There’s a very long list of drinks that aren’t good for your smile. Some are bad for your oral health because, if they’re sugary or acidic, they promote all manner of hygiene-related issues like gingivitis and cavities. Then, there are those very pigmented drinks that will leave your smile stained if you drink them on a consistent basis. So, what can you reach for that won’t make you feel an instant pang of guilt? Fortunately, you’ve got a couple of options that will help keep your smile strong and healthy and that won’t require you to rush for the nearest restroom to clean your smile.
Right, so you might not be terribly surprised to learn that you can drink water without any guilt but we always like to remind you! Not only is it guilt-free for your oral health but it is extraordinarily beneficial in so many ways! You can drink it before and after your dental hygiene session. You can drink it right before bed. It’s helpful if you drink at least 64 ounces a day to prevent dry mouth. You can use it to rinse or drink after you eat a meal, snack, or beverage. It’s an all-around superhero when it comes to your mouth, so drink up!
Milk comes in at a close second. While we wouldn’t suggest drinking it right before bed (and after you’ve brushed and flossed), we do suggest drinking it without too much worry about your oral health throughout the day. It does include some natural sugar but a very low amount. As a result, it’s not on the list of major decay-causing culprits. Instead, it offers your smile a boost with some much-needed calcium. It’s quite free of pigments, so you don’t need to worry about any stains.
Protect Your Teeth With Simple Tips
You can make wise choices very easily by remaining informed during dental checkups at our practice. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.