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You’ve probably heard all your life about some foods that are bad for your teeth, but did you know there are other foods that are great for your oral health? Let’s learn about some food ingredients that will keep you smiling.

Salmon
Full of vitamin D, which helps your teeth get the full benefits of calcium from foods that you eat.
 
Onions
Contain Sulphur compounds and lowers bacteria that leads to tooth decay.

Strawberries
High in fiber and vitamin C, these berries help keep gums healthy while scrubbing your teeth when you eat them.

Pineapple
Creates a natural mouthwash by increasing saliva production and providing citric acid. Also contains vitamin C and an enzyme called Bromelain, which promotes healing in your mouth.

Quinoa
Grain full of teeth-strengthening minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

Sesame Seeds
Scrubbing qualities reduce plaque, and calcium content aids your teeth.
 
Shitaki Mushrooms
Contain a sugar called Lentinan, known to prevent mouth bacteria.

Wasabi
Japanese horseradish containing compounds that hinder bacteria growth.

Sea Salt
Has a blend of minerals that strengthen teeth.

Xylitol
A sugar substitute that prevents tooth decay, and is beneficial to gums.

Stevia
Natural sweetener that doesn’t create acid on your teeth like sugar does.

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Dental implants have become a great solution for many people who have suffered tooth loss. Implants involve surgically placing an artificial root in your jaw to anchor a replacement tooth or crown. These are used to replace one or more teeth, and do not impact neighboring teeth. Now that dental implants have been used for some time in dental care, what is their success rate?

Studies show that dental implants are one of the most successful restoration procedures. There is a 95 percent success rate after five years for lower jaw implants, and 90 percent for upper jaw. This difference in success is likely due to the lower jaw being denser than the upper jaw, which makes it more difficult for the implant to integrate with the upper jaw bone.

A successful implant requires the patient, dentist, and oral surgeon to work together to create and follow a treatment plan. It’s important for this teamwork to continue after the implant and crown have been placed, so that the chances for success are best. You should consult with your dentist before getting implants to make sure you are a good candidate, because many failures can be avoided by making sure you have the best opportunities for success from the beginning.

After receiving dental implants, some of the reasons they may fail include:

  • Implants sometimes break or fracture.
  • Infection or inflammation in the gums or bone may occur.
  • Implants may not integrate with the bone properly if the implant is not placed appropriately.
  • Poor oral hygiene can lead to a condition similar to gum disease around the implant.
  • Smoking can reduce the body’s ability to heal.

If you are carefully evaluated and determined to be a good candidate for implants, and if you follow the instructions for after care, you should be able to achieve the high success rates like most patients do.

To learn more about dental implants at our Daytona Beach dental office contact our office today to schedule a consultation.