The reason dentists like potatoes is because they are so “filling!” Ba-dum ching.
Lame joke, I know. But seriously, the wiser our patients in Draper and Sandy are about what they eat, the easier it will be to care for their dear old teeth.
It doesn’t have to be potatoes, but the mouth does request that we take a good look at what can be damaging and upsetting it.
The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids, which attack enamel on teeth and get the decay process started for Draper people of all ages. Fruits have a high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing, so they aren’t really no-nos. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes, and pies that you should steer clear of.
Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons, and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to minimize their acidic effects. Sandy folks are wise to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken and other meats, nuts, and milk. The calcium and phosphorus in these foods will support tooth remineralization.
Timing of Meals
The more often you eat, the more often your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be tempered by choosing healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are not only to eat unhealthy foods, but to skip oral hygiene altogether.
I hope this blog assists in keeping you on the path to a healthy mouth and gives you something to think about if you’re interested in oral health in Salt Lake City or Murray, Utah.
I’m Clint Blackwood DDS at Salt Lake Dental Care. If cosmetic dentistry like porcelain veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening interests you, call 801-938-8855 to set up a consultation. We can discuss anything from general dentistry to dental crowns and bridges. Our high-quality staff is ready to make you comfortable and informed.
We can offer our friends from Sandy sedation dentistry or teeth whitening if they want it. We can schedule patients from Draper for wisdom teeth removal or porcelain veneers right here in our office. Murray customers are always welcome to check into Invisalign clear braces, too. Don’t hesitate to make the call.
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah 84107