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Your Teeth Need To Get Vitamin D
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
You probably already know that vitamin D is important for your bones and helps you to prevent rickets and osteoporosis, but did you know that it is also important for your teeth?Vitamin D is crucial for the absorption of calcium. Without enough vitamin D in your system, the body won't be able to absorb much calcium and that will end up weakening your bones. In fact, lots of research shows that vitamin D is related to lots of different organ systems in your body besides the bones. So, a lack of vitamin D won't just affect your bones; it will likely affect all of you. Types of Vitamin D Vitamin D comes in two varieties: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Vitamin D2 can only be obtained from the food you eat and cannot be synthesized by your body. Vitamin D3 is synthesized by your body after exposure to the sunlight. Vitamin D3 is significantly more potent than vitamin D2 and also has a longer duration of action. You can also get vitamin D3 from supplements and special foods like...

Why People Who Snore Tend to Have More Cavities
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
There are many things on the list of what causes cavities. Some of them are due to poor oral hygiene habits and some are due to things beyond your control. One of the things that can lead to cavities will surprise people. Snoring is a habit that usually bothers others instead of the person that snores. While it is annoying to others, it could also be the reason that a cavity develops. There is a connection that many do not know about. What Happens When You Snore There are many causes for snoring. It can come from struggles with sleep apnea or if can come from sinus issues and nasal congestion. When these things happen, you end up breathing through your mouth. As you do this, your airway will become slightly obstructed and the result is the noises known as snoring. It is possible that by adjusting the position you sleep in, the airway will open up and you will stop snoring, but it can restart at any time. As long as you breathe through your mouth, it is possible that you will...

How to Get Tobacco Stains Off of Your Teeth
Posted on 8/25/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
If you use tobacco, you are probably well aware of the fact that tobacco products can stain your teeth leaving them yellowed or even brown looking. In addition to the staining, tobacco products are harmful to your overall oral health because they greatly decrease your saliva production leaving your dry mouth to become a breeding ground for bacteria. If you have recently quit using tobacco products, first of all, congratulations to you! Second of all, you may be wondering how to get rid of those stains. Restoring Your Smile After Tobacco Giving up tobacco products such as smoking and chewing tobacco is not an easy thing to do, so we applaud you for taking care of yourself and quitting. The nicotine and tar in tobacco can leave behind brown spots on your teeth by sticking into the microscopic pores in the tooth enamel. Over time, these particles build up and this is what causes the stains. While they can be difficult to remove, it can be done. At home, you can try brushing your...
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