Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?

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Most people know that vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us fail to get adequate amounts. This article from Crystal Dental Group in High Point is a friendly reminder to our patients – especially expectant mothers – about the importance of vitamin D.

Here is a sampling of vitamin D findings from around the web:

“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of vitamin D.” 1

“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”2

“Inadequate vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”3

“The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. Food first, says Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Keli Hawthorne. “Supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more,” Unless you enjoy a diet that includes fatty fish or fish liver oils, it may be hard to get enough vitamin D naturally without eating fortified foods or taking a supplement. “The major dietary source of vitamin D comes from fortified diary, along with some yogurts and cereals,” Hawthorne says. Mushrooms, eggs, cheese, and beef liver contain small amounts.” 4

At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we encourage all of our patients to eat a healthy diet complete with all vital nutrients. We also encourage you to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

1 SH Stein, DA Tipton, “Vitamin D and its impact on oral health–an update., Spring 2011, PubMed.gov NIH,” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21748977, accessed on June 23, 2014
2 1University of Washington, “Vitamin D linked to lower rates of tooth decay,” ScienceDaily, November 27, 2012, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127130321.htm, accessed on June 23, 2014
3 “Maternal Vitamin D Levels and Early Childhood Caries May be Linked, Researchers Find,”Journal of the American Dental Association, June 1, 2014, http://jada.info/content/145/6/526.3.full, accessed on June 23, 2014
4 “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?,” WebMD, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d?page=2, accessed on June 23, 2014

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

336-450-2078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Focusing On The Top 3 At Crystal Dental Group

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At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, our dentists focus on three important things as we work to be your dental provider of choice.

Family

We want to be the dental practice families rely on for quality care, whether that means routine preventative services, tooth restoration, or cosmetic dentistry. If your son chips a tooth and is in extreme pain, we want to be the first choice that comes to mind.

Crystal Dental Group focuses on your Family.

Facts

When we sit down in consultation and you say “I need to know the cost of veneers, dental implants, the cost of a dental bridge… I need to know my options,” we’ll give you the bottom line. Whether it’s affordable dental care for quality of life or affordable cosmetic dentistry for increased confidence, we’re here.

Crystal Dental Group focuses on the Facts.

A Friendly, Comfortable, and Safe Environment

We focus on clean, bright, and inviting and follow rigorous standards of sterilization. Our team here at Crystal Dental Group is friendly, professional, and considerate.

Crystal Dental Group focuses on a Friendly atmosphere.

At Crystal Dental Group in High Point NC, services include general and family dentistry, and children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

336-450-2078

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Crystal Dental Group

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Even some people with top notch dental health want to improve specific components of their smile. And they can do it with cosmetic dentistry from Crystal Dental Group in High Point.

Though proper brushing is crucial for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a cracked tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth.

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, therefore the price varies from patient to patient depending on the specific procedures performed. During your consultation, we will give you an estimate for your smile transformation.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your smile redesign will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you are choosing to transform your smile. We will describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the procedures.

Sedation
If your smile makeover requires several hours of treatment, or if you have dental anxiety, you may want to think about sedation. We will explain your sedation options and the associated costs.

Health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, these troubles need to be addressed prior to your cosmetic concerns. It may be possible to combine needed restorative procedures with your cosmetic work.

Cosmetic dentistry from Crystal Dental Group in High Point can give you the smile you’ve dreamed of. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearing patients at Crystal Dental Group in High Point understand this all too well. The path from a healthy smile to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are superior than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a myriad of downsides. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.

Stop The Progression

But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for individuals who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a secure base for an over denture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Did you know that some denture patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can curb bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Crystal Dental Group patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more sure of themselves, and socialize more often.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

Crystal Dental Group provides cutting-edge dentistry including emergency dentistry, family dentistry, and kids dentistry. Our courteous team is passionate about improving the lives of our valued patients.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265