Snohomish Dentist | Simple Ways to Prevent Periodontal Disease

flossingPeriodontal disease is caused by a multitude of aspects including bad oral hygiene, tooth decay, and an excessive amount of bacteria and plaque buildup.

The ramifications of periodontal disease include permanent tooth loss, gum pain, and teeth sensitivity. What most patients do not know is that periodontal disease is completely preventable! Dr. Haines highly recommends the following dental care tips that are guaranteed to prevent periodontal disease:

  • Brush after every meal- To prevent the accumulation of plaque in the mouth, brush after every meal.
  • Flossing is Key- Flossing removes plaque and food particles between teeth and the gum lines that cannot be removed by brushing. For this reason, flossing is key in preventing periodontal disease.
  • Schedule regular appointments- According to Dr. Haines, 3 out of 4 people are unaware that they suffer from periodontal disease. For this reason, it is essential to schedule appointment where Dr. Haines can thoroughly examine your teeth. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, Dr. Haines will determine which periodontal services are ideal for your situation.

For more information on periodontal disease and periodontal treatment services call Dr. Haines in Snohomish, WA at 360-568-8577 or visit www.tedhainesdds.com.

Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.

Snohomish Cosmetic Dentist | Natural Teeth Whitening with Food

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The food that you consume can greatly affect your teeth. For this reason, Dr. Haines recommends the following foods that have natural teeth whitening properties to enhance your smile:

  • Strawberries – Although strawberries are a bright red color, they contain malic acid which removes discoloration on the surface of teeth.
  • Milk and Dairy – Dairy products are high in calcium strengthening teeth and making the enamel healthier and whiter.
  • Carrots – Because carrots stimulate saliva production in the mouth, food particles and plaque are removed creating a whiter smile for you.
  • Seeds and Nuts – These hard foods rub against the teeth to removed plaque and stains off the surface of the teeth, catalyzing the whitening effect of teeth.

Along with teeth whitening procedures, eating habits can also promote a healthier and whiter smile. Call Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA and schedule an appointment to maintain or enhance your smile.

For more information about teeth whitening procedures or other cosmetic dental procedures call Dr. Haines in Snohomish, WA at 360-568-8577 or visit www.tedhainesdds.com.

Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.