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Dr. Bruce Silva and his team at Austin Premier Dental are dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate dental health care.

February 8, 2017

February marks the beginning of our celebratory holidays where we embrace each other and exchange cards, gifts, and chocolate. This year, Americans will spend a total of $1.7 billion on candy for Valentine’s Day. That’s bad news for your teeth. You don’t have to omit candy and chocolate from your diet completely on this day, but you should limit yourself to the amount you consume.

There are some benefits to eating chocolate, but unfortunately, they don’t extend to your teeth. Sugars found in chocolate have a high level of calories, create a high level of plaque to stick on your teeth, and causes the enamel to erode. Also, like coffee and dark sodas, dark chocolate can stain your teeth. On the plus side, dark chocolate contains a lot of antioxidants that prevent the growth of certain bacteria, though bacteria can still develop in your mouth with candy consumption, which can lead to other long term effects on your body and smile. The bottom line is simply to moderate and monitor your intake of chocolate this February.

On this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better way to impress your valentine than by having a great smile. So, remember to take good care of your teeth: brush at least three times daily and after every meal. And, if you do indulge in chocolate or other sweets, be sure to floss and rinse afterwards.

Care for your mouth this Valentine’s Day in the way you care for your loved ones. If you haven’t visited our office in a while, make an appointment for a routine check-up. Your teeth will love you for it! Call us now at (512) 605-0860.

February 12, 2016

We often take things for granted and our oral health is no exception. When people start cutting expenses, regular dental checkups are one of the first things to go. But not anymore! Valentine’s Day is a day to make time for those that are special to us. It’s time we realize what our teeth really do for us and give them the love and attention they deserve.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Our mouths can be a good indicator of our overall well-being and help tip off health care providers that something is wrong elsewhere. Dark spots, decayed teeth, and swollen gums can lead not only to oral struggles but major health problems as well. For example, there is an undeniable link between gum disease, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

We all know it by now, but it’s worth repeating: when we take care of our mouths, we take care of our bodies. Seeing your dentist twice a year can help you catch oral health and overall health problems early, when they are most treatable.

Project Self-Confidence

It’s no secret, being self-conscious about your mouth impacts the way you project yourself in the world. Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you.  Not only does it add value to your appearance, but it also sends a message about YOU.  It conveys that you care about yourself, your health and your appearance. Your healthy smile projects self-confidence, which draws people to you.

Opportunity Knocks

Smiles are contagious. And the truth is, we also use them to judge one another. In 2009, Crest White strips commissioned a study that looked at the direct effect a white smile has on successful social and professional relationships. “The Impact of Whiter Teeth on Key First Impressions” used simulated job interviews and first dates followed by a quantitative online survey. The results showed that after whitening their teeth:

  • 58 percent of the study participants were more likely to be hired
  • 53 percent received larger salary offers
  • 54 percent received greater interest in continued interaction following a first date
  • 65 percent were seen as more professional and 61 percent as more confident
  • 59 percent were seen as more outgoing

Love your mouth this Valentine’s Day. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited our office, make an appointment and we’ll treat your teeth to a day at the spa. Your teeth will love you for it! Call us now at (512) 605-0860.

(Source: DentalInsurance.Org)

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