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Ontario Professional Dental Center 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.

Does Lip Gloss Damage Your Oral Health?
While using lip gloss may seem like a harmless way to spruce up your smile, have you ever considered its impact on your oral health?

While the data is still not concrete, there is some evidence that wearing lip gloss on a regular basis can contribute to skin cancer. This could be because the gloss actually intensifies the effects of the sun’s UV rays, much like tanning oil, but the increased effect is most likely minimal.

If you are going to be outdoors for an extended period of time (even if it’s cloudy out), consider a lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from UV rays and the elements, and save lip gloss for more special occasions.

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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