How To Effectively Prevent Tooth Decay | Shinagawa Dental Blog

How To Effectively Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth.

It occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (mostly sugars and starches), such as bread, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids.

The bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities.

To prevent tooth decay you religiously have to:

  • Brush your teeth at least thrice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners.
  • Rinse daily with a fluoride-containing mouthwash. Some rinses also have antiseptic ingredients to help kill bacteria that cause plaque.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels, and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterward.
  • Check with a dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth.
  • Ask a dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.
  • Drink fluoridated water. At least a pint of fluoridated water each day is needed to protect you from tooth decay.

Researchers continue on developing new means to prevent tooth decay. One study found that a chewing gum that contains the sweetener xylitol temporarily retarded the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay.

In addition, several materials that slowly release fluoride over time, which will help prevent further decay, are being explored. These materials would be placed between teeth or in pits and fissures of teeth. Toothpaste and mouth rinses that can reverse and heal early cavities are also being studied.

By following the given tips, you’ll be able to put up a good fight against tooth decay.

Still, it’s always best to visit our dentists at Shinagawa Orthodontics regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams to prevent and treat tooth decay. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE consultation.

Preventing And Treating Warts | Shinagawa Aesthetics Blog

Preventing And Treating Warts

Warts are the white, beige, or brown small skin bumps that appear almost anywhere in the body. They are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), which is acquired when a person is exposed to an environment with contaminated objects or through skin contact with a person who is a carrier of HPV when shaking hands or having sexual intercourse. Warts may also develop on people with autoimmune diseases, like HIV and AIDS.

Swimmers and people who are immunocompromised are more susceptible to widespread warts on the body.

Warts can be harmful in two types of circumstances. People with immune deficiencies may have warts all over the body. Some people also experience chronic warts on the hands and feet that can lead to cancer, but this is very unusual.

Warts are usually spread through lacerations or disruptions in the skin; be aware of these areas and avoid contact.

You can treat and remove warts in a number of ways. Warts can be removed through Electrocautery or Laser Treatment.

Both of which are offered by Shinagawa.

Electrocautery Wart Removal makes use of light electric currents that apply heat to the surface of the skin to burn away unwanted growths.

Laser Wart removal makes use of powerful beams of light, or lasers, to destroy wart tissue. It normally causes no scarring. This type of wart treatment is usually advised for large, hard-to-cure warts.

Shinagawa offers these skin treatments to safely and effectively treat all kinds of warts from the hands, feet and to the face.

Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE derma consultation and get rid of your irritating warts.

Online Sensation, Mimiyuuuh’s LASIK Journey | Shinagawa Feature Story

Online Sensation, Mimiyuuuh’s LASIK Journey

After instantly becoming a household name due to her witty Vlog posts that went viral, online sensation and influencer Mimiyuuuh knew he needs to move forward with his other agendas.

Next up was brightening his then poor vision.

With much excitement, Mimi enthusiastically went to Shinagawa to have LASIK for all the right reasons.

“I underwent LASIK at Shinagawa and it was very worth it. I now have a 20/10 vision!” expressed Mimi following her procedure before sharing why she wanted to have LASIK. “So, what made me say yes to LASIK?”

“First, I don’t want to wear glasses anymore. My eye grade is actually not that high compared to others, but I just really can’t take the hassle of wearing glasses anymore. Second, I am so into small bags at the moment and if I continue to have glasses and eye kit to go along, it will take up a lot of space. Lastly and most importantly, I just really want my eyesight to be bright. I want that vision that can read and identify people even from afar.”

Mimiyuuuh is known nationally as the influencer who made the “Dalagang Pilipina” craze viral.

The procedure itself went as smooth as silk for the rising online star, who described how at ease he was in his entire LASIK journey.

“It was very fast without any pain at all. It was basically 5 minutes for each eye and suddenly, your eyesight is bright already. Big thanks to Shinagawa for giving me this opportunity to experience clear vision.”

Whatever your endeavors might be at the moment, brighter eyesight can most certainly help your cause. Like Mimi, rise and shine by having LASIK at Shinagawa. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and bookings.