The weather is beginning to warm up, everything is brilliant and green, and all the cars in the neighborhood are putting their tops down. It’s almost summer time time, which means beach season is right around the corner. You want to have the best body you can for that new two-piece you have in the closet, which is an admirable goal. Dieting can be tough, but there are some simple changes you can make that not only will help you drops the pounds, but also keep your smile healthy. Here are a few diet tips that are good for teeth.
Sodas are terrible for you and your teeth for a multitude of reasons. Diet-wise, sodas contain nearly 200 calories per serving along with a huge amount of sugar. Besides the sugar rush you might get, sodas are high calorie drinks with absolutely zero nutritional value. They’re also horrible for your teeth, containing sugars and acids that eat away at their enamel, leaving them vulnerable to decay and infection. To replace the “bite” and fizz of soda you might begin to miss, try drinking a carbonated water instead.
Most desserts, just like soda, contain massive amounts of sugar and calories, which can stretch your waistline and eat away at your teeth. When you have the need for 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.
Our dentists can provide you services to give you a confident and healthy smile. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.