Beware Of An Acidic Diet

Yuma tooth strengthening Most Yuma residents don’t often think of a tooth as a body part that fluctuates in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with chemical processes that occur continually.

The protective enamel that covers the softer interior is made of minerals. Enamel demineralizes (loses some of its density) when coming in contact with acids. Saliva can dilute and neutralize acid so the tooth can remineralize (re-harden). This process isn’t instantaneous, however. While the enamel is soft, the tooth is vulnerable to losing a microscopic outer layer of enamel. If the erosion continues, the much softer dentin is exposed. Eventually, the tooth may need to be extracted.

At Yuma Family Dentist, we are noticing an increase in cases of serious acid erosion. It is apparent that the typical Yuma diet is becoming more acidic.

The list of acidic foods may surprise you. They include eggs, gravy, asparagus, chicken, cottage cheese, honey, fish, ham, butter, sour cream, aged cheese, and yogurt with active cultures. Generally, food with a high sugar or artificial sweetener content are highly acidic.

Now let’s talk about drinks. You probably already know that soda pop and wine are not good for your teeth. Yuma teens that sip soda all day can have acid erosion while their young teeth should be at their strongest. In addition to soda, energy drinks are very popular in AZ and Yuma cosmetic dentistry professionals are noticing the effects on their dental patients’ tooth enamel.

If you drink soda or energy drinks often, you may want to drink water or chew sugarless gum after downing a can. Stimulating saliva production can speed up the remineralization process.

If your teeth have become more sensitive in general, or in response to hot or cold foods or beverages, you may have acid erosion. To schedule an examination with Dr. Franklin Hulme at Yuma Family Dentist, call 928-783-0804 today.

We are a full-service cosmetic and amalgam free dentistry office with hundreds of satisfied patients in Yuma, Foothills and Winter Haven, CA We are located at 1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104 in Yuma. We are working to raise awareness of the oral health dangers of acid erosion. We hope you have benefited from this Yuma Family Dentist general dentistry blog article and look forward to your visit.

 

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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5 Smile Makeover Questions For Yuma Smiles

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Yuma

If you are considering a multi-procedure smile makeover or extensive restorative dental work, here are four considerations:

All At Once Or Over Time?
At Yuma Family Dentist, our Yuma smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect smile. Dr. Franklin Hulme develops a unique treatment plan for each cosmetic dentistry patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Oral Sedation?
Many Foothills and Winter Haven, CA cosmetic dental patients benefit from sedation or ‘sleep’ dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially helpful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Yuma dental patients. Some procedures are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many Yuma residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages. Call us at 928-783-0804 to discuss dental financing options in Yuma.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the necessary healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At Yuma Family Dentist in Yuma our patients experience terrific results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Call Yuma Family Dentist today at 928-783-0804 to schedule a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation.

 

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Beating Horrible Halitosis

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“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”

Do you live in Yuma, AZ or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Yuma. Your neighbors in Fortuna Foothills can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Dr. Franklin Hulme with Yuma Family Dentist. In business since 2012. My specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At Yuma Family Dentist we perform porcelain veneers and dental implants regularly. As a favor to Yuma, AZ I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.

Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth or even postnasal drip can cause an odor.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever changing.

1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums and sides of mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.

This last one is for you:

Again, I’m dentist Franklin Hulme. Located at 1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104 Yuma, AZ. We offer sedation dentistry, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and amalgam free dentistry just to name a few of our incredible dental services.

A dental office you can’t wait to tell your friends about.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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