We’ve heard throughout our lives which food we need to stay away from. “Don’t eat candy” you may have heard, or “Coffee stains your teeth” or “Don’t eat that entire cake.” With all this negativity about food and teeth, you might be relieved to know that there are plenty of foods out there that are good for your teeth. In fact, you might already be consuming some of them on a daily basis! Your dentist will love you if you partake in these five foods on a regular basis!
When you think of the unpleasant things that happen at a dental cleaning, one of the biggest things that comes to mind is bleeding gums. After all the poking and prodding is over there is the inevitable rinse cycle, which for some can look like a bloodbath. These same people might even have the occasional bloody spit after brushing their teeth. This is more common than it needs to be, and can often be fixed by changing a few simple habits in your brushing and flossing.
It’s definitely winter out there now! The freezing temperatures, frosted windshields, and even the few flurries we’ve seen all point to this fact (as well as the calendar but who watches those?) With the winter comes some of our favorite, but also most harmful, foods and drinks. With sugary drinks like eggnog and hot coco and delicious holidays cookies and pies everything this time of year is out to get your teeth. Luckily there are a few good precautions you can take to ensure a nice healthy mouth this winter