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Archive for Month: February 2016

February 13, 2016
6 yearsago

Westchester NY Dentist asks “To Rinse or Not to Rinse?”

Helping patients establish or improve upon their at-home oral health regimen is part of days work for your Westchester NY dentist. For most patients, Dr. Fu will recommend daily flossing, twice daily brushing and to some capacity: the usage of mouthwash. Although mouthwash is not as essential as the earlier two behaviors and items- adding it to your regimen can indeed be useful.

Mouthwash can not only help freshen your breath up after a meal or a smoke, but it can also help eliminate oral bacteria that can cause gum disease, reduce your risk for tooth decay, remove tartar and help whiten your teeth too!

But with all of these benefits- often come many questions. Some examples include: What mouthwash is best for me? What ingredients in mouthwash should I be looking for? How long should I be swishing my mouthwash around? And last, but not least- can mouthwash even benefit my situation?

While answers to most of these questions will vary, patient by patient, we did find a resource online that helps answer some of the universal ones quite well: Click Here.

For more information on mouthwash and your oral health, schedule an appointment with your Westchester NY dentist today by calling (914) 939-2132.

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February 13, 2016
6 yearsago

Dentist in Greenwich CT on March (Nutrition) Madness!

While it may be a little too late to qualify for a “New Year’s Resolution” diet- your dentist in Greenwich CT wants you to know it is never too late to change the way you eat! This coming March marks another National Nutrition Month, where the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics try to make everyday people more aware of what they eat and drink on a daily basis. We wanted to do our part today to let you know how your nutrition can impact your oral health in particular.

It is safe to say that most people aren’t thinking about oral health as soon as they eat something. They may consider how it tastes…smells…what it will do to their waistline and a whole load of other thoughts before the damage it can do to a smile. Even the small things, or supposedly healthy ones, such as “diet” products or a little lemon, can slide under the radar completely.

Items high in acid content (like those above) or especially sugary ones can lead to all sorts of dental detriments. Cavities, gum disease, lost teeth- you name it, and it is possible from your diet alone. Without being overly pessimistic, there are a whole group of things that can do your oral health good too.

Yes, milk, albeit a cliché- can do your mouth good. It, along with whole grain and wheat foods and more, contain vitamins and nutrients that not only improve your overall health- but the health of your mouth too. Many fruits and vegetables can also deliver mouth-saving blasts of vitamins and nutrients that ward off bacteria, whiten your smile and keep you healthy.

As with many things in the world of food and drink, there is a fine line between just enough and too much. The world won’t end if you have a soda every once and a while, but if you have a few a day, your mouth and body may not be thanking you for it in due time. Being aware of the difference between these two realities and knowing what it is you put in your body is the main National Nutrition Month- and we hope you stay vigilant of your diet not only through March but year-round as well.

For more information on National Nutrition Month as it relates to your oral health, call the office of your dentist in Greenwich CT today at (914) 939-2132 to schedule an appointment!

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February 13, 2016
6 yearsago

Westchester NY Dentist on The Right Time for your Regimen

As most things in life, timing can sometimes be everything…even when it comes to dentistry. How often you visit your Westchester NY dentist…how often you brush your teeth…how long you brush for: all of these factors can play into your ultimate “dental destiny.”

To create these standard recommendations as it relates to timing and frequency, organizations like the ADA (American Dental Association) combine years of research and study with the knowledge and power of thousands upon thousands of oral health professionals, just like your Westchester NY dentist Dr. Fu. These care professionals rely upon the fact that most humans have some type of internal clock so that they will commit to these habits. Whether that is actually done or followed through on is up to each and every individual, though.

One area this advice can get a little cloudy is when it comes to flossing. Sure, you should be flossing once a day to help prevent all sorts of dental detriments…but should it be done before or after your brushing? That is the question.

The answer has more to do with behavioral science than you may think actually. Check out the following site to see what some experts (sort of inconclusively) believe: Dental Patient News.

For more information on the important of your oral health regimen or to schedule an appointment with your Westchester NY dentist, call our office today at (914) 939-2132.

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