Laura L. Steinberg, D.D.S., P.A.

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Greensboro, NC 27403
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How we love to make you smile ....in March

By Laura L. Steinberg, DDS
A blog about dental health. We promise to give you the tooth, the whole tooth and
nothing but the tooth! Well... stay tuned to learn all you ever wanted to learn about oral
health, beauty, our team and just plain fun. We welcome you to our site!
Welcome to our blog! The theme for March is Nutrition and Dental Health.
Blog #2
March is National Nutrition Month. So we chose to share about the importance of what
we eat and dental health. As always, feel free to contact our office with any questions!
Nutrition
It is important to realize that minerals and nutrients are important for oral health, but
which ones? It is essential to include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the
body’s tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or too little of any nutrient
can have harmful effects, particularly on the mouth and teeth, and may contribute to oral
diseases and infection.
Which vitamins and minerals are good for me?
There are many minerals and nutrients that are good for the entire body. Here are just
some of the minerals and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy:
• Calcium. Your teeth and jaws are made mostly of calcium. Without enough calcium in
your diet, you risk developing gum disease and tooth decay. Calcium is found in many
foods and liquids, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, beans, and oysters.
• Iron. Iron deficiency can cause your tongue to become inflamed, and sores can form
inside your mouth. Iron is found in many foods, including liver and red meat. Other ironrich
foods include bran cereals, some nuts, and spices.
• Vitamin B3 (niacin). A lack of vitamin B3 can cause bad breath and canker sores in
the mouth. To boost your B3 levels, eat chicken and fish.
• Vitamins B12 and B2 (riboflavin). You also can develop mouth sores when you do
not consume enough of the vitamins B12 and B2. Red meat, chicken, liver, pork, fish, as
well as dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese, are good sources of vitamin B12.
Vitamin B2 is found in foods like pasta, bagels, spinach, and almonds.
• Vitamin C. Too little vitamin C will lead to bleeding gums and loose teeth. Sweet
potatoes, raw red peppers, and oranges are great sources of vitamin C.
• Vitamin D. It is very important to consume enough vitamin D because it helps your
body absorb calcium. A diet lacking or low in vitamin D will cause burning mouth
syndrome. Symptoms of this condition include a burning mouth sensation, a metallic or
bitter taste in the mouth, and dry mouth. Drink milk, and eat egg yolks and fish to
increase your vitamin D intake.
Not all foods are good for your teeth. Which foods may be bad for my mouth and why?
If you consume these foods, do so in moderation, and be sure to practice good oral
health care.
• Carbohydrates. Bacteria feed on left-over foods in the mouth and produce acid, which
causes decay. Carbohydrate- laden foods, such as chips, bread, pasta, or crackers, can
be as harmful to the teeth as candy.
• Sticky, chewy foods. Raisins, granola bars, jelly beans, caramel, honey, and syrup
stick to teeth and make it difficult for saliva to wash the sugar away.
• Sugary snacks. Snacks like cookies, cakes, or other desserts contain a high amount
of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.
• Gum and candy. Chewing gum and eating candy is very harmful to your teeth. As you
eat, sugar coats your teeth, which can lead to cavities.
• Carbonated soft drinks. Regular soda (or pop) contains an extremely high amount of
sugar. Both regular and diet sodas also contain phosphorous and carbonation, which
wears away the enamel on your teeth (causing them to become stained and brown).
• Fruit or vegetable juices. Fruit and vegetable juices tend to be high in sugar, which
can damage tooth enamel and lead to decay.
To ensure that you’re getting the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals
your body needs, check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Web site at
www.mypyramid.gov
By Dr. Laura L. Steinberg on 9/5/2013 8:17 AM
 How we love to make you smile ....in September



By Dr. Laura L. Steinberg

A blog about dental health. We promise to give you the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth! Well... stay tuned to learn all you ever wanted to learn about oral health, beauty, our team and just plain fun. We welcome you to our site!

 

Welcome to our blog! The theme for our Fall blog is sinusitis, allergies and your teeth.

Blog #3

 

Fall is such a beautiful time here in the south which is certainly is something to smile about! North Carolina is ranked pretty high for being one of the WORST states for allergies. Practically every week of the year at our office we will have someone come in with a toothache that ends up being diagnosed sinusitis. Their symptoms include:

 

*  Sore upper posterior teeth (percussion, usually more than one)

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By Dr. Laura L. Steinberg on 4/10/2013 9:46 AM

 Welcome to our blog! The theme for April is Oral Cancer Awareness.

By Dr. Laura L. Steinberg on 3/25/2013 10:15 AM
Welcome to our blog.  The theme for March is Nutrition and Dental Health. So we chose to share about the importance of what we eat and dental health. As always, feel free to contact our office with any questions!

Nutrition It is important to realize that minerals and nutrients are important for oral health, but which ones? It is essential to include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body’s tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or too little of any nutrient can have harmful effects, particularly on the mouth and teeth, and may contribute to oral diseases and infection.

Which vitamins and minerals are good for me?

There are many minerals and nutrients that are good for the entire body. Here are just some of the minerals and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy:

Calcium. Your teeth and jaws are made mostly of calcium. Without enough calcium in your diet, you risk developing gum disease and tooth decay. Calcium is found in many foods and liquids,...