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6 Ways to Eat like a Dentist

woman eating a bowl of cerealThere is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits. Develop good eating habits and your dentist will smile down on you too. Patients would do well to follow the example of a dentist in what and how they eat.

  • Rinse after eating
    Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after a meal. Cedar Park folks who snack all day long prolong tooth exposure to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.
  • Avoid sugary gum
    Sugar-free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and spoil your hard-earned healthy gums. If you are one of the many Austin gum chewers, do your teeth a favor and go sugarless.
  • Avoid sticky foods
    Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth with stronger chances for decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, and even dried fruit can be problematic for Cedar Park smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles.
  • Consume nutritious foods
    A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system healthy and able to fight infection.
  • Consume cheese
    Cheese contains calcium and protects from acid that breaks down tooth enamel. (It’s important not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.)
  • Avoid acidic foods
    Acid will eat away enamel over time: think lemons, red wine, and soda pop. Minimize direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.

We’ll answer your questions about porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, and porcelain crowns. We know that the cost and available options of braces, veneers, dental implants, and other cosmetic dentistry in North Austin can bring up questions and concerns. Dr. Brian Scaff diminishes those worries and brings you to a place of knowledge and power.

If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth; need help with crooked, chipped or missing teeth; or just need to get in for a checkup, contact Brian F. Scaff DDS today.

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