Care for Your Smile with Smart Dental Choices

Dental Care for Your SmileAre you committed to doing all you can to properly care for your smile, this year? If so, dental hygiene can help, but so can your dietary choices. By filling your diet with nutrient-rich foods and avoiding sugary treats, you can help prevent cavities and other dental problems. Just remember, what you drink can affect your smile as much or more than what you eat. So fill your glass with beverages that are good for both your body and your smile!

Be Careful with Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption

One key way to protect your oral health is by drinking plenty of water. Unfortunately, it is still possible to struggle with dry mouth, and even dehydration, when drinking lots of water. If you are spending a great deal of time outside or working out, for instance, you will need to drink more water to compensate.

It is important to note that alcohol and caffeine consumption can also lead to dehydration. While these drinks are fine for most people, in moderation, they should not be a large part of your diet.

Talk to Your Dentist About Chronic Dry Mouth

If you are struggling with chronic dry mouth, no matter how much water you drink, it could be due to an underlying health condition, or even a side effect of medication you are taking. Talk to your dentist, as there could be helpful treatment to improve your comfort and to protect your dental health, as well.