The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay. If you opt for too many fried foods, on the other hand, you may suffer from gum disease. If you opt for too many sugary drinks or snacks, you may induce a sour stomach and a runny nose. So you have to be conscious of your food consumption.
And don’t forget to brush your teeth properly. First of all, don’t just brush your teeth when you have some sugary drinks. You should clean your teeth after every sugary drink and sugary snack you have! And don’t forget to floss your teeth. Flossing your teeth is important not only to keep your teeth sparkling clean but to avoid any gum disease.
So, before you go for any type of snack or drink, always check your mouth and teeth for any gum disease and infections. And if you do, make sure to consult a dentist before you go for anything else. The dentist can give you advice on the best diet that suits your physical needs and your budget.
The first tip you should keep in mind is to always drink water. Most beverages you consume contain acids that weaken and dissolve your teeth enamel. These acids are produced in the body by the sugars that you eat. When you drink, the acids can be neutralized by the saliva. The more you drink water, the more your teeth and mouth can neutralize the acids. But you should never stop drinking water.
Nowadays, a lot of sugar is added to food and drinks. This is to make the food sweet. But, sugar is a toxin that sticks to your teeth and can cause cavities and sugar decay. But you should always be vigilant of your sugar intake. The sugar must not exceed 20 grams per day. If you have more than this, you may have dental problems like tooth decay.
The diet is very important to maintain your teeth and to keep your mouth clean. But you should always watch what you eat and drink. Make sure to limit the intake of any sugary drinks, sweets and junk foods. Tobacco products, sugar-containing candies and chocolate also should be kept a distance of at least three feet. Also, if you do consume any sugary food or drink, you should rinse your mouth immediately with water. Otherwise, the acid can dissolve your enamel.
The second tip you should follow is to always brush your teeth properly. Make sure you brush after every sugary snack or drink you have. But you should also brush after every meal you eat. And you should brush after every meal, preferably with a mouth wash. But always brush after drinking soda drinks. You should avoid brushing too hard. Hard brushing is harmful to your enamel.
The last tip you should follow is always to make sure you visit your dentist every six months. The dentist can clean and prepare your teeth for the next six months. The next six months are also important for the prevention of dental problems like tooth decay and other diseases of the mouth and teeth.
To prevent your teeth from any dental problems and to maintain a good oral hygiene you can call our office at (732)721-3512 and schedule an exam.