Eating Tricks for a Healthy Mouth

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Properly caring for your smile takes a lot of work, but it’s worth it. In addition to keeping up on oral hygiene, visiting your dentist regularly, and having a tooth-healthy diet, there are other—smaller—things you can also do. Our dentist, Dr. Brian Tuft, is happy to tell you all about them.

First, avoid eating foods that take a long time to chew. This is recommended because foods that are sticky and chewy tend to cling to the teeth for long periods of time. This is dangerous for the teeth because the substances in the food can attack the teeth and promote dental issues, like cavities. So, try your best to avoid eating these types of food.

Second, eat tooth-healthy foods as much as possible rather than sugary, high-carbohydrate, and acidic foods. The best foods to have include dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. If you do eat tooth-harming foods, it’s best to do so during a meal. This is because the other foods will help neutralize the acid in the mouth and also help reduce the attacks on the teeth.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a top-notch oral health in Springville, Utah, our dental team at Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is dial 801-489-7364 at your earliest convenience.