Exquisite Smile Times

Healthy news and information from Exquisite Smiles / 2021 April Issue

Best and Worst Foods for Sensitive Teeth

Struggling with sensitive teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, nearly 50% of the population has some degree of tooth sensitivity on a regular basis.

Sometimes, sensitive teeth make eating difficult. Below are a few foods that can help you win the sensitive teeth battle, and a few to stay away from.

SAY YES to dairy like cheese, which is high in calcium as well as protein to help strengthen teeth.

PASS on tomato sauce. Surprised? Many tomato sauces are highly acidic, which is problematic for sensitive teeth.

INDULGE in fruits and vegetables high in fibre like apples and carrots. They’ll also help your mouth produce important saliva.

SKIP potato chips as they’re high in carbs, which can turn into sugar and damage your enamel.

If you’re dealing with newly sensitive teeth, it may be time for a visit with us.

Celebrating World Health Day

Did you know that April 7th is World Health Day? This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is committing to building a fairer, healthier world.

At Exquisite Smiles, we’re committed to providing you with the care you need when you need it most.

Wondering what you can do to build a healthier, happier community and world?

Here are a few ideas:

· Connect with people in your community. Attend local government meetings and voice your opinion on matters you believe in.

· Volunteer at a local hospital (if it’s safe to do so).

· Educate yourself. Uncover facts about your own area and developing parts of the world in WHO’s annual statistics report.

· Nourish your own body-change begins with you. Teach your family healthy habits that can be shared and passed on.

What to Know About Baby’s First Tooth

Most infants develop their first teeth between the ages of six to twelve months. While that time may be filled with more tears and sleepless nights than usual, what’s going on in your child’s mouth is actually quite amazing. Here are a few things you should know about teething.

1. Don’t worry-teething has an end date. In fact, your child should have all of their baby teeth in by age three.

2. Did you know that baby teeth help your child speak properly as they’re learning to talk? Without baby teeth, their eventual words would be quite hard to understand.

3. Your baby’s tiny teeth act as a placeholder for their eventual adult teeth to erupt.

4. Unfortunately, baby teeth are susceptible to decay just like adult teeth. Be sure to book an appointment with us as soon as their first tooth erupts.

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