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Ontario Professional Dental Center January 2018 Newsletter
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Dr. Dahle and his staff focus on your overall wellness as related to the mouth and surrounding joints and muscles. Beyond general and cosmetic dental procedures ask Dr. Dahle how he can assist with sleep apnea, migraine/tension headaches and jaw joint pain relief.
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What Your Teeth Get from You Eating Protein
When you eat protein, it helps your body in many different ways. It can help you build up muscle, and it helps rebuild many different tissues within your body. Your teeth also benefit from you eating protein. Not only do you get healthier gums when you eat protein, you also get stronger teeth and an overall healthier mouth simply by making sure to eat enough protein throughout the day. Here are a few things you can do to increase your protein intake.

How to Get Enough Protein

One thing you can do to get enough protein is to eat protein bars or drink protein shakes as your snacks throughout the day. This fills you up, provides a good boost of protein, and helps your body use the nutrients in those items where it needs. This can be done to replace a meal as well. However, you need to make sure that you are still getting a healthy balance of foods, not just protein.

Another thing you can do to increase your protein is to eat lean meats. Avoiding fattier foods and carbs allows you to fill your diet with more protein than before. If you prepare most of your own meals, make sure to cut off any excess fat from the meats that you choose to eat. That way you get the most protein possible, without the parts that are not as healthy for your teeth, or the rest of your body.

By eating protein, you can help strengthen your gums, teeth, and the rest of your body. If you want to find out how much protein you should be eating, give us a call. We can help you figure out the right amount for your specific needs.

How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Hurts Your Mouth
When you sleep with your mouth open, your mouth gets dry. This means that your saliva does not have the ability to help keep your teeth clean and protected. While you sleep, your teeth are constantly being coated with saliva. The saliva helps to add minerals and nutrients to your teeth. The saliva also prevents tooth decay and fights against gingivitis. By sleeping with your mouth open, the saliva in your mouth dries out, and you become more susceptible to all of these issues. If you constantly sleep with your mouth open, make sure to come in and talk to us about it. We can help!

Things You Can Do Today to Help Whiten Your Teeth
If you want to whiten your teeth, but do not have an appointment to come in and see us in the near future, then you may want to consider some options of at home whitening. Between over the counter products and the foods you eat, you can gradually whiten your teeth each day. Start off your day by brushing with a baking soda toothpaste. This helps polish off slight stains. Then, make sure to eat as much fresh produce each day as you can. This also helps to keep stains from forming, plus rubs off old stains the more you eat them. These simple changes can give you a whiter smile by your next appointment.

Dr. Dahle and his staff focus on your overall wellness as related to the mouth and surrounding joints and muscles. Beyond general and cosmetic dental procedures ask Dr. Dahle how he can assist with sleep apnea, migraine/tension headaches and jaw joint pain relief.



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