This message from Staten Island Dental Care is about the importance of tooth enamel, and keeping it healthy. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you can avoid many dental ailments. You’ll minimize the risk of getting cavities. Your teeth will be less likely to chip or crack, and you can avoid many causes of tooth stains.
It’s best to form enamel-healthy habits when you’re young.
For Healthy Tooth Enamel, Avoid The Following
- Frequently Eating Sticky Food. Gummy candy, protein bars, and dried fruit can crack teeth.
- Chewing On Hard Foods. For example, unpopped popcorn kernals and pitted fruits.
- Grinding Teeth. If you grind your teeth, talk about it with your dentist. It can cause headaches, tooth damage, and gum recession. An appliance can safeguard your enamel.
- Drinking Anything Besides Water Frequently. If your teeth are awash in carbonated beverages (sugared or diet), juice, coffee, or sports drinks habitually, your enamel will suffer from the acids and sugar.
- Playing Sports Without a Mouthguard. Sports pose a major risk of tooth damage. Custom-fitted mouthguards from your dentist are more comfortable than the boil-and-bite type.
At Staten Island Dental Care, the dental health of our patients is about top priority every day, and that includes strong and healthy tooth enamel! Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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