Elvis, Slugs And How Foods Impact Your Teeth
You have to watch what you eat, you know, because certain foods have a particularly detrimental impact on your teeth. Others may actually help your oral health. As we showed you on social media, food is closely connected to dental and oral health – and that’s no surprise since we all spend so much time with food in our mouths.
Did you know that eating salad and other veggies can create a barrier on your teeth that keeps foods in the meal from staining your teeth? But are you aware that lemons and other citrus foods that are good for your body are acidic and therefore really bad for your teeth? Coffee is a culprit too. If you follow our social media accounts, you did.
And did you know that Elvis was obsessed with brushing his teeth while slugs, which have 25 teeth on their tongues, never bother to brush theirs?
Teeth start to form long before you’re born. A dentist can’t do much to help them at that point, although pregnant women often need to see a dentist because of dental issues brought about by changes in their bodies. And a tooth can die in minutes if it’s knocked out.
It can be hard to remember which foods help your teeth and which hurt them, so it makes sense to clean away whatever happens to get on your teeth by brushing and flossing after every meal. From before you’re born until the day you die, your teeth need careful attention from you and from your gentle dental practice.
When everyone works together, teeth can be beautiful and functional for a lifetime. And if they should fail, the right dentist can put things back together so you can have the best oral health and best life possible.
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