ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A

Dental Blog
Normandy Park, WA


The Doctors at Watermark Dentistry have provided this educational blog as a resource to our patients. We hope that this blog will cover subjects that you may be interested in.

If you like an article or the dental blog in general please use the share it button to post to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Want us to cover a topic? Please contact us today!

Click an icon below to share our blog.


Latest Posts:

Dark Chocolate Can Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Watermark Dentistry
When looking to satisfy that occasional sweet tooth, chocolate may not actually be the menace to dental health many people think it to be. Dark chocolate, the least processed form of chocolate, even has beneficial effects on your mouth! This doesn't mean it's okay to chow down on it regularly, but in moderation, dark chocolate has properties that help boost your oral health, including fighting cavities. Let's look at some of these in more detail. Healthy Properties of Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate is the closest form of chocolate to the cocoa bean, and dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa contains polyphenols, which are natural chemicals that can fight off bad bacteria that can cause bad breath. Polyphenols also stop bad bacteria from turning sugars into acids that wear away enamel and cause cavities. Tannins are also in dark chocolate, which give it its signature bitter flavor. What you may not know about tannins is that they help stop plaque from forming on your teeth by binding to bacteria that causes plaque. However, tannins have the unfortunate side effect of causing stains on your teeth with excessive consumption. Dark chocolate is also packed with antioxidants that keep your entire body healthy on the cellular level! You may be aware that green tea has a lot of antioxidants, but dark chocolate has been shown to contain up to four times the level of antioxidants that green tea has. While dark chocolate may have positive effects on your mouth, like any treat it should be eaten in moderation. Negative effects of sugar outweigh the benefits if you eat too much. It can be hard to know what effects different foods and drinks will have on your mouth. If you ever have questions about how a food or drink will affect your dental health, please feel free to call our office directly....
Read more...




All Posts:

Dark Chocolate Can Help Keep Your Mouth Healthy
11/16/2020
Can Increasing The Amount Of Water You Drink Improve Oral Health?
11/9/2020
How To Continue To Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth
10/19/2020
Can You Brush for Too Long?
10/5/2020
What Job Do Your Premolars Have?
9/21/2020
Call Us Whenever You Have a Dental Question
9/7/2020
Calling Us Is Essential to Managing Your Dental Emergencies
8/24/2020
Why Do Some People Struggle with So Many Chipped or Broken Teeth?
8/10/2020
Things You Can Eat for Fresh Breath After Eating Out
7/23/2020
Calcium-Rich Foods to Boost Oral Health
7/7/2020
Lasers Should Be a Part of Gum Disease Treatment
6/22/2020
Asthma Medications Can Cause Problems for Your Teeth
6/8/2020
Signs Your Teeth Are Not Getting Enough Calcium
3/20/2020
Whiter Teeth Can Make You Look Younger
3/10/2020
How to Smile in a Way You Like
2/20/2020
A Frenectomy Could Make Speaking and Eating a Lot Easier
2/10/2020
Do Weather Pressure Changes Lead to Tooth Pain?
1/20/2020
Dental Emergencies: Common Problems That Are Not Considered A Dental Emergency
1/10/2020
What Is It About Tap Water that Protects Your Teeth from Cavities?
12/20/2019
How a Cavity Can Present in Terms of Symptoms
12/10/2019
Are All Sports Helped by Wearing Mouth Guards?
11/20/2019
Acids Do More Than Erode Your Enamel
11/10/2019

Home  | Our Practice  | For Patients  | Our Services  | Our Technology  | Contact Us  | Practice Information  | Dr. June Daniel Hong  | Meet Our Staff  | Dental Blog  | New Patient Registration  | Financial & Cancellation Policy  | Schedule an Appointment  | Educational Links  | Testimonials  | Preventive  | Restorative  | Cosmetic  | Sleep Apnea and Snoring  | Implant Restoration  | Dental X-Rays  | Intraoral Camera  | Isolite®  | UltraSonic Scaler

Copyright © 2015-2020 Watermark Dentistry. All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links