Sweet Enough For Nature
Healthy enough for you and your smile
For years consumer groups have actively lobbied for more foods that are lower in fat, salt and sugar. So you’d expect to find more healthy choices in the grocery aisles. On the contrary – our sugar intake alone has doubled in the past thirty years. A sweet temptation – if only there were no obesity, insuline-release, or tooth decay!
The decay which causes caries (cavities) is progressive. Oral bacteria, which feed on sugars left in our mouths after eating, produce the acids which determinalize tooth enamel and destroy your teeth – often painfully. The progress of this all-too-common disease can be hastened by the amount of acid-causing sugar and starches in your diet.
Choosing processed foods and understanding labels designed to confuse can become a minefield, but if you want to avoid tooth decay, there is something you can control.
Eat five servings a day of fruits and vegtables
Many fruits that are low in naturally occuring sugar are some of the highest in nutritional value, including antioxidants and other phytonutrients. These include strawberries, papaya, watermelon, honeydew melons, apples, guvas and apricots
What vegtables are low in sugar?
Too many to list here – almost everything, really. You may also enjoy these good-for-you but naturally sugary beets, carrots, corn, parsnips, peas, plantians, potatoes, and winter squashes. But you might want to take an extra minute to brush and rinse.
Can an invisible procedure on your teeth improve your looks with results that everyone will notice? Absolutely….
White fillings can be matched precisely to your tooth enamel making your smile brighter and more naturally healthy looking. They wont discolor surrounding tooth enamel or neighbouring teeth as silver-colored amalgam sometimes does.
Enamel-colored sealant offer an unsung cosmetic advantage. By preventing the invasion of cavity-causing bacteria, they work invisibly to keep your smile immaculate. They take only a few moments to apply, accomodating your family’s busy schedule.
Invisible Orthodontics are available in several types: clear aligners, lingual, and clear ceramic.
SHIFTING THE FOCUS
STAY + POSITIVE +
In a study where people were asked to solve math problems, there was no difference between men’s and women’s scores until the women were required to wear bathing suits. Suddenly their focus shifted to self-consciousness. Uneasiness and anxiety can hold anyone back. Don’t let these feelings keep you from benefiting from preventive, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry.
What you can do
- Share your fears with us
- Keep appointments – delaying may complicate treatment
- Avoid caffeine and sugar
- Ask questions – Knowledge is power
What we can do
- Consult with you to develop your best treatment strategy
- Provide you with distractions
- Use technology to minimise discomfort
- Offer sedeation so that you can have more treatments in one visit
- Provide non-surgical treatments
Dr Zohreh Ansari & Dr Majid Sherkat
105 - 585 16th St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 3R8