Snack Smart

It’s common knowledge that too many sweets can be detrimental to the health of your mouth. That’s why parents often keep a close eye on their child’s candy consumption. However, some adults don’t realize that their own snacking habits may be undermining their oral health. By putting a little more thought into the snacks you reach for, you can avoid cavities and improve your dental hygiene. For the best in general dentistry, contact the team at Kaka’ako Cosmetic Dentistry in Honolulu.

Avoid Acid Erosion

When you consume acidic or sugary foods, it contributes to the production of acid in your mouth. If acid is allowed to linger in your mouth, it will begin to erode the surface of your teeth making them softer and more sensitive. That’s why it’s smart to avoid acidic, citrus fruits and overly sweet snacks between meals. Be careful you’re not over-sweetening your morning cup of coffee either.

Promote Healthy Teeth

Calcium is a mineral that is not only safe for your teeth, it actually helps strengthen them. Dairy products which are high in calcium, like yogurt and cheese, make a great midday snack that will satisfy your stomach and help preserve the enamel on your teeth. It’s also a good idea to keep a bottle of water handy. Regularly consuming water throughout the day can help wash away food debris lingering in your mouth and prevent acid from accumulating.

To learn more about how your diet can affect your dental health, talk to Dr Gerald Adachi. Keep your teeth sparkling and strong with regular cleanings and general dentistry from Kaka’ako Cosmetic Dentistry in Honolulu.