Fall is synonymous with food, football, and family. It’s a joyous season! However, as you enjoy watching the leaves changing colors, you should keep your dental health in mind. Hot cocoa, apple cider, and pumpkin-flavored delicacies are all the rage during the fall. Not to mention the tasty (but unhealthy) food that millions of Americans eat during football games. Oh, and Halloween and Thanksgiving happen during fall. There is that too. It can be challenging to maintain your dental health during the fall, but these three tips will keep you right on track.
Your Diet Means A Lot
If you’re into fitness, you may have heard the phrase, “you can’t outwork a bad diet.” When you have a healthy diet, it positively impacts your overall health and dental health. There is no way that you can get around eating foods that are right for you. If you eat the wrong foods consistently, it can cause tooth discoloration, tooth decay, and of course, other health issues. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t enjoy a pumpkin spice latte sometimes, just not every day.
Fiber-rich foods (e.g., apples, carrots, celery, etc.) should always be in your healthy foods inventory. Foods like these help you to produce saliva, which fights tooth decay and protects against cavities. Also, ensure that you’re getting enough calcium and Vitamin D in your diet.
How to Ensure That Only the Leaves Are Yellow This Fall
This tip once again refers to what you eat. Some foods cause tooth discoloration, so we advise that you limit them. If you don’t want a dull or discolored smile, we suggest you restrict:
- Teas (darker teas particularly)
- Red Wine
- Tomato-sauce-flavored dishes
If you are going to indulge in these foods, we suggest that you brush your teeth afterward. If you are not home, try rinsing your mouth out with water or chewing gum. The point is that you don’t want to allow any residue to sit, and you want to produce saliva to help break down bacteria.
A Healthy Diet and Good Dental Health Regimen Will Keep You On Track
What you eat and drink matters, but you should also remember to brush your teeth night and day. Also, don’t forget to floss. Finally, keep up with your dental appointments so that we can properly assess what’s going on with your dental health.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.