With the temperature beginning to climb to full summer heat, you may think to grab an iced coffee, tea, or chilled soda in the attempt to keep cool against the worst of the dog days, but not only will those drinks dehydrate you, they will also stain your teeth and leave your teeth at risk for cavities and periodontal disease in New York! The doctors at SmilesNY recommend choosing healthy tooth foods to beat the heat and keep teeth their brightest and healthiest this summer.
Protect against decay! Dairy products, such as yogurt, milk, and cheese, will provide a chilled snack for your summer picnics while simultaneously protecting your teeth against decay. The lactic acid contained in these dairy products keep teeth strong and fit to chew strong through this season. SmilesNY can treat teeth that have succumbed to decay with porcelain fillings NY and resin fillings NYC, but you can prevent tooth decay by eating healthy tooth foods and maintaining proper oral hygiene New York.
Stain away! If you succumb to some of your favorite stain causing foods this season— blueberries, soda, tea, coffee, red wine, soy sauce, and tobacco— you can fight yellowing teeth with orange peels and strawberries. Rubbing an orange peel or strawberry over your teeth all summer will produce noticeably whiter teeth by the end of the season. Hard cheeses are also useful to remove food particles and prevent stains! For more immediate results, SmilesNY offers teeth whitening in NYC, but you can prevent stains by consciously choosing healthy tooth foods. Remember, anything that stains a white shirt will potentially stain your pearly whites.
Cut the Plaque! Prevent cavities from forming by eating crunchy fruits and raw vegetables, such as apples, cauliflower, carrots, and celery. These healthy tooth foods are refrigerator fresh for the heated season and work as an abrasive scrub against your teeth, cleaning plaque from the enamel and stimulating plaque-preventing saliva. Vegetables with crunch in combination with proper brushing and flossing will massage gums to help prevent periodontal disease in New York City. Healthy gums are imperative to maintaining a healthy life, as periodontal disease in NY is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
Beat the heat, tooth decay, stains, and plaque all with one diet! Dr. Chase, Dr. Roth, Dr. Jackier, Dr. Loshak, and their staff look forward to discussing any questions or concerns you may have about periodontal disease in NYC or the food you can eat to facilitate good oral hygiene. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.752.6537, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation at SmilesNY.