Saturday, 31 December 2016

Parts of the Tooth

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about about what makes up the tooth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
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Monday, 19 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays - continued

#5: Watch out for starchy foods 
These are sneaky because they often get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in chips and cakes, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up. 

#6: You can still have fun 
So, what can you eat? Lots of stuff! Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry and fish and vary your diet. Eat whole grains and choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods. The holidays are a great time of year to start thinking about healthier habits. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice-such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables-for your overall health and the health of your teeth.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Dental Visits are Important

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the importance in visiting the dentist.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Monday, 12 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays - continued

#3: Limit your alcohol intake 
’Tis the season for egg nog, Brandy Alexanders and glog! If you choose to imbibe, try to drink water alongside your drinks. And remember: Too much alcohol can dry out your mouth. 

#4: Take it easy on the hard candies 
Some candies are more problematic than others. Hard candies can put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they’ve also been known to cause broken or chipped teeth. (Be careful not to break or chip your teeth when eating nuts as well!) 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mouth Healthy Moments: How to Floss

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about flossing your teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Monday, 5 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays

#1: Timing matters 
Timing matters. While everything is fine in moderation, it helps to eat sweets and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.  

#2: Be picky if it's sticky
When it comes to picking healthy snacks, many people put dried fruit at the top of the list. But many dried fruits are sticky and sticky foods tend to stay on the teeth longer than other types of food. If you find yourself eating a lot of dried fruits such as cranberries, make sure to rinse with water and brush carefully. 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Mouth Healthy Moments: How to Brush Your Teeth

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about brushing your teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Irmo Smiles
Misti Raman, DMD
Jim Raman, DMD  
7321 St. Andrews Road

Irmo, SC 29063   
(803) 212-0996  
IrmoSmiles.com