Tooth-Friendly Recipe 5: Avocado Yogurt Dip

5TDO-Aug2016Summer is a great time for entertaining and trying out new recipes with friends and family. The beautiful weather allows for lots of opportunities to gather outdoors for cookouts and parties.
However, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of summer and entertaining that we forget how important it is to eat tooth-friendly foods – recipes that are delicious but are also nutritious for our bodies and our teeth. Your smile is likely to be the first thing people notice about you and one of the simplest and most important ways to keep them healthy is to be mindful of the foods you are eating.
With that in mind, our office would like to share a recipe for a tooth-friendly yogurt dip that is creamy, delicious, and perfect for your summer outdoor gatherings.

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 4: Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Soup is an ideal meal any day of the week, but it is an especially good choice for anyone who wears braces. With a creamy and soft consistency, this broccoli cheese soup recipe is a tooth friendly soup; there are no tough pieces of meat or vegetables to get stuck in braces or between teeth. Also, fresh broccoli is a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients and cheddar cheese has been shown to promote dental health. This soup tastes great and is easy to prepare, using ingredients and utensils most moms have on hand.

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Don’t Have Any Dental Problem: Should I Still Visit an Orthodontist?

The relationship between a dentist and an orthodontist is almost a close one. Even though the two professions are strongly related, there are marked dissimilarities. Orthodontics is a specialized domain that deals particularly with correction of teeth and jaws which are improperly positioned. Crooked teeth and those that don’t fit correctly present dental problems in terms of cleanliness, possibility of being lost at a tender age as a result of tooth decay or periodontal diseases and can exert additional stress on the chewing muscles resulting to TMJ syndrome, headaches, back, shoulder and neck pain. Crooked teeth or teeth that are not properly aligned can significantly affect one’s overall appearance.

Paying an orthodontist a visit should be high up on your frequent to do list in order to get your teeth to their best. Having your teeth checked regularly can help keep at bay dental related diseases like gum diseases and tooth decay by enabling the orthodontist to diagnose them early enough and treat them right off. Detecting and treating these dental problems early can go a long way towards mitigating the unscheduled costs related to dental procedures.

Should I Still Visit an Orthodontist Even if I don’t have Any Dental Problem?

If you don’t experience any dental abnormalities, it is prudent that you still make an appointment with the orthodontist frequently, the very least, 2 times in a calendar year, while putting to practice proper dental hygiene procedures at home. To visit orthodontist sporadically also comes with an added benefit of having the privilege of getting special and expert care from an artist in this domain. This expert is highly trained and can catch up a dental disorder with your tooth alignment or bite that a normal dentist might oversee.

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