The weather is starting to get warmer, buds are starting to appear on the trees, and the tops are starting to come off some of the cars around the neighborhood. It’s almost spring time, which means beach season is right around the corner. You want to be the best, most healthy person you can be, which is an admirable goal. Dieting can be a tough undertaking but there are some simple things you can do that not only will help you drops the pounds, but also keep your smile healthy. Here’s diet advice that helps your teeth.
Sodas are bad for you and your teeth for a number of reasons. In terms of your diet, sodas contain around 200 calories a serving along with a high amount of sugar. These are high calorie drinks with very little value besides providing a bit of a sugar high. They’re also terrible for your teeth, containing sugars and acids that eat away at their enamel, leaving them vulnerable to decay and infection. If you start missing the “bite” and fizz of soda, try drinking a carbonated water instead.
Most desserts, like soda, contain high amounts of calories and sugar, which are terrible for your waistline and your teeth. When you feel the urge to eat something sweet, try chewing on a piece of sugarless gum. Sugarless gum can curb your appetite for sweets as well as help improve your breath and teeth as long as it’s a gum that has the ADA seal of approval.
Along with a disciplined diet and exercise regiment, you should also maintain a regular appointment with your dentist to make sure your smile is as healthy as the rest of you. Schedule your checkup and cleaning today. Contact our office in Austin, TX at 512-250-9444.