Sports drinks are a staple for young adults. If they contain electrolytes, they help sustain energy levels during physically challenging activities. During hot summer days, they are a popular alternative to water for staying hydrated. Lots of people don’t realize these beverages have can adverse effects on teeth.
Many of my patients want a whiter and brighter smile. They worry that their discolored teeth are unattractive and unhealthy and want to know how to remove stains from teeth. Knowing what causes stains on teeth and how to avoid staining can help everyone have a healthy smile.
Teens take note: Cavities aren’t just for little kids—you can get them at any age. When you consume sugary foods, soda, juice or energy drinks, you put yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Be smart about your healthy smile. Always brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day.
As a dentist AND dedicated practitioner of exercise and healthy eating, here’s what I tell all my patients. “Your lifestyle and your oral health are connected.” For good oral health, you get out what you put in. That means eating healthy, exercising, and avoiding substances that are poisonous to your body will keep your gums pink and your teeth shiny.
We’re approaching the holidays, and that means sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Pies, cakes, and other sweet desserts will be surrounding us for the next few months, which means we have to be especially vigilant about brushing our teeth and keeping them healthy.
Do you know that the health of your mouth has a direct connection to the rest of your body and overall health? Oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease play a significant role in certain diseases located elsewhere in the human body.