Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 10: Pineapples 1

Teeth-Friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 10: Pineapples

pineapples

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy body, and your teeth are no exception. After visiting your orthodontist to have braces or Invisalign placed on your teeth, it is important to start incorporating fruits and vegetables in your diet to help in the development of a beautiful smile. Pineapples are an excellent choice that are not only considered a delicious fruit but are also full of vitamins and enzymes that help to stifle inflammation and maintain healthy bones.

Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapples are a sweet and refreshing tropical fruit that are enjoyed all over the world, especially on hot summer days. This fruit packs a powerful amount of vitamins that hold many benefits. Pineapples are exceptionally high in vitamin C, which aids in maintaining healthy gums, as well as a strong immune system. Manganese is a vitamin that is essential to bone and connective tissue development and can also be found in high amounts in pineapple.

In addition to vitamins, pineapple contains a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is known to help inflammation and for reducing pain. Bromelain can be a great addition to your diet, especially after visiting your orthodontist to tighten your braces or change your Invisalign tray; this can help to soothe some discomfort as your teeth adjust.

Other Benefits of Pineapple

• Heart-healthy
• Aids digestion
• Helps against free radicals
• Anti-inflammatory
• Protects against macular degeneration
• High in vitamin B1 for energy production

Pineapples are nature’s delicious and nutritious candy. You can incorporate this healthy fruit as a light breakfast, a healthy dessert or even as just a snack. With something so yummy, you will not only be rewarded in taste but also in health benefits.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

 

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 9: Cucumber 3

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 9: Cucumber

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Fruits and vegetables are generally known to be good for the body, irrespective of the type. Unfortunately, some fruits and veggies are considered off-limits to certain people, people who have braces. An expert orthodontist would suggest these people to keep away from foods that have a tendency to ‘snag’ on them or get stuck between their teeth.  If your child has recently had been to the orthodontist for teeth correction, focusing on teeth and gum-healthy fruits and veggies like cucumber that don’t interfere with the corrective brace is important. Newly installed braces will inevitable cause slight inflammation or swelling of the gums, but parents can find comfort knowing there is a healthy food that will bring some relief to their child, cucumbers.

Cucumber – Helps Keep Teeth and Gums Clean

This humble vegetable, which is technically a fruit, not only helps to keep teeth and gums clean, and protected from microbes, but it will not snag on your child’s brace. In fact, cucumber will help keep them clean, thanks to their fibrous nature.

The juice of cucumber itself has long been known to provide some degree of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. For kids having a bit of trouble with the swelling that comes with new or recent brace installation or adjustment, here’s why chewing cucumbers can help:

• It helps keep teeth clean thanks to its fibrous nature
• Naturally cleans plaque and food deposits stuck in between teeth and brace
• Long been used to treat gingivitis and other gum problems
• The juice is believed to help reduce inflammation or swelling, and prevent infections
• Used traditionally as a treatment for pyorrhea

If your orthodontist is someone who likes a more natural approach to things, he or she may recommend cucumbers as an excellent healthy snack for your child to have on a regular basis, if strictly for the sake of tooth and gum health. If your child is wearing Invisalign, snacking on cucumbers will not in any way affect the wear and durability of Invisalign braces.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

 

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 8: Strawberries 5

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 8: Strawberries

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A balanced diet is nearly as important to your smile health as good dental hygiene. The right foods can help strengthen your teeth and nourish your gums to make them more resilient against dental disease. Strawberries are one of these smile-healthy foods. They are safe to eat regardless of whether you are wearing braces or Invisalign, so you will not need to worry about damaging your brackets with this delicious treat. Our orthodontist may recommend eating strawberries and other fruits and vegetables several times a day to ensure you get all the nutrients you need.

The Benefits of Strawberries

According to a review that was printed in the “Journal of Dentistry,” strawberries are one of the best sources of polyphenols. They offer several benefits for your teeth, including:

  • Vitamin C, which contributes to gum and connective tissue health and supports healthy immune function
  • Fibrous seeds, which can help scrub plaque and other debris from teeth
  • Juice, which stimulates saliva flow to dilute oral acids and rinse away debris
  • Potassium, which is needed for remineralizing teeth
  • Malic acid, which can help erase superficial stains
  • Folate, which combats gum disease and canker sores

Enjoying Strawberries

Because strawberries are acidic, you may want to pair them with foods that can counteract that acidity to reduce the risk of enamel erosion. Cheese, nuts and bananas are all great choices. Remove your Invisalign aligners before eating strawberries. When you are done, rinse your mouth thoroughly before brushing and flossing. If you are wearing braces, carefully brush and floss around each bracket to ensure you have removed all traces of plaque. With the right diet and dental hygiene routine, you can be confident that your next orthodontist visit will be a great one with a clean bill of dental health.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 7: Oranges 7

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 7: Oranges

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According to the American Medical Association, up to forty percent of teeth and gum diseases can be prevented through the ingestion of fruits and vegetables that are teeth friendly. The use of braces has seen an increase over the last five years in children as a result of fruits that are harmful to their teeth. While it is recommended to par regular visits to an orthodontist, the prescription will almost always be a recommendation to have a lifestyle that encourages fruits like oranges and vegetables that are not only nutritious, but also beneficial to the growth of teeth.

Health Benefits of Oranges

Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber. In addition, oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, and folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper, and potassium

Invisalign

Early teeth problems can be corrected through the use of invisalign aligners. Orthodontists usually recommend the use of an invisalign in cases where the condition has been detected at an early stage. The working of an invisalign is more or less the same as that of braces with the difference being that the former allows one to have their teeth straightened in the absence of metallic braces. It is highly recommended to visit an orthodontist regularly.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-Friendly Fruits &Vegetables No. 6: Watermelon 9

Teeth-Friendly Fruits &Vegetables No. 6: Watermelon

watermelon

When one has braces, they are forced to avoid most of their favorite foods. Chewy and hard foods such as taffy and nuts respectively, damage various kinds of braces or get stuck on them. Braces force one to avoid particular foods. However, did you know that watermelon is one of the teeth-friendly fruit and vegetables that one can comfortably enjoy without worrying about damages on these dental gadgets?

Benefits of Water Melon

Watermelon is a juicy and soft fruit that is easy to chew up. Therefore, it does not stick to one’s teeth. Also, watermelon does not stain one’s teeth despite its red color. It is a perfect source of nutrients such as phosphorous which work together with calcium to replenish and strengthen one’s teeth. Additionally, it provides vitamin C which is crucial for the production of collagen.

Is Watermelon The Only Solution?

As much as watermelon promotes healthy teeth, it does not fix one’s orthodontic issues. Although one may have strong and healthy teeth, the crooked ones may not straighten up by taking watermelons. This is why you should visit an orthodontist for all your dental issues. We have a strong team of professionals that provides education on various methods of solving dental issues and offer the most modern treatments options.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 5: Carrots 11

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 5: Carrots

carrots

Carrots: Not Only for Your Eyes

You’ve heard about the many benefits of carrots. You know they are a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins. They’ll help you to have healthier eyes and can keep your waist trim when they are part of a balanced diet. Eat carrots and you can’t go wrong. They’re good for your teeth as well and can actually get rid of debris in your mouth after you’ve eaten. Think of eating carrots as a way to brush your teeth when you don’t have a toothbrush on hand. That being said, you need to do more than eat carrots to have a healthy smile. You need to go to the dentist. Brushing and flossing is a must. You also need to take care of any orthodontic concerns. If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, you can run into serious problems.

Talk to an Orthodontist About Your Teeth

You may not realize that your orthodontic issues can lead to health issues in the future. If your teeth are aligned in such a way that it is hard for you to keep your teeth clean, tooth decay can result. With tooth decay comes a build-up of plaque. Research has linked excess plaque to heart disease and problems with memory, like Alzheimer’s Disease. Sleep apnea has also been connected with problems with tooth alignment. You could also end up struggling with a TMJ disorder, a painful condition in which the jaw is out of alignment. All of these problems and more could have orthodontic roots.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 4: Bananas 13

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 4: Bananas

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You know an apple a day can keep the doctor away and healthy foods like bananas can help you to have strong teeth. You never neglect your oral hygiene regimen and you have managed to avoid tooth decay for the most part. Your biggest concern is spacing issues. You do not have enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth. Not only does it make it hard to clean your teeth because some spots are nearly impossible to reach, you can’t stand how it looks. You smile with your mouth closed most of the time because you are so self-conscious. You can do something about it. Let an orthodontist tell you about your alternatives for orthodontic treatment.

Braces or Invisalign

Visit an orthodontist and you can get a professional opinion about the best solution for you. Discuss the possibility of braces or Invisalign. Braces can be worn on the front of back of the teeth. They can have clear brackets, be colorful, or you can choose traditional, metal wires and brackets. Invisalign has gained in popularity as a common treatment method. It will mean wearing aligners that are clear and changed often. With each set of aligners, your teeth are shifted into the proper position. You can remove them when you are eating, if you are involved in contact sports, or there is a special function. Over time, you will see results.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 3: Kiwi 15

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 3: Kiwi

kiwi

A Healthy Smile is a Happy Smile

You know how important your teeth are. You are faithful about flossing every day and brushing after every meal. You see your dental hygienist and visit the dentist’s office when you should. You eat the right kind of foods as well, such as kiwi, to protect your teeth from decay. No matter how well you take care of oral hygiene, orthodontic issues can still get in the way. If you are dealing with spacing problems, an overbite, or an underbite, an orthodontist can help.

Learn About Your Treatment Options

When you hear the word orthodontist, you think braces. There have been many advances in the field, providing you with more options. You don’t have to go the route of traditional braces with metal brackets and wires. You can consider Invisalign. Invisalign allows you to wear aligners that are clear at least 22 hours a day. They are custom-made for you and will shift your teeth into the proper position over time. The treatment time and cost is similar to traditional methods. Many patients prefer the clear aligners because they are removable and no one notices them while you are wearing them.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 2: Celery 17

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 2: Celery

Celery

Put Your Teeth at the Top of the List

You are committed to preserving your teeth. You brush and floss every day. You never miss a visit to the dentists. You eat the right kind of foods, such as celery, to keep your teeth healthy and strong. There’s only one problem. You have a major issue with overcrowding and your teeth overlap each other to the point that it’s hard to keep them clean. You avoid the camera and don’t like looking in the mirror because you are so unhappy with your smile. It’s time to take action. An orthodontist can help you to find answers.

Find Out How Braces Can Help

When it comes to braces, an orthodontist is the expert, a specialist who can help you to correct problems with your teeth. It’s more than dealing with cosmetics. Seeking orthodontic treatment can benefit your oral health and help you to steer clear of serious health problems down the line. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart disease and problems with the memory. Take care of orthodontic issues and you are taking care of your body. Consider all of your options before you make a final decision.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 1: Apples 19

Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 1: Apples

apples

Take Care of Your Teeth

If you want to keep your teeth and have that beautiful smile well into your golden years, you need to take care of them. Make regular appointments to see your dentist, perform a good, oral hygiene regimen on a daily basis, and eat foods that are healthy for your teeth. As a rule of thumb, fresh produce is a major plus when it comes to your oral health. Apples are excellent for cleaning debris from your teeth after a meal, making them the perfect dessert. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, orthodontic concerns can cause a problem. If they are not aligned properly, it can be tough to keep your teeth clean. An orthodontist can help.

Braces: More than a Cosmetic Improvement

When you think about braces, the main goal is to straighten your teeth and give you a beautiful smile. However, making sure your teeth are in proper alignment will provide you with many benefits down the line. It will be easier to stave off tooth decay and you can avoid other problems, such as a TMJ disorder and sleep apnea. Ask your orthodontist how braces can help you to take care of your smile and look your best.

Fix Your Smile Today

Contact Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. There’s no reason to put off a visit to our helpful team of professionals. It is our goal to help you make the most of your smile.

Dr. Jasmine Gorton

Dr. Bill Schmohl

When your teeth are aligned properly and your jaw is flowing smoothly, you will find more reasons to flash those pearly whites every day. Let Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics be your partner in good oral hygiene.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200, Larkspur, California 94939 415-459-8006

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