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Dentist in Edmond: Why NOT to use Lemon Juice

Dentist in Edmond: Don’t use Baking Soda and Lemon Juice to whiten teeth

Every so often your Dentist in Edmond see fads that crop up in the “health” blogs. Sometimes these blogs, or infographics on Pinterest, can provide good information that is verifiable by a health professional. However, it is just as often that these blogs make up information to attract readers attention. In the instance that the information is made out of whole cloth or partially true whatever is being recommended can be ineffective or even damage your body. This why it is some important to verify the information you find online, and if you cannot find a credible source other than the author, ask health professional you trust.

Will Lemon Juice and Baking Soda Whiten my Teeth?

The short answer is yes. However, the damage that these sources will do to your teeth is not worth the whitening effect that they create. Due to their acidic nature, these will strip layers off of your teeth, doing structural damage to them and in time creating avenues for cavity creating bacteria to enter your teeth. Because these sources abraid your teeth it actually becomes easier for your teeth to get stained again after you treated them with Lemon Juice or Baking Soda.

How the Dentist in Edmond would recommend whitening your teeth

In office teeth, whitening solutions are designed so as not to damage your teeth, like our Zoom Teeth Whitening system. The Dentist in Edmond recommends that you pursue this if you want to brighten your smile. Also, limiting foods that stain your teeth, most commonly coffee, tea, wine, and soda will go a long way in keeping your smile white. There are also dietary solutions that will help brighten your similes such as almonds, apples, pears, and celery. These foods act as tiny toothbrushes due to their fiber content.

 

 

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Pediatric Dentistry For National Children’s Dental Health Month

Pediatric Dentistry: Focusing On Dental Health

The month of February is known by the American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation as National Children’s Dental Health Month. In this month we, at Ballinger Family Dentistry, recognize the importance of promoting good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Of course, our Edmond dentist encourages healthy oral hygiene all year long, but bringing awareness to this year’s slogan and to pediatric dentistry is something we advocate.

This year the campaign will be running with the slogan “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.” Additionally, the message “I love tap water” will be displayed on the posters with emoji symbols. This campaign speaks more closely to those living in cities with fluoride in the water as the fluoride is said to help with maintaining healthy teeth. While Edmond doesn’t currently fluoridate their water supply, they have purchased water from OKC in the past on certain occasions and the surrounding areas of Edmond do have fluoride in their water.

It’s documented that more than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Thus, our Edmond dentist agrees that if you live in an area where fluoride is part of your tap water, drink it! Of course, you can have a filter if you’re worried about other elements being in the water.

In addition to drinking tap water with fluoride in it, our Edmond dentist recommends maintaining a solid routine with brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Aside from the basics, routine teeth cleanings are another great way to keep your smile looking bright. Our Edmond dentist cares about helping children and families have the best oral health possible, so if you would like to make an appointment or you have any questions, please click here.