6 Easy Ways To Eat Like A Dentist

Monterey cosmetic dental and tooth implants Hello, friends of Smiles For Life Dental Care! In today’s post, we are talking about nutrition. There is nothing that impacts your smile as much as your eating habits. Develop good eating practices and your dentist will smile down on you too. 1. Rinse after eating Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after meals. People who snack all day long subject their teeth to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keep your oral health on top. 2. Avoid sugary gum Sugar-free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and jeopardize your hard-earned healthy gums. If you are a gum chewer, do your smile a favor and go sugarless. 3. Avoid sticky foods Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth, which puts you at risk of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, and even excessive dried fruit can harm smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles, so remember to floss after eating sticky items. 4. Consume nutritious foods A balanced diet with various vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system sturdy and able to resist infection. 5. Say ‘cheese!’ Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from the acid that weakens tooth enamel. (It’s important not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.) 6. Avoid acidic foods The acid will eat away enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Limit direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation. If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth or need help with crooked, chipped, or missing teeth, call Smiles For Life Dental Care in Bridgewater today and 540-828-2312. We’ll answer your questions about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and Invisalign®. Make an appointment today to discuss your dental goals.

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