Better Oral Health Means Better General Health

For many years, it was thought oral health and dentistry were a subset of general health. But doctors and dentists developing a better understanding of the relationship between oral and general health has resulted in earlier detection of issues and improved treatments for patients. Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry, a Gainesville dentistry provider, discusses three ways in which good oral health is linked to better overall health.

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Make Better Oral Health a Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

It is a new year, and many people use this time to make resolutions. Changing a pattern in your daily routine can generally take 20 to 30 days of repeating a behavior. Make improving your home, oral healthcare one of those resolutions. For the next 20 to 30 days set a timer and brush for two minutes, floss and then rinse with mouthwash. At the end of this period, you should notice a remarkable improvement in your ability to efficiently give your teeth the attention they deserve every day in just a few minutes.

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How to Add Color to Your Teeth

Adding a splash of color to anything is a nice touch, right? Well, maybe it’s great for most things, but not for your teeth. If a food or drink will stain your clothing, it is likely to stain your teeth as well. At Van Dyke Dentistry we perform teeth whitening for many patients but here are some foods that you might want to think twice about – they are really good at staining your beautiful white teeth.

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