How To Protect Your Pearly Whites

Getting a beautiful smile is a lot of hard work. You cannot ignore the health of your teeth and then expect to have the smile that you always wanted. This is why it is so important that you take extra steps to make sure that your teeth stay bright and white. Here are a couple tips for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.

1. Don't Sip On Drinks, Especially Coffee, Throughout The Day

Snacking and sipping on drinks throughout the day is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. This is because when you sip on drinks the sugar and dye of the drink sits in your mouth, without your mouth getting any kind of break. When you drink during a meal, you have at least some time for the saliva in your mouth to neutralize the acid. However, if you keep drinking, especially coffee, throughout the day, you are putting your mouth in a constant acidic state. This will discolor your teeth.

The only exception to this rule is water. Drink as much water as you want. The water will neutralize the acid, which is not only good for your health, but is good for your teeth as well.

2. Chew More Gum

Chewing sugar free gums can actually benefit your teeth. When you chew a stick of gum after a meal you are helping to remove any extra pieces of food in your mouth. In fact, if you don't have a toothbrush around chewing a piece of gum comes in a close second. This is why you should consider caring gum with you and having a slice after you eat. It will help to protect your smile.

3. Don't Brush Immediately After You Drink Soda

Brushing is always a good idea right? Not necessarily. In fact, in some case if you brush too soon after eating or drinking foods you could actually harm your mouth. For example, soda is highly acidic and usually has lots of dyes and coloring. When you drink soda and then immediately brush your teeth you rub the acid right into the teeth. The high acidity of the soda, mixed with vigorous and aggressive brushing can erode the enamel on your teeth. This is why it is better if you can drink a glass of water, chew some gum, or even wait a little bit before you brush your teeth.

By doing these things you can protect your beautiful smile. 

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FAQs About Pregnancy and Dental Health

During pregnancy, expectant mothers have to deal with a host of changes to their bodies. I was surprised to learn that part of those changes is to your dental health. I was not aware that hormonal changes could mean an increased risk of gum infection and other dental problems. Luckily for me, my dentist was prepared to handle any problems that I experienced during my pregnancy. I created this blog to help other expectant mothers understand the changes that their dental health could experience throughout their pregnancies and the possible ramifications those changes could have on their pregnancies and the health of their unborn children.



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