A variety of popular beverages can impact oral health in a negative way, even drinks that are commonly deemed as "healthy". These beverages include, but are not limited to: Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, and Bottled Water.

Soft Drinks 

Soft drinks contain a high sugar and acid content. This is detrimental to oral health because bacteria in the mouth feed on sugar. As a result, the acid produced as a byproduct from the bacteria can deteriorate the tooth enamel and result in many cavities. Sugar-free soft drinks, commonly known as "diet sodas", may not have the sugar content but will contain traces of acid which can erode the enamel of the teeth. 

Bottled Water

Bottled water does not contain enough flouride which can be beneficial to the longevity of teeth. This is known as, "Fluoridated water deprivation". Most brands of bottled waters do not contain the recommended amounts of flouride. When purchasing bottled water, research regarding the amount of flouride allocated per bottle is ideal for optimal oral health. 

Energy / Sports Drinks 

Energy / sport beverages relay the same effect that the majority of soft beverages cause. Overall, sports drinks can contribute to both mineral loss and tooth decay. This occurs in the enamel of the tooth due to both the increased acid and sugar concentration. As a result, the over consumption of these sugary beverages can result in harmful effects to overall oral health.  decay and mineral loss in tooth enamel because of the high sugar and acid content in some of them.

 

                                          

In your mouth there is a vast amount of bacteria that constitute your oral microbiome. Your oral microbiome and tooth decay are closely connected. Your oral flora facilitates the health of your mouth. Oral probiotics consist of healthy bacteria that enables a healthy microbial balance in your mouth which can aid in the prevention of tooth decay. Although probiotics are mostly known for their impact on digestive health, new research is starting to show that probiotics play an active role in maintaining optimal oral health. There are many benefits of oral probiotics. One benefit includes the prevention of plaque. There are many different types of bacteria in our mouths. Some these bacteria facilitate the proliferation of plaque. A bacterial strain present in the oral probiotic actively works to combat the bacteria that facilitates plaque growth, ultimately, aiding in the prevention of plaque growth. Another benefit includes decreasing inflammation caused by gum disease. Active research shows that the consumption of an oral probiotic bacteria helps manage inflammation caused by gum disease. A specific strain of bacteria known as Lactobacillus brevis has been found to decrease inflammation associated with gum disease. All in all, there are a number of benefits associated with the daily consumption of a daily probiotic. Here in our office, we recommend, “Hyperbiotics PRO-DENTAL” oral probiotic. This probiotic comes in the form of a chewable minty tablet.

                                                        

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Though your saliva helps protect you against some invaders, it can't always do the job. More than 500 species of bacteria thrive in your mouth at any given time. These bacteria constantly form dental plaque which is a sticky, colorless film that can cling to your teeth and cause health problems. Failure to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth clean, plaque can build up along your gumline, creating an environment for additional bacteria to accumulate in the space between your gums and your teeth. This gum infection is known as gingivitis. Bacteria from your mouth normally don't enter your bloodstream. However, invasive dental treatments — sometimes even just routine brushing and flossing if you have gum disease — can provide a port of entry for these microbes. Though plaque accumulation naturally occurs, it is imperative to keep these amounts at a minimal level to ensure proper oral health !

 

                                                            

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Dental bonding is a term to describe a dental procedure where a tooth colored dental resin is adhered to a tooth. This procedure is a part of Adhesive dentistry. Adhesive dentistry is a branch of dentistry which deals with adhesion or bonding to the natural substance of teeth, enamel and dentin. Bonding is typically used as a cosmetic procedure to change the shape, color, or size of a tooth. It can be used to repair chipped teeth, fill in spaces between teeth, or cover dark or stained teeth.The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.It is a conservative, inexpensive, and painless procedure.   

                                                  





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Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
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