COVID-19: Office Updates

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Eggs and Their Oral Health Benefits

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Eggs and Their Oral Health BenefitsIf you like eggs, you are in luck when it comes to taking care of your gums and teeth. Eggs are both nutritional and soft to eat, which make them especially beneficial for anyone who has difficulties chewing.

How Eggs Can Improve Your Oral Health

Eggs have received a bad reputation for containing cholesterol. However, if you eat them in moderation, they can actually benefit you, particularly when it comes to your dental health. For example, eggs contain vitamin D. For the body to absorb calcium, vitamin D must also be present in the body. While you can get vitamin D from sunlight, eggs are safer as they don't overexpose you to UV light. In addition, eggs contain selenium, which heals oral lesions and cures oral ulcers. The protein in eggs are also beneficial to the teeth. Protein is required, as well for mucosal tissue development. Protein significantly contributes to the health of the teeth. Another nutritional element that eggs contain is vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin. Without this nutritional component, you can develop mouth sores.

How Can I Include Eggs in My Diet

Besides scrambling eggs, serving them sunnyside up, or boiling them, you can eat eggs in souffles, or add them to protein drinks. You can also include them in potato salads. Adding them to your diet will strengthen your teeth and improve your overall health. One low-calorie and healthy way to make eggs is to prepare a on-pan brunch made of eggs, mushrooms, and kale. Doing so just takes minutes, and gives you all you need with respect to taste and nutrition.

Besides eating the right foods, you also need to schedule dental visits every 6 months to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for an exam and professional cleaning if you have not seen us within the last 6 months.

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