Every day we make decisions about food and beverage consumption — the amount, the type and the frequency. How does keeping your dentist in Redmond WA in mind when making these choices help promote sound oral health?
Many popular food and beverage choices are often acidic in nature, including fruit, fruit juices, wine, carbonated beverages and vinegar-based salad dressings. Acid is to teeth what the substance Kryptonite is to the comic book hero Superman — it weakens incredible strength and diminishes the ability to protect itself. When introduced to the mouth, acid attacks and temporarily softens the hard, protective enamel on teeth. Over time, these repeated battles can weaken the enamel coating until it’s unable to provide adequate protection. That’s when teeth become more likely to develop cavities, sensitivity and translucency.
Much can be done to protect teeth by simply limiting daily consumption of products loaded in sugar and with a high acidic content — like carbonated beverages. Avoid swishing the beverage in the mouth and drink with a straw to help limit the acidic exposure to teeth. Limit the frequency with which teeth are under attack, by consuming acidic foods and beverages at mealtime as opposed to snacking on them throughout the day. Drinking water afterwards to rinse the archenemies sugars and acids from off of teeth.
By making smart food choices and regularly visiting the professionals at the office of Karen McNeill DDS, good oral health is well within your grasp. You don’t need to be a superhero to achieve a healthy, dazzling smile, but your dentist in Redmond WA can help you to feel like one every single day.