Pay Attention to What You Eat After Teeth Whitening Procedures | Northridge, CA

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Following a teeth whitening procedure, Dr. Lunt will advise you to watch what you eat since many types of food and drink can stain your teeth. Consumption of products such as tobacco, soy sauce, soft drinks and wine will eventually stain teeth, thus consumption should be limited or avoided if white teeth are desired.

However, there are certain foods and drinks that can actually help you maintain white teeth. For example, firm fruits such as apples, green beans, cauliflower, carrots and celery will scrub your teeth while you chew as well as promote the flow of saliva which protects teeth. Dairy products high in calcium will keep teeth white and the lactic acid in those products will help prevent tooth decay.

Call Dr. Lunt today at (818) 885-7230 or visit our website to schedule an appointment and keep your teeth radiant and healthy.

Dr. Lunt also proudly serves Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura and surrounding areas.

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Daily Hygiene and Healthy Gums | Serving Granada Hills, CA

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Keeping your gums in a healthy state is a lot more important than you may think.  In addition to daily oral hygiene of brushing and flossing, a healthy diet can also help you maintain healthy gums and helps in the prevention of gum disease.

By eating properly, you are providing vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for your gums and teeth, which can help keep your gums and teeth healthy.  Not everyone knows this, but Fluoride is found naturally in some foods, so by consuming them, you are effortlessly helping contribute to tooth decay prevention.  Fluoride, also found in your water supply (in most areas), can help reduce cavities by up 60%.

While on the topic of food, it is important to point out that certain foods can be very detrimental to the health of your gums and teeth.  Particularly, foods high in sucrose (also known as granulated sugar) are damaging to teeth.  Although very tasty, it is the leading cause of tooth decay.

Here are a few more ways to help keep your gums healthy:

  • Brush often – Whenever you eat, you are leaving behind bacteria in your mouth that, if left alone, can cause plaque.
  • Floss daily – It is best to floss 2-3 times a day.  Flossing is essential to getting rid of all the bacteria that is trapped between your teeth (the areas your tooth brush cannot reach).
  • Use mouthwash – Not only does it leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean, it also helps get rid of bacteria.  If you can, use it after every meal.  It is important to note that mouthwash is not nearly as effective as brushing or flossing.

If you would like more information on daily oral hygiene and  keeping your gums healthy please contact Dr. David Lunt DDS in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or visit our website at www.davidluntdds.com.

Proudly serving Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Winnetka and all surrounding areas.

 

Invisalign, a new way to Straighten Teeth | Serving Reseda, CA

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Through the advances of cosmetic dentistry Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA is proud to offer Invisalign. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, Invisalign may be right for you.

Upon an initial examination, Dr. Lunt will decide if Invisalign is right for you. We will then write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. Thanks to the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign carefully translates the dentist’s instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. The aligners will move your teeth gradually week by week until you achieve the smile you have always desired.

For more information on Invisalign contact Dr. Lunt at 818-885-7230 or visit our website at www.davidluntdds.com.

Accepting patients from Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Winnetka and all surrounding areas.