It is common practice within the dental profession to encourage patients to attend for regular dental check-ups. These regular visits are essential in maintaining dental health and diagnosing problems in their early stages.
At Dental Serenity we recommend and provide ongoing care including regular check-ups, x-ray assessment and continual oral hygiene care. This is available each and every patient and in many cases you may only need to visit once a year.
We all know that general wellbeing and resistance to disease or infection depends a lot on healthy eating and a balanced diet. But are you aware that your eating and drinking habits also greatly affect the health of your teeth?
Foods that contain sugar can greatly contribute to tooth decay. Almost all foods, including milk or vegetables have some type of sugar, so to help control the amount of sugar you consume you should read food labels and choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugar. Added sugars often are present in soft drinks, lollies, biscuits and pastries.
Acidic foods can also cause damage to your teeth; wine, diet soft drinks, fruit juice, citric fruits all can cause acid erosion to your enamel. This can result in sensitivity and encourage tooth decay as well. Minimising these types of foods or limiting them to your main meals can reduce the damage they cause. Drinking water following their consumption can also reduce the effects of the acidity on your teeth.
If you would like to know more about how your diet be affecting your smile, please remember to ask us at your next visit.