You might think a lot about isolated concerns that may crop up when your smile is weak. For instance, you may worry about breaking a tooth. Or, you may feel concerned about developing cavities. What you may overlook in a broader sense, however, is that if your smile is weak, these problems are more likely. If your smile is strong, you’re in much better shape to naturally avoid such issues. Our Ankeny, IA team reminds you that your local dentist is always here to help, offer advice, and to offer the care you need to maintain one truly healthy, strong smile!
Check For Fluoride In Your Toothpaste
It’s an easy one but something patients often overlook, even though we always mention fluoridated toothpaste during your checkups and cleanings with us! It’s something you use daily, twice a day, and it offers a lot of support for keeping teeth strong!
Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Calcium
One thing that you may overlook that your local dentist reminds you is an important detail for every member of your family when you’re trying to keep teeth strong? Everyone needs to take in a sufficient amount of calcium. It’s extremely important for proper bone growth and strength. It also offers you assistance in maintaining very strong teeth. Adults usually need around 1,000mg every day. For specifics and to learn more, feel free to talk with our team during your next checkup and discuss the details with your family doctor, as well!
Check Your Acid Intake
Ask yourself about the foods and drinks you consume. When it comes to acids, one of the key players that can lead to weakening of your teeth is the beverages you drink. You may not think much about just how much sodas, wine, and fruit juice can soften your enamel but daily consumption (multiple times a day) can really take a toll. Try drinking more water (or, at the very least, drinking it to rinse teeth after acidic selections).
Check Your Sugar Intake, Too
Want to protect your smile health by keeping teeth strong? While sugars do not directly soften and weaken your teeth, they do create an acidic environment. So, you may want to reflect also on how much sugar you consume and whether or not you are quick to rinse teeth and care for them after eating sweets. Your local dentist reminds you that when you wash your mouth out with water after a dessert, it can offer serious protection against weakening and decay by removing leftover sugar particles.
Keep Your Smile Strong And Healthy With Our Help
When you are serious about your short-term and long-term oral health care, you can very easily keep your smile on track! Need advice? Just call! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.