Great Smiles In Aventura: Knowing What To Avoid
- October 26, 2016
In our Aventura, FL dentist’s office, we have all the tools necessary to keep you smiling all through life. Between coming to see Dr. Bistritz every six months, and following this online education platform, it should be easy for you to stay on the good road as far as oral health is concerned.
Today we want to talk about how you can boost the health and appearance of your smile simply by avoiding the dangerous foods and beverages we’ve identified below.
Read on, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment with Dr. Bistritz at the Aventura Dental Center!
Coffee will slowly stain your teeth over time, turning your smile into an embarrassing shade of brown-yellow. Worse than that, most coffee drinks have so much sugar in them that they can do a lot of harm.
Pieces of popcorn can get stuck between your teeth, which is where harmful bacteria is hiding. The bacteria can feast on the tiny parts of popcorn stuck there, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. There’s also a possibility that you will bite into an unpopped kernel which is hard enough to damage or break your teeth.
With as much sugar as a bottle of regular soda contains, it is not the best choice for your teeth. Many sodas also contain caramel and fructose, which is basically sugar that coats and sticks to your teeth.
Even though diet soda doesn’t have “sugar,” all soda is high in acidity. That acid can erode your enamel, making cavities much more likely to appear.
Beer, Wine, & Spirits
The primary issue we have with alcoholic drinks is that they dry out your mouth. While drinking, your mouth won’t produce enough saliva, which you need to help wash away particles of food or drink from your teeth and gums to keep them safe. Another problem for you is that some alcoholic drinks have a lot of sugar making them very bad for your teeth. And if red wine is your passion, you will also be staining your teeth every time you pop a cork.
Crunching on ice is a bad habit/guilty pleasure for many. But ice is so hard that chewing it can badly damage your teeth. In addition to the chance of breaking a tooth, chewing ice also wears down the enamel of your teeth. This could lead to hot/cold sensitivity and cavities. It can also create problems for your gums. Dr. Burley says, don’t munch on ice!
It seems benign, almost healthy, if you believe the marketing. But gatorade, along with other sports drinks, is really designed to be consumed only after you’ve been sweating a ton. This is why it contains carbohydrates, which is really just another form of sugar. Gatorade might not taste as sweet as pop, but it can still do the same damage to your teeth.
Dr. Bistritz Will Keep Your Smile Safe!
While you are avoiding the aforementioned items, make sure you are NOT avoiding us! Aventura Dental Center should be on your calendar every 3-6 months, so that Dr. Bistritz can help keep your mouth free of disease, decay, and other bad things.
Contact us today to schedule your next dental checkup at our Aventura, FL dentist’s office!
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