Why An Apple A Day Can Keep Both Your Doctor AND Your Dentist Away

Why An Apple A Day Can Keep Both Your Doctor AND Your Dentist Away

There is a well-known phrase that states, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Whilst not entirely accurate, given that people who eat apples do still become ill from time to time, it speaks more to the fact that apples contain many nutrients that are good for your health, and thus will hopefully reduce how often the doctor needs to see you.

However, the doctor is not the only health professional that apples can reduce the workload for. Your dentist may also not be as busy trying to fix your teeth and gums if you eat apples regularly. To provide you with some of the reasons why apples are good for your health, including your oral health, we are going to outline are some of the many benefits of eating apples. Before we look at oral health,  we will first list some of the general health benefits apples can provide.

Reduced Blood Pressure: High blood pressure can result from high levels of sodium in your blood. Apples are rich in potassium which helps to control the aforementioned sodium levels, thus keeping your blood pressure in check.


Dentist Knows You’re Lying

Your Dentist Knows You’re Lying, and Here’s How

Yes, dentist, I have been brushing twice per day. Yes, dentist, I do floss. Are you lying? There’s no point; your dentist is going to know!

Your dentist plays a vital role in your life. They are there to provide advice on your oral care, to offer treatment for any problems you’re having, and to notice anything relating to oral health that could cause problems in the future. They will answer any questions you might have, but they will also ask a few to make sure they are doing all they can for you, and that you are doing all you can for your oral health.

Have you ever lied to your dentist? Most people will have at least stretched the truth. Here are some of the more common lies dentists hear, and how they know if you’re being truthful or not!

Dentist: Do you feel any pain?

Patient: No

Local and general anaesthetic is useful in a dental situation for pain-free procedures like fillings. If you feel pain or discomfort during a procedure, let your dentist know. Often, your dentist can pick up body language. Flinching eyes, clenched jaws, tightened tongues, and tense legs are all signs that the anaesthetic isn’t quite enough to numb your mouth completely. Speak up, and your dentist will take action.   (more…)