There is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits in Clackamas, Oregon. Develop good eating habits and your Portland dentist will smile down on you too. Patients in Gladstone, Gresham, and Oregon City would do well to follow the example of a dentist in what and how they eat.
1. Rinse after eating
Rinse your mouth with a drink of water or brush your teeth after a meal. Clackamas folks who snack all day long prolong tooth exposure to sugars and food debris. Planned meals with brushing in between keeps your oral health on top.
2. Avoid sugary gum
Sugar-free gum doesn’t leave sugar to break down on your teeth and spoil your hard earned healthy gums. If you are one of the many Portland gum chewers, do your teeth a favor and go sugarless.
3. Avoid sticky foods
Sticky foods have a habit of clinging to your teeth with stronger chances for decay. Toffee, gummy candy, fruit snacks, even dried fruit can be problematic for Clackamas smiles. Brushing doesn’t always remove the obstinate particles.
4. Consume nutritious foods
A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals can keep the immune system strong and able to fight infection.
5. Consume cheese
Cheese contains calcium and protects from acid that breaks down tooth enamel. (It’s critical not to go overboard as cheese is high in fat.)
6. Avoid acidic foods
Acid will eat away enamel over time: lemons, red wine, soda pop. Minimize direct, constant, consistent exposure. All things in moderation.
If you have concerns about enamel damage that’s already taken place on your teeth, need help with crooked, chipped or missing teeth, or just need to get in for a check up, call Brookside Dental in Clackamas today. 503-905-3380
We’ll answer your questions about dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces, and emergency dentistry. We know braces, veneers, dental implants, oral sedation, and the cost of cosmetic dentistry in Clackamas can bring up questions and concerns. Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS reduces those worries and brings you to a place of knowledge and power. Make an appointment to discuss your dental goals.
Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS
9225 SE Sunnyside Rd Ste 1
Clackamas, Oregon 97015