Eating And Drinking Tips
Eating balanced meals with minimal snacks will help you control plaque formation and dental disease in your mouth. In particular, you should avoid sugary foods because that is what the bacteria in your mouth will latch onto. Healthy eating will improve your body and mind as a whole, so it may be wise to change this element of your life regardless.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth rinsed and hydrated. You may also consider chewing sugar free gum for 20 minutes after you eat as a way to clear out stuck-on foods in your mouth. The gum will encourage your mouth to produce saliva, which will keep your teeth cleaner, longer.
To prevent dental staining, stay away from dark, acidic drinks. Wine, soda, and coffee can yellow your teeth much faster than basic water would. Citrusy fruit juices may also be a concern because of the acid they contain. This will wear away at your enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to staining.
Of course, leading a healthy life will help you maintain a healthy smile. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and using recreational drugs will harm your teeth just as much as they harm the rest of your body. If you are a smoker, try switching to vapor products, or quit smoking altogether. You will see a noticeable change in your smile, and you will be able to taste foods better because your taste buds will be restored.
Fatigue and stress can do significant damage to your body, even if they seem harmless. Your body essentially goes into a panic, fighting to keep itself healthy in whatever way possible. To maintain your oral health and your health overall, get plenty of sleep at night and keep your stress levels to a minimum. This will have a positive effect on your diet and energy levels as well, which will lead to even more improvement in the long run.
Take care of your body, and you will naturally take care of your teeth. Make sure you visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam, and you can avoid long-term oral health issues. If you have any questions about this or want to know more about our dental practice, feel free to call Clinton Dental Center at (586) 949-5363 or contact us online.