4 Super Tips For Strong Enamel In Big Sky

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Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! This substance, found on the outer surface of your teeth, truly should last a lifetime. But just because it’s super strong doesn’t mean you don’t have to work to take care of it.

Here are some helpful tips for keeping enamel healthy.

1. Pick the right foods for enamel health. It’s no secret that soft drinks hurt your teeth, and don’t think that diet sodas are harmless – the artificial sweeteners can also erode enamel over time. There are also other culinary culprits that can do a lot of harm. Sticky, chewy candies should be avoided. Chewing ice is a no-no. And don’t use your teeth as tools. Take a minute to grab some scissors before you rip open that package with your teeth.

On the flip side, foods with calcium can neutralize acid in your mouth as protect your teeth. So, enjoy your dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt!

2. Avoid vigorous brushing and use a soft brush. Also, it’s best to brush about an hour after eating, because foods, especially acidic ones, can soften the enamel, thus making it more prone to damage from brushing. If your teeth are discolored or yellowish, you may feel you need to brush harder. Instead, discuss teeth whitening with your dentist.

3. Keep stomach acids in check. If you have a problem with severe heartburn, the stomach acid could be traveling up your esophagus and into your mouth. This acid can erode enamel, so talk to your Belgrade, Bozeman, or Livingston doctor about treatment.

4. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth and tooth grinding. Lack of saliva is a major problem for tooth enamel, and it’s no surprise that teeth grinding can also wear it down. Make sure your Bozeman area dentist is aware if you experience either of these issues.

Hi, my name is Dr. Gabriel McCormick. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible, and that starts with enamel health. I also love helping my patients get the dazzling smile they want with various cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental bonding, veneers, invisible braces, tooth colored fillings, and dental implants.

My practice, Bozeman Dentistry – Gabriel McCormick, DMD, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 406-586-7661 to make an appointment!

Dr. Gabriel McCormick
Bozeman Dentistry – Gabriel McCormick, DMD
1482 N. 15th Ave., Suite 2
Bozeman, Montana
406-586-7661
http://www.bozemandentistry.com/meet-dr-mccormick/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-2/tooth-enamel-damage, accessed on September 18, 2013

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