- November 22, 2015
Tips For Protecting Your Teeth
Hello again! Thanks for visiting the Holly Dental Care blog!
We are here for you should you ever need a compassionate dentist in Holly, Michigan. Our dentistry solutions can help you keep your mouth clean and your smile looking its best all through your life.
One of the things we try to accomplish through this blog is getting good information in the hands of folks looking to optimize their oral health.
To that end, we have a few useful tips to pass along for protecting your teeth.
Drink Lots Of Water
From our perspective, there is nothing more important for your overall health than staying hydrated.
As it happens, one of the reasons drinking soda is so bad for you is simply that it is not water.
Water is effective at fighting the various causes of tooth decay, and drinking it can actually reverse the negative effects of other foods and beverages.
What’s more, water washes food debris and sugar out of your mouth, while neutralizing acid and fighting bacteria. It keeps your body hydrated so you can produce plenty of saliva, which also helps keep your mouth healthy.
If you are drinking tap water, you are getting a free source of fluoride.
Know What’s Bad For Your Teeth
We’ve all been warned how bad sugar is for your teeth. It actually feeds the bacteria that causes tooth decay.
The dangers of food-based acids have been known for some time as well.
But did you know that one of the more dangerous things you can expose your teeth to is when you put sugar and acids together?
The bad news is that you will often find sugar and acid bundled together in a lot of basically healthy foods, like fruits.
We’re not suggesting that you forego fruit, but you should know the risks to your teeth. And you will need to be extra diligent in your hygiene practices when you consume anything containing a sugar/acid combo.
Stay Away From Chewable Vitamins
This is another tricky tip. The main thing to remember is that what is good for your overall health, isn’t always good for your teeth. Vitamin supplements can actually be very beneficial to your overall wellness, including your oral health.
You just have to be careful about how you consume your vitamins.
Vitamin gummies are a popular form of supplement because some people have trouble swallowing pills. It’s great that chewable vitamins make it easier to get the nutrients you need. The problem with gummies lies in the fact that they are often flavored with sugar and they particularly dangerous for your teeth because they are so sticky.
If you find that you do need to take chewable vitamins, always make sure you follow them up with a generous helping of water.
Remember, water is great at washing away the negative effects that certain things have on your teeth.
Visit Your Holly, MI Dentist
Don’t forget to come visit us at Holly Dental Care every 3-6 months for regular cleanings and examinations. We can keep your mouth healthy and your teeth white.
Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.
This time of year, you will want to utilize any insurance benefits you still have coming to you before you lose them at the end of December!