As you may already know, having a healthy diet can contribute to the health of your smile. However, sometimes people struggle with this aspect of smile care. So, if you’re one of these people, our dentist, Dr. Casey Witty, has some tips that can make it a little easier for you.
First, avoid eating foods that take a long time to chew. This is recommended because foods that are sticky and chewy tend to cling to the teeth for long periods of time. As they cling, they threaten and attack the tooth enamel, trying to create cavities and other dental issues. It’s best to avoid these foods altogether.
Second, eat sugary, acidic, and high-carbohydrate foods during meals rather than just snacking on them. This can help you because the other foods you eat with them can neutralize the acid in the mouth, which can help reduce the chances of enamel erosion. The best foods to have include dairy products, fruits, and vegetables.
Call Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 859-881-4633 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to properly care for your smile in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Our dental team is here to assist you in any way you need, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call!