Hello, friends of Cary Family Dental! In today’s article, 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 swish 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. Abstain from 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, even excessive dried fruit can be risky for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always get rid of the obstinate particles, so remember to floss after eating sticky items.
4. Consume nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system strong and able to combat infection.
5. Say ‘cheese!’
Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from the acid that weakens tooth enamel. (It’s critical 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 Cary Family Dental in Cary today and 919-371-4428.
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