Which Food To Avoid And Other Tips
Oral hygiene is important for overall health and wellness. This article will explore some tips on maintaining oral hygiene, such as how to avoid certain foods that can cause more harm than good. It also discusses ways to maintain a healthy diet so you can get the most out of your new smile after having veneers placed! Read the effects of sugar on teeth and make rational decision to stop eating sweets!
Avoiding these types of food while brushing and flossing regularly do help with overall dental care:
* Refined sugars – sugar causes an acid reaction in the mouth which then attacks tooth enamel over time leading to bacterial growth and cavities; however, there are natural sugars like honey or agave nectar which add sweetness without causing harmful effects (these can be used in moderation).
* Alcohol – while drinking red wine with a meal is fine, avoid brushing your teeth after consuming an alcoholic beverage. The alcohol content of the drink will remain on your teeth and cause more damage than good; it also leaves your mouth dry which gives bacteria more space to grow!
* Coffee/Tea – keep caffeinated drinks out of the morning hours so you can brush right before bedtime or at least two hours afterwards. A cup of coffee increases acid levels in one’s mouth for up to 30 minutes (which leads to tooth erosion) whereas tea stains enamel over time due to its tannic acids. Drinks high in vitamin C like orange juice are also harmful because they increase bacterial byproducts that lead to decay.
* Citrus – citric acid found in oranges, lemons and other types of citrus fruit are acidic enough to erode enamel over time if consumed often; it also makes the mouth dry which allows bacteria to grow more easily.
The best practices for maintaining oral hygiene include:
* Brush your teeth at least twice a day flossing is recommended once or twice daily. Use fluoride toothpaste that helps strengthen enamel while brushing away cavity-causing plaque! Make sure you brush your tongue too as this can help with bad breath (just be gentle)!