There is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits in Lone Tree, Colorado. Develop good eating habits and your dentist will smile down on you too. Patients would do well to follow the example of a dentist in what and how they eat.
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 Denver 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, and even dried fruit can’t always easily be brushed away.
4. Eat nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system sturdy and able to fight infection.
5. Consume cheese
Cheese contains calcium and protects from acid that breaks down tooth enamel. (It’s critical 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 existing enamel damage, need help with crooked, chipped or missing teeth, or just need to get in for a check up, call Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone Tree today. 303-858-9000
We’ll answer your questions about sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. You may have questions about dental devices such as braces, or concerns about the cost of cosmetic dentistry. We’ll help curb those worries and brings you to a place of knowledge and power. Make an appointment to discuss your dental goals.