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Save Your Smile, Boost Your Health

By November 21, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

We subconsciously connect a dull smile with age — enamel wears over time, darkening our teeth…A bright smile, on the other hand, gives the impression of good health and youth…One quick anti-aging beauty tip: Cut back on teeth-staining habits such as drinking coffee and red wine and smoking cigarettes.

But oral health habits are much more than skin-deep. Every day, it seems like another new study links oral health problems to other big health issues such as heart disease, premature birth, and erectile dysfunction. Of course, taking care of your chompers starts with daily brushing and flossing and regular dentist checkups — something we’re not all so diligent about.

About 17 percent of adults admit to never flossing, according to one report, and about 25% of adults ages 35 to 59 have untreated tooth decay. But even if you’re a dentist’s dream patient, there are other surprising habits to start—and to skip—for a prettier, healthier smile. Here, 10 simple steps to try today.

Limit Carbs to Mealtimes

Even not-so-sweet treats—like a handful of potato chips or a whole wheat roll—can be as damaging to your teeth and gums as a double-fudge brownie, if you’re not careful.

That’s because all carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are ultimately converted by bacteria in the mouth into plaque, a sticky residue that is the primary trigger of gum disease and cavities. Carb-based foods such as breads and crackers tend to have a chewy, adhesive texture, cosmetic dentist london, making it easier for them to get caught between teeth or under the gum line, where bacteria can then accumulate..

Don’t Drink and Brush

Here’s one time when you shouldn’t clean your teeth…cosmetic dentist london, Right after you drink a soda or other acidic beverage, says Mary Hayes, DDS, spokesperson for the Chicago Dental Society: Acid in the drink, combined with the abrasive action of brushing, can erode your tooth enamel.

To protect your pearly whites against the caustic compounds in soda, sip water or chew gum to activate acid-neutralizing saliva — then brush your teeth. It’s also smart to follow the same routine if you have chronic heartburn , which keeps your mouth in an acidic state….read more

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