If you have been letting life get the better of you when it comes to oral health it could be your diet. Keep in mind that healthy food ups your chances of a good checkup the next time you see your dentist in Everett.
Regular dental checkups including a good diet go a long way when it comes to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease.
Avoid Tooth Decay with Healthy Food
In this day and age it is easy to let your diet get out of hand, especially this time of year. Barbecues, picnics and summer parties are sure to do more damage than you think, especially when it comes to your teeth, gums and dental restorations.
One of the most important things to remember during the warmer months is to hydrate. Of course it is important to drink plenty of water year round but especially during the summer when you are spending the majority of the day in the sun.
Along with drinking water comes watching what you eat. There are plenty of healthy food choices available if you seek them out and prepare your meals and snacks carefully.
Avenue Dental Care loves fresh and tooth healthy foods and has a list of scrumptious choices that you and your teeth and gums will thank you for.
Celery and Carrot Sticks
Carrot and celery sticks are anything but boring when you pair with cheesy dips. In addition, cheese and dairy is good for your teeth and tasty too.
Include nature’s dental floss, celery, and Bugs Bunny’s favorite vegetable and you won’t want for sugary substitutes.
Melons are healthy food that is in season and delicious on a warm summers day. Cut up and down watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew to your hearts content.
Seek out unusual melons such as Kiwano. This delicious fruit is also known as thorny melon and will keep you from grabbing a sugary snack instead.
Watch Your Starch
While you may love nothing more than tucking into a burger off the grill, the bun that goes along with it will not do your mouth any favors as starches stick to teeth.
Add French fries to the mix and you are in for a double dose of trouble. Rinse with water afterwards and you will be in good shape.
Water and Tea
Avoid energy drinks and soda at all costs. While it may be tempting to down a can of coke it will do damage.
The acid and sugar in both eat away at the enamel on your teeth. Drink water or unsweetened beverages instead. A recent study showed that the longer sugar sits in your mouth the higher the risk of cavities.
Your Teeth and Gums in Everett
Even if you are enjoying a somewhat healthy diet you will still need to pay attention to your teeth and gums. This means scheduling regular dental checkups along with dental cleanings in Everett.
Call and make an appointment with Avenue Dental Care today.