What your dental team is saying about eating more frequently

cut-vegetablesIf you are taking the approach to eating smaller more frequent meals daily, be aware the potential effects the increased consumption of food and beverages may have on your teeth.

While smaller more frequent meals are good for sustaining your energy throughout the day, it is important to realize your teeth may also be exposed to more acid attacks from both your oral bacterial metabolites and the pH fluctuations most food and beverages cause when consumed. Here is some advise we offer our patients who aren’t able to brush and floss after every snack or meal:

  • Always sip on water throughout the day.
  • Sometimes use a straw. Drink your carbonated beverages and sugary drinks through a straw to minimize enamel exposure.
  • Never swish, swirl or hold acidic drinks in your mouth.
  • Consider pairing your high acidic foods and drinks with lower acidic options.

Lower Acidic options: Milk, Cheese, Natural Yogurt, Yogurt Drink Orange, Probiotic Yogurt, Avocados, Broccoli, Cucumber, Black Olives, Peanut Butter, Bananas, Bread Rye, Wheat and White,  Barley,  Mineral Water

Higher Acidic options: Lemon Juice, Wine, Sports Drinks, Tonic Water, Cherries, Carbonated Soft Drinks, including Diet Soda, Oranges, Plums, Iced Tea, Blackberries, Blueberries and Strawberries, Grapefruit Juice, Pickles, Vinegar, Apple Sauce, Apple Juice and Apple Cider, Cranberries, Orange Juice, White Wine, Tomatoes

At Smile Envy, located in Grove City, OH, we are making sure you and your child’s dental needs are being cared for properly. When you visit we discuss the frequency of consumption of sugary foods and drinks while offering advice based on your needs . As a general dental office, we are experienced in caring for mouths of all ages. Healthy  habits take practice and as your dental team, located just 10 minutes from downtown Columbus, OH, we are dedicated to helping you and your little one’s take charge and prepare for a smile that will be healthy and strong for life!

Contact us today 614.801.0079 to experience friendly service, excellent results, and a beautiful smile.

-Your friends at Smile Envy, the Columbus dentistry experts

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