Category Archives: Dental Health

How to Overcome Dental Fear – Part One

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Overcome dental fear

If you are nervous of the dentist, then you need to overcome dental fear. While a full-blown phobia can be more complicated and require more intensive treatment to overcome, general fear of the dentist can often be a case of “mind over matter”.

Overcoming your fear doesn’t have to be expensive, either. Here are some quick and easy tips for making your next trip to the dentist a bit more comfortable.

Talk to your dentist

Any practicing dentist has experience with many types of patient, and will certainly have experience with nervousness before and during an appointment. Any dentist would prefer to know if their patient is feeling uncomfortable, as it helps them tailor their treatment, so don’t be afraid to tell them if you’re not at ease or if there’s a particular procedure you’re concerned about.

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Vitamins and Minerals for Good Dental Health – and How to get Them

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Vitamins and Minerals for Good Dental Health

A good diet is great for your body, mind and, yes, even your dental health.

Knowing which vitamins and minerals contribute to good oral care is a great way of reducing the risks of gum disease, sores and decay.

Here are some of the most important vitamins and minerals and how to get them beyond dietary supplements.

Calcium

Everyone knows calcium is good for your bones and teeth, but it’s also great for preventing gum disease.

Sources: dairy products (such as milk, cheese and yogurt), leafy greens (such as kale or spinach), beans

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is great for general tissue health, and also keeping saliva flowing. This helps wash harmful elements from your mouth.

Sources: dairy products (such as milk, cheese and yogurt), liver, oily fish

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