There is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits. Develop good eating habits and your Rancho Santa Margarita dentist will smile at you too. Patients in San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, and Las Sorres would do well to follow the example of a dentist in what and how they eat.
1. Rinse after eating
Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after a meal. Ladera Ranch folks who snack all day long prolong tooth exposure to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing and/or rinsing in between keeps your oral health on top.
2. 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 Rancho Santa Margarita gum chewers, do your teeth a favor and go sugarless.
3. Avoid sticky foods
Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth, increasing chances of decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, and even dried fruit can be problematic for Ladera Ranch smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles.
4. Consume nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system strong and able to fight infection.
5. Consume cheese
Weren’t expecting this one? Cheese contains calcium and protects your teeth from acid that breaks down enamel. (It’s important not to go overboard, as cheese is high in fat.)
6. 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.
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, call Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch today. 949-347-5527
We’ll answer your questions about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry. We know that braces, veneers, oral sedation, and the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Ladera Ranch can bring up questions and concerns. Dr. Lincoln Parker diminishes those worries and brings you to a place of knowledge and power. Make an appointment to discuss your dental goals.
Hales Parker Dentistry
777 Corporate Dr. Ste 100
Ladera Ranch, California 92694