If you succumbed to bad foods for teeth and gums over the holidays and your mouth took a beating, you may want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Julie Storm from Timberview Family Dentistry. Your Midwest City Dentist can give you a comprehensive dental examination, including an oral cancer screening to determine how much damage you did to your teeth and gums at the buffet table.
Of course, if you were good with your diet and avoided bad foods for teeth and gums, you should still schedule an appointment with your Midwest City dentist to make sure you are free from tooth decay and gum disease. TVF Dentistry recommends bi-annual dental checkups to make sure that you have a heads up should you be in the high-risk category for gingivitis, periodontal disease, or tooth decay.
Your favorite Aunt Betty’s fruitcake may have been delicious, but it certainly didn’t do your teeth any good. Sticky cakes that are loaded with dried fruit can cause tooth decay, as it is difficult to brush the fissures and grooves in your back teeth.
If left to its own devices that sugar and starch will convert to bacteria and acid eating away at the enamel on your teeth. If you weren’t diligent about brushing after enjoying, or at least rinsing with water, you could cause damage.
Bad foods for teeth and gums are easy to avoid. Dr. Storm recommends that you include a good variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Steer clear of sweets, carbonated beverages and if you like citrus, keep it to a minimum or enjoy it with a meal. The acid in tangerines, lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit can eat away at the enamel on your teeth.
This year take control of your oral health and schedule a comprehensive dental exam with Dr. Julie Storm from Timberview Family Dentistry.
Don’t let tooth decay or gum disease ruin your New Year because of bad foods for teeth and gums. Call or click today.