How Do Your Specific Eating Habits Affect Your Smile?

Let’s find out!

When it comes to keeping your smile healthy and decay-free, daily brushing and flossing aren’t the only things that matter. Your diet, including HOW you eat and how often you snack on certain foods and beverages, also play a fundamental role in your smile’s health.

With that being said… have you been eating your way to a healthy smile? If you don’t already know, then let’s find out.

First off, if your diet is high in carbs and sweets…

If your diet is higher than you’d like to admit in foods like processed cereals, pastas, breads, granola, or sweets like cookies, candies, fruit juices and pops… then unfortunately, you’re putting your dental health in harm’s way.

Or… if your diet is high in acidic foods and drinks…

Regular consumption of things like citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruits, etc) and their juices, sports drinks, vinegar-based dressings and/or other highly acidic syrups is harmful to your precious tooth enamel.

If you care about your teeth, try to keep your consumption of these types of foods and beverages at a minimum, and when you do consume them – keep some milk or water nearby to drink or swish in your mouth (this will help to bring mouth acidity down in both cases; thus reducing the level of harm done)!

If you snack a lot of certain foods/ sip certain beverages regularly throughout the day…

Snacking or sipping regularly on things that are sugar or carb-based isn’t so much a dental-friendly habit. This is because every time your teeth come into contact with these kinds of substances, they are also exposed to harmful bacterial acids that are produced by the sugars and your mouth’s own bacteria combined. So, it’s important to try to limit the number of instances you expose your teeth to these acidic attacks – as more and more will only speed up the decay process.

We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to better adjust your diet and eating style to be more conducive to a healthy, strong and brilliant smile! Sooo… what’s for dinner later?


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