There is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits. Develop good eating habits 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 a meal. Folks who snack all day long prolong tooth exposure to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.
2. Avoid sugary gum
Sugar free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and spoil your hard earned healthy gums. If you are one of the many gum chewers, do your teeth a favor and go sugarless.
3. Avoid sticky foods
Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth with stronger chances for decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, even dried fruit can be problematic for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles.
4. Consume nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system and able to fight infection.
5. Consume cheese
Cheese contains calcium and protects from acid that breaks down tooth enamel. (It’s essential not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.)
6. Avoid acidic foods
Acid will eat away enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Minimize direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.
If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth, need help with crooked, chipped or missing teeth, or just need to get in for a check up, call Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove today at 763-494-4443
We’ll answer your questions about cosmetic dentistry, dental bridges, and gum disease. We know braces, veneers, dental implants, oral sedation, and the cost of cosmetic dentistry can bring up questions and concerns. Dr. Jamie Sledd helps curb those worries and brings you to a place of knowledge and power. Make an appointment to discuss your dental goals.