Trick or Treat: Tips for your Teeth
As Halloween approaches later this month, we want to make sure your teeth are ready for the treats and even the tricks! Here are just a few ways to keep your teeth healthy while still enjoying the candy cultivated holiday.
Eat Sweets with Meals
When your mother says to not eat sweets before a meal, she knows what she’s talking about! It is better to eat sweets either with a meal or shortly after, but why? The reason is saliva production. Meals help stimulate saliva production in the mouth which assists in the washing away of harmful sugar and acid that may be in those sweet treats you got from the neighbors.
Similar to the way saliva washes away harmful sugars, water can refresh your mouth after indulging in any form of sugary sweet. As you can tell, the point is to not have the sugary substance stay on your teeth or around your gums for any extended amount of time.
Clean your Teeth after the Treat
After you have had your meal, after you have had your sweet treat, and after you drink your water, follow it up by brushing and flossing your teeth very well. This is imperative to making sure no residue from the candy or sweets have stayed on your teeth. If these particles are not removed they have the tendency to cause cavities and further damage to your teeth and gums
We love our sweets here at Progressive Family Dentistry just as much as you do! That is why we want to make sure you know how to prevent tricks while enjoying your treats this Halloween season! If you are in need of any kind of dental assistance, please call and make an appointment today!
Did you know that your mouth is a part of your digestive system? And did you know that each system in your body relies on one another? That is why it is so important to be mindful of what you are ingesting.
Did you know that is not coffee that causes harm to your teeth, it is actually the amount of sugar you are putting in it! The only problem with some types of coffee is that it can dry your mouth which causes harm to your teeth inadvertently, and the possibility of stain.
If you need another reason not to drink excessively, we’ve got one for you. Alcohol consumption causes your body to become dehydrated, which directly relates to dry mouth. If your mouth is dry and on able to produce saliva appropriately, you are more susceptible to tooth decay and oral infections.
Everyone knows that candy is bad for your teeth. Specifically, the issue is the quantity of the candy intake. If you’re eating candy here in there and making sure to brush her teeth afterwards, more than likely you’re going to be okay. However, if you are ingesting multitudes of candy as well as hard candy you can be at risk of shipping it to or increasing the rate of decay.
Did you know that fruits height and citrus can’t Road the enamel on your teeth? Enamel is the part of your tooth that protects it from decay, without it your tooth is more susceptible to harm.
Keep in mind the things you are ingesting, and how they will affect your mouth and overall health. At Progressive Family Dentistry, we want to make sure your mouth is healthy in all aspects! Make an appointment today with our lovely team!
Have you ever gone to the dentist for a cleaning and when the dental assistant began to floss your teeth, your gums bled? I think it’s safe to say we have all been in this situation. But how do we prevent our gums from bleeding? Here are a few tips on how to keep your gums healthy.
We know we know, you’ve all heard it before. But were serious! Brushing your teeth is wonderful but it doesn’t allow you to get between them. Flossing at least once a day can help you remove the plaque from that sandwich you ate for lunch.
Brush Twice a Day
We are exaggerating when we say to brush your teeth after every meal. The faster you get the residue from food off of your teeth the better! Allowing residue to stay on your teeth increases the likelihood of damage.
Be Mindful of What You Consume
Taking a moment to think about what you’re putting in your mouth and putting in your body is a great way to make sure you are taking your health seriously. Smoking, for example, has been traced to the onset of gum disease. Your body is so important and you want to make sure it stays healthy.
Now easily into the pace that you can buy over-the-counter, using fluoride is a great way to protect your teeth!
The important part of dental care is ensuring that you prevent gum disease, but likely now you have a good idea of what you need to do in order to prevent it! If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to call her office or walk in! At Progressive Family Dentistry, we treat you like family!
Hopefully throughout our blogs we have made it clear which foods and drinks are bad for your teeth. Acid and sugar contained in foods are bad for your teeth’s enamel and can cause plaque, which are all things that facilitate cavities. But what happens when we think were eating healthy but that healthy food is actually bad for your teeth? Here are some foods that are regarded as healthy but are bad for your teeth.
The Progressive Team