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Foods That Support Optimal Oral Health

Good oral health starts with practicing proper oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly. However, it goes beyond these basic steps to create a holistic system that includes your overall health and well-being. What you eat can affect whether or not you have healthy teeth and gums. Learning more about the connection between your diet and oral health can help you appreciate how important it is to eat the right foods.

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Topics: Holistic Dentistry

What is Considered a Dental Emergency and What to Do if One Occurs

Dental emergencies are more common than you might think. However, many dental problems are not emergencies, but simply dental issues that have been left untreated and are causing pain and inflammation.

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Topics: Cedar Walk Dentistry, Charlotte NC, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Implants, Dentures, & Missing Teeth, Oral Health & Hygiene

Important Things You Should Consider When Choosing a Dentist

 

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Topics: Cedar Walk Dentistry, Charlotte NC, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Culture & Community, Oral Health & Hygiene

What is Holistic Dentistry?

Did you know Dr. Brikina takes a holistic approach to your dental treatment?

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Topics: General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry

Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

What you eat matters While hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal.

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Topics: Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Oral Health & Hygiene

Smoking and Tobacco

You know smoking is bad for your health, so it should be no surprise that cigarettes and chewing tobacco are also harmful to your oral health. For one, tobacco products can cause bad breath, but that’s only the beginning.

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Topics: General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health & Hygiene

We are Biological and Holistic Dentists in Charlotte NC - Cedar Walk Family & Cosmetics Dentistry 704-542-9923

By Dr Yelena Brikina DDS

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Topics: Cedar Walk Dentistry, General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry

TMJ

The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together when you chew, speak or swallow and include muscles and ligaments as well as the jaw bone. They also control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward and side to side.

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Topics: General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry, Oral Health & Hygiene

5 Steps to Quitting Smoking

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is on the third Thursday of every November. If you’ve been planning to quit smoking, it’s a great day to kick off or start developing your quit plan. Here are 5 steps to quitting fromsmokefree.gov.

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Topics: Holistic Dentistry, Oral Health & Hygiene

Stop brushing your teeth and wind up with Dementia?

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and summarized in the National Post newspaper showed that those reporting to brush less that once a day had a 65% increase in the incidence of dementia versus those who brushed daily.

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Topics: Holistic Dentistry, Oral Health & Hygiene