The Fourth of July is a special time of the year. We love celebrating the birth of our country with family gatherings, fireworks and loads of great food. Every state will be filled with backyard barbecues, parades and grand celebrations. It’s a great time of the year to spend time with friends and family and taking care of your dental health get independence from your cavity with Lomita Torance Dental Office.
There are certain foods that you might encounter over the holiday that can be unforgiving to your teeth. By staying away from these foods or eating them in moderation, you can decrease your risk of decay or oral health problems down the road.
Get Independence From Your Cavity This Independence Day
1. Beware of the sweets and sugary treats
Sugary snacks taste so good — but they aren’t so good for your teeth or your body. The candies, cakes, cookies and other sugary foods that kids love to eat between meals can cause tooth decay. Some sugary foods have a lot of fat in them, too. Kids who consume sugary snacks eat many different kinds of sugar every day, including table sugar (sucrose) and corn sweeteners (fructose). Starchy snacks can also break down into sugars once they’re in your mouth.
2. Carry some floss with you
Once a day, use dental floss to clean the tight spaces between your teeth. Floss before you brush – that way the fluoride in your toothpaste can coat more of the surface of each tooth. Choose a time of day when you aren’t rushed, so you can take your time and clean each tooth carefully.
3. Select healthier snacks
If you want to maintain strong teeth for your lifetime, you need to ensure you are eating enough whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables and lean meats.
Some other healthy snack choices include:
- Nuts and seeds
- Peanut butter
- Plain yogurt
4. Rebuild your emergency dental plan
There is no telling when you might find yourself in a dental emergency. Obviously, no one wants to plan for a dental emergency, but it’s important for us to have a plan in place in the event there is an emergency. During Fourth of July, most of us are active with friends and family members. Between the foods, games and activities, there is no telling when we might have a dental emergency.
Schedule A Consultation
We hope that each of our patient has a happy and healthy Fourth of July, and that means protecting your teeth and your oral health. This tips will help you have a great Fourth of July. We care for your smile and to have a detailed understanding regarding your oral care, you can always schedule a consultation with our dental hygienist by calling us at (424) 201-2885.