What are the worst foods for teeth? You may never have thought about it, but we have!
Regular brushing, flossing and dental check-ups will help keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free the dentists from Westermeier Martin Dental Care explain. The dentists also know a diet rich in teeth-healthy foods can go a long way in keeping them healthy.
It’s a fact bacteria live in our mouths. Some bacteria are the cause of bad breath, while other bacteria helps break down foods and acids from those foods that get onto our teeth. The bacteria living in your mouth need sugar to thrive and that’s why brushing and flossing after meals is recommended to disrupt the party in your mouth!
The sedation dentists from Westermeier Martin Dental Care in East Aurora and Amherst, New York explain:
Your saliva helps to naturally wash away food particles and can help keep food from sticking to, and damaging, your teeth. Saliva alone can’t effectively clean your teeth though so you will want to brush and floss after every meal, especially if you’re eating any of the foods or items from the above list.
Keep in mind many fruits and veggies may contain sugar, but crunching an apple is an ideal way to eat a healthy diet and help clean your teeth. But because apples are sugary, you will want to brush afterwards.
If you have questions about your oral health, are in need of a dentist or want to talk with one of our sedation dentists about your options for sedation during your dental procedure, give either our East Aurora or Amherst offices a call and schedule your new patient free dental examination.