This May, mark National Dental Care Month by taking the time to reflect on your smile and what you can do to keep it healthy and beautiful.
Remember, good oral health is not something you can take for granted. It requires an excellent home care routine, a nutritious diet, avoiding harmful oral habits, and getting the dental care you need.
At the office of Lumos Dental, we believe the best way to enjoy the benefits of
a healthy and beautiful smile is to be proactive. As part of our dental prevention program, we provide every member of your family with the care, resources, and information they require for a strong foundation for good oral health.
We encourage patients to schedule appointments for routine checkups and professional cleanings. In this way, we can help reduce their risk of dental disease and regularly check for any oral health problems or oral manifestations of underlying medical issues.
We also offer nutritional guidance.
The next time you reach for any sticky and sugary candy, soda pop, or sports drink, think twice. Foods and beverages that are high in sugar are bad for your teeth. While an occasional indulgence followed by brushing your teeth or at least rinsing with water is okay, frequent consumption of sweet food or beverages significantly increases your risk for dental decay. It happens because harmful bacteria metabolize sugars, producing acids that erode your teeth. Along the same lines, acidic foods and drinks can also cause cavities.
Good dietary choices to support your smile
Foods that are especially good for your dental health include ones rich in calcium and phosphorous and high in vitamins D or C. Furthermore, crunchy fruits and vegetables with significant water content improve the natural cleansing of the teeth. It's also a good idea to drink water as recommended throughout the day.
Trusted care for all your family’s dental needs
Of course, when thinking about maintaining a healthy smile, it’s essential to partner with a skilled and dedicated dental team. At the office of Lumos Dental, we provide experienced care you can trust. We offer a comprehensive range of services to help patients of all ages keep their smiles in tip-top condition.
By Lumos Dental
May 18, 2021