This message from William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio is about tooth enamel.
Your enamel is uniquely suited to protect your teeth. If you keep your tooth enamel healthy, you will avoid many dental issues. You won’t get cavities. Your teeth will be less likely to chip or crack.
It’s best to form enamel-healthy habits when you’re young.
Teach your child to protect their tooth enamel. There are a many other health benefits as well.
FOR HEALTHY TOOTH ENAMEL, AVOID THE FOLLOWING
Frequently Eating Sticky Food
Gummy candy, protein bars, and dried fruit can break teeth.
Chewing On Hard Foods
For example, unpopped popcorn kernals and hard candy.
If you grind your teeth, talk about it with your dentist. It can cause headaches, tooth damage, and gum recession. An appliance can guard your enamel.
Drinking Anything Besides Water Frequently
If your teeth are awash in carbonated beverages (sugared or diet), juice, coffee, or sports drinks consistently, your enamel will suffer from the acids and sugar.
Playing Sports Without a Mouthguard
Sports pose a major risk of tooth damage. Custom-fitted mouthguards from your dentist are more comfortable than the boil-and-bite type.
If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile with cosmetic dentistry, call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio. We also offer general and family dentistry. Your consultation will include a customized treatment plan for restoring teeth, an outline of the cost of desired services and a schedule for completing the work. Come with questions and leave with answers.