COVID-19 Update

Dear McKenzie Towne Dental Patients,

The health and well-being of our patients and our team members is our top priority. We recognize the level of concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Our office is closed for all non-essential dental treatment indefinitely, but we remain on-call for any emergent dental issues such as swelling, acute pain, and trauma.

If you or a family member has an upcoming appointment scheduled at our office we will get in touch with you when we are back to work to confirm future dated appointments.

As healthcare professionals, keeping you and your families safe is very important to us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust and patience as we continue to work our way through this unusual and challenging time.

Thank you

Your McKenzie Towne Dental Team

(403) 257‑1180 | 85 High Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile: Best Foods for Your Teeth

Caring for your teeth goes beyond daily brushing and flossing. Eating the right food can also help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re ready to explore a teeth-friendly diet, check out these foods:Calcium and Phosphorus for Your TeethOur teeth are made up of minerals. During the naturally occurring remineralization process, these minerals are lost and replenished. This cycle, however, gets disrupted when there is too much acid in the mouth. Minerals are not naturally restored. As a result, the enamel, or the outermost layer of the teeth, wears away. Calcium is crucial for your teeth as it strengthens and keeps the bones healthy. Combined with phosphorus, calcium becomes more effective in getting mineralsback to the teeth. Here are sources of calcium to incorporate into your meals.

  • Cheese.

Hard cheese isn’t only a good source of calcium, but it also helpsstimulate salivary flow and minimizes acidity level in the mouth.

  • Yogurt.

This popular snack is calcium rich and also helps prevent gum disease.

  • Tofu.

An ideal snack for vegetarians, tofu is also good for the teeth. It’spacked with phosphorus, hence its ability to protect the tooth enamel.

  • Almonds.

Nuts help fight cavities, thanks to their high calcium and phosphorus content. Seafood. If you love seafood, go for the fatty fish, such as salmon, as they’re rich in phosphorus. The Natural Teeth Cleaners Crunchy foods encourage the flow of saliva. Since they’re water rich, they also double as natural teeth cleansers. They help remove food debris on the tooth. What’s more, they also serve as healthy snacks. Easy to carry and not messy, these foods are great for taking with you to school, play, or work.

  • Apples.

Tasty and crunchy, apples have high water content. Fuel up with this nutritious snack.

  • Carrots

Raw carrots require a lot of chewing, hence stimulating salivary flow in the mouth. They also help clean tooth surfaces.

  • Celery.

Celery’s strands are rich in fibre, making them act like a natural dental floss. This veggie is good both for the teeth and the bodyFor better calcium absorption don’t forget these sources of Vitamin D. They help you make the most out of the calcium you’re taking in.

  • Sunlight.

It isn’t food, but it is the best natural source of Vitamin D. Go soak under the sun for some Vitamin D.

  • Egg yolks.

By munching on egg yolks, you can help yourself reduce the risk of getting tooth decay. Don’t just go for the egg whites, include the yolks on your recipes, too. Plan your meals with your teeth in mind. Make eating beneficial for your overallhealth.

Whether it’s a dental emergency in South Calgary or just a regular checkup or cleaning, McKenzie Towne Dental wants to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Serving McKenzie Towne, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Seton, Copperfield, New Brighton, Mahogany, Inverness, and all of Southeast Calgary


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© Copyright 2018 McKenzie Towne Family Dental and Dental Growth Strategies | All Rights Reserved | Powered by Dental Growth Strategies | Disclaimer: Dr. Safi Magharius is a general dentist, not a cosmetic dental specialist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Magharius provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implant crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of his general dentist license.