice for brushing the best way seems to change regularly and it can be hard to keep up. These four brushing tips will guide you towards a thorough cleaning and better brushing than […] The post 4 Brushing Tips You Will Want To Adopt Today appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 15 Jun, 2017
Oral cancer is a disease that many people don’t understand. Lifestyle factors, certain foods, and oral care neglect are contributing factors of oral cancer. Thankfully, educating yourself about these issues can help prevent this disease. Protect the oral health of your loved ones by learning more about a disease that affects thousands of people every […] The post Preventing and Knowing the Symptoms of Oral Cancer appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 17 May, 2017
You might be spending your weekends spring cleaning your home, but don’t forget to care for your body, too! At Medical Arts Dental, we are scheduling tons of spring check-ups to help our patients spring clean their mouth. Your teeth and gums need extra attention once a year, too! Do A Three-Step Clean Every Day […] The post Tips To Spring Clean Your Mouth appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 25 Apr, 2017
Oral hygiene is about more than maintaining pearly white teeth and preventing cavities. The state of your oral hygiene contributes to your overall health. When we fail to take care of our teeth and gums, we are putting our bodies at risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. Periodontal disease is one […] The post How Gum Disease Affects Your Long-Term Health appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 22 Mar, 2017
Red wine, coffee, tea—some of our most beloved drinks are notorious for staining our teeth. So how can we combat these stain-causing drinks? Try these 8 foods already in your house for a naturally whiter smile.   1)     Apples and Strawberries With high levels of malic acid, these juicy fruits increase saliva production, which is […] The post The Best Foods for a Whiter Smile appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 20 Feb, 2017
When you visit the dentist every six months, you’re always getting reminders on how to avoid cavities, plaque, and gum disease. Try not to take it too personally. Your dentist gives you these reminders because he or she wants the best for your oral health.   The Dentists at Medical Arts Dental are no different. […] The post How to Maintain Your Healthy Smile appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 18 Jan, 2017
The last place we cover on our bodies to protect us from the cold is usually our mouths—yet the lips are delicate and the teeth can be prone to sensitivity. Avoid teeth pain and chapped lips with these tips: 1)     Keep your lips hydrated with quality lip balm If you’re feeling any discomfort or dryness […] The post Protecting Your Teeth and Mouth from the Cold appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 13 Dec, 2016
The Medical Arts Dental team is looking for donations of winter outwear for the 2nd Annual “Warm and Cozy Coat Drive” this year. This can come in the form of new or gently-used winter outerwear including coats, sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants and boots for both adults and children. Donations will go towards local elementary […] The post The Medical Arts Dental 2nd Annual Warm and Cozy Collection Drive appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
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