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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Making Smart Choices

The right food and beverage choices is good for your entire body as well as for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.Take more fruits and vegetables for example.Eat more food with calcium.

Drink plenty of water. Consuming optimally fluoridated water throughout life helps prevent tooth decay no matter how old you are. If you choose bottled water, check the label for the fluoride content. Or, contact the company if the fluoride content is not shown on the label and ask what level of fluoride the water contains. Talk to your dentist about what’s best for you.

Quick smoking. Smoking increases problems with gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss,affects healing after dental procedures and retention of dental implants.Smoking leave stains on teeth too that affect your appearance.There are tobacco cessation programs, over-the-counter products and prescription medications that your dentist may prescribe or recommend that can help you quit.

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