Nothing impacts your dental health quite like your eating habits. At Stewart & Hull At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want you to develop good eating habits and nutrition. Your teeth and your smile will thank you.
1. Rinse after eating
Rinse your mouth with a swish of water after meals. Better yet, brush and floss your teeth. People who snack all day long subject their teeth to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing and flossing 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 jeopardize your hard earned healthy gums. If you are gum chewer, do your smile a favor and go sugarless.
3. Avoid sticky foods
Sticky foods have a way of clinging to your teeth, which puts you at risk of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, even excessive dried fruit can be ill-advised for smiles. Brushing doesn’t always eliminate 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 durable and able to combat infection.
5. Say ‘cheese!’
Cheese contains calcium and protects teeth from acid that weakens tooth enamel. If you’re lactose intolerant, consider calcium-rich alternatives like seeds (poppy and sesame, for example) and almonds. Floss afterward!
6. Avoid acidic foods
Acid will eat away at enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Limit direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.
If you have questions about your dental health, call Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Services include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, implants, and Invisalign clear braces.
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