Starting Off On The Right Foot – Food, Your Body and Your Teeth! – Brampton Dentists

Our body, teeth and gums need vitamins and minerals to stay strong and healthy. To ensure proper tooth development and strength, babies, children, adults and seniors need lots of:

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  • calcium (e.g. yogurt, milk, some cheese)
  • phosphorous (e.g. egg, beef, chicken, turkey, halibut, bread)
  • vitamin A (e.g. liver, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato, mango, spinach, broccoli)
  • vitamin C (e.g. citrus fruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage)
  • vitamin D (e.g. trout, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolk, milk)
  • fluoride

Here’s why…

Calcium (with help from phosphorous and Vitamin D) is the main component of teeth and bones. It’s what keeps them strong. But we can’t forget about vitamin A because it’s necessary for the formation of tooth enamel or vitamin C which is essential for healthy gums.

Be sure to also drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Tap water also contains fluoride which helps prevent tooth decay. It also helps restore and harden enamel. (ODA)

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WHAT IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS AND WHAT CAUSES IT? – Brampton Dentists

Joanna SAYS!

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Dental fluorosis is caused by excessive amounts of high concentration fluoride exposure during tooth development. It often appears as faint white streaks on enamel in most mild cases and in the most severe cases will appear as a brown mottled spots on the teeth. Usually it is a combination of fluoride sources which lead to the over exposure.  Children between the ages of 1 – 4 are at critical age of exposure. A child is no longer at risk after the age of 8 because all of the teeth have been developed already.
Since fluorosis is permanent and will not go away over time there are some ways to reduce its appearance. Most cases of fluorosis are mild and cannot be seen easily, but for more severe cases there are options such as bonding resin on fronts of teeth affected or veneers. Unfortunately, teeth whitening will often make the stains and white streaks have an almost chalky appearance which will still stand out from the regular tooth colour. The best way to find a solution which will work best for your specific case is to meet with a dental professional.
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – We Protect Your Smile!
Dentist Brampton
905-458-6620