Keeping up with your regular six-month dental appointments is necessary to maintain your dental health and to protect your general health but what about the time in between those appointments? There are various things you can do to increase the odds that your next checkup will be a good one.
A daily diet of nutritional choices from each of the basic food groups will provide the vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health and strong bones and teeth. The beverages that you consume during your typical day can make a big difference. Regular tap water right from the kitchen faucet is a good source of the fluoride that is so important to maintaining the strength of your tooth enamel. If the enamel is allowed to deteriorate the softer layers that it protects will be vulnerable to decay.
You may be surprised to learn that the average can of soda contains over nine teaspoons of sugar but it should come as no surprise that sugar is enemy number one when it comes to the health of your teeth. The effects of the acid content of the soda, both regular formula, and diet are an additional threat. If you do enjoy the occasional soft drink use a straw to avoid so much direct contact with your tooth enamel.
Ask Dr. Fana of Compass Dental about what more you can do to protect your teeth from the effects of harmful foods and drinks and how to brush and floss for the best results. Call the office today @ 912-417-3201 in Savannah, GA.