Summer picnics with friends and family will be more fun when you are flashing a confident smile. Some of the best-loved summer foods can be tough on teeth. Take on any food challenge this summer with a smart dental action plan.
Eating with Confidence
Delicious picnic and fair foods such as corn on the cob and ribs can easily leave bits between teeth. Raspberries have an amazing way of catching their little seeds in there too. Food stuck between the teeth is not only embarrassing, but if not removed can increase bad breath, plaque and decay. An easy solution is to carry floss or a floss pick with you, and step into a restroom or private space to clear any food after eating. Swishing with water can also help to remove stuck food particles.
Anticipating Dental Issues
Impact on the jaw from eating harder or tougher foods can be problematic for those with cracked teeth. You eat a few almonds and crack there goes your molar. Biscotti with coffee? Crack! Just knowing this could happen is stressful enough.
Cracked teeth will only get worse and likely at the most inconvenient time. Minor cracks or chips may be able to be repaired. For more significant issues, treatments can include placing a crown over a tooth or replacing it with an implant.
Denture Wearers Dilemma
Dentures improve our smile and confidence. But, when you are eyeing that delicious rib or steak, you worry that your dentures will pop and dislodge. Avoiding sticky foods, choosing softer meats or cutting foods into smaller pieces can help. Some denture wearers are candidates for implant supported dentures. These dentures attach to an implant post in the jaw, which secures the denture. Wearer’s can enjoy tougher foods like steak, and apples without a worry about slipping.
Make an Entrance with a Whiter Smile
Over time, our teeth naturally stain. Most teeth need more than whitening toothpaste to get back to a youthful white. Just like having hair colored at a salon vs. doing it at home, whitening teeth at the dentist ensures thorough all-over coverage and professional quality results. Whether you need cosmetic updates, or tooth repair and replacement, contact Whitmore Dental and smile at that family reunion, wedding, or summer event.