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Tongue Scraping To Eliminate Toxins

Have you heard of the ancient practice of tongue scraping? It’s been used as an Ayurvedic technique for more than 5000 years and is a practice that is highly recommended by our dentistry in Woodbridge as a holistic remedy to maintain a healthy mouth.

From the food we eat, beverages we consume and environment we’re exposed to, our bodies are continuously being exposed to toxicity. The accumulation of toxins in our body can compromise our immunity and vitality if they aren’t properly eliminated.

A list of signs that your body may be experiencing toxicity include having a white coating on the tongue, bad breath/ body odor, brain fog or confusion, a feeling of weakness, body aches, lessened appetite, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and bloating. If you experience any of the above, you may have some level of toxicity in your body.

Tongue scraping is one way to help our bodies get rid of these unwanted toxins. It clears out bad bacteria and dead cells that accumulate in your mouth while you sleep and prevents them from being reabsorbed into the body. Benefits of tongue scraping also include enhancing your taste, gently stimulating your internal organs for digestion, reducing your risk for periodontal disease and preventing bad breath.

Tongue scrapers are relatively affordable and can also be found in local drugstores and online. After a thorough clean with a toothbrush and floss, apply the tongue scraper to the back of your tongue and drag it forward. Then, rinse and repeat. Make sure to get the sides of your tongue as well. No need to press too hard!

If you’ve never tried tongue scraping before, we definitely think you should give it a try! Making it a part of your daily oral care regimen will guarantee the best results from this ancient Ayurvedic practice.

At Pine Seven Dental Centre, we love seeing you live your best life by understanding the connection between the health of your mouth to the rest of your body. To learn more, book an appointment with our dental clinic in Woodbridge today!

Pregnancy and Oral Health

At Pine Seven Dental Centre, we understand the concern of pregnant women when it comes to the health and safety of themselves and their baby. Many women wonder whether visiting the dentist is safe during their pregnancy. The bottom line is that dental care is extremely crucial, especially during this time. 

During pregnancy, hormone changes increase the risk of periodontal disease and dry mouth. On top of this, morning sickness vomiting can cause acid erosion of the teeth. An at home oral care regimen of brushing and flossing twice a day must be a top priority during this time.

Did you know that the health of your gums can affect the health of your baby? Research shows that a pregnant woman with gum disease has a better risk of having a baby that is born too small. We recommend going to the dentist for a checkup during your pregnancy to make sure your oral health is in tip top shape. 

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Waiting until after delivery for elective dental procedures is recommended, but if it’s a procedure needed for a serious health concern, consider it necessary. 

For dental procedures, local anesthetics such as bupivacaine, lidocaine, and mepivacaine are generally safe during pregnancy. A special garment to shield your abdomen from exposure if X-Rays are needed will be used, so it’s important to inform the dental staff of your pregnancy.

Going to the dentist while pregnant is not risky or unsafe for mothers and their developing babies. The opposite is true! Oral care and hygiene should be at the highest priority during pregnancy and our dental staff at Pine Seven Dental Centre will ne happy to serve you during this special time. 

 If you’re pregnant and looking for a trusted dental care provider in Woodbridge, give us a call today!

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