June 11, 2012. Samuel Valero
Tired of visiting the dentist often because of your poor oral health? If you have several cavities every time you go in for a cleaning and examination it indicates that your oral health care is not working as you may not be properly caring for your teeth. To learn how to care for your oral health each day visit WestervilleDentistOffice.com.
Proper brushing and flossing of your teeth is just one way in which you can help to prevent cavities and to care for your teeth and gums. One other way you can help to improve your oral health is by working on improving your diet. Eating right may impact your oral health and will prevent a number of expensive and painful problems from occurring. Your Westerville Dental office can provide you with a list of healthier snacks that will improve your smile.
Sugary snacks need to go! These snacks wreck havoc on your oral health as they increase the amount of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. When you have higher amounts of plaque, it sticks to the teeth and starts to eat away at the enamel. Not only will this make the tooth weaker and susceptible to cavities you will also see that it impacts the gums as well. This bacteria will eat away at your gums and may end up causing you to deal with gingivitis. Opt for natural sugars found in fruits over the sweeter snacks that can cause you to have issues with plaque.
Goodbye to soda and coffee! These dark drinks will ruin the enamel of your teeth and will stain them. In order to have a healthier smile you need to drink water. Water is the best thing as it flushes the bacteria out of the mouth, preventing plaque from sticking to the teeth. Water also doesnt have sugar and other things that can end up causing you to have weakened teeth enamel, leading to cavities.
Published June 11, 2012. Samuel Valero