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Introducing the Spring Cleaning New Patient Special at Steinway Family Dental Center

May 7, 2015

Oh, what glorious weather we are experiencing! Spring is just around the corner, can you feel it?
As we all come out of our homes (caves) and awake from a long winter’s hibernation, the time has come to brush off the cobwebs and do a little Spring Cleaning. Yes, we will all be partaking in that lovely ritual that has you wondering why it took so long to get rid of certain belongings and why you left things dirty for so long.
This is the perfect time to take care of yourself as well. In fact, you’re probably due for a check-up and dental cleaning with your dentist and hygienist. My how the time flies! If you haven’t done so already, make sure you call to schedule your appointment today.
For those of you who don’t have a dentist, you’re in luck. Steinway Family Dental Center is offering the Spring Cleaning New Patient Special for just $100 every Wednesday. That’s 20% off from the already discounted special (normally $125)!
Have your family and friends take advantage of the great savings while still receiving the highest quality dental care.
Our New Patient Special includes x-rays, a comprehensive exam, and dental cleaning. It’s the perfect introductory preventive care package to get you on the road to optimal oral health.


Eat Your Way to a Healthier Smile
Vegetables

The food we eat impacts our minds and bodies - our teeth are no different. Read below for the top foods to eat for a healthier smile! 

Carrots

When eating carrots you're forced to chew more than while eating a softer food thus stimulating more saliva production. The acids and enzymes in your mouth that threaten your enamel are neutralized by saliva. 

Cauliflower
Eating raw cauliflower will also trigger enamel saving saliva when eaten raw just like carrots. Cauliflower contains glucosinolates which are sulfur and nitrogen containing compounds that can help ward off tumors in the mouth and digestive tract according to the American Institute of Cancer Research. CheeseCalcium and phosphorous found in cheese and tofu can fight decay. Even though our teeth are already formed as adults, eating calcium and phosphorous can rebuild the tooth enamel.

Salmon
 Decay fighting enamel is also found on salmon. There is 315 mg of phosphorous in a three ounce serving. Salmon is also a good source of vitamin D which helps with calcium absorption. Enamel that is intact makes teeth look whitest because it keeps the dark dentin at the center of the tooth from showing through. 

Spinach
Spinach along with other dark leafy greens are one of the best sources of enamel building magnesium. There is about 78 mg in a half cup serving. Greens are also very neutral and low in enamel-harming acidity.

Apples
The texture of apples and other fruits and vegetables rich in fiber have a scrubbing effect on plaque-covered teeth and gums. The malic acid also found in apples can help slightly lighten the tooth color by absorbing some surface stains.

Strawberries
Not only do strawberries have ascorbic acid which can help brighten your smile but they are also packed with polyphenols that can help suppress the growth of bacteria.


FYI: Sweets and starches ferment into acid eating away at tooth enamel - this can lead to discoloration and cavities.

We hope this list inspires you to eat your way to a healthier smile!

--The SFDC Team

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Are you a candidate for Dental Implants, by Aleksandr Dayanayev, DDS

INVISALIGN, Q AND A ARTICLE, by Aleksandr Dayanayev, DDS and Albert Malakov, DDS.



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