Nothing impacts your smile quite like your eating habits. Good eating practices, along with general dentistry, are the best ways to minimize tooth decay in Charlotte, and keep your smile fresh and dazzling.
1. Rinse after eating
Rinse your mouth with a sip 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 keeps your oral health on top.
2. Abstain from sugary gum
Sugar free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and jeopardize your healthy gums. If you’re a gum chewer, do your smile a favor and go sugarless.
3. Avoid sticky foods
Sticky foods can cling to your teeth, which puts you at risk of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, and fruit snacks aren’t good for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always get every last particle, so remember to floss after eating sticky stuff.
4. Consume nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system strong and able to resist infection.
5. Say ‘cheese!’
Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from acid that weakens tooth enamel. (Don’t go overboard, though – cheese is high in fat.)
6. Avoid acidic foods
Acid eats away enamel: lemons, red wine, and soda pop are just three examples. Limit direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.
If you have concerns about the foods you eat and its effect on your teeth, call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte today. We’ll answer your questions about general dentistry, smile makeovers, restorative dentistry, and adult orthodontics.
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