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“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” How many times have you heard this statement in your life? We are guessing a lot. However, is breakfast actually the most important meal of day? And can it help to improve our oral health?

Dr. Florian wants all of his patients to be as healthy as possible; this includes both oral and overall health and wellness. Below, Dr. Florian examines the benefits of eating a good breakfast, and if it has any effect on our oral health. 


Breakfast boosts metabolism


Unfortunately, many people skip breakfast as a way to eliminate calories in an effort to lose weight. However, if you do not eat three square meals per day, your metabolism will slow down, and you will lose some of your ability to lose weight. It is much better for weight loss purposes to eat a healthy breakfast instead of skipping out completely. See other ways to boost your metabolism here


Eating breakfast will energize you


If you ever feel low on energy throughout the day, it may be as a result of skipping breakfast. This could also be a sign of sleep apnea! However, if you start eating breakfast, this should keep your mind sharp and give you energy, as you’ll have carbohydrates to burn. In addition to this, eating breakfast will keep you from overeating at lunch and experiencing a mid-afternoon crash. 


Breakfast foods are quite healthy for you

Oral Health

Many breakfast foods will fill you with vitamins and nutrients to keep your healthy. Breakfast foods can also help to lower your cholesterol and provide you with amino acids. 


Eating breakfast will not have any negative impact on your oral health. However, if you eat citric fruits for breakfast, you should brush your teeth approximately 30 minutes after consumption. If you brush your teeth too soon after eating acidic foods, you can actually damage your teeth.


What is the best breakfast food for your oral health?


The best breakfast food that you can eat for your oral health is yogurt. Yogurt, like other dairy products, provides you with calcium, casein, and phosphates, which help remineralize your teeth and keep them strong. 


Are you concerned about your oral health?


If you are concerned about your oral health, are serious about improving it, and live in the North Royalton, OH area, we welcome you to schedule a visit with Royalton Dental Associates today!

Happy New Year, everyone. Yes, we are a few weeks late on that, but want to wish everyone a wonderful 2017! In addition to this, we want to offer a few health tips to help you be healthier in the new year.

1) Try to quit smoking (help a loved one quit smoking)

Quit Smoking

This tip may be an obvious one, but we can’t stress the importance enough. According to the CDC, smoking cigarettes is the cause of 480,000 deaths per year, or 1 of every 5 deaths in the US. Smoking is linked to gum disease, tooth discoloration, mouth cancer, and many other harmful diseases. It is important to have a good support system, identify your triggers, and eliminate those triggers.


2) Get a full night’s sleep


Sleeping eight hours per night will help to give you more energy throughout the day, boost your mood, and improve your appearance. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you do not sleep enough, it can lead to obesity and health problems like diabetes.


3) Limit your Caffeine and Sugar Intake


To no one’s surprise, both of these things in excess are not good for our health. Sugar can cause you to have energy highs and lows. People often find themselves having more energy after they cut back on their sugar intake. Additionally, caffeine can overstimulate you and lead to an increase in anger.


Dr. Florian in North Royalton, OH, and his entire team at Royalton Dental, hope that these hints can help you be healthier in 2017! In addition to these tips, Dr. Florian urges you to get back to the dentist if you didn’t in 2016. Your oral health is an important start to having good overall health. Need a dentist? We are always welcoming new patients, so feel free to contact us today!