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Keizer Family Dental Care February 2018 Newsletter
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Effects of Not Brushing Your Tongue
You probably already are aware that brushing your teeth is vital to good dental health. But have you ever considered the importance of brushing your tongue? Brushing your tongue can help remove any food particles or bacteria and prevent any negative effects that result.

Struggles with Bad Breath

Nobody wants to have bad breath. However, if you are not brushing your tongue, you are setting yourself up for issues here. Remember that the surface of your tongue is anything but smooth: on the contrary, it is covered with bumps, crevices, and pits where all sorts of odor-causing bacteria can hide.

If you do not brush your tongue, bacteria can collect in these areas. As a byproduct of their biological processes, the bacteria release compounds that contribute to bad breath. Meaning, if you are not brushing your tongue, you are setting yourself up for more issues with this embarrassing problem.

Health Issues

Of course, as embarrassing as bad breath can be, it is not the most dire outcome of not brushing your tongue. All those nasty bacteria that can hide in the pits and wrinkles on your tongue could do some real damage to your health.

Keep in mind, the bacteria procreate very quickly, meaning that they will raise the overall level of bacteria in your mouth—which lead to other oral health issues. For this reason, failing to brush your tongue can contribute to health problems down the road.
Next time you are brushing your teeth don't forget to brush your tongue. Your mouth will thank you for it.

Top Four Benefits of Daily Tea Consumption
Drinking tea every day can do several things for you. Here are four of them.

1 – Tea has lower caffeine levels than coffee. Many people who drink tea do so in lieu of coffee. This helps because tea contains significantly less caffeine than coffee does, making it a better choice for those with blood pressure or other similar problems.

2 – Tea contains vital antioxidants. For those who don’t know, antioxidants are compounds that help reduce damage on a cellular level, assisting in preventing problems such as cancer. Tea is rich in antioxidants.

3 – Tea is not as rough on your smile. While tea can stain, it does not do so nearly to the extent that coffee does.

4 – Tea can help reduce your risk of heart attack. This is a benefit we can all get behind.

4 Reasons that Your Gums Are Receding
Have you noticed that your gums are pulling away from your teeth? There are several factors that could be causing this issue:

• Gum disease. The most common cause of gum recession, periodontal disease will destroy the gum tissue.
• Grinding. If you have a habit of grinding the teeth, the unnecessary pressure that you put on your mouth could cause the gums to recede.
• Aggressive brushing. If you brush or floss too hard, you could be causing trauma to your gums, resulting in receding tissues.
• Hormonal changes. Women are at a greater risk of developing gum disease during certain hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or menopause, and the result could be receding gums.

If you believe that your gums are receding, contact us to set up an appointment - we're here to help!

Keizer Family Dental Care strives to provide the best possible dental care in a warm and caring environment. We enjoy talking with our patients and would love to hear from you. Just click the "Submit Question" link below.



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4600 River Road North, Keizer, OR 97303



 

 

 
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